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Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2017-11-18

Offshore

Good fish feeding activity ahead with today’s New Moon Phase. Okay conditions for today with winds easterly 10 to 15 knots  Winds tending easterly 10 to 15 knots and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning. Tomorrow conditions will be choppy with easterly 15 to 20 knots turning southeasterly during the afternoon and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. Try 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. Big red emperor, cod, coral trout, pearl perch, hussar and tusk fish 20nm east of wide bay bar.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Try the headlands and gutters for the odd tailor, jew, bream, and trevally. Plenty of flathead with a few good quality fish in the 70 to 85cm range caught and released, around the lower river recently. Flathead, whiting and trevally the river mouth and in Woods bay and canals in Noosa Sound. Mangrove Jack are feeding throughout the system. Mud crabs throughout the river and canal systems.

Maroochydore: Big schools of herring with trevally chopping at them yesterday near the top of the tide around Chambers Island. Good flathead taken around Cotton Tree and with schools of trevally moving through on the incoming tide. Whiting feeding throughout the lower river. Few good quality mangrove jack and cod showing up in the upper river. Mud crabs throughout the system particularly from Petrie Creek.

Mooloolaba: Good fish feeding activity ahead with the New Moon Phase today. Golden trevally, cod and bream off the rock walls and La Balsa stretch. 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. There are a few good quality muddies throughout all the creeks that feed into the Passage.

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TateKeysPB saratoga

Keen local Gympie angler, Tate Keys scored his PB toga (saratoga) released, which went 75cm on the surface and stoked to finally keep the hooks in one.

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