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Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2016-09-10

Offshore

Still will be choppy conditions today, not to mention the possibility of a squally thunderstorm forecast, with northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore during the morning. Turning northerly during the morning. Conditions will ease back tomorrow  with north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending south to southwesterly during the morning then tending east to southeasterly during the afternoon with seas around 1 metre. . So with calmer conditions be ready to go as there have been pearlies, squire, moses perch and venus tuskies on North Reef and coral trout, snapper, tusk fish, pearl perch and grass sweetlip from Sunshine Reef. Snapper, pearl perch and yellowtail king at Caloundra 9 Mile. Amberjack, yellowtail king, pearl perch and small snapper at Murphys Reef.

Estuaries

Noosa: There is good quality flathead throughout the river system. Also golden trevally around the Tewantin ski run and 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. Flathead and bream in Weyba Creek and bream and grunter bream along the Tewantin reach.

Maroochydore: A few good whiting and bream around Goat and Channel Islands. Bream, still the odd tailor and golden trevally around the Cod Hole area and up along Oyster Bank Road. Good flathead to 72cm off Chambers Island and the Cod Hole and from Eudlo and Petrie creek mouths. Muddies are already on the move with a few quality crabs in the canals.

Kawana: Dart and whiting along Kawana Beach, still the odd tailor and bream along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth. A few 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.

Caloundra: Plenty of bream and good quality flathead to be had throughout the Passage. Trevally and still a few 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 feeding in the creeks

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Steven Wheller Whiting

Steven Wheller caught few whiting in the lower Maroochy River around Channel Island with the biggest being 32 cm

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