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Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2016-10-05

Offshore

Winds will be west to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore south of Maroochydore during the morning. Turning southerly in the late morning then tending northeast to southeasterly in the late afternoon, with seas at 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre by early evening. 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: Dart, whiting and bream along Teewah Beach. Whiting and bream in the frying pan area. Flathead and golden trevally on live baits and plastics in the lower river with bream and trevally at the river mouth. Flathead, moses perch and Jacks in Weyba Creek. Mangrove jack and mud crabs along the Tewantin stretch.

Maroochydore: A few good whiting and flathead in Maroochy Waters Canal. Flathead and bream in the cod hole. Mangrove jack in the canals, creeks and rock bars of the upper river. Flathead, bream and trevally in Petrie Creek. Whiting from Bli Bli, the mouth of Eudlo Creek and the lower river. Mud crabs in the deeper holes of the middle river.

Kawana: Dart and whiting along the Warana stretch. Jacks and Cod in Parrearra Channel and under the twin bridge. Bream, Gar and trevally around the boat moorings and rock walls. Flathead and whiting in the Basin.

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 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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Hayden Kratz 59cm Flathead

Hayden Kratz and his family hire a boat and fished the cod hole yesterday, coming up with bream to 28cm and a 59cm dusky flathead.

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