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Local Fishing Report: Friday 2014-11-28

Offshore

Looks like another day staying in more sheltered waters and bays with southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning easterly in the early afternoon, seas 1 to 1.5 metres and swells southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.  There‚Äôs been huge gold band snapper, red throat, snapper pearl perch and tusk fish from the banks. Mulloway and Spanish mackereland tusk fish on North Reef. Spanish and spotty Mackeral on Sunshine Reef and out from the national park. Snapper, sweetlip, maori cod and tusk fish have been taken from the Gneerings. School and spotty mackerel from Raper Shoal, the 5 mile, off Kings Beach, Arkwright Shoal and old women island.

Estuaries

Noosa: Flathead, bream, big whiting and trevally near the river mouth. Jack and big eyed trevally in Woods Bays. Bream and flathead from Noosaville and Tewantin. Good quality whiting up in the Frying Pan and opposite Munna Point and in Lake Cooroibah. Flathead and estuary cod in Weyba Creek. Mangrove jack in between the lakes and downstream to the Ferry Crossing.

Maroochydore: Giant, golden and big eye trevally in the Cod hole. Try for mangrove jack in Petrie Creek and Twin Waters Canals. Flathead and bream from Cotton Tree and around Chambers Island. There's been a few whiting up to 40cm in the lower and middle river. Mud crabs in the deeper channel of the middle and upper reaches, wih a predominance of large female crabs.

Kawana: Dart and whiting along the beaches, bream, flathead and whiting in the Mooloolah River. Bream with the bigger fish at night around the moorings and whiting in the lower reaches of the Mooloolah River. Flathead and mangrove jack in Kawana Canals and in Mountain Creek. Muddies on the move in the canal system.

Caloundra: Bream at dawn and dusk at Moffat Beach. Flathead, bream and golden trevally off the Boardwalk. Trevally, tarpon and jacks in Pelican Waters Canal. Whiting, mangrove jack and trevally opposite the Power Boat Club and at Bells Creek mouth. A few sand and mud crabs throughout Pumicestone Passage and in the creeks.

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Eddie Whiting Frying Pan

Eddie Hoskins showing off his good feed of whiting taken in the Frying Pan at Noosa

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