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Local Fishing Report: Friday 2016-12-16

Offshore

The northerlies are back but conditions are looking good with winds northeasterly 10 to 15 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Tomorrow  will be okay early but tjhere will be a choppy seabreeze in the afternoon with winds north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northwesterly during the morning then tending north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the day and seas Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening. 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. Top Catch Charters has had some great catches with pelagics in good numbers of mahi mahi from Barwon Banks. The 12 Mile and Murphys have been good for  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 of Currimundi.

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 and between Tewantin Marina and Makepeace Island. There's been plenty of good flathead, bream, whiting and trevally at the Noosa River mouth. In Weyba Creek there's quality flathead and a few quality sand crabs and mud crabs in the mid to upper reaches.

Maroochydore: Dart, whiting and flathead from the sand bags. A few good flathead, mangrove jack and jew at night in the Cod Hole. Mangrove jack in Petrie creek and along Bli Bli reach. Flathead and bream from the mouth of Eudlo Creek. Whiting in the morning around Chambers Island and Picnic Point. Mud crab in the deeper holes of the middle and upper river.

Kawana: Good dart and whiting along the beaches. 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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Micheal Coppleman mangrove jack

Micheal Coppleman put in an epic night to land this mangrove jack at the Maroochy River Cod Hole.

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