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Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2018-10-11


Winds will be north to northwesterly at 15 to 20 knots shifting south to southeasterly 20 to 25 knots during the morning and early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the late evening. Seas are 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres by early evening, with Southerly swell below 1 metre offshore, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore by early evening. When conditions improve try North Reef where they have venus tusk fish, maori cod, cobia, snapper and big pearl perch. 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, cod, a few trout, pearl perch, moses perch,and tusk fish.

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, with few smaller fish from the back of the Sheraton. A few muddies showing up in the upper reaches.

Maroochydore: Big flathead and shovel nose ray from the motorway bridge area. Flathead and bream along Oyster Bank Road. Mangrove jack in the Creeks and rocky areas of the middle river. Whiting and flathead from the lower river. Mud crabs in the middle river.

Mooloolaba: Bream, cod and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Whiting and flathead from La Balsa Sand basin. Mangrove jack and bream from the Twin Bridges. Trevally, cod and jack from the canals. Mud crabs in the Mooloolah Canals.

Caloundra: Whiting off the beach at Currimundi. Jacks and cod in Currimundi Creek. Whiting to 39.8 cm bream, tailor, golden trevally 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.

Tate Keys Mac Tuna

Tate Keys with a solid Mac Tuna caught on the inside of Fraser Island recently.

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