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Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2017-10-18

Offshore

Winds will be blowing easterly at 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore at times, with 2.5 – 3m seas. Looks like conditions will be good finally by Friday and Saturday to get amongst them offshore. A few good fish were boated before conditions worsened include: Amberjacks, parrot and snapper from Murphy’s Reef. Quality 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 Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: The rain and run off fresh water in the river system has the mud crabs moving throughout the river, so get the pots in. Golden trevally and big flathead to be released in the 75 to 80cm range in the Woods Bays, the river mouth and generally throughout the river system. Grunter and school jew from Tewantin.

Maroochydore: Mud crabs are moving in the upper and middle river, creeks and canals. crabs moving throughout the river. Whiting and flathead under the cover of dirty water between Chambers, around Channel Island and to the river mouth. Big bream from Cornmeal Creek and Cotton Tree. Golden Trevally from Twin Waters.

Mooloolaba: Golden trevally and bream off the rock walls and La Balsa stretch. Whiting and flathead from the sand basin. Flathead and bream around McKenzie’s Bridge. Mud crabs in the middle River and canals.

Caloundra: Whiting and bream in Currimundi Lake. Getting a few good quality flathead inside the bar and off the Northern tip of Bribie. Whiting from Golden Beach and from the banks south of Bells Creek. Mud crabs are moving throughout the passage with better catches from Lower Coochin Creek.

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Ben Forgan Amberjack Murphys

Ben Forgan with a solid PB amberjack caught while fishing from Murphy’s Reef over the weekend.

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