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Local Fishing Report: Monday 2018-09-24

Offshore

Winds will be East to southeasterly at about 10 knots with a south to southeasterly change 20 to 25 knots in the late morning, with seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday, then increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon and 1m of swell. Snapper, sweetlip, pearl perch and coabia from North Reef. Snapper, long tail tuna, tusk fish from the Gneerings. Snapper, pearl perch, cobia, jew and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead, jacks and trevally and still the odd tailor in the Woods Bays. At present there have been several good catches of dusky flathead throughout the river, some released to 74cm. m 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 to 60cm and flathead 50 cm and 62 cm around the 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 plenty of good catches of quality flathead throughout the passage and in the creeks and along the skids. Jacks in Coochin Creek.

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Matthew Planck 53cm Dusky Berkley Powerbait

Matthew Planck with a 53cm dusky flathead caught on a berkley Powerbait minnow from Chambers Island.

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