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Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2016-12-14

Offshore

Winds will be northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon. Seas under 1m with 1-1.5m of swell offshore. 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.

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: A few good whiting and big flathead throughout the Passage particularly at the creek mouths. Whiting in Currimundi Lake and feeding off the sand banks throughout the passage. 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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Luke Bailey 17cm MudCrab

Luke and Bailey are enjoying their school holidays so far potting this 17cm mud crab in Maroochy Waters Canal.

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