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Local Fishing Report: Monday 2017-09-25


Strong Wind Warning for today in Sunshine Coast Waters, so more choppy too rough conditions but hopefully easing back tomorrow with winds inshore, today being north to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots and offshore, northerly 25 to 30 knots, decreasing to 20 to 25 knots north of Noosa and seas still up there at  2 to 2.5 metres. Conditions tomorrow easing back through the day with winds north to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots shifting south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon with seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the evening. So it will be probably be okay to go offshore on Wednesday where you can try for tuskfish, snapper, pig fish and pearl perch from the Barwon Banks. North Reef for pearl perch, snapper, trevally, grass sweetlip and gold spot cod. 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 throughout the lower river. Trevally and flathead in the Woods Bays, the river mouth and off Munna Point. Grunter, flathead and whiting in Lake Cooroibah. Jacks starting to feed throughout the river including Woods Bay and the back of the sound. Cod, bream and good flathead in Weyba Creek.

Maroochydore: The odd tailor to 50cm yesterday near the Cod Hole and trevally back around the bridge pylons. Whiting and flathead from around the sand bags and lower river. Flathead from Bli Bli flats and the creek mouths. Bream, a few 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: When the wind eases back try for whiting and dart in the surf from Bokarina and Wurtulla. Bream and cod from the rock walls. Mangrove jack in the Kawana Canals and from the rock bars in the upper river. Trevally and cod around Minyama Island. Whiting from the sand basin and the entrance to Mountain Creek.

Caloundra: Whiting in Currimundi Lake. Getting a few good quality flathead inside the bar, off the Northern tip of Bribie and from the creek mouths. Whiting are wide spread throughout the passage, with best catches along golden beach. Jacks and cod in Pelican Waters Canal. Blue swimmer crabs between the bar and Military Jetty.

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Dean Tomlinson Flatty Maroochy

Dean Tomlinson with a nice dusky flathead caught and released like all his fish are, in the lower Maroochy River.

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