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Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2016-12-01

Offshore

Conditions will be choppy to very rough today with winds northerly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 25 knots in the early afternoon and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres around midday. Tomorrow similar with a stinking hot north to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots and seas 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. Looks like it will be better to stay in sheltered waters.

Estuaries

Noosa: Beach fishing will be difficult with the strong northerly winds. Several good flathead up to 80cm caught and released in the Frying Pan and lower river recently. A few feisty jack caught in the sound and big golden
trevally feeding around the Sheraton Bridge. There a few good whiting feeding on top of the tide at the Noosa River mouth. Bream in the deep holes around the Frying Pan and Tewantin Marina. The heat wave will have the jack's and mud crabs close to the mangroves in the upper reaches.

Maroochydore: Still plenty of bait fish moving in the lower river. Good catches of flathead at the Bli Bli Bridge and the Cod Hole areas and estuary cod in Eudlo Creek. Reports of a few jack defending their territory in the upper reaches and up Petrie Creek. Flathead and estuary cod in Eudlo Creek. The heat wave over the weekend willhave the buck mud crabs on the move
throughout.

Kawana: There's trevally on the incoming tide along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth. Flathead upstream from McKenzies Bridge and mangrove jack and trevally around the bridge pylons and trawler moorings. Flathead and for mangrove jack and whiting in Mountain Creek and mud crabs in the deep holes in the canals.

Caloundra: Tuesday's New Moon Phase will have the fish feeding well into the weekend. Flathead in the 50 to 60 cm range, in the Blue Hole and at the entrance to Coochin Creek. Whiting to 35cm opposite Bells Creek and along Golden Beach. Jew, mangrove jack showing up in the creeks and bigger bream at night in the deeper holes of the northern passage. Trevally and jacks in Pelican Waters. Mud crabs in Coochin Creek and up the canals.

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Chrissy Bell Diamond Trevally

Chrissy Bell from the Maroochy RSL Fishing Club caught this a diamond trevallynear the Maroochy River mouth.

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