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Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2016-10-12

Offshore

Looking like choppy conditions continuing particularly in the morning with southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon with seas1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday. There has however been good catches recently with cobia taken at Jew Shoal and North Reef’s had snapper, moses perch, teraglin jewfish, hussar and mulloway. 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 and the southern Beaches. The Munna Flats and point has had a few elbow slapper whiting to 43cm with several in the 39 to 40cm range. There have been several good flathead and golden trevally caught throughout the river system. Flathead, moses perch and Jacks in Weyba Creek. Mangrove jack and mud crabs along the Tewantin stretch.

Maroochydore: Flathead around 45cm in Petrie Creek and golden trevally to 59 from around Chambers Island. Shovel nose sharks to 1.29cm have been feeding in the system. A few big bream overnight off Chambers Island. Mangrove jack in the creeks and upper reaches of the river. 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 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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76cm snapper murphys

The crews on Top Catch Charters have been doing okay out at Murphy’s recently for snapper to 76 cm.

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