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Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2019-10-31

Offshore: Today conditions will be pretty good with winds east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots and seas below 1 metre. Tomorrows conditions will be similar and pretty good early in the day with winds easterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly during the afternoon and seas around 1 metre. Matthew Graham reported we had a great day at North Reef on Friday. First up, we caught and released a 2.4m sailfish. Then later I boated a 15kg, 102cm jewfish on a micro jig and then Bruce Sharland caught a mahi mahi on a pilchard floater. Both released after a few pixs. Wild Thing 2 went up to Double island Point Saturday on a nine hour (full day) trip. The morning punch up there was good with light northerlies. There was a very strong current to the south the whole day using 16oz to get to the bottom. We caught good pearl perch ranging from 55cm to 65cm plus moses perch, gold spot cod, platinum snapper, grassy sweetlip and venus tusk. Spotty mackerel and coral trout from Sunshine Reef. Spangled emperor, venus tuskfish and small snapper from Murphy's reef. Snapper, mack tuna and moses perch from Coolum Reef. Snapper and pearl perch from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Big flathead throughout the lower river and in Weyba Creek. Giant trevally, a few queenies and flathead in Woods Bays. A few good whiting showing up from throughout the river and the frying pan. Flathead, queenfish and bream along the Tewantin stretch as well.

Maroochydore: Schools of herring still in the river. Whiting in the lower river. Worth trying the lower river and Cod Hole 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 jack from the Parrearra Weir.

Caloundra: Whiting, 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.

Luke Mangrove Jack 

The Mangrove Jack are alive and well in Sunny Coast creeks and will be right through summer, here is Luke Opelt with a nice mangrove jack caught Monday night around 11pm, up in one of the creeks.

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