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Local Fishing Report: Friday 2016-09-30

Offshore

Wind will be north to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds tending southwest to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots from the west during the morning, with 2 to 3 metres seas, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning. Yellowtail king fish, trevally and snapper from the Blinker. Spanish mackerel on trolled slimy mackerel between Old Women Island and the Blinker.  At Big Hall's reef where there’s  been snapper in the 2kg to 2.5kg range and a 17kg cobia taken. On Sunshine Reef, there’s coral trout, snapper, tusk fish, pearl perch and grass sweetlip. A few spotty mackerel and mac tuna off Coolum. Spotty mackerel and tuna from the northern end of Bribie.

Estuaries

Noosa: Dart, whiting, bream and tarwhine along the beach gutters from Teewah to freshwater. Whiting in the frying pan area. Flathead, trevally and bream at the river mouth. Bream, flathead and trevally in the Woods Bays. Flathead , moses perch and jacks in Weyba Creek. Grunter, mangrove jack and mud crabs along the Tewantin stretch. Whiting and flathead at the mouth of lake Cooroibah.

Maroochydore: Tailor to 70cm from the river mouth over night. Bream, tailor, trevally and jew around the Cod Hole at dawn and dusk. Flathead to 70cm from Chambers Island and 88cm from Picnic Point. Flathead and trevally in Petrie Creek. Whiting from muller park, chambers Island and twin waters. Mud crabs in the deeper holes of the middle river.

Kawana: Jacks and cod in Parrearra Channel and under the twin bridges. Mangrove jack around structure in the upper river. A few golden trevally and a few GT’s in the Kawana Canals. Bream, gar and trevally around the boat moorings and rock walls. Flathead and whiting in the Basin.

Caloundra: Flathead in the blue hole and at the entrance to Coochin Creek. Whiting on the banks between Bullock Beach and Bells Creek. Trevally and bream off the boardwalk. Jew and bigger bream at night in the deeper hole of the northern passage. Mud crabs in Coochin Creek and up the canals. Mangrove jack, cod, trevally and bream in Pelican Waters canal.

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Lara Linder Whiting

Lara Lindner caught a nice summer whiting while fishing from chambers Island with her family his week.

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