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Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2019-10-05

Offshore: Great conditions today with winds east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to northeasterly about 10 knots in the afternoon with seas around 1 metre. Tomorrow will have excellent conditions with winds east to northeasterly about 10 knots and seas below 1 metre. So be ready to go! Cougar One skipper Nat Turner fished North Reef where they caught some cracking Moses perch, Maori cod, grass sweetlip, tusk fish, snapper and red emperor. Also at Double Island Point on Sunday where the fish were biting all day and we managed to get our bag limit of snapper to about 4kg, plus amberjack, samson fish, plenty of tuskies and some delicious gold spot wrasse. Laguna Bay has had nice squire and cobia to 13kg . Cobia and grass sweetlip from Jew Shoal. North Reef had cobia, jewfish, pearl perch, Moses perch and venus tusk fish. Sunshine Reef had good snapper, tusk fish, Moses perch, bonito, longtail tuna, grass emperor and school mackerel. Cod, sweetlip, snapper and tusk fish from Coolum. Pearl perch, snapper, tusk fish and tuna from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: There's been some good bream, flathead and queenfish feeding in the lower reaches, there's also a few good trevally in Woods Bay' Quality whiting in good numbers throughout the lower river. Flathead, queenfish and bream between the lakes. Flathead from the river mouth and frying pan.

Maroochydore: On the low tide the water is a bit dirty after the rains, so be ready to go crabbing. Bream and quality flathead from the river mouth. Big flathead in the middle river. Flathead, bream and trevally under the motorway bridge. Whiting throughout the lower river. Mangrove jack in the creeks and upper river. Trevally and flathead up Eudlo Creek.

Mooloolaba: Mangrove jack in the Bightwater canal. Whiting from Mountain Creek and the La Balsa sand basin. Bream, cod and trevally from the boat moorings. Cod, mangrove jack and flathead from the twin bridges. Flathead and trevally in Mooloolaba Canals.

Caloundra: Cod, jack, flathead and the odd mud crab in Coochin Creek. Big flathead between the bar and golden beach. Elbow slapper whiting throughout the northern passage. Trevally, cod and mangrove jack in Pelican Waters. Few mud crabs in the creeks that flow into the Passage.

Iggie Wibisana 

Here is keen young angler Iggie Wibisana with a 27cm bream, one of the many bream caught and released from along Bradman Av, in the Maroochy River, using mullet fillets.

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