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Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2017-09-05

Offshore

Conditions still pretty choppy early morning then easing right back in the afternoon with winds northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting southwesterly early around dawn. Winds decreasing to variable about 10 knots with inshore seabreezes from early afternoon. Winds once again becoming southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the evening with seas 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon. So will be a window of opportunity in the afternoon where  it will be worth trying North Reef were there have been good catches of coral trout, pearl perch, venus tusk fish, hussar and moses perch with the standout fish for the day a 60cm coral trout and the Barwon  Banks where they caught gold spot wrasse, pearl perch, snapper, amberjack, jewfish, venus tusk fish and yellowtail kingfish. Also on Double Island has been okay with snapper, cod, pearl perch, frying pan snapper, gold spot wrasse, hussar, moses perch and red emperor. Snapper, cobia and sweetlip on the close reefs off Coolum. School and spotty mackerel on the close reefs between Caloundra and Coolum. Cobia, snapper and grass sweetlip from the 5 mile. Snapper, sweetlip and moses perch from the Blinker. Snapper, Maori cod and tusk fish from Murphy’s Reef.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Chopper tailor, and whiting along Teewah stretch. A few quality whiting up to 40cm on the flats throughout the lower river. Grunter, bream, flathead and whiting in Lake Cooroibah. Trevally, tailor and jacks starting in Woods Bays. Big flathead and diamond trevally along Tewantin stretch. Cod, bream and flathead in Weyba Creek.

Maroochydore: Whiting and flathead from North shire and the sand bags. Good bream with a few catches in the 38cm range and flathead along Twin Waters Cotton Tree stretch, Cotton Tree and in Cornmeal Creek. Flathead and hair tail in the Cod Hole. Flathead from Chambers island and Bli Bli.

Mooloolaba: Bream, whiting and dart in the gutters south of Kawana. Bream and cod from the rock walls. Mangrove jack starting to show up in the canals and in Mountain Creek. Flathead and bream in the La Balsa Sand basin. Still good bream, a few tailor and Trevally around the boat moorings. Whiting in Mountain Creek.

Caloundra: Dart and whiting along the beaches between Currimundi and Dickies beach. Tailor, jew, bream and flathead inside the bar and off the Northern tip of Bribie. A few good flathead and a few whiting from Golden Beach. Trevally and the odd jack in Pelican Waters Canal. Flathead from the mouth of Coochin Creek.

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Robert Whiting 85cm Whiting Released

Robert Whiting with his first fish for the season with a solid 85cm dusky flathead caught and released around Chambers Island.

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