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Local Fishing Report: Friday 2016-12-09

Offshore

Still a bit choppy early in the day then okay conditions, maybe a small window of oppertunity in the afternoon until the southerly change this evening with a northwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day. A southeasterly change about 20 knots in far southern waters late evening. and seas 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday, then decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon. Tomorrow, the cool change will breing relief from the heat but rough offshore with southeasterly 20 to 25 knots extending throughout during the early morning and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning. So with the window of opportunity this afternoon be ready to have a go for a few Spanish Mackerel which are starting to feed on local reefs. Trekka 2  fished North Reef for moses perch, Maori cod, pearlies and this nice Spanish on the troll.

Estuaries

Noosa: Good quality flathead throughout the river particularly in the lower reaches. Golden and giant trevally, the odd big tailor and whiting in Woods Bays. Mangrove jack, flathead and trevally in Noosa Sound and in Weyba Creek. Put the crab pots in for some good buck crabs throughout but particularly in the upper reaches and creeks.

Maroochydore: There have been some big squid moving through the river with some good catches. Jacks in Coolum and Petrie Creeks and through the Bli Bli Islands area. Bream, flathead and trevally around the Motorway Bridge. A few good elbow slapper whiting in the lower river and up around the Bli Bli Islands. The mud crabs are moving throughout the system

Kawana: There’s good trevally, flathead and bream on the incoming tide along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth and around the moorings. Flathead upstream from McKenzies Bridge and along the La Balsa Park reach and mangrove jack at night around the bridge weekend pylons, moorings and pontoons. Mud crabs in the creeks and deep holes in the canals.

Caloundra: A few good whiting and big flathead throughout the Passage particularly at the creek mouths. Whiting in Currimundi Lake and along the Golden Beach stretch. Fish the boardwalk at night for good bream. Pelican waters canals are good for bream, mangrove jack and trevally. Reports of good catches of mangrove jack and plenty of mud crabs on the prowl particularly in Coochin and Bells Creeks.

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Jack Witek has done it again with a feisty 41cm mangrove jack taken at Bli Bli

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