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Local Fishing Report: Monday 2017-11-13

Offshore

Finally the wind is easing right back and Tuesday is looking like the best day with seas abating. Today winds will be southeasterly 10 to 15 knots. Winds tending southerly inshore early and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore north of Maroochydore. Tomorrow wind conditions will be similar with winds southeasterly 10 to 15 knots and seas below 1 metre. When you get out have a go at local reefs like, North Reef for snapper, Coral trout,  moses perch, tusk fish, sea bream, trag jew and quality pearl perch. Double Island Point has had had good Cobia,  pearl perch, Maori cod, tusk fish, moses perch, goldband snapper, squire, gold spot cod and mulloway.  Sunshine Reef there’s  pearl perch, red emperor, tusk fish and small snapper. Also amberjacks, sweetlip parrot and snapper from Murphy’s Reef. Moses Perch, Tusk fish, snapper to 60cm and a 4kg spangled emperor’ pearl perch, mulloway and big  teraglin jewfish  taken from the middle of the Barwon Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Try the headlands and gutters for tailor, jew, bream, trevally as there has even been the odd cobia caught off the national parks rocks recently. A few good quality flathead caught and released, around the lower river. good quality flathead, whiting and trevally the river mouth and in Woods bay and from the frying pan. Mangrove Jack are feeding throughout the system, so target all the snaggy and structured sites for best results. Mud crabs throughout the river and canal systems.

Maroochydore: Whiting feeding throughout the lower river particularly on the incoming tide. Flathead, grunter, golden trevally and bream in the Cod Hole. Few good quality mangrove jack showing up in the upper river. Golden trevally from Twin waters. Whiting around and the Jet Ski Run. Mud crabs are moving throughout the system particularly in Petrie Creek, in the middle and lower river, creeks and canals with bigger and better quality crabs showing up.

Mooloolaba: Golden trevally, cod and bream off the rock walls and La Balsa stretch. Still a few good grunter bream and golden trevally in the lower river. 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, trevally and bream from the boardwalk. Whiting from Golden Beach on the banks and the odd tailor still feeding around the bar. Mud crabs and Mangrove jack in Currimundi Lake and around structures and snaggy areas and moving throughout the passage, the creek and canals. It’s a good time to get the crab pots in as there are a few good quality muddies on the move throughout all the creeks.

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Check out Bailey Kenny’s good bass taken in the upper Maroochy River last week.

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