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Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2017-10-31


Strong Wind Warning for this morning in Sunshine Coast Waters. Winds today will ease back throughout the day with a north to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore south of Maroochydore before dawn. Winds tending west to southwest 15 to 20 knots late morning then shifting southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day. Winds tending east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening and seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. Tomorrow winds will ease back further to be southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning east to northeasterly during the afternoon with seas around 1 metre. After the rough and windy conditions it will be worth trying 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 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. Snapper, jew fish, moses perch, hussar, venus tusk, rosy job fish, amberjack, gold spot cod, gold spot wrasse and pearl perch from the Hards. 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, flathead and bream off the beaches. Flathead, whiting and trevally the river mouth, frying pan and in Woods bay. The crews on Noosa River Fishing Safaris recently caught and released a 67cm flathead near the river mouth using a whitebait and a 68cm flathead caught in the Tewantin ski run using a prawn bait. Mud crabs throughout the upper and lower river, especially in all of the canal systems.

Maroochydore: Whiting, grunter, bream and school jew feeding throughout the lower river and Cod Hole, particularly on the incoming tide. Flathead, grunter, golden trevally and bream in the. Heaps of undersize bream and just legal flathead from Chambers Island and Picnic Pt. Golden trevally and whiting from the Black Bank and Twin Waters area. Mud crabs are moving throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Have a try for trevally, cod, grunter bream 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, grunter and bream on the dirty water line on the making tide. Whiting between Bells Creek and the bar on the banks. Mud crabs are moving throughout the passage, the creeks creek and canals.

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David School Jew Released

On Saturday, David Schouwenburg fishing from his kayak,caught and released this school jew near the mouth of Eudlo Creek

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