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Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2019-10-12

Offshore: Pretty good conditions apart from the possible storms for the weekend as we head into Mondays Full Moon Phase as, winds today will be north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming south to southeasterly with the passage of a trough through the afternoon and evening. Winds gusty and variable with thunderstorms, and variable about 10 knots as the trough moves through with seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow will be good in the morning with winds and seas rising during the afternoon as winds will be south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the evening. North Reef has had cobia and jew fish around the bait schools, along with quality snapper, grass sweetlip, Maori cod and some big pearl perch. Double Island Point theres been good snapper to about 4kg, plus amberjack, plenty of tuskies and some gold spot wrasse. Sunshine Reef big tusk fish, grass sweetlip and cobia. Spangled emperor, snapper, amberjack and yellowtail kingfish from the Barwon Banks. Snapper, tusk fish and tuna from Mooloolaba 8 mile reef.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: A few quality jew feeding throughout the river, particularly as we go through the weekend and Mondays Full Moon Phase. From Jimmy Free, Noosa River Fishing Safaris, reports good caught and released fish down near the mouth by Jo White with her 82cm flathead and her brother Kevin Darbison with his 86cm fish. Trevally and queenfish in Woods Bay. Whiting from dog beach, river mouth and the frying pan. Flathead, queenfish and bream between the lakes and along Tewantin stretch.

Maroochydore: Quality flathead and whiting from Cotton Tree. Allan Buxton has caught and released 2, under regulation size Jew to 72cm recently, so getting closer to legal sized. Quality jew off the beaches and at Yaroomba. Big flathead in the middle river. Golden and giant trevally under the motorway bridge. Mangrove jack and estuary cod in the creeks. Mud crabs potted up the creeks.

Mooloolaba: Be worth fishing Pt Cartwright overnight on the weekend for Jew. Whiting from Mountain Creek and the La Balsa sand basin. Bream and trevally from the boat moorings. Flathead and trevally in Mooloolaba Canals. Cod and trevally from Kawana Waters. Bream and jack from the Parrearra Weir.

Caloundra: Whiting, flathead and bream from golden beach. Flathead in the deeper channels of the northern passage and in the mouth of Coochin Creek. Trevally, cod and mangrove jack in Pelican Waters. Few mud crabs in the creeks.

Jack Billie Jo Barnes 

Check out Billie-Jo Barnes with a catch and release Mangrove Jack from the Upper reaches oif the Maroochy River this week!

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