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Local Fishing Report: Monday 2018-09-17

Offshore

Winds will be Southeasterly at 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots at times offshore early in the morning. Winds decreasing to 15 to 20 knots around midday and further to 10 to 15 knots in the evening, with seas around 2 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday. Swell is South to southeasterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to southerly 1 to 1.5 metres offshore changing to Easterly direction at 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning. Wild Thing 2 fished North Reef on Saturday where they caught pearl perch, Maori cod, gold spot cod, venus tusk fish and gold spot wrasse. Snapper, long tail tuna, cobia, pearl perch, tusk fish from the Gneerings. Snapper, pearl perch, cobia, jew and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Snapper, grass sweetlp, moses perch and parrot from Murphy's. Snapper and good sweetlip close in off Coolum around Old Women Island. Double Island Point reefs producing good snapper, red emperor, pearl perch, moses perch, tusk fish and a number of quality cobia.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead, jacks and trevally in the Woods Bays. Bream and flathead from the mouth. Noosaville has had good whiting and flathead with the bream around the structures. A few good catches of Jacks between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Bream, trevally and jew at night from the river mouth the and at the Cod Hole and upstream to Bli Bli. Quality flathead from Eudlo Creek, Twin Waters and the southern channel Mangrove jack in the Creeks and middle river. Quality whiting and few bream between Chambers and Channel Island.

Mooloolaba: Bream, the odd tailor and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Whiting from La Balsa Sans basin and above McKenzies Bridge. Mangrove jack from the middle river. Bream, tailor and jew at night off the rocks at Point Cartwright.

Caloundra: Whiting, bream and still a few tailor in the gutters along the beaches from the rocky headland and tip of Bribie. Whiting and bream from Golden Beach. There have been good catches of flathead throughout the passage and in the creeks and along the skids. Jacks in Coochin Creek.

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SamNewey Flathead

Sam Newey from Maroochy River Jet ski hire caught this pan sized dusky flathead using a small pilchard from north Twin Waters.

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