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Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2016-12-06

Offshore

Strong Wind Warning for Today for Sunshine Coast Waters. So be ready for more of these annoying northerly’s making it rough and unpleasant with a northerly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots south of Maroochydore during the afternoon and evening and seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon. So best to stay in the sheltered estuary’s today. Easing back a bit tomorrow but still pretty choppy with a northerly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres inshore during the afternoon.

Estuaries

Noosa: Quality flathead throughout the river particularly in the lower reaches with an 83cm flathead caught and released at the river mouth on Thursday morning's Noosa River Fishing Safari. Golden trevally and whiting in Woods Bays. Mangrove jack, flathead and trevally in Noosa Sound and in Weyba Creek. Whiting feeding off the sand banks throughout the Noosa River. Worth putting the crab pots in the upper reaches and creeks.

Maroochydore: Schools of herring around Chambers Island. Jacks in Coolum Creek, Petrie Creek Several feisty Milkfish caught and released in Twin Waters Weir. Jacks in the creeks and Bli Bli Islands. 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 but mainly in the middle river and Maroochy Waters Canal.

Kawana: There’s trevally, flathead and bream on the incoming tide along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth. Flathead upstream from McKenzies Bridge and trevally along the La Balsa Park reach and mangrove jack at night around the bridge weekend pylons, moorings and pontoons. Mud crabs in th creeks and deep holes in the canals.

Caloundra: . Flathead, a few good whiting and the odd grassy sweetlip showing up throughout the Passage particularly at the creek mouths. Whiting in Currimundi Lake and along the Golden Beach stretch. Bream and flathead off the boardwalk particularly at night. 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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Keen local angler, Stephen Erbacher with his quality but very dark 65cm Blue spot Coral Trout, taken onboard the MV Booby Bird trip to the Swains Reefs.

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