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Local Fishing Report: Sunday 2015-11-22

Offshore

There will be better conditions this morning as winds will be north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the morning. Winds tending east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the late morning or early afternoon. A southerly change 15 to 20 knots possibly reaching  southern waters during the morning. Seas below 1 metre. Wild Thing 2 spent the day at the Barwon Banks on Friday and came back with snapper, moses perch, jewfish, cobia, venus tusk fish, mowong, spangled emperor, hussar and mahi mahi. Dave Hirst trolled his trolled Halco Laser Pro lure, off Sunshine Reef last  Wednesday for a 11kg wahoo. A few quality mahi mahi North Reef and Sunshine Reef. North Reef's had pearl perch and sweetlip and Chardons Reef has had good catches of jew. The crews on Top Catch Charters have taken good cobia and sweetlip and the odd red emperor from the 9 Mile and Murphies reef's as well as a 65cm sweetlip from Currimundi. The Barwon Banks which has been producing amberjack to 26kg, pearl perch, hussar, sea bream, moses perch, venus tusk fish and mowong.

Estuaries

Noosa: Worth fishing for quality flathead and mangrove jack in the Woods Bay. There's been plenty of good flathead, bream, whiting and trevally at the Noosa River mouth and along the Noosaville reach. In Weyba Creek there a few quality sand crabs, bream and a few quality whiting. Mangrove jack in Noosa Sound and between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Still plenty of herring bait fish throughout the lower river. Whiting and bream around Chambers Island. A few good flathead and jew at night in the Cod Hole. A few good mangrove jack to 56cm yesterday showing up in the upper river in places like Eudlo, Petrie and Coolum Creek's and Dunethin Rock area. Flathead and bream from the mouth of Eudlo Creek. Whiting and bream from Picnic Point. Mud crab in Eudlo creek, Bli Bli reach and the upper river and a few reasonable sand crabs in the lower reaches

Kawana: Flathead, bream, dart and whiting along the beaches, trevally along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth. Trevally, bream to 35cm and gar from the boat mooring and in the Kawana canals. Flathead and whiting in the sand basin and trevally around Minyama Island. Trevally and flathead from Mountain Creek. Mangrove jack in the middle river around the snaggy banks.

Caloundra: Flathead and mulloway inside Caloundra Bar. Try for queenfish and trevally on live bait around Military Jetty and the Boardwalk. Good flathead with some over the maximum size released and trevally from Military jetty area. Trevally and mangrove jack around the rock bars, bridge pylons and pontoons. showing up in the canals and creeks that feed into the passage. Catches of sand crabs in the passage and muddies in the creeks.

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Backpacker, Dominic had a good time out with his crazy mates on a BBQ Boat, taking this nice flathead in Petrie Creek.

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