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Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2018-11-20


Today is looking like good conditions early with choppy conditions in the afternoon with east to southeasterly about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly in the morning then increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 20 knots south of Maroochydore in the evening and seas around 1 metre. Tomorrow's, conditions will be rough so best to stay in sheltered waters with winds northerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 25 to 30 knots during the evening and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning. So after today when conditions improve later in the weekby Friday and for the weekend be ready to go to North and Chardon's Reefs for 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.

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, mangrove jack 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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Harrison Kerr Mangrove Jack

Young fellow, Harrison Kerr caught his first Mangrove Jack on the weekend the upper reaches of Bells Creek on a live poddy mullet.

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