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Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2018-10-25

Offshore

The Full Moon on today will have the fish on the bite. Today's conditions are looking excellent, with with winds east to southeasterly about 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly in the afternoon and seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow, conditions will be excellent as well with winds Northwest to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots with seas around 1 metre. The offshore close in shore is clearing up and with the great conditions , out you go. North Reef's had pearl perch, venus tusk fish, grass sweetlip, Maori cod, gold spot cod and small snapper. Snapper, cobia, yellow tail kingfish, long tail tuna, tusk fish from the Gneerings and Caloundra Wide. Snapper, pearl perch, cobia, jew and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Wild Thing 2 skipper Nat Turner had the crew from the Noosa Yachtie Offshore Fishing Club onboard for a full day trip on Sunday, headed north to Double Island Point. The guys put an impressive bag of fish together including large mouth nannygai, gold band snapper, cobia, gold spot cod, tusk fish and a heap of snapper in the 2-4kg range.  www.fishingnoosa.com.au/noosacharters.htm 

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: There was a 65cm flathead off the Sand Bags near the Noosa Dog Beach on Monday. Try for flathead, trevally and bream around the mouth. Flathead and trevally around Woods Bay area. A couple of flathead 60cm and 52cm caught and released just before Lake Cooroibah , caught on pilchard baits. Mud crabs pretty well throughout all the systems and in Noosa Waters Canal.

Maroochydore: Bill Conn caught two 50 cm + golden trevally on Monday near the Cod Hole. A few elbow slapper whiting feeding in the lower river. Whiting, bream, grunter bream and flathead throughout the river. Plenty of mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Bream and good golden trevally from the boat moorings. Whiting and flathead from La Balsa Sand basin. Cod, whiting and grunter from the Twin Bridges. Mud crabs in the canals and middle river.

Caloundra: Whiting, grunter bream, bream and golden trevally feeding throughout the passage as the water clears up and mud crabs in the creeks. Bream, flathead and crabs in Pelican Waters Canal.

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Faddy Snapper

My friend Faddy Sukkariea has been out on local reefs off Mooloolaba for a few nice eating pan size snapper.

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