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Local Fishing Report: Friday 2017-10-20


Finally conditions have settled down with winds blowing easterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly at 10 knots during the afternoon, with seas around 1 metre. Still worth travelling with caution in small vessels as there is still 1.5 - 2m of swell in offshore waters.  A few good fish were boated before the crook weather, so as conditions improve you should try for amberjacks, parrot and snapper from Murphy’s Reef. Quality coral trout, big pearl perch, red emperor and amberjack wide of Double Island Point. Snapper, jew fish, moses perch, hussar, venus tusk, rosy job fish, amberjack, gold spot cod, gold spot wrasse and pearl perch from the Hards. Moses perch, venus tusk fish,  gold spot wrasse, pearl perch, snapper, hussar and gold band snapper from the Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Mud crabs throughout the lower river, especially in all of the canal systems. Trevally and flathead the river mouth. Whiting from the frying pan. Flathead in Weyba Creek.

Maroochydore: Mud crabs are moving in the middle and lower river, creeks and canals. Whiting and flathead in the lower river. Flathead and bream in the cod hole.

Mooloolaba: Golden trevally and bream off the rock walls and La Balsa stretch. Whiting and flathead from the sand basin. Mud crabs in the lower river and canals.

Caloundra: Flathead and bream form the boardwalk. Whiting from Golden Beach. Mud crabs are moving throughout the passage, bells creek and canals.

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Nice to see a legal red emperor caught on a close inshore reef on the coast. This specimen taken from the Caloundra 12 mile on a recent Deep End fishing Charter.

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