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Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2013-11-20

Offshore

South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to southeasterly below 10 knots during the afternoon and evening, and Friday, Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning east to northeasterly below 10 knots in the afternoon. Mackerel, pearl perch and sweetlip from Caloundra 9 mile. Spotty and spanish mackerel from Coolum, currimundi and the 5 and 9 mile. Jew out wide of North Reef. Snapper, sweetlip, red throat, cobia and trout from Sunshine and spotty mackerel in Laguna bay.

Estuary's:

Noosa: Trevally and the odd yellowtail kingfish have been taken at the carpark rocks at the river mouth. Whiting, flathead and school jew from the lower river. Flathead throughout the Noosa River and in Weyba Creek. Try for jacks and the odd threadfin between the lakes.

Maroochydore: A few good flathead to 62cm in the lower river. Whiting in the canals and off Chambers Island. Mangrove jack at dawn and dusk in the in both canal systems and around the rock bars and bridges throughout the river. Flathead and school jew along the Bli Bli reach.

Kawana: Trevally, jacks and cod around McKenzies Bridge area. Jack in the canals and mud crabs in the deep holes in the upper reaches. Whiting in Mountain Creek reach. Bream and trevally form the moorings.

Caloundra: Trevally around the mouth of Coochin Creek. Sand crabs in the channels. Flathead on the drop offs in the northern end of the passage. Whiting off the sand banks in the top end of the passage. Mangrove jack in the creeks and canals.

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62cm Flathead whitebait John Rubulis

John Rubulis with 62cm flathead caught on whitebait in shallows of lower reaches on making tide.

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