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Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2019-04-11


Today's conditions will will be too rough so stay in sheltered waters, with winds southeasterly 20 to 25 knots and seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres around midday. Tomorrow conditions relax a little with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1.5 metres. The winds will stay up there on Saturday and hopefully become workable by Sunday. Dave McGregor was trolling a whole garfish behind his kayak along the Halls Reef stretch over the weekend where he caught a 19kg Spanish mackerel. Cougar One skipper Theo Hewish, did a nine hour trip to Double Island Point on Monday in glass out conditions, where they caught gold spot wrasse, venus tusk fish, hussar and gold spot cod and a horse of a gold spot wrasse. Sunshine Reef, has 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. Wild Thing 2 skipper Nat Turner's crew fished North Reef on Tuesday morning's five hour charter. We had 5 knots of wind from the south and no current making for pleasant conditions. We caught venus tusk fish, pearl perch, small snapper, moses perch, grass sweetlip in good numbers and spotted mackerel. Spanish mackerel, yellow fin and long tail tuna, plenty of cobia, and snapper off Coolum Reef and out from Mooloolaba. 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 mud crabs on the move throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Mangrove jack, in Petrie Creek, several quality, flathead, grunter bream and trevelly from the the mouth of Eudlo Creek and the Cod Hole. Few good whiting 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.

EricFrie 95cm Jew 

Eric Frei was pretty happy with his 95 cm jew caught in his secret location offshore from Mooloolaba.

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