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Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2017-09-06

Offshore

Conditions still choppy away from the shore early morning then easing back in the afternoon with winds southwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon then tending west to northwesterly during the evening and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon or evening. Tomorrows conditions are looking better with winds southwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting east to northeasterly below 10 knots during the afternoon then tending northwest to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening with seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.  So when conditions are right 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 a 60cm coral trout. The Barwon  Banks there’s gold spot wrasse, pearl perch, snapper, amberjack, jewfish, venus tusk fish and yellowtail kingfish. Cougar One’s charter to Double Island Point on the weekend had the crew catching 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. 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, bream and whiting along Teewah stretch. A few quality whiting up to 40cm on the flats throughout the lower river. Dusky flathead 55cm from river mouthGrunter, 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. Dusky flathead 85cm caught and released between Chambers Island and Bradman Av on Monday. Good bream and flathead along Twin Waters Cotton Tree stretch and in Cornmeal Creek. A 44cm estuary cod caught yesterday as well as flathead and hair tail in the Cod Hole.

Mooloolaba: Bream, whiting and dart in the gutters south of Kawana. Bream and several nice eating size cod (legal size limit is 38cm) 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. 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 44cm Cod

Robert Whiting with a good eating size going 44cm estuary cod taken yesterday in the Cod Hole.

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