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Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2018-11-29

Offshore

Today's conditions will be choppy to rough out wide early, with west to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore during the morning. Winds becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day then becoming east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon with inshore seabreeze with seas 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday. Tomorrow, Friday's conditions should be good with winds variable about 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the day then tending east to southeasterly during the evening and seas below 1 metre. So be ready to go as conditions improve! With North and Chardon's Reefs having tusk fish, spangled emperor, pearl perch, snapper, grass emperor and gold spot cod. Snapper, coral trout, moses perch and maori cod from Sunshine Reef. There's been a few good catches off Mooloolaba and Caloundra, like yellow tail kingfish, cobia, long tail tuna, tusk fish including some good snapper, jew and red emperor. snapper pearl perch, cobia, jew and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Double Island Point recently had a few big red emperor to 12 kg, good tusk fish, moses perch, coral cod, pearl perch a few quality snapper.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Golden, giant trevally and queenfish throughout the lower river. Flathead, bream and queenfish in the Woods Bays. Plenty of flathead up in Cooroibah, mangrove jacks in the snaggy and structure areas in the upper river system and creeks. Worth putting the crab pots in!

Maroochydore: Trevally, bream, flathead and a few mangrove jack around Cod Hole area. Flathead to 60cm from Chambers Island and Picnic Point and through the south channel. Cod, tarwhine, bream, grunter and tailor from Bli Bli. the are reports of a few keeper bucks along with many under size crabs to release.

Mooloolaba; Bream and trevally from the boat moorings. Some good whiting and flathead from La Balsa Sand basin. Estuary cod, flathead, bream and worth a try for a jack from the Twin Bridges. Whiting from the entrance to Mountain Creek. Mud crabs in the canals and middle river.

Caloundra: As the wind drops out try for dart whiting and flathead along the beaches. Bream, flathead,mangrove jack trevally and a few mud crabs from the creeks that feed into the Pumicestone Passage. The Flathead, whiting and bream from Golden Beach.

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Kevin Grosser Flathead

Keven Grosser from the Maroochy RSL Fishing Club with a nice keeper dusky flathead from Picnic Point.

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