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Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2019-09-04

Offshore: Great conditions offshore with winds variable about 10 knots becoming northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the early morning then becoming variable about 10 knots in the early afternoon, with seas below 1 metre Conditions tomorrow will be very good with a bit of chop with a northerly seabreeze in th afternoon with winds variable below 10 knots becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon and seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the evening. Double Island Points had good snapper, pearlies and cobia as well as quality scarlet sea perch. Cougar One skipper Nat Turner fished North Reef on Sunday where they caught quality Maori cod, snapper, Moses perch and Venus tusk fish. Chardon's Reef has had for nice snapper, Maori cod and Moses perch. Sunshine Reef's also had good snapper, tusk fish, Moses perch, bonito, longtail tuna, grass emperor and school mackerel. Grass sweetlip and snapper snapper from Old Women Island. Snapper, Maori cod, and venus tusk fish from the Gneerings. Pearl perch, snapper, tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile. Good quality snapper, grassy sweetlip, pearlies, tusk fish and cobia. pearl perch and tusk fish from the Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Bream around structures at the river mouth. Big eye trevallyto 55cm and hard fighting queenfish in Woods Bays. Big flathead opposite Gympie Terrace. Tewantin stretrch and Lake Cooroibah are fishing well for bream, flathead, school jew, trevally and queenfish.

Maroochydore: Try for a few whiting on the incoming ride around ths sand banks in the lower river. Flathead in the middle reaches of the river. Still good bream at the river mouth and in the south channel. Whiting and flathead in the mouth of Eudlo Creek. iant Trevally from the middle river.

Mooloolaba: Worth a fish in the gutters or off Pt Cartwright for bream, jew and tailor. Still a few mud crabs in the estuaries to be potted.Bream and several dusky flathead and golden trevally from the boat moorings and canals. Cod, bream and flathead from the twin bridges.

Caloundra: Bream and flathead in Coochin Creek. Whiting off the sand Banks and bream in the deeper holes and channels of the passage. Bream and trevally in Pelican Waters. Get ready to pot a few muddie in September.

Melanie Ottaway 

Melanie Ottaway her standout Maori Cod taken aboard Cougar One on North Reef on Sunday.

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