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Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2017-11-02

Offshore

Excellent conditions today with winds, Variable about 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon and seas  below 1 metre. Winds today are looking pretty good for offshore fishing with winds east to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the day then tending north to northeasterly during the evening and seas below 1 metre. North Reef for a few jew as a 14kg jew was taken on a live yakka, 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. The crews on Cougar One fished Sunshine Reef on Sunday morning where they caught pearl perch, red emperor, tusk fish and small snapper. Also quality amberjacks, parrot and snapper from Murphy’s Reef. Coral trout, big pearl perch, red emperor and amberjack wide of Double Island Point. Moses perch, venus tusk fish,  gold spot wrasse, pearl perch, snapper, hussar and gold band snapper from the Barwon Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: A few dart and bream off the beaches. With the water clearing up on the flood tide there are a few good quality flathead, whiting and trevally the river mouth and in Woods bay and from the frying pan. Flathead from 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. Mud crabs throughout the lower river, especially in all of the canal systems..

Maroochydore: Whiting feeding throughout the lower river particularly on the incoming tide. Flathead, 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 around and the Jet Ski Run. Mud crabs are moving in the middle and lower river, creeks and canals.

Mooloolaba: 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, 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 are moving throughout the passage, the creeks creek and canals.

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Jeff Vere mangrove jack eudlo

Our good mate, Jeff Vere with a nice mangrove jack taken from the upper reaches of Eudlo Creek yesterday.

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