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Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2017-10-25


Good conditions early then becoming choppy for offshore waters in the afternoon with winds variable about 10 knots becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots by late morning. Winds tending north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon and evening. with seas below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening. Tomorrow winds will increase and become choppy to rough with winds north to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots with seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning. There’s been snapper, gold band, moses perch, hussar, venus tusk fish, rosy jobfish and pearl perch from the Hards. Amberjacks, parrot and snapper from Murphy’s Reef. Quality coral trout, big pearl perch, red emperor and amberjack wide of Double Island Point. Moses perch, venus tusk fish,  gold spot wrasse, pearl perch, snapper, hussar and gold band snapper from the Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: A few dart and bream off the beaches. With the water beginning to clear on the flood tide there are a few good quality flathead, whiting and trevally the river mouth and in Woods bay. Flathead from Gympie terrace, Weyba creek and Munna Point. Mud crabs throughout the lower river, especially in all of the canal systems. Whiting from the frying pan.

Maroochydore: Whiting feeding throughout the lower river particularly on the incoming tide. Flathead, grunter, golden trevally and bream in the Cod Hole. Heaps of undersize bream and and keeper flathead52cm from Chambers Island, Oyster bank road and Picnic Pt. Golden trevally from Twin waters. Whiting on sugapen stick baits from Picnic Point and in Maroochy waters canal. Mud crabs are moving in the middle and lower river, creeks and canals.

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, golden trevally and bream from the boardwalk. Trevally, whiting and bream on the dirty water line on the making tide. Whiting from Golden Beach and the bar on the banks. Mud crabs are moving throughout the passage, the creeks creek and canals.

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Robert Whiting 30cm Whiting

Well, Robert Whiting would have been happier with a big trevally, but yesterday he settled for heaps of “through back” bream and whiting keeping this 30cm whiting for his dinner.

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