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Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2018-10-04


Today's conditions will be good for offshore fishing right through into the weekend with winds north to northeasterly below 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon. Lighter westerly winds inshore in the early morning and seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow is looking great as well with winds Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the day and seas below 1 metre.There have been some good catches recently when conditions were workable. North Reef venus tusk fish, moses perch, snapper and this cracking nannygai. There have been some good corination trout, snapper,tuskfish and pearl perch for those who ventured as far as Sandy Cape. Cougar One fished Sunshine Reef where they caught snapper, pearl perch, grass sweetlip and coral trout." . Snapper, long tail tuna, tusk fish from the Gneerings. Snapper, pearl perch, cobia, jew and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Double Island Point has had good snapper, red emperor, large cod, a few trout, pearl perch, moses perch,and tusk fish. There have been good coral trout red emperor, snapper, pearl perch, hussar, tuskfish, sweetlip and a few  trevally, feeding around the 20nm reefs, East of the Wide Bay Bar

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: At present there have been several good catches of flathead throughout the river and golden trevally in the lower river. Noosaville has had good whiting and flathead with the bream around the structures. A few good catches of Jacks between the lakes. Worth putting the Crab pots in.

Maroochydore: Some big bream, few queenfish, trevally yesterday smashing the bait fish and plenty of good flathead around the the Cod Hole, Picnic Point and upstream to Bli Bli. Mangrove jack in the Creeks and middle river. Quality whiting and few bream between Chambers and Channel Island.

Mooloolaba: Bream and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Whiting from La Balsa and Sand basin and above McKenzies Bridge. Mangrove jack from the middle river. Try for bream, tailor and jew at night off the rocks at Point Cartwright.

Caloundra: When the wind settles try for whiting, bream and a few good flathead in the gutters along the beaches. Whiting and bream from Golden Beach. There have been plenty of good catches of quality flathead throughout the passage and in the creeks and along the skids. Mangrove jack and mud crabs feeding in the creeks.

Jew Ben Forgan

Ben Forgan with an 80 cm jew taken in his secret location on the Sunshine coast.

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