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Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2018-09-19


Offshore: Conditions will be good early and most of the day today as winds east to northeasterly about 10 knots tending north to northeasterly during the morning. Winds increasing to 10 to 15 knots from the west during the afternoon and evening, and further to 15 to 20 knots later in the evening with seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres inshore by early evening. Choppy conditions out wide today with winds Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting southeasterly during the morning. Tomorrow will also be workable close in with winds Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting southeasterly during the morning with seas 1 to 1.5 metres. Wild Thing 2 fished North Reef where they caught Maori cod, moses perch, tailor, coral bream, gold spot wrasse and some nice pearl perch. Snapper, long tail tuna, cobia, pearl perch, tusk fish from the Gneerings. Snapper, pearl perch, cobia, jew and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Average size snapper, grass sweetlp, moses perch and parrot from Murphy's. Snapper and good sweetlip close in reefs around Coolum off pt Cartwright. Rainbow Escape Charters fished the reefs north of Double Island Point for quality knobby snapper, big red emperor, large cod, coronation trout, pearl perch, moses perch, tusk fish and a number of quality cobia.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead, jacks and trevally in the Woods Bays. Bream and flathead from the mouth. Noosaville has had good whiting and flathead with the bream around the structures. A few good catches of Jacks between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Bream, trevally to 60cm yesterday and flathead around the the Cod Hole and upstream to Bli Bli. Quality flathead from Eudlo Creek, Twin Waters and the southern channel. 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 Sans basin and above McKenzies Bridge. Mangrove jack from the middle river. 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. Whiting and bream from Golden Beach. There have been good catches of flathead throughout the passage and in the creeks and along the skids. Jacks in Coochin Creek.

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Harry Somlyay Flathead

Check out keen angler, Harry Somlyay with a nice dusky flathead taken in the upper reaches.

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