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Local Fishing Report: Friday 2015-09-18


Strong Wind Warning today for Sunshine Coast Waters as winds will start out west to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning south to southeasterly 20 to 25 knots early in the morning. Winds reaching up to 30 knots during the afternoon and evening.  Seas below 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning. Conditions will settle down tomorrow afternoon and hopefully by Sunday you can expect good fishing in these areas, Sunshine Reef's had moses perch, venus tusk fish, slate bream, coral bream and coral trout. North Reef's had catches of moses perch, teraglin jewfish, venus tusk fish, sweetlip, gold spot cod and coral trout. Grassy sweetlip, spangled emperor and small snapper on Murphys Reef, Arkwright Shoal and the Inner Gneerings, pearl perch and amberjack at Wide Caloundra, snapper at Caloundra 5 Mile and the NW Fairway Buoy, longtail tuna offshore from Moffat Beach. Grass sweetlip, snapper and spangled emperor from Murphy's Reef. Snapper, school mackerel and bream at Raper Shoal.


Noosa: The beaches will be blown out for most of today so try the sheltered areas. There's the odd big whiting to 38cm showing up in the lower river and tailor early morning at the Noosa River mouth and Frying Pan. Flathead, bream and whiting along the ski run at Tewantin and sand crabs in the lower reaches. Golden trevally, queenfish and solid flathead in Woods Bay.

Maroochydore: Chopper tailor at the river mouth. Flathead from Bli Bli, Chambers Island and the Cod Hole including a 60cm dusky. Still a few big bream off Chambers Island and in the river mouth particularly over night. Bream, trevally and flathead between the Cod Hole. School jew in the deeper holes between Bli Bli bridge and Coolum Creeks. Mud crabs from the wetland stretch and in the canals.

Kawana: Try for tailor and jew at dawn and dusk along Kawana Beach over the weekend when the wind settles back and bream and tailor along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth. Still a few good bream and golden trevally from the moorings, rock walls and lower river with better quality fish over night and dawn and dusk. Flathead, bream and gar in the Basin and flathead. Trevally, flathead and mud crabs in Mountain Creekand the canals.

Caloundra: Still bream along the beaches, squid off the rocks at Moffat Beach. Bream and a few mangrove jack showing up in the canals. Try on the tip of Bribie Island for tailor, flathead and whiting. Good quality flathead along the drop offs throughout the Passage. Whiting at the mouth of Coochin and Bells Creeks and school jew near Pelican Waters Bridge.

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Rebecca Aslin 65cm Snapper YT King

Last week Rebecca Aslin landed this yellow tail kingfish out on the Gneerings

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