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Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2017-11-03


Looking like great fish feeding activity with Saturdays Full Moon phase having the fish feeding and on the bite right through the weekend and into next week. Winds and conditions for today are looking excellent for offshore fishing with winds variable 5 to 10 knots becoming east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day then tending east to northeasterly in the late evening and seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow and right through the weekend will have fantastic conditions with lighter winds and seas with winds, variable about 10 knots and seas below 1 metre, so be fuelled up and ready to go! North Reef for a few jew as a 14kg jew was taken on a live yakka, along with pearl perch, squire and teraglin jewfish.  The crews on Trekka 2 fished The Hards caught snapper, sea bream, iron jaw jobfish, rosy jobfish, spangled emperor, tusk fish, moses perch and pearl perch. The crews on Cougar One fished Sunshine Reef on Sunday morning where they caught pearl perch, red emperor, tusk fish and small snapper. Also quality amberjacks, parrot and snapper from Murphy’s Reef. Coral trout, big pearl perch, red emperor and amberjack wide of Double Island Point. Moses perch, venus tusk fish,  gold spot wrasse, pearl perch, snapper, hussar and gold band snapper from the Barwon Banks. There still picking up good quality red emperor along with coral trout, snapper, tuskies big amberjack, cobia, a few hussar and nice pearl perch 25nm NE of the Wide Bay Bar.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: The Full Moon over the weekend will have a few fish feeding. A few dart, whiting and bream off the beaches. A few good quality flathead, whiting and trevally the river mouth and in Woods bay and from the frying pan, Gympie terrace, Weyba Creek and Munna Point. A few fighting Mangrove Jack are feeding throughout the system, so target all the snaggy and structured sites for best results. Try for mud crabs throughout the river system

Maroochydore: Whiting feeding throughout the lower river particularly on the incoming tide. Flathead, grunter, golden trevally and bream in the Cod Hole. Few good quality mangrove jack showing up in the upper river around 48 and 54cm. Golden trevally from Twin waters. Whiting around and the Jet Ski Run. Mud crabs are moving in the middle and lower river, creeks and canals.

Mooloolaba: Golden trevally, cod and bream off the rock walls and La Balsa stretch. Whiting from the flats above McKenzies bridge and in Mountain Creek. Whiting and flathead from the sand basin. Mud crabs in the lower river and canals.

Caloundra: Flathead, golden trevally and bream from the boardwalk. Trevally, whiting and bream on the dirty water line on the making tide. Whiting from Golden Beach and the bar on the banks. Mud crabs are moving throughout the passage, the creeks creek and canals.

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David Magrove Jack

Keen angler, David Schouwenburg was fishing the local creeks by stealth in his fishing kayak for this feisty Mangrove Jack using a Zman soft plastic.

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