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Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2015-11-18

Offshore

Much improved offshore conditions with winds east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the middle of the day then tending east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon. Seas Around 1 metre. Should have settled down even more by tomorrow with variable winds about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the day. So as conditions improve be prepared for a trip to the Barwon Banks which produced producing amberjack to 26kg, pearl perch, hussar, sea bream, moses perch, venus tusk fish and mowong last weekend.

Estuaries

Noosa: Flathead 80cm and an 95cm on a herring and prawn bait caught and released in the Woods Bays over the weekend. There's been plenty of good quality flathead, bream, whiting and trevally at the Noosa River mouth and along the Noosaville reach. In Weyba Creek there a few quality sand crabs, bream and a few quality whiting. Mangrove jack in Noosa Sound and between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Whiting and bream around Chambers Island. A few good flathead and jew at night in the cod hole. A few good mangrove jacks showing up in the upper river in places like Petrie Creek and Dunethin rock. Flathead and bream from the mouth of Eudlo Creek. Whiting and bream from Picnic Point. Mud crab in Eudlo creek, Bli Bli reach and the upper river.

Kawana: Flathead, bream, dart and whiting along the beaches, trevally along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth. Trevally, bream and gar from the boat mooring and in the Kawana canals. Flathead and whiting in the sand basin and trevally around Minyama Island. Trevally and flathead from Mountain Creek. Mangrove jack in the middle river around the snaggy banks.

Caloundra: Flathead and mulloway inside Caloundra Bar. Queenfish and trevally on live bait around Military Jetty and the Boardwalk. Good flathead with some over the maximum size released and trevally from Military jetty area. Trevally and mangrove jack around the rock bars, bridge pylons and pontoons. showing up in the canals and creeks that feed into the passage. Catches of sand crabs in the passage and muddies in the creeks.

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Ronny Crane

Keen local angler Ronny Crane fished the Bjelke-Petersen Dam for several big fat yellowbelly (Golden Perch).

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