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Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2019-09-18

Offshore: Choppy conditions offshore today particularly with the afternoon sea breeze with winds, north to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots, decreasing to 10 to 15 knots inshore after dawn. Winds shifting northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon and seas 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday. Tomorrow conditions will be a big improvement with winds a lighter easterly 10 to 15 knots turning south to southeasterly below 10 knots during the morning then tending easterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon and seas around 1 metre. So be ready to go tomorrow for Spanish mackerel from Halls Reef. Cougar One skipper fished North Reef on Sunday in fairly good conditions where the crew caught quality snapper, gold spot cod, venus tusk fish and moses perch. 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. School mackerel from Raper Shoal. Grass sweetlip, tusk fish, queenfish and tailor from Old Women Island. Pearl perch, snapper, tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Try for a few good size whiting in the lower river. Trevally flathead and a queenies in Woods Bays. Big flathead opposite Gympie Terrace. Tewantin and in between the lakes are producing queenfish, trevally, flathead and school jew.

Maroochydore: Good flathead, whiting and bream around the river mouth. Flathead and a few good trevally in the middle reaches of the river. Try for mangrove jack in the middle and upper river. Flathead some big in Petrie Creek.

Mooloolaba: Have a fish on Pt Cartwright for jew, tailor and small snapper. Bream, dusky flathead and golden trevally from the boat moorings and canals. Cod, bream and flathead from the twin bridges. Mangrove jack and cod from the rock bars in the upper river.

Caloundra: Bream and flathead in Coochin Creek. Whiting from Golden Beach stretch. Bream and trevally in Pelican Waters.

Ben Lockwood Trevally motorway 

Super Keen young angler, Ben Lockwood, at it again catching and releasing feisty trevally off the Moterway Bridge pylons.

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