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Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2018-11-22

Offshore

Strong Wind Warning today for Sunshine Coast Waters, so with be prepared to stay in sheltered waters until conditions settle down for tomorrow and Saturday, Today, winds will be Inshore: Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots easing to 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon. Offshore: Northwesterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots at times during the morning, decreasing to 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon with seas 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon. Tomorrow's, conditions will be a hugh improvement with winds sorthwest to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning then turning west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening, with seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. So when conditions improve tomorrow and for the weekend be ready to go to North and Chardon's Reefs for tusk fish, spangled emperor, pearl perch, snapper, grass emperor and gold spot cod. Snapper, coral trout, moses perch and maori cod from Sunshine Reef. There's been a few good catches off Mooloolaba  with snapper and red emperor to 75cm, with the one red weighing in at 9kg, as well as yellow tail kingfish, cobia, long tail tuna, tusk fish from the Gneerings and Caloundra Wide.  Snapper, pearl perch, cobia, jew and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead, trevally and the odd queenfish and some reasonable whiting on that incoming tide around the river mouth. Woods Bay had a few flathead and bream in the as well as some school jew and the odd big golden trevally. There has also been some tailor around the Coast Guard building. Mud crabs pretty well throughout all the systems and in Noosa Waters Canal.

Maroochydore: Trevally and a few tailor around the 50 cm size range, still feeding, along with several undersize school jew released recently around the motorway bridge and Cod Hole area. Flathead to 60cm from Chambers Island and Picnic Point. Cod, bream, grunter and tailor rom Bli Bli. Whiting from Minti Street and the north shore. It's worth putting the crab pots and try your luck for a few keeper mud crabs.

Mooloolaba: Bream and trevally from the boat moorings. Whiting and flathead from La Balsa Sand basin. cod, flathead and bream from the Twin Bridges. Whiting from the entrance to Mountain Creek. Mud crabs in the canals and middle river.

Caloundra: Still a few tailor on the beaches and feeding in the Passage.Bream, flathead, mangrove jack and trevally from the creeks that feed into the Pumicestone Passage. The Flathead, whiting and bream from Golden Beach. Trevally, mud crabs and a few mangrove jack in the creeks that flow into the Passage.

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The crews aboard Deep End Charters did well the other day including taking this 97cm Snapper out off Mooloolaba.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2018-11-21

Offshore

Strong Wind Warning today, Wednesday for Sunshine Coast Waters, so with be prepared to stay in sheltered waters until conditions settle down for Friday and Saturday, Today,inshore there will be north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, tending northerly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon and reaching up to 25 knots at times. Offshore: Northerly 15 to 20 knots, increasing to 20 to 25 knots in the late morning and reaching up to 30 knots south of Maroochydore in the evening and seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Tomorrow's, conditions will be rough for most of the day, with winds north to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon, with seas 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening. So when conditions improve later by Friday and for the weekend be ready to go to North and Chardon's Reefs for tusk fish, spangled emperor, pearl perch, snapper, grass emperor and gold spot cod. Snapper, coral trout, moses perch and maori cod from Sunshine Reef. There's been a few good catches off Mooloolaba  with snapper and red emperor to 75cm, with the one red weighing in at 9kg, as well as yellow tail kingfish, cobia, long tail tuna, tusk fish from the Gneerings and Caloundra Wide.  Snapper, pearl perch, cobia, jew and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead, trevally and the odd queenfish and some reasonable whiting on that incoming tide around the river mouth. Woods Bay had a few flathead and bream in the as well as some school jew and the odd big golden trevally. There has also been some tailor around the Coast Guard building. Mud crabs pretty well throughout all the systems and in Noosa Waters Canal.

Maroochydore: Trevally and a few tailor around the 50 cm size range, still feeding, along with several undersize school jew released recently around the motorway bridge and Cod Hole area. Flathead to 60cm from Chambers Island and Picnic Point. Cod, bream, grunter and tailor rom Bli Bli. Whiting from Minti Street and the north shore. It's worth putting the crab pots and try your luck for a few keeper mud crabs.

Mooloolaba: Bream and trevally from the boat moorings. Whiting and flathead from La Balsa Sand basin. cod, flathead and bream from the Twin Bridges. Whiting from the entrance to Mountain Creek. Mud crabs in the canals and middle river.

Caloundra: Still a few tailor on the beaches and feeding in the Passage.Bream, flathead, mangrove jack and trevally from the creeks that feed into the Pumicestone Passage. The Flathead, whiting and bream from Golden Beach. Trevally, mud crabs and a few mangrove jack in the creeks that flow into the Passage.

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Jack Hagan with a nice keeper dusky flathead from Eudlo Creek

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2018-11-20

Offshore

Today is looking like good conditions early with choppy conditions in the afternoon with east to southeasterly about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly in the morning then increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 20 knots south of Maroochydore in the evening and seas around 1 metre. Tomorrow's, conditions will be rough so best to stay in sheltered waters with winds northerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 25 to 30 knots during the evening and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning. So after today when conditions improve later in the weekby Friday and for the weekend be ready to go to North and Chardon's Reefs for tusk fish, spangled emperor, pearl perch, snapper, grass emperor and gold spot cod. Snapper, coral trout, moses perch and maori cod from Sunshine Reef. Theres been a few good catches off Mooloolaba  with snapper and red emperor to 75cm, with the one red weighing in at 9kg, as well as yellow tail kingfish, cobia, long tail tuna, tusk fish from the Gneerings and Caloundra Wide.  Snapper, pearl perch, cobia, jew and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead, trevally and the odd queenfish and some reasonable whiting on that incoming tide around the river mouth. Woods Bay had a few flathead and bream in the as well as some school jew and the odd big golden trevally. There has also been some tailor around the Coast Guard building. Mud crabs pretty well throughout all the systems and in Noosa Waters Canal.

Maroochydore: Trevally and a few tailor around the 50 cm size range, still feeding, along with several undersize school jew released recently around the motorway bridge and Cod Hole area. Flathead to 60cm from Chambers Island and Picnic Point. Cod, bream, grunter and tailor rom Bli Bli. Whiting from Minti Street and the north shore. It's worth putting the crab pots and try your luck for a few keeper mud crabs.

Mooloolaba: Bream and trevally from the boat moorings. Whiting and flathead from La Balsa Sand basin. cod, flathead and bream from the Twin Bridges. Whiting from the entrance to Mountain Creek. Mud crabs in the canals and middle river.

Caloundra: Still a few tailor on the beaches and feeding in the Passage.Bream, flathead, mangrove jack and trevally from the creeks that feed into the Pumicestone Passage. The Flathead, whiting and bream from Golden Beach. Trevally, mud crabs and a few mangrove jack in the creeks that flow into the Passage.

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Harrison Kerr Mangrove Jack

Young fellow, Harrison Kerr caught his first Mangrove Jack on the weekend the upper reaches of Bells Creek on a live poddy mullet.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2018-11-19

Offshore

Today is looking like being pretty choppy conditions early then easing back with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning and 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Tomorrow's, conditions will be okay with winds east to southeasterly about 10 knots tending east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the day then tending north to northeasterly during the evening and seas below 1 metre. North and Chardon's Reefs has had tusk fish, spangled emperor, pearl perch, snapper, grass emperor and gold spot cod. Snapper, coral trout, moses perch and maori cod from Sunshine Reef. Theres been a few good catches off Mooloolaba with snapper and red emperor to 75cm, with the one red weighing in at 9kg, as well as yellow tail kingfish, cobia, long tail tuna, tusk fish from the Gneerings and Caloundra Wide. Snapper, pearl perch, cobia, jew and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. While Double Island Point has had red emperor, spangled emperor, cobia, gold spot cod, tusk fish and snapper. 

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead, trevally and the odd queenfish and some reasonable whiting on that incoming tide around the river mouth. Woods Bay had a few flathead and bream in the as well as some school jew and the odd big golden trevally. There has also been some tailor around the Coast Guard building. Mud crabs pretty well throughout all the systems and in Noosa Waters Canal.

Maroochydore: Trevally and a few tailor around the 50 cm size range, still feeding, along with several undersize school jew released recently around the motorway bridge and Cod Hole area. Flathead to 60cm from Chambers Island and Picnic Point. Cod, bream, grunter and tailor rom Bli Bli. Whiting from Minti Street and the north shore. It's worth putting the crab pots and try your luck for a few keeper mud crabs.

Mooloolaba: Bream and trevally from the boat moorings. Whiting and flathead from La Balsa Sand basin. cod, flathead and bream from the Twin Bridges. Whiting from the entrance to Mountain Creek. Mud crabs in the canals and middle river.

Caloundra: Still a few tailor on the beaches and feeding in the Passage.Bream, flathead and trevally from the creeks that feed into the Pumicestone Passage. The Flathead, whiting and bream from Golden Beach. Trevally, mud crabs and a few mangrove jack in the creeks that flow into the Passage.

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Eric Frei with a good catch off Mooloolaba on Friday both snapper and red emperor were 75cm, with the red weighing in at 9kg.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2018-11-15

Offshore

Looks like good offshore conditions for the next few days and hopefully lighter winds right through to Sunday as winds today will be Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the late afternoon.with seas, below 1 metre. Tomorrow's, conditions are looking good as well with winds east to northeasterly about 10 knots, with seas below 1 metre. North and Chardon's Reefs has had tusk fish, spangled emperor, pearl perch, snapper, grass emperor and gold spot cod. Snapper, coral trout, moses perch and maori cod from Sunshine Reef. Snapper, cobia, as well as good yellow tail kingfish, long tail tuna, tusk fish from the Gneerings and Caloundra Wide.  Snapper, pearl perch, cobia, jew and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. While Double Island Point has had red emperor, spangled emperor, cobia, gold spot cod, tusk fish and  snapper.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Noosa: Good flathead, few grunter bream and bream from the river mouth. Flathead, trevally, jacks and whiting in Woods Bays. Mud crabs pretty well throughout all the systems and in Noosa Waters Canal.

Maroochydore: Golden and giant trevally and jew released recently around the motorway bridge pylons. Flathead to 60cm from Chambers Island and Picnic Point. Cod, bream, grunter and tailor from Bli Bli. Whiting from Minti Street and the north shore. It's worth putting the crab pots and try your luck for a few keeper mud crabs.

Mooloolaba: Bream and trevally from the boat moorings. Whiting and flathead from La Balsa Sand basin. cod, flathead and bream from the Twin Bridges. Whiting from the entrance to Mountain Creek. Mud crabs in the canals and middle river.

Caloundra: Bream, flathead and trevally from the creeks that feed into the Pumicestone Passage. The Flathead, whiting and bream from Golden Beach. Trevally, mud crabs and a few mangrove jack in the creeks that flow into the Passage.

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John Clark MRSLFC Bribie Island

John Clark from the Maroochy RSL Fishing Club did well weighing in 3 quality dusky flathead at their camp at Bribie Island.

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