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Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2019-06-15


It's looking like great offshore fishing conditions ahead and right through into next week. Winds today west to northwesterly about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly during the afternoon.with seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow's condition will be perfect as well, with winds variable about 10 knots during the morning, becoming southeasterly during the afternoon, and northeasterly in the evening and seas below 0.5 metres. The Winter Snapper season is off to a good start with good size catches coming close in on local reefs. Trekka 2 skipper Mitch Bertacchini did a nine hour trip to Double Island Point on Tuesday in nothing less than glorious conditions where they caught gold band snapper, Moses perch, venus tusk fish, squire, grass emperor and pearl perch. North Reef has also had good snapper, sweetlip, Moses perch, cobia, tusk fish and gold band snapper. 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. Sunshine Reef has had coral trout, snapper, spanish mackerel 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. 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: Yesterday, Teewah on the 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. Mangrove jack and flathead from the Tewantin Stretch. Flathead, the odd tailor, golden trevally, whiting bream around the river mouth. Queenies to 65cm and trevally in the Woods Bay.

Maroochydore: Good fishing with the lead up to the Full Moon on Monday. Herring bait fish are feeding on the incoming tide.Several good catches of tailor, trevally to 55cm and a 70cm Queenfish around the Cod Hole in past 2 days and worth chasing jew at night at the Cod Hole and along the beaches and headlands. Good bream in the Maroochy south channel around all the structures and a 40cm bream was caught near Fisherman's Road bridge.

Mooloolaba: 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.

LailaPlanck Fridayreleased trevally 

Laila Planck, catch and releasing a nice Trevally, on a Trollcraft Pelagic #4 red head silver body lures, in stock here! Just up stream from Chambers Island.

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