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Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2018-10-17


Yes, it's great to see the weather conditions improving, today winds will be Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, seas around 1 metre, however swells still up there with an easterly 2 to 2.5 metres. So still probable best just stay in the rivers and put the crab pots into action. Tomorrow will be better as conditions settle down further to south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to southeasterly below 10 knots during the afternoon and seas below 1 metre but swells still easterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore. When conditions are right try to get out and fish or troll along the line where the dirty water meets the clean sea water, you might get on to a few sweetlip, snapper, mackerel, tuna or other pelagics like cobia and yellow tail kingfish!

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Try for flathead 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: With the huge amount of fresh dirty water flooding down a few catfish and pike eels making their way downstream. Flathead and bream along Oyster Bank Road. Whiting, bream and flathead feeding under cover of the dirty water in the lower river. 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 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.

Brett Sheriff Flathead

Brett Sheriff did well recently in the lower river for a few nice eating size dusky flathead.

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