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Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2019-07-18

Offshore: Still great offshore conditions, today with winds West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day. Inshore winds tending south to southwesterly below 10 knots in the late evening with seas 1 to 1.5 metres. Tomorrow conditions excellent with winds variable about 10 knots. Light northeasterly seabreezes inshore in the afternoon with seas below 1 metre. Noosa Blue Waters Charters fished Double Island Point for trevally, yellowtail kingfish, scarlet sea perch, snapper, cod, sweetlip tusk fish, red emperor and jewfish. Jesse Baker caught a thumper gold spot cod at North Reef in the morning and a quality cobia at Halls Reef in the afternoon on the way in. Both fish were taken on live/fresh yakkas and were successfully released. Theres also been a few solid snapper from North Reef over the past few weeks. Sunshine Reef has had snapper and a few good sweetlip. Snapper and tusk fish from Mooloolaba 8 mile. Snapper, pearl perch and tusk fish from the Banks. Grass sweetlip, snapper and tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa:  A 75cm dusky flathead released and also catches of Luderick at the rocks inside the river mouth. Plenty of bream and flathead and quality trevally taken throughout the lowe river and up around Tewantin. Big golden trevally from Munna Point. Trevally and bream in Woods Bays. Trevally and mangrove jack from Munna Point.

Maroochydore: Queenfish to 57cm and trevally to 52cm 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, big bream and flathead from the lower river.

Mooloolaba: Tailor, bream and worth a try for luderick as well 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 and bream off the Boardwalk. Cod and flathead in Coochin Creek. Bream in the deeper holes and channels of the passage. Bream and trevally in Pelican Waters. School jew, small snapper and sweetlip off the rocky headlands.

Young Caleb Pilcher went off Mooloolaba with his dad Shaun and brought home his nice keeper tusk fish forn his effort.

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