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Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2019-11-12

Offshore: Strong Wind Warning Today for Sunshine Coast Waters. Today conditions will be choppy early and probably rough to very rough for the rest of the day with winds north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending northerly 20 to 25 knots in the afternoon and increasing to 25 to 30 knots during the afternoon and evening and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon. Tomorrows conditions will be rough as well so stay in port and fish the river systems, with winds North to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending north to northeasterly 20 to 25 knots during the afternoon then tending northeast to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the evening and seas 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening. Sunshine Reefs had catches of squire, grass emperor, painted sweetlip and a purple rock cod or blue Maori cod. Double island Point has had good pearl perch, moses perch, gold spot cod, 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, sweetlip, cobia, spangled emperor and pearl perch from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Giant and golden trevally and good quality flathead being released 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 along the Tewantin stretch as well.

Maroochydore: Whiting throughout the lower river. The odd tailor, trevally and flathead in the Cod Hole zone. Several quality mangrove jack, GT's and Queenfish from the rock bars in the middle and upper river. A few mud crabs in the creeks.

Mooloolaba: Whiting from Mountain Creek and the La Balsa sand basin. Big bream and trevally from the Kawana boat ramp. Flathead and trevally in Mooloolaba Canals. Bream and Mangrove jack in the creeks and upper river and from the Parrearra Weir.

Caloundra: Whiting and some big flathead from Golden Beach. Big grunter the lower Passage and a few flathead south of Coochin Creek. Trevally, cod and mangrove jack in the creeks and Pelican Waters. Few mud crabs in the creeks.

Michael Sizer bream 

Keen angler Michael Sizer with a couple of 28/29cm bream for his dinner, taken off the Chambers Island Bridge, yesterday using his live and fresh herring he cast netted in the area.

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