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Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2017-09-19

Offshore

Winds will be blowing northwest to northeasterly at 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon and reaching up to 25 knots at times offshore in the evening, with  seas below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon, then increasing to 1 to 2 metres by early evening. Tuskfish, snapper, pig fish and pearl perch from the Barwon Banks. Snapper, cod, moses perch from north reef.  Double Island Points had red emperor, amberjack, jew, grass sweetlip, moses perch, gold spot cod, venus tusk fish and bagged out on snapper. School and spotty mackerel on the close reefs between Caloundra and 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 quality whiting on the flats throughout the lower river. Trevally and flathead in the Woods Bays, the river mouth and off Munna Point. Grunter, flathead and whiting in Lake Cooroibah. Jacks in Woods Bays and the back of the sound. Flathead along Tewantin stretch. Cod, bream and flathead in Weyba Creek.

Maroochydore: Sand crabs from the lower river. Whiting and flathead from around the sand bags. Flathead from Bli Bli flats and the creek mouths. Jacks in Cornmeal Creek and Twin Waters Canal. Flathead, queenfish, jew, estuary cod and hair tail in the Cod Hole. Bream, good sand crabs and flathead along Twin Waters, Cotton Tree stretch and in Cornmeal Creek area. Mangrove jacks and jew from the rock bars in the middle and upper river.

Mooloolaba: Whiting and dart in the surf from Bokarina and Wurtulla. Bream and cod from the rock walls. Mangrove jack in the Kawana Canals and from the rock bars in the upper river. Trevally and cod around Minyama Island. Whiting from the sand basin and the entrance to Mountain Creek.

Caloundra: Whiting in Currimundi Lake. Flathead inside the bar, off the Northern tip of Bribie and from the creek mouths. Whiting are wide spread throughout the passage, with best catches along golden beach. Jacks and cod in Pelican Waters Canal. Blue swimmer crabs between the bar and Military Jetty.

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Joe Deepend Charters Banks

Joe caught a parrot on a recent Deep End fishing charter to the Barwon Banks.

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