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Local Fishing Report: Monday 2019-05-27

Offshore 

Good conditions closer inshore and in the bays but becoming rough out away from the coast with winds northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon. Southwesterly winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore during the afternoon and evening and seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore later in the evening. Tomorrow will have pretty good conditions particularly close inshore with winds Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the day then becoming west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening and 1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon. Warren Norup fished Sunshine Reef in his kayak on Saturday morning in average conditions for this 123cm Spanish mackerl trolling a slimy mackerel. Sunshine Reef's also had grass sweetlip, snapper and moses perch then the pelagics like cobia, spotted mackerel, longtail tuna and Spanish Mackeral. There's Spanish mackerel feeding over the Jew Shoal. Big longtail and mac tuna caught in close off Mooloolaba. School and spotty mackerel from Currimundi Reef and the Caloundra 5 mile. North Reef had coral trout and quality pearl perch as well as snapper, gold spot cod and Moses perch. Spanish mackerel, tuna and snapper from the Blinker. There were cobia and good longtails and Spanish mackerel as well as nice Red Emperor at Double Island Point last week.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead, bream and dart along Northshore. Flathead golden trevally and bream around the river mouth and queenies and trevally in the Woods Bays. Whiting throughout the lower river and upstream in the lakes.

Maroochydore: Tailor and big trevally yesterday between the Motorway Bridge and Chambers Island. Several catches of flathead, whiting and bream between the river mouth and Bli Bli particularly in the mouth of Eudlo Creek. Still a few crabs to be potted. 

Mooloolaba: Worth fishing the headlands for jew, bream and perhaps a tuna as well as bream, dart and whiting in the gutters. Flathead, feeding in the creeks and canals, Plenty of bream, particularly at night and trevally from around the boat moorings and throughout the lower river. Still worth putting the pots in. 

Caloundra; Try for whiting, bream, trevally and flathead along Golden Beach. A few quality flathead a few trevally and bream through the Passage Queenfish and trevally in Pelican Waters. Still a few mud crabs in the creeks that feed into the Passage.

Warren Norup 123cm Spanish Mackerl 

Warren Norup fished Sunshine Reef in his kayak on Saturday morning in average conditions for this 123cm Spanish mackerl trolling a slimy mackerel.

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