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Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2019-04-03

Offshore

Winds will be southeasterly at 20 to 25 knots, with seas 2.5 metres. Tomorrow conditions will be similar with winds southeasterly 20 to 25 knots with seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres. When conditions improve probably on the weekend or next week, be ready for good catches at Sunshine Reef where they have 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. 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.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Giant and diamond trevelly in the Woods Bay. 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: Jew to 16 kg caught at the river mouth over the weekend. Mangrove jack, quality grunter bream and big eyed trevelly from the the mouth of Eudlo Creek and the Cod Hole. Few good whiting in the lower river. Trevally on the making tide from the Twin Waters stretch. Good mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Bream and trevally from around 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 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.

John Ogrady barra

Check out keen angler John O'Grady with a solid 91cm, 15 kg Maroochy river caught Barramundi. John caught it land based on 20lb line with a 20 lb leader on a recent overnight session and it put up a solid 15 minute fight. This awesome fish was released after a couple of quick pics, to allow another angler the ability to catch it one day. Well done mate.

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