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Local Fishing Report: Monday 2018-11-19


Today is looking like being pretty choppy conditions early then easing back with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning and 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Tomorrow's, conditions will be okay with winds east to southeasterly about 10 knots tending east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the day then tending north to northeasterly during the evening and seas below 1 metre. North and Chardon's Reefs has had tusk fish, spangled emperor, pearl perch, snapper, grass emperor and gold spot cod. Snapper, coral trout, moses perch and maori cod from Sunshine Reef. Theres been a few good catches off Mooloolaba with snapper and red emperor to 75cm, with the one red weighing in at 9kg, as well as yellow tail kingfish, cobia, long tail tuna, tusk fish from the Gneerings and Caloundra Wide. Snapper, pearl perch, cobia, jew and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. While Double Island Point has had red emperor, spangled emperor, cobia, gold spot cod, tusk fish and snapper. 

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead, trevally and the odd queenfish and some reasonable whiting on that incoming tide around the river mouth. Woods Bay had a few flathead and bream in the as well as some school jew and the odd big golden trevally. There has also been some tailor around the Coast Guard building. Mud crabs pretty well throughout all the systems and in Noosa Waters Canal.

Maroochydore: Trevally and a few tailor around the 50 cm size range, still feeding, along with several undersize school jew released recently around the motorway bridge and Cod Hole area. Flathead to 60cm from Chambers Island and Picnic Point. Cod, bream, grunter and tailor rom 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 and trevally 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: Still a few tailor on the beaches and feeding in the Passage.Bream, flathead and trevally from the creeks that feed into the Pumicestone Passage. The Flathead, whiting and bream from Golden Beach. Trevally, mud crabs and a few mangrove jack in the creeks that flow into the Passage.

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Eric Frei with a good catch off Mooloolaba on Friday both snapper and red emperor were 75cm, with the red weighing in at 9kg.

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