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Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2018-08-22


Good condition particularly in close but choppy out wide early as winds will be west to southwesterly about 10 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds becoming north to northwesterly in the late evening with seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.Tomorrow conditions are looking pretty good with winds Inshore: West to southwesterly winds about 10 knots tending east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon then tending north to northwesterly about 10 knots in the evening. Offshore: West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning then becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon with seas below 1 metre. Trekka 2 fished  Double Island Point on Saturday where they  pearl perch, moses perch, tusk fish and a number of quality cobia. There's been grass sweetlip, cobia, cod, quality snapper and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. The crews on Deep End Charters out of Mooloolaba have been getting some quality snapper, long tail tuna, cobia, pearl perch, tusk fish from the Gneerings and Caloundra 12 mile. Snapper, grass sweetlp, moses perch and parrot from Murphy's. Big grass sweetlip and nice keeper snapper close in off Coolum around Old Women Island. Snapper and Sweetlip around Brays Rock.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Jew, tailor, bream and dart to be taken along Teewah Beach.There has been plenty of whiting opposite the Yacht Club and some really good flathead just outside Lake Doonella on the run out tide. We also saw some decent golden trevally around the ski run area, and also up into Lake Cooroibah Luderick in the lower river. Bream around the bridges and rocky areas of the lower river.

Maroochydore: Try for jew off Coolum Beach and tailor at the river mouth and along the beaches try at dawn and dusk or over night. chopper tailor and plenty of bream and a few trevally with better catches over night from the motorway bridge pylons and along Oyster bank road. Good fathead caught through out the river and quality bream from around Goat and Channel Islands.

Mooloolaba: A few good tailor and solid golden trevally in the lower river. Bream and a few luderick around McKenzies Bridge, the rock walls and the Kawana Boat Ramp. Big bream and tailoroff the rocks at Point Cartwright. Gar in the La Balsa sand basin.

Caloundra: The beaches have bream, tailor and jew at dawn and dusk. Luderick, bream, the odd tailor and flathead off the boardwalk. Bream, flathead and whiting along Golden beach. Trevally, cod, the odd tailor and bream in Pelican Waters Canal.

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Ben Forgan with a quality Bass taken in Borumba Dam last Sunday.

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