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Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2018-10-20


It's great to see the weather much improved and workable for offshore waters with winds east to southeasterly about 10 knots with seas below 1 metre, however still a bit of swell running so take care on the bar's, as swells will be Easterly 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore. Tomorrow, conditions will be excellent with winds variable about 10 knots tending east to northeasterly about 10 knots in the afternoon with light seas below 0.5 metres, with swells easing right back to an easterly 1 to 1.5 metres. With the improved conditions, try to get out and fish or troll along the line, where the dirty water meets the clean sea water and target a few sweetlip, snapper, mackerel, tuna or other pelagics like cobia and yellow tail kingfish! Trekka 2 did a trip on Thursday at the top of Sunshine Reef, conditions were pretty good once outside the bar. Still a bit of swell about but light winds made for generally calm seas after the bad weather we’ve had the last week. We caught pearl perch, snapper, tusk fish, Maori cod and moses perch."  Snapper, yellow tail kingfish, long tail tuna, tusk fish from the Gneerings. Snapper, pearl perch, cobia, jew and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Double Island Point has consistently had good catches of snapper, red emperor, cod, a few trout, pearl perch, moses perch and tusk fish.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Try for flathead, trevally and bream around the mouth. Flathead and trevally along Gympie Terrace. Flathead and trevally around Woods Bay area. Mud crabs pretty well throughout all the systems and in Noosa Waters Canal.

Maroochydore: Still a good amount of dirty water flowing down along with the odd few catfish, pike eels and plenty of mud crabs making their way downstream. Flathead to 68 cm on Thursday and heaps of bream throughout the river. Whiting, bream, grunter bream and flathead feeding under cover of the dirty water in the lower river. Plenty of mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Bream and a few pike eels from the boat moorings. Whiting and flathead from La Balsa Sand basin. Cod and grunter from the Twin Bridges. Mud crabs in the canals and middle river.

Caloundra: Mud crabs in Currimundi Lake. Whiting, grunter bream and bream still feeding throughout and mud crabs in the creeks and flushing out into the Passage. Bream, flathead and crabs in Pelican Waters Canal.

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Robert 69cm Dusky

Check out Robert Whiting with his 68 cm Dusky Flathead caught near Yinni Street off Bradman Avenue on Thursday this week. Well Done Robert!!

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