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Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2016-10-29

Offshore

Mondays New Moon Phase will have the fish feeding over the weekend and well into next week. Good conditions today with a light afternoon sea breezes with winds northeasterly 10 to 15 knots and seas below 1 metre.  Choppy sea breeze conditions forecast for tomorrow with northeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning northerly during the evening and seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening. 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 and the Cod Hole areas and estuary cod in Eudlo Creek. Chopper tailor, hair tail and trevally from the Cod Hole this week. Reports of a few jack defending their territory in the upper reaches and up Petrie Creek. Flathead and estuary cod in Eudlo Creek. Reports of several full buck mud crabs in the middle to upper reaches.

Kawana: Worth fishing the beaches early for dart, whiting and flathead ahead of the choppy seabreeze. 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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Robert W2trev 1

Yes I know, it’s another photo yesterday of my mate Robert Whiting, but in another week he will he going back home to England to freeze his butt off, for another year!.

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