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Local Fishing Report: Monday 2018-11-12


Winds will be  southeasterly at 15 to 20 knots, with 1 to 1.5 metre seas, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore during the morning.  Snapper, coral trout, moses perch and maori cod from Sunshine Reef.  North Reef's had pearl perch, venus tusk fish, grass sweetlip, Maori cod, gold spot cod and small snapper. Snapper, cobia, as well as good yellow tail kingfish, long tail tuna, tusk fish from the Gneerings and Caloundra Wide. Snapper, pearl perch, cobia, jew and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Double Island Point is fishing well for quality red emperor, large mouth nannygai, spangled emperor, cobia, big gold spot cod, tusk fish and a heap of quality snapper.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Good flathead, few grunter bream and bream from the river mouth. Flathead, bream, grunter and a few jew in the ski runs. Flathead, trevally, jacks and whiting in Woods Bays. Mud crabs pretty well throughout all the systems and in Noosa Waters Canal.

Maroochydore: Golden and giant trevally, tailor and school jew up to 65cm released recently around the motorway bridge pylons. Flathead to 60cm from Chambers Island and Picnic Point. Cod, bream, grunter and tailor from Bli Bli. Whiting from Minti Street and the north shore. It's worth putting the crab pots and try your luck for a few keeper mud crabs.

Mooloolaba: Bream, golden trevally, pike and gar from the boat moorings. Whiting and flathead from La Balsa Sand basin. Cod, flathead and bream from the Twin Bridges. Whiting from the entrance to Mountain Creek. Mud crabs in the canals and middle river.

Caloundra: There have been some good catches of grunter bream, bream, flathead and trevally from the creeks that feed into the Pumicestone Passage, this week. The Flathead, whiting and bream from Golden Beach. Trevally and mangrove jack in Pelican Waters and in the creeks that flow into the Passage. Mud crabs in Coochin Creek.

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Bill Con Tailor

Bill Con caught a nice 50cm tailor from the channel between Chambers Island and the motorway bridge on a pilchard.

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