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Local Fishing Report: Monday 2014-12-08

Offshore

A bit choppy in the afternoon with northerly 15 to 20 knots, decreasing to 10 to 15 knots inshore during the morning before increasing to 15 to 20 knots again in the afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. There have been a few good Spanish and spotty mackerel between Coolum and Pt Cartwright. Also mulloway and Spanish mackerel and tusk fish on North Reef. Spanish and spotty Mackeral on Sunshine Reef and out from the national park. Snapper, sweetlip, maori cod and tusk fish have been taken from the Gneerings. School and spotty mackerel from Raper Shoal, the 5 mile, off Kings Beach.

Estuaries

Noosa: Bream, trevally, mangrove jack and flathead at the Noosa River mouth. Bream and flathead along the Tewantin reach and flathead at Noosaville. Jack and big eyed trevally in Woods Bays. Good quality whiting up in the Frying Pan and opposite Munna Point and in the entrance to Lake Cooroibah. Mangrove jack in between the lakes from the Noosaville reach to Lake Cootharaba.

Maroochydore: Plenty of good herring bait fish in the lower Maroochy at present. Giant, golden trevally and the odd tailor between the Godfrey's Road and Twin Waters on trolled SureCatch Ace Jerk and Zerek long trail lures. Flathead and whiting around the Black Banks. Good numbers of quality whiting in the lower river around Goat and Channel Islands and from Bli Bli on the high tide. Mud crabs in the deeper channel of the middle and upper reaches and the odd one in the canals.

Kawana: Early be for the afternoon sea breeze try for whiting and flathead along the beaches. Bream, flathead and whiting in the Mooloolah River. Bigger bream at night around the moorings. Whiting from La Balsa sand basin. Whiting, trevally and mangrove jack in Mountain Creek and around McKenzies bridge. Muddies on the move in the canal system.

Caloundra: Dart and whiting along the beaches and bream at dawn and dusk at Moffat Beach. Good trevally and whiting in Currimundi Lake. Flathead, bream and golden trevally around the Boardwalk. Whiting and trevally opposite the Power Boat Club and at Bells Creek mouth and tarpon around Pelican Waters Bridge. A few sand and mud crabs throughout Pumicestone Passage and in the creeks.

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Harrison Bowden 48cm Trevelly

Local angler Harrison Bowden, landed a 48 cm Trevelly around Twin Waters over the weekend, on live herring.

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