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Local Fishing Report: Friday 2016-10-21

Offshore

More good conditions today particularly in the morning, with winds easterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly during the morning and seas around 1 metre. Tomorrow may be okay but with a northerly choppy sea breeze as winds increase, with a north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 20 knots before turning northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening with seas 1 to 1.5 metres. Wild Thing 2 fished Double Island for snapper, grassies, trag jew, mulloway and scarlet sea perch. Chardon's for pearl perch, tuskies, moses, trag, lippers, Maoris, goldspot cod and an estimated 10kg scarlet sea perch. There have been snapper and grassy sweetlip at Murphys and Currimundi Reefs and yellowtail king at the Inner Gneerings and Mooloolaba Blinker. Snapper, tusk fish, pearl perch and cobia from the Hards. On Sunshine Reef, there’s coral trout, squire, grass sweetlip and pearl perch. Mackerel. Coral trout, sweetlip and mac tuna from Coolum Reef.

Estuaries

Noosa: Noosa River Fishing Safari’s crew caught and released an 80cm flathead using a prawn bait. There a few good whiting feeding in the lower river as well as trevally on top of the tide at the Noosa River mouth. Bream in the deep holes around the Frying Pan and Tewantin Marina, Flathead to 60 cm, moses perch and Jacks in Weyba Creek. Jack and mud crabs between Tewantin and Lake Cooroibah.

Maroochydore: Heaps of herring baitfish still in the lower river. A huge Queenfish estimated at 1 to1.2m seen being caught near the Cod Hole this week. Flathead to 68cm in Petrie and Eudlo Creeks, giant and golden trevally at the Cod Hole area and 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 upper reaches.

Kawana: Dart and whiting along Kawana Beach, trevally at dawn and dusk along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River. Jack, flathead and Cod in Parrearra Channel and around the twin bridge. Bream, Gar and trevally around the boat moorings. Bream and flathead in the Basin and mud crabs in the deep holes in the canals

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 holes of the northern passage. Mud crabs in Coochin Creek and up the canals.

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7kg spangled from the banks

This keen angler on board Top Catch Charters did well with a hard fighting 7kg spangled emperor, at the Barwon Banks.

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