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Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2016-10-13

Offshore

Looking like reasonable conditions early, but increasing to become pretty rough through the late morning and afternoon with a Strong Wind Warning for Sunshine Coast Waters. Winds will start off variable about 10 knots, tending southwest to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the morning ahead of a south to southeasterly change 20 to 30 knots extending from the south in the afternoon. Seas will be below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon, then increasing to 2.5 to 3 metres by early evening. Similar conditions for most of tomorrow with southeasterly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots during the evening. Looks like the next few days you will have to fish in sheltered waters!

Estuaries

Noosa: There a a few good whiting beginning to feed in the lower river with a few elbow slappers to 43cm. Justin Stegert caught a 2kg grunter bream or javelin fish in the Woods Bay, while on a Noosa River Fishing Safari crew caught and released a 75cm flathead in the same area. Flathead, moses perch and Jacks in Weyba Creek. Mangrove jack and mud crabs along the Tewantin stretch.

Maroochydore: Heaps of herring baitfish around the Cod Hole and Yinni Street. Good flathead in Petrie and Eudlo Creeks and golden trevally to 59cm from around Chambers Island. A few big bream overnight off Chambers Island. Mangrove jack in the creeks and upper reaches of the river. 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 under the twin bridge. Bream, Gar and trevally around the boat moorings. Flathead and whiting in the Basin, sand crabs in the lower reaches.

Caloundra: Flathead in the Blue Hole and at the entrance to Coochin Creek. Whiting opposite Bells Creek and along Golden Beach. Bream and flathead from the boardwalk. 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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dan drane golden mooloolah river

Sam Drane caught this on pilchards in the Mooloolah River on Sunday 9th October. This was his first ever trevally and he released it!

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