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Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2017-09-16

Offshore

Conditions have easing right back for this morning with winds starting with variable about 10 knots becoming west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the morning then turning northerly in the late morning and early afternoon. Winds reaching 15 to 20 knots inshore late afternoon with seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening. Tomorrow conditions will start off good andthen become choppy with winds west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the day and seas 1 to 1.5 metres. 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: Try for tailor, bream and whiting along Teewah stretch as conditions ease back. 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 to35cm 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. A 72cm flathead and a 65cm queenfish yesterday along with jew, estuary cod and hair tail earlier in the week 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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Robert Whiting Queenfish Chambers

Robert Whiting holidaying here from England, landed this feisty Queenfish, between Chambers Island and the Cod Hole yesterday afternoon on the incoming tide.

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