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Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2014-12-10

Offshore

Winds are northerly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the late evening. Seas are increasing to 1-2m in the afternoon with 1m of easterly swell. 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: Mangrove jack in Petrie Creek, from Bli Bli and the islands. Trevally, tailor to 60cm, flathead released to 90cm in the cod hole. Trevally and school jew from Godfrey's Road and Twin Waters. Plenty of whiting on hawk and atomic poppers in the middle river. Mud crabs in the deeper channel of the middle and upper reaches and the odd one in the canals.

Kawana: Mangrove jacks in Lake Kawana, Mountain Creek and McKenzies Bridge area. Bigger bream at night around the moorings. Whiting from La Balsa sand basin and Mountain Creek. 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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48cm jack lake kawana

Trent from Top Catch Charters took some time off from work to chase jacks in Lake Kawana and landed a 48cm specimen.

 

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