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Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2016-12-29

Offshore

Good conditions today with winds east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the morning then increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day and seas around 1 metre. More okay conditions tomorrow with winds north to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the day, so a bit of afternoon sea breeze and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore south of Maroochydore during the evening. There have been Northern bluefin or longtail tuna in Laguna Bay and Big Hall's. Pearl perch, tuskfish, maori cod and spanish mackerel on Sunshine Reef. Spanish and spotty mackerel at Jew Shoal, while there’s pearl perch, estuary cod and large mouth nannygai on Massouds Reef and snapper, pearl perch, moses perch and spanish mackerel on North Reef. Spanish and spotty mackerel between the Inner Gneerings and Raper Shoal. Spanish mackerel off Point Cartwright, on the Gneering Shoals and Coolum Reef, snapper and mahi mahi at the Hards. Snapper, pearl perch and red throat emperor at Caloundra Wide.

Estuaries

Noosa: Try for dart, bream and whiting along the beaches. A 72cm flathead was caught and released in Weyba Creek on a Noosa River Fishing Safari. A 3kg+ golden trevally was caught yesterday, in the lower estuary just before the top of the tide. A few big flathead was caught and released and the odd tailor in Woods Bay. Plenty of mangrove jack have been caught with some released throughout the river system. Mud crabs in the mid to upper reaches.

Maroochydore: Quality whiting over night and golden trevally yesterday in the lower river. A few good flathead, mangrove jack and jew at night in the Cod Hole. Few good jack in upper reaches and around substantial structures in the lower river. Flathead and bream from the mouth of Eudlo Creek. Some good mud crab throughout the river system.

Kawana: Good dart and whiting in gutters, south of Pt Cartwright. Trevally along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth. Trevally, bream and gar from near the pontoon at La Balsa Park, 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: Todays New Moon will have the fish feeding right through the weekend. Dart, bream and flathead along the beaches as well as trevally and big flathead 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.

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Deanna Chapman Golden Trevally

Look at Deanna Chapman with a lovely golden trevally caught in the lower Maroochy River.

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