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Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2015-09-22

Offshore

Strong Wind Warning for later this afternoon today for Sunshine Coast Waters as  winds will be okay early today with variable about 10 knots becoming north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the morning then tending southeast to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots in the late evening. Winds reaching up to 30 knots offshore south of Maroochydore in the late evening. Seas Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres by early evening. 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: There's big whiting to 38cm showing up in the lower river and tailor early morning and flathead at the Noosa River mouth and Frying Pan. Also a 65cm flathead that they caught on the run-in tide around Crab Island. Still bream around the structures and deep holes throughout the river. Mangrove jack in the deep holes in Noosa Sound and Woods Bay, bream, whiting and trevally at the entrance to Lake Cooroibah and mud crabs in the Lakes.

Maroochydore: Reports of tailor at the river mouth and along Mudjimba Beach over night. Good flathead in Petrie Creek, Bli Bli and Chambers Island. Still a few big bream about, try off Chambers Island and in the river mouth particularly over night. Bream and several good trevally in the the Cod Hole. School jew in the deeper holes between Bli Bli bridge and Coolum Creek. Few numbers of sand crabs in the lower river.

Kawana: Tailor, good flathead, trevally and school mackerel 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. Golden Trevally, around Minyama Island. Jew over night and whiting near McKenzies Bridge and sand crabs in the lower reaches.

Caloundra: Tailor at Buddina and dart at Currimundi Beach. Bream and a few mangrove jack showing up in the canals. Good quality flathead along the drop offs throughout the Passage. Whiting and flathead in Coochin Creek. Whiting opposite the mouth of Bells Creek. School jew near Pelican Waters Bridge.

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Jarvis releaseschool jew

Jarvis Henricks caught and released this nice school jew up near Cooks Rd, in the Maroochy River.

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