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Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2016-11-02

Offshore

Workable conditions very early and close in, but choppy out wide and with the southerly change as the day progresses with winds west to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting southeasterly during the morning and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday. Tomorrow will have workable conditions with southeasterly’s 10 to 15 knots turning east to northeasterly sea breeze during the afternoon and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.  Amberjack and yellowtail king on micro jigs around the Mooloolaba Blinker. Kingfish, snapper, sweetlip, Spanish and school mackerel and tuna off Coolum, the Gneering Shoals and Old Woman Island, yellowtail king off Point Cartwright Tusk fish and sweetlip from Murphy’s Reef. Big bream, grass sweetlip and small snapper from Old Women Island. Cougar One fished Chardon's Reef for squire, moses perch, pearl perch, Maori cod and jewfish. Trekka 2 crews fished The Hards for amberjack, snapper, pearl perch, moses perch and coronation trout.

Estuaries

Noosa: It will be worth fishing the beaches for dart and whiting. Flathead up to 80cm caught and released in the Frying Pan and lower river recently. A few feisty 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. Mangrove jack and mud crabs close to the mangroves between Lakes Cooroibah and Cootharaba.

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 to 50cm, hair tail, mangrove jack and trevally from the Cod Hole. Reports of a few jack defending their territory in the upper reaches and up Petrie Creek. Reports of several full buck mud crabs in the middle to upper reaches.

Kawana: Worth fishing for dart and whiting along Kawana Beach. There’s trevally on the incoming tide along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth. Flathead upstream from McKenzies Bridge and mangrove jack and trevally around the bridge pylons and trawler moorings. Flathead 68cm and try for mangrove jack and whiting in Mountain Creek and mud crabs in the deep holes in the canals.

Caloundra: Flathead in the Blue Hole and at the entrances to all the creeks that feed into the passage. Whiting to 35cm 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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Ronny Big Whiting

Check out these elbow slapper whiting caught in the lower Maroochy by keen angler Ronny Craine.

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