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Local Fishing Report: Monday 2014-12-15

Offshore

Southeasterly 10 to 15 knot winds will become 15 to 20 knot northerlies by early afternoon. Seas should be under a metre but will increase to 1-1.5 metres by early this evening. Boats should be able to get out there this morning. Spots like Sunshine Reef and the Barwon Banks fished well for red throat emperor, gold spotted wrasse, mahi mahi, yellowtail king, amberjack, tuskfish and pearl perch last week.

Estuaries

Noosa: Chopper tailor at the river mouth. Sand whiting to 33cm in Weyba Creek. Trevally and flathead at Tewantin and in Noosa Sound. Scattered catches of bream throughout the river. Mud crabs in the upper reaches and sand crabs in the lower reaches.

Maroochydore: Chopper tailor at the river mouth. Whiting on the banks in the lower reaches. Flathead from Picnic Point. Sand crabs in the mouth of Petrie Creek. Mud crabs in the upper reaches and the canals.

Kawana: Some big bream and morwong on the beach at Mooloolaba. Mud crabs in the upper reaches of the river and the creeks. Sand crabs towards the river mouth. Bream around the moorings and along La Balsa Park. Have a go for mangrove jack in Mountain Creek and around McKenzies Bridge.

Caloundra: Trevally inside the Caloundra bar and around the jetties. Bream also around the jetties and the boardwalk. Grunter bream in Pelican Waters Canals. Whiting off Moffat Beach and in Currimundi Lake. Sand crabs throughout the passage.

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Matthew Planck Moses Perch Rainbow

Matthew Planck with a moses perch caught at Rainbow Beach.

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