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Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2017-11-08


Be prepared to stay in sheltered waters for the next couple of days or more as winds and conditions will be rough for today with southeasterly 20 to 25 knots and seas 1.5 to 2 metres. Tomorrow wind conditions will be similar with winds southeasterly 20 to 30 knots and seas 2 to 2.5 metres. When conditions improve maybe next week the way things are going with the blocking weather pattern you will need to be ready to go and try local reefs like, North Reef for snapper, moses perch, tusk fish, sea bream, trag jew and quality pearl perch. D.I.P has had good pearl perch, Maori cod, tusk fish, moses perch, goldband snapper, squire, gold spot cod and mulloway.  Sunshine Reef there’s  pearl perch, red emperor, tusk fish and small snapper. Also amberjacks, sweetlip parrot and snapper from Murphy’s Reef. Moses perch, venus tusk fish,  gold spot wrasse, pearl perch, snapper, hussar and gold band snapper from the Barwon Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Try in the shelter of headlands for tailor, jew, bream and trevally. A few good quality flathead caught and released up to 80cm, 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: A quality tailor taken at the Cod Hole and a 62cm flathead at Chambers Island . Whiting feeding throughout the lower river particularly on the incoming tide. Few good quality mangrove jack showing up in the upper river. Whiting up to 38cm taken of the sand banks around Bli Bli. Plenty of reports good mud crabs are moving in the middle and lower river, creeks and canals.

Mooloolaba: Golden trevally, a few decent cod and bream off the rock walls and La Balsa stretch. Whiting from the flats above McKenzies bridge and in Mountain Creek. Few jack showing up in the upper river and around the structures in the canals,Whiting and flathead from the sand basin. Mud crabs in the lower river and canals.

Caloundra: Flathead, trevally and bream from the boardwalk. Whiting from Golden Beach on the banks and the odd tailor still feeding around the bar. Mud crabs and Mangrove jack in Currimundi Lake and around structures and snaggy areas and moving throughout the passage, the creek and canals.

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Have a look at 9 year old Lachlan Krechting who caught his first feisty, mangrove jack in Currimundi Lake.

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