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Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2017-11-29


Excellent offshore conditions today with winds easterly 10 to 15 knots with seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow there will be similar good conditions with winds easterly 10 to 15 knots and seas below 1 metre. North and Sunshine reefs have had gold spot estuary cod, grass sweetlip, and a couple of good cobia, snapper, red emperor, trag jew, coral trout, moses perch, venus tusk fish and reasonable Maori cod.  Spanish mackerel, long tail tuna, grass sweetlip and venus tusk fish from the Blinker. Also amberjacks, sweetlip parrot and snapper from Murphy’s Reef. Tusk fish, moses perch, pearl perch and Spanish mackerel  from Caloundra 12 mile. Double Island Point has had had  Cobia,  pearl perch, Maori cod, tusk fish, moses perch, gold band snapper, gold spot cod and jew.  Off Rainbow Beach there have been catches of good pearl perch big red emperor, snapper and tusk fish around the 12nm reefs east the Wide Bay Bar.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead, bream and quality grunter from the river mouth. Big flathead, grunter, whiting and quality giant trevally in Woods bay and canals in Noosa Sound. Bream, flathead, grunter and whiting along Tewantin stretch. Mangrove Jacks in Noosa Sound in the creeks and up river around structures and snags. Mud crabs throughout the river and canal systems.

Maroochydore: Trevally and a 50cm grunter bream between Chambers Island and the Cod Hole boat ramp. 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. Jacks and cod from McKenzies bridge on the high tide. Trevally, cod and bream off the rock walls and La Balsa stretch. Whiting from the sand basin in the lower river. Jacks and trevally from Minyama Island. Mud crabs throughout including the lower river and canals.

Caloundra: Flathead, a few golden trevally and bream from the boardwalk. Whiting from Golden Beach and the banks throughout the northern passage. Dart, bream and flathead feeding around the bar. Grunter and flathead from Bells creek. Muddies throughout the Passage and the creeks that feed into the Passage.

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J BongertmanGrunter Bream50cm

John Bongertman’s 50cm grunter bream or (barred/spotted javelin-fish or spotted grunter fish, legal size 40cm) taken on Monday between the Motorway Bridge and Chambers Island.

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