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Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2019-10-16

Offshore: Choppy to rough conditions particularly later in the afternoon and evening as, winds today will be ortherly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon and reaching up to 25 knots in the evening with seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon. Tomorrow will be pretty ordinary conditions as well with choppy to rough conditions from the northerlies as winds will be northerly 15 to 25 knots turning northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the evening with seas well up there at 1.5 to 2.5 metres. When conditions improve be ready to go as the fish have been on local reefs recently! Joel Hautala caught a monster 25kg cobia at North Reef on Sunday. Also at North Reef there's been jew along with quality snapper, grass sweetlip, Maori cod and some big pearl perch. Double Island Point there's been good snapper to about 4kg, plus amberjack, plenty of tuskies and some gold spot wrasse. Sunshine Reef big tusk fish, grass sweetlip and cobia. Spangled emperor, snapper, amberjack and yellowtail kingfish from the Barwon Banks. Snapper, tusk fish and tuna from Mooloolaba 8 mile reef.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: There have been plenty of quality dusky flathead taken throughout the river over the past week, many of them released in the 65cm to 86cm range. Trevally and queenfish in Woods Bay. Whiting from dog beach, river mouth and the frying pan. Flathead, queenfish and bream between the lakes and along Tewantin stretch.

Maroochydore: Quality flathead ain Eudlo Creek and in the Northern Channel and whiting from Cotton Tree. Quality jew off the beaches and at Yaroomba. Big flathead in the middle river. Golden and giant trevally under the motorway bridge. Mangrove jack in the creeks. Mud crabs potted up the creeks and canals.

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 in the deeper channels of the northern passage and in the mouth of Coochin Creek. Trevally, cod and mangrove jack in Pelican Waters. Few mud crabs in the creeks.

Finn Horton Stephens 

Keen Local angler Finn Horton-Stephens with one of the quality dusky flathead he caught and released in the Maroochy River last weekend.

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