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Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2019-11-02

Offshore: Today conditions will be choppy today with winds east to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon. Tomorrows conditions will be pretty good with winds northeasterly 10 to 15 knots and seas around 1 metre. North Reef has recently had jew to 15kg, on a micro jig and mahi mahi on a pilchard floater earlier in the week. While Cougar 1 crews, fished Sunshine and North Reefs this week for quality grassy sweetlip, moses perch, big cod, tusk fish and as well as good snapper. Double island Point has had good pearl perch ranging from 55cm to 65cm plus moses perch, gold spot cod, platinum snapper, grassy sweetlip and venus tusk. Spangled emperor, venus tuskfish and small snapper from Murphy's reef. Snapper, mack tuna and moses perch from Coolum Reef. Snapper, cobia, spangled emperor and pearl perch from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Giant and golden trevally, to 56cm a few queenies and good quality flathead being released in the 76 to 90cm range in the lower river and Woods Bays. A few good whiting showing up from throughout the river and the frying pan. Flathead, queenfish and bream some up to 34cm along the Tewantin stretch as well.

Maroochydore: Schools of herring still in the river. Whiting in the 35 to 40cm range on Thursday in the lower river. Worth trying the lower river and Cod Hole for tailor and at night for Jew. Big flathead in the middle river and around the creek mouths. Mangrove jack feeding and defending their territory and a few mud crabs in the creeks.

Mooloolaba: 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 Mangrove jack in the creeks and upper river and from the Parrearra Weir.

Caloundra: Whiting, some big flathead and bream from golden beach. Flathead along the drop off on the ebb tide. Trevally, cod and mangrove jack in the creeks and Pelican Waters. Few mud crabs in the creeks.

Bill Conn Tailor 

Bill Conn was fishing the Cod Hole on Thursday afternoon when he caught and released this 50cm tailor. Well done Bill!

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