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Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2017-12-02


Looking like a reasonable weekend ahead for fishing. Today’s conditions will become choppy through the morning with south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the morning with seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. Tomorrow will be similar with choppy conditions as winds will be southeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. Recently there have been good catches on local reefs with Cougar One fishing North Reef for snapper,  moses perch, tusk fish, gold spot cod, maori cod cobia and quality pearl perch. Maori cod, moses perch, pearl perch, tusk fish, snapper, trevally, grass sweetlip, spangled emperor and red throat emperor from Sunshine Reef. Sweetlip, venus tusk and snapper from Murphy’s Reef. Tusk fish, moses perch, pearl perch and snapper from Caloundra 12 mile. Moses Perch, Tusk fish, snapper to 60cm and a 4kg spangled emperor, pearl perch, mulloway and big  teraglin jewfish  taken from the middle of the Barwon Banks. Saddle tail sea perch, snapper, moses perch, aerolate cod, gold band snapper and pearl perch from Trekka 2’s recent trip to Double Island Point. Rainbow escape Charters caught big red emperor and Maori cod east of wide bay bar.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Plenty of flathead with a few good quality fish around the lower river. Big flathead, barred grunter, whiting and quality giant trevally in Woods bay and canals in Noosa Sound. Bream, flathead, grunter and whiting along Tewantin stretch. Mangrove Jack are feeding throughout the system. Mud crabs throughout the river and canal systems.

Maroochydore: Flathead from around Cotton Tree, the Cod Hole, Chambers Island and the creeks. Quality whiting feeding throughout the lower river on the banks under cover of the dirty water and particularly on the incoming tide where the clean sea water meets the dirty water. Mangrove jack in the snags and pylons in Petrie Creek. Mud crabs throughout the middle river.

Mooloolaba: With the dirty runoff water it is better to fish the lower river on the incoming tide where the incoming tide meets the runoff. Trevally, cod and bream off the rock walls and La Balsa stretch. Whiting from the flats above McKenzies bridge, the sand basin the lower river and in Mountain Creek. Mud crabs throughout including the lower river and canals.

Caloundra: Flathead, trevally and bream from the boardwalk. Whiting from Golden Beach on the banks and the few dart odd, bream and flathead feeding around the bar. Mangrove jack in Currimundi creek and in Pelican Waters Canal. There are a few good quality muddies flushed into the Passage and throughout all the creeks that feed into the Passage.

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Sharky Schembri Lake MacDonald Bass

Sharky (Tony) Schembri as usual had a good time at Lake MacDonald last weekend, where he took home his bag limit of quality Bass.

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