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Local Fishing Report: Monday 2017-10-30

Offshore

Strong Wind Warning for today in Sunshine Coast Waters. Winds increasing today with a north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, increasing to northerly 20 to 25 knots in the late afternoon. Winds reaching up to 30 knots at times offshore south of Maroochydore in the late evening and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon. Tomorrow, will still be rough with winds northwesterly 15 to 25 knots shifting southeasterly during the morning and 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore. Now, after the rough and windy conditions it will be worth trying North Reef for a few jew as a 14kg jew was taken on a live yakka, along with pearl perch, squire and teraglin jewfish. Also 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.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: A few dart, flathead and bream off the beaches. A few good quality flathead, whiting and trevally the river mouth, frying pan and in Woods bay. The crews on Noosa River Fishing Safaris caught and released a 67cm flathead near the river mouth using a whitebait and a 68cm flathead caught in the Tewantin ski run using a prawn bait. Mud crabs throughout the upper and lower river, especially in all of the canal systems.

Maroochydore: Whiting, plenty of grunter with the dirty water, bream and tarwhine feeding throughout the lower river yesterday particularly on the incoming tide. Flathead, grunter, golden trevally and bream in the Cod Hole. Heaps of undersize bream and just legal flathead from Chambers Island, Oyster bank road and Picnic Pt. Golden trevally and whiting from the Black Bank and Twin Waters area. Mud crabs are moving in the middle and lower river, creeks and canals.

Mooloolaba: Golden trevally, cod, grunter bream 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, grunter 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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David Schouwenburg Flathead

David Schouwenburg was delighted to take these nice size dusky flathead off Chambers Island on Saturday.

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