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Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2019-03-23

Offshore

Fantastic offshore conditions for the weekend and into early next week, as well as the Full Moon having the fish on the bite! S conditions, will be fantastic today with winds northeasterly about 10 knots and seas below 1 metres. Tomorrow conditions are looking impressive with winds North to northeasterly about 10 knots and seas below 1 metre. Sunshine Reef had pearl perch, tusk fish, grass emperor, Moses perch, painted sweetlip, gold spot cod, snapper and coral trout. While keen angler Simon Neuwirth, caught a fat 77cm coral trout (around the 7kg mark), caught close to shore Double Island Point had some good catches of gold band snapper, scarlet sea perch, moses perch, grass emperor, tusk fish, gold spot cod, frying pan snapper and spotty mackerel. North Reefs had pearl perch, Maori cod, venus tusk fish and snapper, moses perch, grass sweetlip and some quality pearl perch. Spanish, yellow fin tuna, plenty of cobia, and snapper off Coolum Reef. Cobia, wahoo, spotty mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile. Reports today, of schools of good long tail tuna on the inshore reefs north of Caloundra and some Spanish Mackerel off Coolum and Sunshine.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: A few tailor up in the ski run diamond trevelly in the Woods Bay on a plastics. Nathan Meadows, caught and released this 61cm golden trevally in the lower estuary on Saturday. Cod, jack and trevally in Weyba Creek. Mangrove jack and flathead between the lakes. A few mud crabs still on the move throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Trevelly, flathead and queen fish and bream around the motorway bridge. Few good whiting and grunter in Eudlo Creek. Mangrove jack in all the creeks. Solid bream and mangrove jack in the Maroochy Waters Canal Reports of several good buck crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: The Full Moon Phase has the fish feeding. Bream, trevally and cod from the boat moorings. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek. Jack, cod and flathead from the rocks bars in the upper river. Muddies throughout the Mooloolah River, particularly in the Kawana and Mooloolah canals.

Caloundra: With the hot, stormy and humid conditions there have been good mangrove jack, cod, bream and trevally in Pelican Waters canals and in the creeks that feed the Passage. Whiting, bream and flathead along Golden Beach flats. Bream and sweetlip from Shelly Beach.

BenForgan15kgspanishmackerel

Well, what can I say! Here is my friend Ben Forgan, "living the dream" catching a 15 kilo Spanish Mackerel out near Sunshine Reef off our beautiful Sunshine Coast.

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