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Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2016-10-22

Offshore

Conditions may be okay today but with a northerly sea breeze chop, as winds increase through the day with winds north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots before turning northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening and seas 1 to 1.5 metres. However, tomorrow conditions will become rough as the day progresses, as  winds  start off nice with northwest to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending southeast to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the morning then becoming southeasterly 20 to 30 knots during the day with seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning. Wild Thing 2 fished Double Island on Thursday for amberjack, tuskies, moses perch, pearlies, coral bream and this quality spangled emperor,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 baitfish in the lower river. A huge Queenfish estimated at 1 to1.2m seen being caught near the Cod Hole this week. Flathead 60 to 86cm caught and released at the Bli Bli Bridge yesterday. 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 to 52cm, flathead 68cm 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: Quality 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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Evie hagens chambers bridge 53cm herring

Keen angler Evie Hagens landed this 53 cm flathead as well as a 38cm trevally and then another 56cm flathead an hour later on dusk off the Chambers Is Bridge on Wednesday this week.

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