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Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2017-09-12

Offshore

More choppy conditions so be prepared to stay in sheltered waters for the next few days with winds north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending north to northeasterly in the afternoon and evening with seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon. Tomorrow similar choppy conditions but becoming very rough in the afternoon and evening with winds north to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 25 to 30 knots during the evening with seas1.5 to 2.5 metres. At this stage there could be an improvement of offshore conditions with winds dropping out on Thursday afternoon. When conditions improve try North Reef for coral trout, pearl perch, venus tusk fish, hussar and moses perch. On the Barwon  Banks there’s gold spot wrasse, pearl perch, snapper, amberjack, jewfish, venus tusk fish and yellowtail kingfish.  Double Island Points had red emperor, gold band snapper, grass sweetlip, moses perch, gold spot cod, venus tusk fish and bagged out on snapper. Snapper, cobia and sweetlip on the close reefs off Coolum. Snapper, sweetlip and moses perch from the Blinker. Snapper, Maori cod and tusk fish from Murphy’s Reef.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: A few tailor, bream and whiting along Teewah stretch. A few quality whiting on the flats throughout the lower river. Good dusky flathead a 74cm fish caught and released in the Woods Bays using a prawn. from river mouth. 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 shore and the sand bags. Good catches of whiting around Chambers Island and Twin Waters. Bream and flathead along Twin Waters Cotton Tree stretch and in Cornmeal Creek. Jew, estuary cod and hair tail in the Cod Hole. Mangrove jacks and jew from the rock bars in the middle and upper river.

Mooloolaba: Bream and dart in the gutters south of Kawana. Bream and several nice eating size cod from the rock walls. Mangrove jack starting to show up in the canals, Parrearra Channel and in Mountain Creek. Flathead and bream in the La Balsa Sand basin.

Caloundra: Dart and whiting along the beaches between Currimundi and Dickies beach. 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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Kim Mass Whiting 26cm

Kim Maas from the Maroochy RSL Fishing Club with several keeper whiting to 26cm

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