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Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2016-12-27

Offshore

Offshore Choppy conditions with winds easterly 15 to 20 knots. seas 1 to 1.5 metres. Similar conditions tomorrow with winds easterly 15 to 20 knots. 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. Trevally, flathead, bream and mulloway at the Noosa River mouth, A few big flathead was caught and released and a 64cm tailor off the Woods Point in the Woods Bay. Plenty of mangrove jack have been caught with some released throughout the river system. In Weyba Creek there's a few quality sand crabs and mud crabs in the mid to upper reaches.

Maroochydore: Quality whiting over night and golden trevally in the lower river. A few good flathead, mangrove jack and jew at night in the Cod Hole. Mangrove jack to 2.4kg in Petrie creek and along Bli Bli reach. 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: 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 and trevally in the canals.

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Cameron Daniel Vogler

Cameron and Daniel Vogler had a fantastic time fishing the lower Maroochy River over night using yabbies for bait.

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