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Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2018-11-08


Strong Wind Warning for today in Sunshine Coast Waters. So, pretty choppy to rough conditions for today including a blustery southerly change late in the afternoon so be prepared to stay in sheltered waters with winds north to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots south of Maroochydore in the morning. Winds shifting southwesterly to southeasterly in the late afternoon and increasing to 25 to 30 knots in the late afternoon seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 2 to 3 metres by early evening.Tomorrow will also be choppy to very rough with winds southeasterly 20 to 25 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots during the evening, with seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Conditions over the weekend will still be pretty choppy through into next week with winds southeasterly from 15 to 25 knots. When conditions improve be ready to go for some snapper, cobia, yellow tail kingfish, long tail tuna, tusk fish from the Gneerings and Caloundra Wide. Snapper, coral trout, moses perch and maori cod from Sunshine Reef. Fishing offshore Noosa fished Double Island Point on Saturday for snapper, grass emperor, pearl perch, tusk fish, cobia, gold band snapper and moses perch.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Good flathead, the odd tailor and bream from the river mouth. Flathead, bream, grunter and a few jew in the ski runs. Flathead, trevally, jacks and whiting in Woods Bays. Mud crabs pretty well throughout all the systems and in Noosa Waters Canal.

Maroochydore: Trevally, the odd tailor and school jew up to 65cm released recently around the motorway bridge pylons. Good flathead throughout the river. Mangrove jack and trevally in Petrie Creek. Whiting feeding in the middle and lower river. It's worth putting the crab pots and try your luck for a few keeper mud crabs.

Mooloolaba: Bream and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Whiting and flathead from La Balsa Sand basin. Cod, flathead and bream from the Twin Bridges. Whiting from the entrance to Mountain Creek. Mud crabs in the canals and middle river.

Caloundra: Flathead, whiting and bream from Golden Beach. Trevally and mangrove jack in Pelican Waters and in the creeks that flow into the Passage. Mud crabs in Coochin Creek.

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Dusky Flathead Tyson Stirling

Tyson Stirling, caught a nice eating size dusky flathead on a red head silver body, Trollcraft Pelagic Lure.

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