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Local Fishing Report: Sunday 23/12/2012

Noosa; Looks like fantastic boating conditions for the next couple of days, so get out for a few snapper, mackerel and cobia on local reefs like Sunshine, early morning, yesterday a 13kg Cobia was taken on North Reef. Whiting and dart off Teewah Beach Whiting, flathead and trevally in Weyba Creek. Whiting and a few grunter and trevally to 2kg in Woods bays. Mangrove jacks from Tewantin,and a few good muddies between the lakes.
Maroochydore: Good quality dusky flathead taken in the Bli Bli area. Jack in Petrie and around the motorway Bridge pylons. Whiting in Maroochy Waters Canal, Twin Waters stretch and off the beach at Mudjimba. Bream to 650g and jacks to 45cm on mullet over night. Been some good mud crabs taken in the middle and upper reaches.
Kawana: Mackerel and cobia and a few spangled emperor from Currimundi and Coolum Reef. A few whiting and dart along Kawana Beach. A hairtail was caught in the canal system.Whiting, jacks and giant herring from Mountain Creek. Whiting and flathead in the basin. Jacks from the rock walls, Kawana Waters and McKenzies Bridge. Big bream on soft plastics around the moorings.
Caloundra; There has been a few catches of golden trevally and tarpon in the top end of the passage.Ttrevally and jack in the Pelican Waters Canals. Good whiting and plenty of average flathead with quite a few quality fish to 60 and 70cm in the top end of the Passage. Sand crabs in the channel between the bar and Golden Beach. Jacks and mud crabs in Coochin Creek.

67cm dusky flathead i caught in the moth of the pumicestone passage. i Tim Erwin

Tim Irwin caught this 67cm dusky flathead around the bar near the entrance to the Pumicestone Passage on a baby pilchard.

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