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Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2018-11-28


Strong Wind Warning for today in Sunshine Coast Waters. Today's conditions will be pretty rough so stay in sheltered waters, with winds northerly 20 to 25 knots tending north to northwesterly before dawn, reaching up to 30 knots offshore during the morning. Winds shifting west to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots inshore south of Maroochydore in the late afternoon, with southwesterly winds extending throughout in the evening, with seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Tomorrow, conditions will improve particularly close inshore and in the afternoon with winds westerly 15 to 20 knots shifting easterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon and seas 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. 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 and Caloundra, like yellow tail kingfish, cobia, long tail tuna, tusk fish including some good snapper, jew and red emperor.Snapper, pearl perch, cobia, jew and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Double Island Point recently had a few big red emperor to 12 kg, good tusk fish, moses perch, coral cod, pearl perch a few quality 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, still feeding and Cod Hole area and down steam to around Chambers Island. Flathead to 60cm from Chambers Island and Picnic Point and through the south channel. Cod, tarwhine, 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, trevally and a few mud crabs from the creeks that feed into the Pumicestone Passage. The Flathead, whiting and bream from Golden Beach.

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Keen angler, Cameron Sullivan with a hard fighting golden trevally caught between the Cod Hole and Chambers Island.

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