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Local Fishing Report: Monday 2018-10-08


Winds will be south to southeasterly at about 10 knots becoming east to southeasterly in the afternoon, with seas below 1m and Easterly swell below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.  North Reef had venus tusk fish, maori cod, cobia, snapper and big pearl perch. There have been some good coronation trout, snapper, tuskfish and pearl perch for those who ventured as far as Sandy Cape. Cougar One fished Sunshine Reef where they caught snapper, pearl perch, grass sweetlip and coral trout. Sweetlip, school mackerel and  tusk fish from the Gneerings. Snapper, pearl perch, tusk fish and cobia from the Hards. Double Island Point has had good snapper, red emperor, large cod, a few trout, pearl perch, moses perch,and tusk fish. Snapper, Maori cod, moses perch, cobia, scarlet sea perch from Double Island.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Whiting from Dog Beach and in the frying pan. Flathead and trevally along Gympie Terrace. Bream, flathead and a few goldens at the woods. A few good catches of Jacks in between the lakes. Worth putting the Crab pots in.

Maroochydore: Bream, queenfish, trevally, flathead and tailor between Chambers Island and the mouth of Eudlo Creek. Mangrove jack in the Creeks and middle river. Quality whiting and few bream in the lower river. Flathead from Picnic Point and Cotton Tree. Mud crabs in the middle river.

Mooloolaba: Bream and dart in the wash at Kawana Beach. Bream from the boat moorings. Whiting and flathead from La Balsa Sand basin. Mangrove jack from the Twin Bridges. Trevally, cod and jack from the canals. Tailor and bream off the rock walls.

Caloundra: Whiting off the beach at Currimundi. Jacks in Currimundi Creek. Whiting, bream and flathead from Golden Beach. Flathead on trolled hard bodied lures and plastics between Bells and Coochin Creeks. Cod and bream in Pelican Waters Canal.


Jarred Apelt was fishing off Mooloolaba using a Zman Coconut Ice Glow Jerk ShadZ soft plastic to hook his first ever yellow tail kingfish.

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