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Local Fishing Report: Monday 2016-09-05

Offshore

Looks reasonable conditions close inshore but could be quiet lumpy out wider with conditions easing back after midday with southeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore north of Maroochydore. Coral trout, snapper, tusk fish, pearl perch and grass sweetlip from Sunshine Reef. Snapper and yellowtail king at Caloundra 9 Mile, snapper wide of the Barwon Banks. Wild Thing 2 fished D.I recently for snapper, amberjack, yellowtail kingfish, samson fish, venus tusk fish, coral bream, pearl perch and moses perch. North Reef has had moses, pearlies, tuskies, squire and cobia. Pearl perch and snapper at Caloundra. Amberjack, yellowtail king, pearl perch and small snapper at Murphys Reef. There have been, pearlies, tusk fish and snapper from Murphy’s. Jew and grass sweetlip from Raper Shoal.

Estuaries

Noosa: Good quality flathead particularly around the sand bags, caught and released, with an 84cm flathead caught along Gympie Terrace. Also a few trevally, the odd tailor at night at the river mouth and bream in the lower river and around Woods Bay and the Sound. Still luderick and bream from around the river mouth car park rocks. Worth getting the crab pots into action again. Flathead and bream in Weyba Creek and bream and grunter bream along the Tewantin reach.

Maroochydore: Tailor, tarwhine and bream at the top of the tide overnight at Cotton Tree. A few good whiting around Goat and Channel Islands. Bream and trevally around the Cod Hole area and up along Oyster Bank Road. Flathead off Chambers Island and 72cm from near cruise Maroochy and from Eudlo and Petrie creek mouths. Jew in the middle and upper reaches. Muddies are already on the move.

Kawana: Tailor, dart and whiting along Kawana Beach, tailor and bream along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth. Golden trevally and a few GT’s in the Kawana Canals. Bream, gar and trevally around the boat moorings and rock walls, also plenty of quality flathead in the Basin and bream around the trawler moorings. Hairtail near La Balsa Park pontoon and in the canals.

Caloundra: Try for tailor and jew off the tip of Bribie at night. Plenty of bream and good quality flathead to be had throughout the Passage. Trevally and tailor in Pelican Waters Canal. Flathead from Military Jetty. Jew and bigger bream at night in the deeper hole of the northern passage Whiting Coochin Creek mouth, flathead along the drop offs and mud crabs around Little Goat Island.

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Chayse Jones caught this solid 40cm whiting in the middle Maroochy River on Father’s Day

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