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Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2019-07-11

Offshore: Reasonable offshore boating conditions today with a bit of chop out wide. Winds will be northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots offshore. Winds tending west to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon, reaching up to 20 knots offshore south of Noosa Heads at times during the evening, with seas 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon and swells easterly around 1 metre. Wild Thing 2 skipper Nat Turner fished North Reef on a seven hour charter on Tuesday. Conditions were awesome with light westerly winds and a rolling swell that wasn't noticeable once outside the bar. We caught a couple of quality cobia, and plenty of pan-sized reefies including snapper, pearl perch, tusk fish, grass sweetlip and moses perch.We are at the beginning of a good snapper season, so get out when you can. North Reefs has had a few good catches of Moses perch, pearl perch, venus tusk fish, snapper and sweetlip. Sunshine Reef has had spanish mackerel, coral trout, snapper and a few good sweetlip. Snapper and tusk fish from Mooloolaba 8 mile. Spanish mackerel, snapper and tuskfish around the Blinker. Snapper and mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa:  Bream, quality golden trevally to 65cm and flathead to 60cm from the river mouth. Whiting between makepeace Island and Lake Cooroibah. Flathead along the Tewantin Stretch. Trevally and bream in Woods Bays. Trevally and mangrove jack from Munna Point.

Maroochydore: Trailor and trevally from the middle river. Quality bream upstream from the Cod Hole and the lower river. Flathead to 60cm from the Creek mouths, the Bli Bli Islands and Chambers Island. Bream, Tarwhine and flathead from the river mouth.

Mooloolaba: Tailor of the rock walls. A few gar fish around the moorings on the incoming tide. Bream and several dusky flathead and golden trevally from the boat moorings and canals. Cod and flathead from the twin bridges. Mud crabs in the canal and Mountain Creek.

Caloundra: Luderick off the Boardwalk. Bream from Military Jetty, the boardwalk and golden beach stretch. Bream and trevally in Pelican Waters. School jew in the deeper holes of the northern passage.

Dallas Pilcher has been busy over the school holidays on local reefs- out fishing with his Dad Shaun and Grandad John Innes.

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