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Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2019-03-28

Offshore

Conditions, will be rough to choppy later today, so stay in sheltered waters with winds easterly 20 to 25 knots decreasing to 15 to 20 knots during the morning and seas 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. Tomorrow conditions will improve and be workable in offshore waters with winds easterly about 10 knots tending northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the day and seas around 1 metre. So as conditions improve 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 over the 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 wet conditions will have the mud crabs on the move throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Try for trevelly, the odd tailor, flathead and queen fish and bream around the motorway bridge and along Bradman Av. Few good whiting in the lower river and whiting and grunter in Eudlo Creek. Mangrove jack in all the creeks. Reports of several good buck crabs throughout the river particularly in Petrie Creek 

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 wet weather be sure you have your crab pots out, there are still good quality crabs feeding.

Barton Bielby 48cmChanbers 

On Tuesday, Barton Bielby was pretty happy with his 48cm dusky flathead as well as several, just size bream he released.

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