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Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2015-12-05

Offshore

Conditions will be rough again in offshore waters today so stay in sheltered waters, with winds Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots. Seas 1.5 to 2 metres. Earlier in the week,Top Catch Charters has had some great catches with pelagics in good numbers of mahi mahi from the banks and the 50m line, also also on the banks are tuna, mackerel, cobia, red throat emperor, maori cod, squire, coronation trout, tusk fish, fusilier, trevally and amberjack. There's a few good spotty and spanish mackerel showing up on local reefs. A 12kg northern bluefin or longtail tuna taken at Big Hall's Reef. North Reef's had moses perch, venus tusk fish, mowong, grass sweetlip, teraglin jewfish, one snapper, sea bream, Maori cod, gold spot cod and pearl perch.

Estuaries

Noosa: A few good dart and whiting along Teewah Beach. Plenty of mangrove jack have been caught with some released throughout the river system at present. There's been some big flathead caught and released in the Woods Bay. There's been plenty of good flathead, bream, whiting and trevally at the Noosa River mouth and along the Noosaville reach. In Weyba Creek there's quality flathead and a few quality sand crabs also a few mud crabs on the move.

Maroochydore: Whiting and bream around Chambers Island. A few good flathead, mangrove jack and jew at night in the Cod Hole. Several good catches of mangrove jack in the Cod Hole, Petrie creek and Bli Bli. Flathead and bream from the mouth of Eudlo Creek. Elbow slapper whiting to 40cm from Chambers Island and Picnic Point. Mud crab in the upper river.

Kawana: Trevally along the rock walls River mouth. Trevally, bream and gar from the boat mooring and in the Kawana canals. A few big flathead and whiting in the sand basin and trevally around Minyama Island. Trevally and flathead from Mountain Creek. Mangrove jack in the middle river and in Mountain Creek in and around the bridge pylons and snaggy banks.

Caloundra: Dart, bream and flathead along the beaches as well as trevally and queenfish on the Happy Valley side of the Bar. Whiting off Golden Beach and Bells Creek mouth, flathead along the drop offs and jew in the deeper holes in the Passage, mangrove jack around the bridge pylons and rock walls and trevally in the canals.

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big spangled emperor from the banks

The crews on Top Catch Charters have been getting into some quality fish like this big spangled emperor taken out on the Banks.

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