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Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2018-09-29

Offshore

Today's conditions are looking choppy with winds North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots with seas 1 to 1.5 metres. Tomorrow the conditions will be okay in the morning but winds will increase tomorrow afternoon and become choppy to rough and seas Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres offshore, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning. So when conditions improve remember there have been some good catches in the past week or so, with  Wild Thing 2 fished North Reef earlier in the week where they got a great feed of moses perch, coral bream, grassy sweetlip, gold spot wrasse, goat fish and some quality pearl perch. Snapper, long tail tuna, tusk fish from the Gneerings. Snapper, pearl perch, cobia, jew and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Double Island Point has had good snapper, red emperor, large cod, a few trout, pearl perch, moses perch,and tusk fish. There have been good snapper, pearl perch, hussar a few cobia, tuskfish, sweetlip and a few hard fighting trevally, feeding around the 20nm reefs, East of the Wide Bay Bar.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead and quality golden trevally in the Woods Bays, also at present there have been several good catches of flathead throughout the river. Noosaville has had good whiting and flathead with the bream around the structures. A few good catches of Jacks between the lakes. Worth putting the Crab pots in.

Maroochydore: Bream, trevally and plenty of good flathead around the the Cod Hole, Picnic Point and upstream to Bli Bli. 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 and Sand basin and above McKenzies Bridge. Mangrove jack from the middle river. Try for bream, tailor and jew at night off the rocks at Point Cartwright.

Caloundra: Whiting, bream and a few good flathead in the gutters along the beaches from the rocky headlands. 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. Mangrove jack and mud crabs feeding in the creeks.

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Ben Forgan Jew up river

Benny Forgan , at it again catching and releasing an 80 cm jew in the Mighty Maroochy River

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