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Local Fishing Report: Monday 2017-09-18


Winds will be blowing east to southeasterly at 10 to 15 knots, turning east to northeasterly in the afternoon and north to northeasterly in the evening, with  seas around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon. Tuskfish and pearl perch from the Barwon Banks. Snapper, cod, mosese perch from north reef.  Double Island Points had red emperor, amberjack, jew, grass sweetlip, moses perch, gold spot cod, venus tusk fish and bagged out on snapper. School and spotty mackerel on the close reefs between Caloundra and Coolum. Snapper, sweetlip and moses perch from the Blinker. Snapper, Maori cod and tusk fish from Murphy’s Reef.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: A few quality whiting on the flats throughout the lower river. Good dusky flathead caught and released in the Woods Bay and from river mouth. Grunter, bream, flathead and whiting in Lake Cooroibah. Trevally, tailor and jacks starting in Woods Bays. Big flathead, bream to 35cm and giant trevally along Tewantin stretch. Cod, bream and flathead in Weyba Creek. An 82cm milkfish caught and released on a Keitech Easy Shiner soft plastic in the lower river on Wednesday.

Maroochydore: Go for whiting and flathead from around the sand bags. Flathead from Bli Bli flats and the creek mouths. Jacks in Cornmeal Creek and Twin Waters Canal. Flathead, queenfish, jew, estuary cod and hair tail in the Cod Hole. Bream, good sand crabs and flathead along Twin Waters, Cotton Tree stretch and in Cornmeal Creek area. Mangrove jacks and jew from the rock bars in the middle and upper river.

Mooloolaba: Try for bream and dart in the gutters south of Kawana. Bream and several nice eating size cod from the rock walls. Mangrove jack starting to show up in the canals, Parrearra Channel and in Mountain Creek. Flathead and bream in the La Balsa Sand basin.

Caloundra: Dart and whiting along the beaches between Currimundi and Dickies beach. Bream and flathead inside the bar and off the Northern tip of Bribie. A few good flathead and a few whiting from Golden Beach. Trevally and the odd jack in Pelican Waters Canal. Flathead from the mouth of Coochin Creek.

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Khy Lawtance 75cm Dusky BliBli

Khy Lawrance caught and released this 75cm dusky flathead from Bli Bli Saturday morning.

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