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Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2014-12-17

Offshore

The winds will be North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the morning. Winds tending northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 knot in the afternoon and evening and reaching up to 25 knots at times offshore. Seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres around midday, then decreasing to 1 metre later in the evening. Boats should be able to get out there early 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.

Estuaries

Noosa: Chopper tailor at the river mouth. Mangrove jack in Woods Bay. Big whiting to 33cm in Weyba Creek. Quality golden 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 particularly the Black Bank. 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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Have a look at Eric Frei's beautiful spangled emperor taken on a secret spot 32km out from Mooloolaba.

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