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Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2014-09-16

Offshore

Winds are Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore early in the morning, tending northwest to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon then tending west to northwesterly in the late evening. Seas will be decreasing to 1m by midday, with a 1-1.5m E/SE swell. There have been reports of tuna feeding close in along the coast. Good snapper, sweetlip and parrot from the Blinker. Snapper, Spanish mackerel and tusk fish from Sunshine Beach. Tusk fish, snapper, Maori Cod from the Caloundra 9 mile.

Estuaries

Noosa: Golden trevally to 53cm off Gympie terrace and excellent quality whiting in the Frying Pan. A 54cm mangrove jack taken in the lower river over the weekend. Whiting along the Noosaville stretch. Flathead, Cale Cale, golden, diamond and giant trevally in Woods Bays. Quality bream from the Marina, in the channel at Tewantin and in Lake Cooroibah.

Maroochydore: Trevally to 50cm off Chambers Is. Sand crabs are moving in the big tides in the lower river and at Godfries Rd. A few good mud crab throughout. Whiting to 35cm from the black banks, Chambers Island and plenty of bream 25 to 30 cm throughout. School sized flathead in Petrie Creek.

Kawana: Some good trevally in the lower river. Big bream around the mooring on the incoming tide over night. Bream and a few tailor around the high tide from the rock wall. Whiting and flathead in sand basin. Sand crabs in the lower river and mud crabs in the canals and around Kawana Way.

Caloundra: A few trevally on the high tide in Pelican Waters. Bream and whiting on the banks opposite Golden Beach and off the tip of Bribie. Flathead and whiting in Bells Creek. Mangrove jack and golden trevally in Coochin creek. Whiting and flathead in Currimundi Lake.

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Cale Cale Woods Bays

Cale Cale and other species of trevally have been very active in Woods Bays this week with the locals have plenty of fun on light gear.

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