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Local Fishing Report: Friday 2017-10-27

Offshore

Strong  Wind Warning for today for Sunshine Coast Waters, so better stay in sheltered waters early, there’ll be strong winds in the morning then easing right back in the afternoon with a northwesterly 20 to 25 knots, and reaching up to 30 knots offshore early in the morning, decreasing to 15 to 20 knots in the late morning. Winds turning north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon then tending east to southeasterly in the late evening. Tomorrow, there will be more favourable conditions with Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly during the afternoon with seas around 1 metre and Sunday is looking good particularly in the morning. There have been quality 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 Barwon Banks. Big pearl perch, cobia, coral trout, red emperor, quality grassy sweetlip, amberjack, tusk fish and snapper wide and north of Double Island Point. Snapper , pearl perch, red emperor, sweetlip, tuskies, and cobia 22nm east of the Wide Bay Bar.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: A few dart and bream off the beaches. With the water beginning to clear on the flood tide there are a few good quality flathead, whiting and trevally the river mouth and in Woods bay. Flathead from Gympie terrace, Weyba creek and Munna Point. Mud crabs throughout the lower river, especially in all of the canal systems. Whiting from the frying pan.

Maroochydore: Whiting, grunter, bream and tarwhine feeding throughout the lower river particularly on the incoming tide. Flathead, grunter, golden trevally and bream in the Cod Hole. Heaps of undersize bream and and leagal flathead from Chambers Island, Oyster bank road and Picnic Pt. Golden trevally from Twin waters. Mud crabs are moving in the middle and lower river, creeks and canals.

Mooloolaba: Golden trevally, cod and bream off the rock walls and La Balsa stretch. Whiting from the flats above McKenzies bridge and in Mountain Creek. Whiting and flathead from the sand basin. Mud crabs in the lower river and canals.

Caloundra: Flathead, golden trevally and bream from the boardwalk. Trevally, whiting and bream on the dirty water line on the making tide. Whiting between Bells Creek and the bar on the banks. Mud crabs are moving throughout the passage, the creeks creek and canals.

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Luke Rainbow escape

Check out Luke McCombe with this solid coral trout caught wide of Double Island Point on a recent trip aboard Rainbow Escape Charters.

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