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Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2016-10-25

Offshore

Conditions will be good early ahead of the choppy afternoon sea breeze, with winds variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day and seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening. Double Island reefs has had good amberjack, tuskies, moses perch, pearlies, coral bream and this quality spangled emperor, snapper, grassies, trag jew, mulloway and scarlet sea perch. 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. There have been snapper and grassy sweetlip at Murphys and Currimundi Reefs and yellowtail king at the Inner Gneerings and Mooloolaba Blinker.

Estuaries

Noosa: Dart and Whiting along Teewah Beach. A 95cm and 65cm flathead were caught and released in the Frying Pan on a Noosa River Fishing Safari using prawn and whitebait. A 4kg golden trevally was taken at 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 Jacks in Weyba Creek.

Maroochydore: Flathead 60 to 86cm caught and released at the Bli Bli Bridge. 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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EvieHagens58cm2nd Dusky

Keen Angler Evie Hagen caught this 58 cm dusky flathead on dusk, off the Chambers Island Bridge

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