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Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2013-10-31

Offshore

South easterly's blowing at 10-15 knots and turning easterly late in the day and 1 meter seas are ideal offshore conditions for today. It's shaping up to be ideal conditions over the weekend, so ready the boats for a good session. Nice snapper to 7kg and pearl perch to 3.5kg from the Barwon Banks. Sweetlip, small snapper and parrot from the gneerings. School and spotty mackerel and a few long tail tuna from the close in reefs off Mooloolaba and Caloundra. Trout, cod and sweetlip from Sunshine Reef.

Estuary's

Noosa: Bream, flathead and whiting around the Noosa River mouth, along with trevally and a few tailor in Woods Bay and Weyba Creek. Good flathead along the Tewantin reach. It' s worth a try for jew and mangrove jack and mud crabs between Lakes.

Maroochydore: Plenty of mangrove jack taken in the middle-upper river and creeks. Some good whiting up to 35cm around the Bli Bli Islands, with smaller fish coming from the lower river. Flathead from Bli Bli stretch.

Kawana: Bream in the lower reaches of the Mooloolah River. Trevally feed along the rock walls in the lower river and from McKenzies Bridge. Jack in the canals and mud crabs in the deep holes in the upper reaches. Whiting from the yabbie banks in middle river.

Caloundra: Flathead on live bait and a few bream at night along the Boardwalk. Plenty of average flathead in the northern end of the passage. Some good whiting on the banks at Happy Valley. Jacks in Bells and Coochin Creek and Pelican Waters.

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Tate Snapper week ending 30-10-13

Tate and his mate fished the banks over night on Top Catch Charters for solid snapper to 7kg this week when the winds allowed them to get out.

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