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Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2015-12-12

Offshore

Winds will be north to north westerly at 15 to 25 knots with seas around 2 metres. Top Catch Charters has had some great catches with pelagics in good numbers of mahi mahi from the banks and the 50m line, also on the banks are tuna, mackerel, cobia, red throat emperor, maori cod, squire, coronation trout, tusk fish, fusilier, trevally and amberjack. The nine mile and twelve mile at Caloundra produced mackerel, cobia, sweetlip, tusk fish, hussar, squire, pearl perch and estuary cod while big marlin were spotted at the Inner Gneerings.

Estuaries

Noosa: Tailor and whiting along the Noosa north shore with trevally in size around Tewantin boat ramp and the Noosaville reach. There's been trevally caught on soft plastics in the late afternoon at Woods Bay. Weyba Creek is producing Moses perch, estuary cod, bream, whiting and flathead all in good numbers. Flathead, bream, tailor and trevally at the Noosa River mouth. Good numbers of whiting and bream around the dog beach, with a few sand and mud crabs in the mid to upper reaches.

Maroochydore: Still plenty of whiting in the early mornings around Picnic Point, Chambers Island and Channel Island. Bait fish in big numbers around Chambers Island and the Bli Bli bridge. Estuary cod, flathead, and mangrove jack in the Maroochy Waters canal. Flathead and bream in numbers in the mouth of Eudlo Creek with mangrove jack and gar in the upper reaches and through Petrie Creek. Mud crabs in the deeper holes of the middle and upper river with sand crabs in the lower reaches.

Kawana: Big whiting along the beaches with dart in good numbers. Whiting, trevally, bream and gar from the boat mooring and in the Kawana canals. Trevally along the rock walls around the river mouth. A few big flathead and whiting in the sand basin as well as trevally around Minyama Island. Mangrove jack in the middle river with trevally, flathead and mangrove jack caught in Mountain Creek, in and around the bridge pylons and snaggy banks.

Caloundra: Dart and flathead along the beaches as well as trevally and queenfish on the Happy Valley side of the Bar. Golden Beach and the mouth of Bells Creek both producing sizeable whiting, with flathead and jewfish in the drop offs and deeper holes around the Passage. Trevally in the canals and mangrove jack around the bridge pylons and rock walls.

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Tyson Wahoo Murpheys

Tyson McGillivray caught this large Wahoo offshore at Murphys Reef.

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