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Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2016-12-08

Offshore

Still pesky northerly’s but easing back a little, but still choppy sea breeze conditions later in the day with a northerly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon, then north to northwest 10 to 15 knots in the late evening and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres by early evening. Tomorrow, there’ll be a cool change coming through late in the day, but expect choppy conditions most of the day particularly out wide with northwesterly 15 to 20 knots changing south to southeasterly about 20 knots during the evening and seas 1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon or evening. Get ready for 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: Quality flathead throughout the river particularly in the lower reaches with fish between 70 and 83cm flathead caught and released at the river mouth. 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 the upper reaches and creeks.

Maroochydore: Schools of herring around Chambers Island. Jacks in Coolum and Petrie Creeks and through the Bli Bli Islands area. Bream, flathead and trevally around the Motorway Bridge. A few good 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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Jason ScooterCurrimundi

Have a look at my good mate Jason Scooter, with his big Spaniard taken last week off Currimundi Reef.

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