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Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2016-12-15

Offshore

Winds will be northerly at 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon. Seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening. Spanish Mackerel from North and wide Sunshine Reefs. Moses perch, Maori cod, pearlies, cobia, tuna, snapper and sweetlip North reef. Coral trout and sweetlip from Sunshine Reef. Spanish mackerel and tusk fish from Coolum Reef. Sweetlip, snapper and a few spotty mackerel from the Gneerings. Spanish mackerel, spotty mackerel, sweetlip and tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries

Noosa: Good quality flathead throughout the river particularly in the lower reaches. Giant herring in the Marina and Woods bay. Trevally, tailor and whiting in Woods Bays. Mangrove jack, flathead and trevally in Noosa Sound. Threadfin salmon between the Tewantin Ferry and the mouth of Lake Cooroibah. Trevally at dawn and dusk inside the river mouth. Trevally form Munna Point. Whiting from the Frying pan.

Maroochydore: Trevally and jacks in Twin Waters canal. Trevally, bream and flathead in the southern channel. Jacks in Coolum and Petrie Creeks and through the Bli Bli Islands area. Bream, flathead and trevally around the Motorway Bridge. Whiting in the lower river over night and a few good fish around 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: Big flathead in the bar and form the jetties between Golden Beach and boardwalk. Whiting from Golden Beach stretch. Bream from the boardwalk and Blue Hole. Bream, mangrove jack and trevally in Pelican waters. Jack and mud crabs in Coochin and Bells Creeks.

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Jason56cmflathead30cmbream

Jason had a good morning session this week with a 56cm flathead 33cm bream from the bank along Bradman Ave.

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