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Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2019-04-06


Yesterdays New or black Moon phase will have the fish on the bite right though the weekend. Winds will be Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots. Winds inshore southerly until the late morning and seas around 1 metre.Tomorrow conditions real good for offshore waters with winds east to southeasterly about 10 knots. Winds inshore southerly until the late morning. and seas below 1 metre. With the good conditions particularly Sunday, trough to Wednesday be ready to go 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. Double Island Point had some good catches of early season snapper, scarlet sea perch, moses perch, grass emperor, tusk fish, big gold spot cod, long tail tuna and Spanish and spotty mackerel.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Yesterdays, New or black Moon phase will have the fish on the bite right though the weekend. 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: There has been a couple of quality barra caught and released in the river lately. Mangrove jack, in Petrie Creek, several quality, flathead, grunter bream and big eyed and diamond trevelly from the the mouth of Eudlo Creek and the Cod Hole. Few good whiting and trevally in the lower river on the incoming tide. Good mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Bream and trevally from around the boat moorings. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek. Jack, cod and several good flathead caught throughout the 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. There are still good quality crabs feeding.

luke Opelt 

Luke Opelt braved the rain on Thursday night for this 53cm dusky flathead caught and released on a Zman 4" minnow.

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