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Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2019-09-05

Offshore: Great conditions offshore with winds variable below 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon, with seas below 1 metre. Conditions tomorrow will start off choppy and turn rough in the afternoon with winds north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to northerly 15 to 20 knots during the morning and further increasing to 20 to 25 knots in the afternoon. Winds reaching up to 30 knots during the evening, most likely in the south, with seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon. Double Island Points had good snapper, pearlies and cobia as well as quality scarlet sea perch. Cougar One skipper Nat Turner fished North Reef on Sunday where they caught quality Maori cod, snapper, Moses perch and Venus tusk fish. Chardon's Reef has had for nice snapper, Maori cod and Moses perch. Sunshine Reef's also had good snapper, tusk fish, Moses perch, bonito, longtail tuna, grass emperor and school mackerel. Grass sweetlip and snapper snapper from Old Women Island. Snapper, Maori cod, and venus tusk fish from the Gneerings. Pearl perch, snapper, tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile. Good quality snapper, grassy sweetlip, pearlies, tusk fish and cobia. pearl perch and tusk fish from the Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Plenty of bass in the impoundments and the Mary River. Bream around structures at the river mouth. Big eye trevallyto 55cm and hard fighting queenfish in Woods Bays. Big flathead opposite Gympie Terrace. Tewantin stretrch and Lake Cooroibah are fishing well for bream, flathead, school jew, trevally and queenfish.

Maroochydore: Try for a few whiting on the incoming ride around ths sand banks in the lower river. Flathead in the middle reaches of the river. Still good bream at the river mouth and in the south channel. Whiting and flathead in the mouth of Eudlo Creek. iant Trevally from the middle river.

Mooloolaba: Before the wind gets up on Friday afternoon have a fish in the gutters or off Pt Cartwright for bream, jew and tailor. Still a few mud crabs in the estuaries to be potted.Bream and several dusky flathead and golden trevally from the boat moorings and canals. Cod, bream and flathead from the twin bridges.

Caloundra: Bream and flathead in Coochin Creek. Whiting off the sand Banks and bream in the deeper holes and channels of the passage. Bream and trevally in Pelican Waters. Get ready to pot a few muddie in September.

Alison Macdonald Bass in Mary River 

Check out Alison McDonald with a couple of good bass taken in their favourite hole in the Mary River.

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