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Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2019-06-04


The Winter fishing season is here and the colder conditions combined with the New Moon Phase will be great for fishing and bring the snapper in closer for the winter season. Strong Wind Warning for late today in Sunshine Coast Waters, okay conditions in the bays and close inshore behind the breakers, but take care on the bars as the westerly winds may have any swell standing straight up with winds west to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching 25 to 30 knots at times offshore and seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres.

Tomorrow's winds will be south to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending south to southeasterly 20 to 25 knots during the day and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore and watch the swells out wide at southerly 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning. Yak angler, Dave Tunnington was trolling a whole slimy mackerel bait behind his kayak on Sunshine Reef last Thursday where he landed 27kg Spanish mackerel. Keen local angler, Nathan Greig took home a monster snapper, off Mooloolaba at one of his favourite reefs on Saturday. Jet ski anglers, Rob Grace and Mike Duncan picked up a 9.8kg longtail tuna and a 10kg Spanish mackerel while trolling whole garfish baits around the Hall's Reef stretch on Sunday. North Reef has also had good snapper, sweetlip, Moses perch, cobia, tusk fish and gold band snapper. Warren Norup also fished Sunshine Reef in his kayak recently for a 123cm Spanish mackerl trolling a slimy mackerel. Big longtail and mac tuna caught in close off Mooloolaba. A few good cobia, snapper sweetlip, school and spotty mackerel from Currimundi Reef and the Caloundra 5 and 9 mile reefs. Spanish mackerel, tuna and snapper from the Blinker.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Teewah on the Noosa North Shore has had flathead, tailor and a few good bream and whiting. Flathead, the odd tailor, golden trevally and bream around the river mouth and queenies and trevally in the Woods Bays. Whiting throughout the lower river and upstream in the lakes.

Maroochydore: The colder conditions have the bream and tailor on the bite, so be ready to go, Tailor and trevally yesterday between the Motorway Bridge and Chambers Island. Several catches of flathead, whiting and bream between the river mouth and Bli Bli.

Mooloolaba: Worth fishing the headlands for jew, bream and perhaps a tuna as well as bream, dart and whiting in the gutters. Flathead, feeding in the creeks and canals, Plenty of bream, particularly at night and trevally from around the boat moorings and throughout the lower river.

Caloundra; Whiting, bream, trevally and flathead along Golden Beach. Try around structures, rocks and jetties at night for the better quality bream. A few flathead, trevally and bream through the Passage. Queenfish and trevally in Pelican Waters. Still a few mud crabs in the creeks that feed into the Passage.

Nathan Greig 

Keen Maroochydore angler and Lifeguard, Nathan Greig with his monster snapper taken off Mooloolaba at one of his favourite reefs on Saturday.

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