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Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2018-09-15

Offshore

Today will have okay conditions early in the day with choppy and becoming rough conditions in the late afternoon and evening with winds north to northeasterly about 10 knots becoming 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon, then increasing further to 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon. Northerly winds reaching 20 to 25 knots in the evening and seas 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening. Tomorrow will ordinary conditions as well in the morning and becoming choppy and rough in the afternoon with winds North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending west to northwesterly during the morning then shifting southeasterly 15 to 25 knots during the day and seas 1 to 2 metres. Cougar One fished North Reef where they caught pearl perch, cobia, Maori cod, gold spot cod, venus tusk fish and grass sweetlip. 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: Good flathead and bream around the river mouth and some nice diamond and golden trevally at the Woods Bays. Noosaville has had good whiting and flathead with the bream around the structures. Tewantin and Cooroibah has a few good fish on the bite.

Maroochydore: Bream, trevally and jew at night from the river mouth the and at the Cod Hole and upstream to Bli Bli. Quality flathead around the Bli Bli area and in the mouth of Eudlo Creek. Mangrove jack showing up and trevally in Petrie Creek. Quality whiting in the lower river.

Mooloolaba: Bream, the odd tailor and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Whiting from the flats above McKenzies Bridge. Bream and mangrove jack at night around McKenzies Bridge. 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. There have been good catches of flathead throughout the passage and in the creeks and from the skids. Jacks are showing up so its worth trying the snaggy or structured areas for them throughout the Passage.

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Marc Horton StephensFinn Noosa River late Saturday

Finn Horton-Stephens fished the Noosa River last weekend with his Dad Marc where he hooked a stonker golden trevally and 29 minutes later (spooled with only 6lb mono, Released in perfect condition after much cheering and high fives!!! Caught on our last pilly

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