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Local Fishing Report: Monday 2019-06-17


Could be a bit choppy out wide today with winds today west to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southwesterly early in the morning and reaching up to 25 knots at times during the late morning and early afternoon. Winds easing to 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon, reaching up to 20 knots at times with seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon. Tomorrow's condition will be pretty good so be ready to go, with winds south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots. Inshore winds becoming variable below 10 knots during the afternoon, then tending westerly during the evening.and seas below 1 metre.. The Winter Snapper season is off to a good start with good size catches coming close in on local reefs. Brisbane yak angler Scott Davis, took home an 8.5kg Spanish mackerel from around Sunshine Reef. Sunshine Reef has also had coral trout, snapper and a few good sweetlip. Chardon's Reef's had, Maori cod, pearl perch, Moses perch, good snapper, venus tusk fish, hussar and painted sweetlip. Wild Thing 2 skipper Nat Turner fished North Reef on Friday where they caught a good mixed bag of snapper, pearl perch, Moses perch, grass sweetlip and trout cod. Jason Mills from Peregian Beach decided to give Hall's Reef a go and landed a 26kg longtail tuna, as well as a couple of spotty mackerel to fill the keeper bag. Mac tuna and Spanish mackerel around the Blinker. A few good cobia, snapper, sweetlip, school and spotty mackerel from Currimundi Reef and the Caloundra 5, 9 and 12mile reefs.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Noosa North Shore has good dart, tailor to 55cm and a few bream and whiting. A few big dusky flathead at the Tewantin ski run area caught and released recently. Flathead, the odd tailor, golden trevally, whiting bream around the river mouth. Queenies to 65cm and trevally in the Woods Bay.

Maroochydore: Herring bait fish are feeding on the incoming tide.Several good catches of tailor, trevally to 55cm and a 70cm Queenfish around and worth chasing jew at night at the Cod Hole and along the beaches and headlands. Bream in the Maroochy south channel around all the structures.

Mooloolaba: The Full Moon today will be great for fishing.Worth trying for jew, bream and small snapper from Point Cartwright. Flathead in the creeks and canals. Plenty of bream, particularly at night and trevally from around the boat moorings and throughout the lower river.

Caloundra; Bream and flathead along Golden Beach. Bream, school jew and tailor from Shelly Beach. A few flathead, trevally and bream through the Passage. Trevally and bream in Pelican Waters. A few sand crabs throughout the passage.

stella sippy
Here is my beautiful granddaughter Stella Dawson, catching and releasing several golden perch on their camping adventure this weekend at Sippy Creek.

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