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Local Fishing Report: Friday 2016-10-28

Offshore

Mondays New Moon Phase will have the fish feeding over the weekend and well into next week. Conditions better today and with a lighter afternoon sea breezes with winds northerly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly in the early afternoon and seas around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon. Okay conditions forecast for tomorrow with east to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the morning then decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening and seas below 1 metre. Snapper, tusk fish, pearl perch and cobia from the Hards. On Sunshine Reef, there’s coral trout, squire, grass sweetlip and pearl perch. Mackerel. Rat kingfish, snapper, sweetlip and tuna off Coolum. Tusk fish and sweetlip from Murphy’s Reef. Big bream, grass sweetlip and small snapper from Old Women Island.

Estuaries

Noosa: It will be worth fishing the beaches early with the lighter winds for dart and whiting.Several good flathead up to 80cm caught and released in the Frying Pan and lower river recently. A 48cm jack caught in the sound and big golden trevally feeding around the Sheraton Bridge. There a few good whiting feeding on top of the tide at the Noosa River mouth. Bream in the deep holes around the Frying Pan and Tewantin Marina. Try for flathead, moses perch and Jack in Weyba Creek.

Maroochydore: Still plenty of bait fish in the lower river. Flathead 60 to 86cm caught and released at the Bli Bli Bridge. Chopper tailor, hair tail and trevally from the Cod Hole. Reports of a few jack defending their territory in the upper reaches and up Petrie Creek. Flathead and estuary cod in Eudlo Creek. Mud crabs in the middle to upper reaches.

Kawana: The northerly sea breeze makes it tough to fish the beaches. Trevally at dawn and dusk along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River. Jack to 52cm, flathead 68cm and Cod in Parrearra Channel and around the twin bridge. Bream and trevally around the boat moorings. Mangrove jack and whiting in Mountain Creek. Bream and flathead in the Basin and mud crabs in the deep holes in the canals.

Caloundra: Mondays New Moon Phase will have the fish feeding over the weekend and well into next week. Flathead in the 50 to 60 cm range, 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. Trevally and jacks in Pelican Waters. Mud crabs in Coochin Creek and up the canals.

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55cm murphys

The Crews on Top Catch Charters have been getting a few good snapper lately.

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