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Local Fishing Report: Friday 2016-10-14

Offshore

Conditions will be pretty rough with a Strong Wind Warning for Sunshine Coast Waters. Winds will be southeasterly 25 to 30 knots decreasing to 20 to 25 knots in the late afternoon with seas  2 to 3 metres. Conditions easing back tomorrow with Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning easterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening. Looks like it will be best to fish in sheltered waters!

Estuaries

Noosa: There a few good whiting feeding in the lower river. A 2kg grunter bream taken in the Woods Bay, while Noosa River Fishing Safari, caught and released a 75cm flathead in the same area. Flathead, moses perch and Jacks in Weyba Creek. Jack and mud crabs along the Tewantin stretch.

Maroochydore: Heaps of herring baitfish in the lower river. Flathead in Petrie and Eudlo Creeks and golden trevally to 59cm from around Chambers Island. Jack in the upper reaches and a few whiting from Bli Bli, the mouth of Eudlo Creek and the lower river. Mud crabs in the deeper holes of the middle river.

Kawana: Sundays Full Moon will have the fish feeding for several days either side of the moon phase. Dart in the gutters along the beach. Golden trevally on floated pillies along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth. Jack, flathead and Cod in Parrearra Channel and around the twin bridge. Bream, Gar and trevally around the boat moorings.

Caloundra: Flathead in the Blue Hole and at the entrance to Coochin Creek. Whiting opposite Bells Creek and along Golden Beach. Jew, mangrove jack showing up in the creeks and bigger bream at night in the deeper hole of the northern passage. Mud crabs in Coochin Creek and up the canals.

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58cm cal 9nm

Top Catch Charters caught this 58cm Red Emperor (Legal size limit 55cm) on the Caloundra 9 Mile. Remember, you can now check Legal Size limits and more, for species by using the new DPI, Qld Recreational Fishing Guide App.

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