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Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2017-11-15


Great offshore conditions for the next few days with winds east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to northeasterly below 10 knots in the evening and seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow will be fantastic with wind conditions even lighter with an east to south-easterly breeze about 10 knots. and seas below 1 metre. 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. Big red emperor, cod, coral trout, pearl perch, hussar and tusk fish 20nm east of wide bay bar.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Try the headlands and gutters for the odd tailor, as well as jew, bream, trevally. A few good quality flathead with a few in the 70 to 85cm range caught and released, around the lower river recently. good quality Flathead, whiting and trevally the river mouth and in Woods bay and canals in Noosa Sound. 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 the northern bank flats from Twin Waters through to the Motorway Bridge 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. There are a few good quality muddies on the move throughout all the creeks that feed into the Passage.

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Big Red Rainbow Escapes

Check out this big red taken on a Rainbow Escapes Charter on reefs off Rainbow Beach recently.

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