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Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2019-11-26

Offshore: Conditions will be a bit choppy today with winds, starting off as northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly 15 to 20 knots during the morning, with seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening. Tomorrow will maybe have okay conditions close inshore but choppy out wide, with winds north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting easterly during the afternoon and seas 1 to 2 metres. Cougar One skipper Nat Turner ran a nine hour charter to Double Island Point on Saturday. We had pretty good conditions with light northerly winds and little current run. The fishing was nothing short of exceptional. We bagged out on snapper in a few minutes while the pearl perch and goldband snapper stood out. Then on Sunday Nat went back to DIP where the day was all about the scarlet sea perch, nearly everyone on the boat landed one, along with plenty of snapper, pearl perch, jewfish and venus tusk fish. Dolphin fish, sweetlip, coral trout, snapper and venus tusk fish from Sunshine Reef. Deep End fishing charters fished the northern Banks for pig fish, venus tusk, pearl perch, slatey bream and hussar. Some good size Morwong, pan size snapper, moses perch, estuary cod, grassy sweetlip and big Cobia from Coolum Reef. Sweetlip, moses perch, spangled emperor and Venus tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile. Spotty mackerel and small snapper form Caloundra 5 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Trevally' bream and big flathead being caught and some released in the lower river and Woods Bay areas. 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: Whiting throughout the lower river. Trevally and flathead in the Cod Hole. Several quality mangrove jack, cod and trevally in the creeks and upper river. A few mud crabs in the creeks.

Mooloolaba: Whiting from Mountain Creek area. A few good bream, plenty of nice flathead and trevally in the lower river and around the moorings. Bream and Mangrove jack in the creeks and upper river and from the Parrearra Weir.

Caloundra: Whiting and some big flathead from Golden Beach. Trevally, cod and mangrove jack in the creeks and Pelican Waters. Few sand crabs between the bar and Bells Creek.

Jeff Morwong

Local angler Jeff Vere with a Queensland Morwong, aka Blackall or Slatey Bream, taken on a local reef on Sunday.They are surprisingly okay to eat, a lot like a big bream in texture and flavour. No bones at all, so I don't know where the bad rap comes from. A spicy recipe helps add some flavour.

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