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Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2016-12-10

Offshore

Still rough, but cooler conditions with the southerly change, giving a southeasterly 20 to 25 knots extending throughout during the early morning, decreasing to 15 to 20 knots during the evening and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning. Tomorrow’s conditions will ease back a little, with winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres. When conditions do improve 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. Also worth trying for cobia, tuna snapper and sweetlip on local reefs as well a s a few coral trout off Sunshine and North reefs.

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 An 11kg (1.15m) threadfin salmon was taken between the Tewantin Ferry and the mouth of Lake Cooroibah. Put the crab pots in for some good buck crabs throughout but particularly in the upper reaches and creeks.

Maroochydore: Still plenty of herring baitfish in the lower river. 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 and some good whiting 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 feeding off the sand banks throughout the passage. 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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Squid Bradman

Have a look these big squid taken around the weed beds off Bradman Avenue by local angler Josh.

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