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Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2016-12-03

Offshore

May be okay early and then become choppy later in the morning with the sea breeze as a northerly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the morning and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 metres around midday. Tomorrow will be choppy to rough conditions particularly out wide and very hot weather with a northerly 15 to 25 knots and seas 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon. When you get the window of opportunity try for, coral trout, tuskfish, snapper, moses perch, cobia, pearl perch, Maori cod and a few small longtail tuna and cod on Sunshine Reef. Snapper, pearl perch, maori cod and moses perch on North Reef. Sweetlip and tuskfish at Murphys Reef and sweetlip, moses perch and small snapper at Currimundi Wide. Spanish mackerel, yellowtail king cod, sweetlip and maori cod off Coolum. School mackerel on the Outer Gneerings and Arkwright Shoal. School mackerel, tuna and sweetlip from Currimundi reef and Spanish and school mackerel on the Gneerings.

Estuaries

Noosa: Quality flathead throughout the river particularly in the lower reaches with an 83cm flathead caught and released at the river mouth on Thursday morning's Noosa River Fishing Safari. Golden trevally and whiting in Woods Bays. Mangrove jack, flathead and trevally in Noosa Sound and in Weyba Creek. Whiting feeding off the sand banks throughout the Noosa River. Worth putting the crab pots in the upper reaches and creeks.

Maroochydore: Schools of herring around Chambers Island. A few good size banana prawns between Coolum Creek and Dunethin Rock yesterday. Several feisty Milkfish caught and released in Twin Waters Weir. Jacks in the creeks and Bli Bli Islands. Bream, trevally and the odd grassy sweetlip around the Motorway Bridge. A few good whiting in the lower river and up around the Bli Bli Islands. The mud crabs are moving throughout but mainly in the middle river and Maroochy Waters Canal.

Kawana: The northerly’s can be very uncomfortable winds for fishing the beaches so find some sheltered areas for the weekend. There’s trevally, flathead and bream on the incoming tide along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth. Flathead upstream from McKenzies Bridge and trevally along the La Balsa Park reach and mangrove jack at night around the bridge weekend pylons, moorings and pontoons. Mud crabs in th creeks and deep holes in the canals.

Caloundra: Flathead, a few good whiting and the odd grassy sweetlip showing up throughout the Passage particularly at the creek mouths. Whiting in Currimundi Lake and along the Golden Beach stretch. Bream and flathead off the boardwalk particularly at night. Pelican waters canals are good for bream, mangrove jack and trevally. Reports of good catches of mangrove jack and plenty of mud crabs on the prowl particularly in Coochin and Bells Creeks.

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Keen young angler, Jack Witek caught and released this feisty Milkfish near the Twin Waters Weir on Thursday

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