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Local Fishing Report: Monday 2018-11-26


Today's conditions will be good with winds west to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, tending north to northeasterly in the afternoon and east to southeasterly in the evening and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Tomorrow will be okay as well with northeasterly 10 to 15 knots and seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the evening. 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  recently with snapper to 97cm on a Deep End Fishing Charter and other quality snapper, red emperor to 75cm, with the one red weighing in at 9kg, caught by Eric Frei in his own boat. 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: Goldens, GT's and queenfish in the lower river. Flathead, bream and queenfish in the Woods Bays. GT's around the Coast Guard zone. Plenty of flathead up in Cooroibah, mangrove jacks in the snaggy and structure areas in the upper river system and creeks. Worth putting the crab pots in!

Maroochydore: Trevally and a few tailor around the 50 cm size range, still feeding, along with a few 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 from Bli Bli. Keep putting the pots out, as there has been a few keeper bucks along with many under size to release.

Mooloolaba; Bream and trevally from the boat moorings. Some good whiting and flathead from La Balsa Sand basin. Estuary 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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Here is a recent catch of nice coronation trout taken on a Deep End Fishing Charter out of Mooloolaba.

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