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Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2019-03-30

Offshore

Conditions, will be quite choppy to rough through today and not to mention the possibility of a storm, with winds north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots before dawn. Winds tending north to northwesterly in the early afternoon with seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.Tomorrow conditions will be similar with winds northwest to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning. So when conditions improve or thee is a window of opportunity, these are the fish that will b waiting for you; At Sunshine Reef had pearl perch, tusk fish, grass emperor, Moses perch, painted sweetlip, gold spot cod, snapper coral trout, and as well as schools of long tail tuna and Spanish mackerel. 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 grass sweetlip, snapper, pearl perch, moses perch, venus tusk fish, gold spot cod and a 10.5kg cobia. Spanish mackerel, yellow fin and long tail tuna, plenty of cobia, and snapper off Coolum Reef. Spanish and spotty mackerel, long tail tuna and cobia from Caloundra 12 mile. Reports of schools of good long tail tuna and spotty and spanish mackerel on the close inshore reefs north of Caloundra. Warren Norup off Sunshine Reef took a 17.5kg Spanish mackerel on trolled bonito bait last weekend.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa:There have been longtail tuna caught up to 7.5kg from off the rocky headlands in the Noosa national park. A few tailor up in the ski run diamond trevelly in the Woods Bay on a plastics. Cod, jack and trevally in Weyba Creek. Mangrove jack and flathead between the lakes. The flood runoff, will have the mud crabs on the move throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Try for trevelly, flathead and bream around the motorway bridge and along Bradman Av. Few good whiting in the lower river feeding under the cover of the dirty flood runoff water. Good whiting in the lower river yesterday. Mangrove jack in all the creeks. Plenty of mud crabs been flushed out throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: 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: There still getting 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. With the run of fresh water, be sure you have your crab pots out, there are still good quality crabs feeding.

Wayne Cross 60cmjack Maroochy river

Checkout Wayne Cross with a fabulous 60 cm mangrove jack taken in the upper Maroochy River last weekend.

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