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Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2019-07-06

Offshore: Strong Wind Warning for Today for Sunshine Coast Waters. Caution, with the strong winds, big seas and solid swells today, take care around coastal bars. Today will be a day to stay in the sheltered river systems  as winds will be easterly 25 to 30 knots, easing to 20 to 25 knots in the middle of the day and seas 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres during the afternoon with rediculously solid swells east erly 2.5 to 3 metres inshore, increasing to 3 to 3.5 metres offshore. Tomorrow will see some easing back of the conditions with winds easterly 20 to 25 knots, decreasing to 15 to 20 knots during the morning with seas 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the afternoon and swells still easterly 2.5 to 3 metres, decreasing to 2 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon. So, when conditions improve probably Monday or Tuesday be ready to take a sickie and go out to chase a few good snapper, as it looks like we are in for a great Winter snapper Season. North Reefs has had a few good catches of Moses perch, pearl perch, venus tusk fish, snapper and sweetlip. Sunshine Reef has had spanish mackerel, coral trout, snapper and a few good sweetlip.Snapper and tusk fish from Mooloolaba 8 mile. Spanish mackerel, snapper and tuskfish around the Blinker. Snapper and sweetlip from Brays Rock. Snapper and mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile. 

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: This weeks New Moon Phase will have the fish on the bite through the weekend! A few quality tailor off the beach between Peregian and Sunshine Beach. Flathead, tailor, trevally and bream in the river mouth.  Plenty of quality dusky flathead along the Tewantin Stretch. Golden and giant trevally, mangrove jack and whiting in Woods Bays. 

Maroochydore:  The Cod Hole Fishing Comp is bringing in some quality fish. Whiting and plenty of dusky flathead in the lower river and canals. Schools of herring feeding throughout the River. A few big trevally caught yesterday between the Moterway and Chambers Island. Quality bream yesterday to 42cm upstream from the Cod Hole and from the river mouth and cotton tree area.   

Mooloolaba: Tailor of the rock wall. A few gar fish around the moorings on the incoming tide. Bream and several dusky flathead and golden trevally from the boat moorings and canals. Mud crabs in the canal and Mountain Creek.   

Caloundra: Bream from Military Jetty, the boardwalk and golden beach. Bream and trevally in Pelican Waters. Mud crabs in the northern passage. Bream and flathead in Currimundi Lake. 

Scotty Hillier fishing with Nick Thompson ( nickfish_kidfishing ) on Thursday, while filming the BCF segment of Creek to Coast. Episode be aired around the 3rd of August. This 54cm flathead took a Zerek tango shad and put up a good fight on 3lb line.

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