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Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2017-11-14


Finally the winds have eased right back so today winds will be southeasterly 10 to 15 knots and seas around 1 metre. Tomorrow wind conditions will be even lighter with a breeze east to south-easterly about 10 knots. and seas below 1 metre. The forecast looks like being similar for Thursday as well. Try North Reef for snapper, Coral trout,  moses perch, tusk fish, sea bream, trag jew and quality pearl perch. Double Island Point has had had good Cobia,  pearl perch, Maori cod, tusk fish, moses perch, goldband snapper, squire, gold spot cod and mulloway.  Sunshine Reef there’s  pearl perch, red emperor, tusk fish and small snapper. Also amberjacks, sweetlip parrot and snapper from Murphy’s Reef. Moses Perch, Tusk fish, snapper to 60cm and a 4kg spangled emperor’ pearl perch, mulloway and big  teraglin jewfish  taken from the middle of the Barwon Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Try the headlands and gutters for the odd tailor, as well as jew, bream, trevally. A few good quality flathead caught and released, around the lower river. good quality flathead, whiting and trevally the river mouth and in Woods bay and from the frying pan. Mangrove Jack are feeding throughout the system, so target all the snaggy and structured sites for best results. Mud crabs throughout the river and 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 and cod showing up in the upper river. Mud crabs are moving throughout the system particularly in Petrie Creek, in the middle and lower river, creeks and canals with bigger and better quality crabs showing up.

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, trevally and bream from the boardwalk. Whiting from Golden Beach on the banks and the odd tailor still feeding around the bar. Mud crabs and Mangrove jack in Currimundi Lake and around structures and snaggy areas and moving throughout the passage, the creek and canals. Tthere are a few good quality muddies on the move throughout all the creeks that feed into the Passage.

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Our good mate Jeff Vere caught this 53cm, good eating size estuary cod, caught at Bli Bli

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