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Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2015-09-19

Offshore

Strong Wind Warning today for Sunshine Coast Waters as winds will be southeasterly 25 to 30 knots decreasing to 20 to 25 knots in the morning then increasing to 25 to 30 knots in the early afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 metres. Conditions will settle down tomorrow and hopefully be okay is sheltered inshore areas. There have however been good catches at Sunshine Reef with moses perch, venus tusk fish, slate bream, coral bream and coral trout. North Reef's had catches of moses perch, teraglin jewfish, venus tusk fish, sweetlip, gold spot cod and coral trout. Grassy sweetlip, spangled emperor and small snapper on Murphys Reef, Arkwright Shoal and the Inner Gneerings, pearl perch and amberjack at Wide Caloundra, snapper at Caloundra 5 Mile and the NW Fairway Buoy, longtail tuna offshore from Moffat Beach. Grass sweetlip, snapper and spangled emperor from Murphy's Reef. Snapper, school mackerel and bream at Raper Shoal.

Estuaries

Noosa: The beaches will be blown out for most of today so try the sheltered areas. There's the odd big whiting to 38cm showing up in the lower river and tailor early morning at the Noosa River mouth and Frying Pan. Flathead, bream and whiting along the ski run at Tewantin and sand crabs in the lower reaches. Golden trevally, queenfish and solid flathead in Woods Bay.

Maroochydore: Good flathead in Petrie Creek from Bli Bli, Chambers Island and the Cod Hole including a 60cm dusky. Still a few big bream off Chambers Island and in the river mouth particularly over night. Bream, several good trevally and flathead between the Cod Hole. School jew in the deeper holes between Bli Bli bridge and Coolum Creeks. Mud crabs from the wetland stretch and in the canals.

Kawana: Try for tailor and jew at dawn and dusk along Kawana Beach when the wind settles back and bream and tailor along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth. Still a few good bream and golden trevally from the moorings, rock walls and lower river with better quality fish over night and dawn and dusk. Trevally, flathead and mud crabs in Mountain Creek and the canals.

Caloundra: Bream and squid off the rocks at Moffat Beach. Bream and a few mangrove jack showing up in the canals. Try on the tip of Bribie Island for tailor, flathead and whiting. Good quality flathead along the drop offs throughout the Passage. Whiting at the mouth of Coochin and Bells Creeks and school jew near Pelican Waters Bridge.

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