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Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2017-10-21

Offshore

Strong Wind Warning for today in Sunshine Coast Waters.  Unfortunately yesterdays window of opportunity of good conditions will be replaced fairly quickly with very rough conditions in the afternoon today and early tomorrow with winds blowing starting with northwest to north-easterly 10 to 15 knots shifting southerly 20 to 25 knots in the middle of the day from the south and reaching 25 to 33 knots offshore in the late afternoon with seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday, then increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon. Tomorrow winds will be southerly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 33 knots offshore during the morning. Winds turning southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the day. A few good fish were boated before the crook weather, so as conditions improve next week you should try for 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 Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: The New moon Phase should have the fish feeding, however the dirty flood waters will certainly slow down the action this weekend. Mud crabs throughout the lower river, especially in all of the canal systems. Trevally and flathead the river mouth. Whiting from the frying pan. Flathead in Weyba Creek.

Maroochydore: Still worth travelling with caution in all waters as the dirty flood waters will have debris and perhaps the odd floating log! The fish will begin to feed on the incoming tide under the cover of the dirty water in the lower river systems. Mud crabs are moving in the middle and lower river, creeks and canals. Whiting and flathead in the lower river. Flathead and bream in the cod hole.

Mooloolaba: Golden trevally and bream off the rock walls and La Balsa stretch. Whiting and flathead from the sand basin. Mud crabs in the lower river and canals.

Caloundra: Flathead and bream form the boardwalk. Whiting from Golden Beach. Mud crabs are moving throughout the passage, bells creek and canals.

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Ben Newlands landed this nice flathead on low tide off Chambers Island on Thursday afternoon.

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