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Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2017-10-07


Conditions could be okay between the change and in the evening but most likely to be a uncomfortable and choppy for a good part of the day for small boats with winds north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots at first, reaching up to 20 knots offshore before dawn. A south to southeasterly change 15 to 20 knots extending from the south from the early morning. Winds tending east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Excellent conditions tomorrow as winds ease back to east to southeasterly about 10 knots becoming northeasterly during the evening with seas around 1 metre. So be ready to go. It will be worth hunting for a few snapper, Maori cod and tusk fish from Murphy’s Reef. Snapper, sweetlip, big cobia and moses perch from the Blinker.  There have been Moses perch, flathead, gold spot cod and snapper from the gneerings. Trekka 2, crew fished The Banks on Thursday where they caught snapper, jewfish, gold spot wrasse, moses perch, hussar, venus tusk fish and coral bream." Snapper, jewfish, quality spangled emperor, hussar and venus tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Wild Thing 2, crew fished The Hards on Thursday where they caught heaps of big hussar, big tuskies, Maori cod, moses perch, coral bream, big gold spot wrasse, spangled emperor and a cracking 81cm red emperor. Snapper, pig fish, parrot and pearl perch from the Hards. Coral trout, grass sweetlip and snapper from Sunshien Reef. North Reef caught pearl perch, moses perch, coral bream, venus tusk fish, snapper, Maori cod and plenty of good cobia. Crews on Baitrunner from, Rainbow Beach Reef Fishing Charters have taken good  snapper, pearl perch, red throat emperor, sweetlip, tusk fish, hussar, moses perch and mulloway 20nm east of Wide Bay Bar recently. Cobia, gold spot cod, tusk fish, gold band snapper, big pearl fish and snapper from Double Island Point.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: There has been a few good whiting throughout the lower river. Golden trevally and big flathead in the Woods Bays, the river mouth and off Munna Point. Fishing Safaris crew caught and released a golden trevally around the river mouth using a whitebait. Golden trevally, good flathead, a few grunter, cod, and mangrove jack between the lakes. Cod, bream and flathead in Weyba Creek.

Maroochydore: Schools of herring back in the rivers. Plenty of flathead throughout the river wit som caught and released up to 82cm. Good mud crab caught yesterday, near Maroochy waters Canal entrance Whiting and flathead on the between Chambers and Channel Island. Flathead from Bli Bli flats and the creek mouths. Trevally to 60cm in Maroochy Waters Canal. Sand crabs in the lower river. Mangrove jacks, trevally, cod and jew from the rock bars in the middle and upper river.

Mooloolaba: Try for dart and tarwhine from Kawana Beach. Cod, bream and trevally in Parrearra Channel. Trevally and bream off the rock walls. Mangrove jack from the rock bars in the upper river. Trevally and cod around Minyama Island. Whiting and flathead from the sand basin. Flathead around McKenzie’s Bridge.

Caloundra: Good conditions for next couple of days so go for grass sweetlip and trevally from Moffat Head. Whiting and bream in Currimundi Lake. Jacks and trevally in Currimundi Creek. Getting a few good quality flathead inside the bar, off the Northern tip of Bribie and from the creek mouths. Whiting from Golden Beach and from the banks south of Bells Creek. Trevally, mudcrabs, a few grunter and cod in Pelican Waters Canal.

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Ruben Jones 53cm Flathead

Check out Ruben Jones from Nambour with a nice eating size, 53cm dusky flathead caught off Chambers Island yesterday.

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