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Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2016-09-03

Offshore

Strong Wind Warning for today for Sunshine Coast Waters Looks like rough conditions early in the day then easing right back by the afternoon, so you should stay in the sheltered waters of the estuaries until conditions improve, with winds blowing Northerly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore during the morning. Shifting west to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the late morning and seas will be 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres later in the evening. Conditions looking okay tomorrow so be ready to go as 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 wide, coral trout at Sunshine Reef, amberjack, yellowtail king, pearl perch and small snapper at Murphys Reef. Good snapper on Sunshine Reef. There have been, pearlies, tusk fish and snapper from Murphy’s. Tuna, snapper and sweetlip off Coolum Reef. Jew and grass sweetlip from Raper Shoal.

Estuaries

Noosa: There’s been plenty of good quality flathead particularly around the sand bags, caught and released, with an 84cm flathead released just up from the river mouth on Thursday's Noosa River Fishing Safari. 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. Big flathead in and a few trevally in Weyba Creek. Still luderick and bream from around the river mouth car park rocks. Worth getting the crab pots into action again.

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, trevally and bream off the rock walls and Pt Cartwright particularly at night. 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.. Sand crabs from the sand basin, throughout the river and canals systems.

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. Luderick, bream and trevally off the boardwalk. 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. Mud crabs beginning to move about and feed.

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Sam Whiting Bli Bli

Check out Sam Pilchards big whiting taken between Oyster Bank Rd and Bli Bli Bridge

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