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Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2017-11-04


Looking like great fish feeding activity with today’s Full Moon. Winds and conditions for today particularly early, are looking good for offshore fishing with winds North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots. Light winds inshore early and seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow and right through the weekend will have fantastic conditions with lighter winds and seas with winds, easterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon. variable about 10 knots and seas below 1 metre.  North Reef has had few jew to14kg, along with pearl perch, squire and teraglin jewfish.  The crews on Trekka 2 fished The Hards caught snapper, sea bream, iron jaw jobfish, rosy jobfish, spangled emperor, tusk fish, moses perch and pearl perch. Also the crews on Wild Thing 2 fished D.I.P on Thursday where they caught pearl perch, Maori cod, tusk fish, moses perch, goldband snapper, squire, gold spot cod and mulloway. The crews on Cougar One fished Sunshine Reef where they caught pearl perch, red emperor, tusk fish and small snapper. Also quality amberjacks, parrot and snapper from Murphy’s Reef. Moses perch, venus tusk fish,  gold spot wrasse, pearl perch, snapper, hussar and gold band snapper from the Barwon Banks. There still picking up good quality red emperor along with coral trout, snapper, tuskies big amberjack, cobia, a few hussar and nice pearl perch 25nm NE of the Wide Bay Bar.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: The Full Moon today will have a few fish feeding. A few dart, whiting and bream off the beaches. Noosa River Fishing Safaris, caught and released an 80cm flathead. near the river mouth using a whitebait. A few good quality flathead, whiting and trevally the river mouth and in Woods bay and from the frying pan, Gympie terrace, Weyba Creek and Munna Point. A few fighting Mangrove Jack are feeding throughout the system, so target all the snaggy and structured sites for best results. Try for mud crabs throughout the river system

Maroochydore: Whiting feeding throughout the lower river particularly on the incoming tide. Flathead to 67cm, grunter, golden trevally and bream in the Cod Hole. Few good quality mangrove jack showing up in the upper river around 48 and 54cm. Golden trevally from Twin waters. Whiting up to 38cm taken of the sand banks around Bli Bli. Mud crabs are moving in the middle and lower river, creeks and canals.

Mooloolaba: Golden trevally, a few decent cod and bream off the rock walls and La Balsa stretch. Whiting from the flats above McKenzies bridge and in Mountain Creek. Few jack showing up in the upper river and around the structures in the canals,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 and bream on the dirty water line on the making tide. Whiting from Golden Beach and the bar on the banks. Mud crabs and Mangrove jack around structures and snaggy areas and moving throughout the passage, the creek and canals.

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John Kaparic Flathead

Keen angler John Kaparic landed this quality flathead to 67cm off Chambers Island this week.

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