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Local Fishing Report: Friday 2017-12-29

Offshore

Great summer holiday conditions as we head towards next Tuesdays Full Moon, with winds today east to northeasterly about 10 knots and seas below 1 metre. Conditions are looking pretty good right through the week, and into the weekend except for a spike in the northerly’s tomorrow afternoon with winds northerly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the morning and seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening. There have been some excellent catches of Spanish Mackerel up to 30kg out from Noosa caught some on 70 gm Halco slice, some on traditional pillie floaters, but most went for live yakkas on stinger rigs.  Chardons and Sunshine reefs have been producing by trolling whole garfish under a squid skirt Spanish mackerel and cobia and there are also good Moses perch, tusk fish, pearl perch, hussar, sea perch, coral bream, cobia and gold spot cod. Halls Reef has had a few good spotty mackerel to 83cm.North reef had a few mackerel, cobia, moses perch, grass sweetlip, quality pearl perch, coral bream, venus tusk fish and Maori cod.  Snapper, cod venus tusk, red throat emperor and pearl perch from Caloundra 12 mile. Wahoo, venus tusk fish, pearl perch and mahi mahi from the banks. D.I.P has had catches of moses perch, venus tusk fish, Maori cod, slate bream, snapper, frypan snapper, scarlet sea perch, tuna, some thumper pearl perch and dolphin fish. Grass sweetlip and venus tusk fish from the Blinker. There have been excellent catches of pearlies, red emperor, coral trout good snapper and plenty of mahi mahi taken around the 15 to 20nm’s east of the Wide Bay Bar.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Make sure you have a keen eye on the traffic this week while fishing for whiting and dart in the gutters along Teewah Beach. Good flathead, grunter bream and giant and golden trevally from the river mouth and Woods Bay. Bream and whiting in the frying pan. Flathead, jack and grunter along Tewantin stretch. Plenty of bream and moses perch in Weyba Creek. Good mud crabs throughout the river and canal systems.

Maroochydore: Mangrove jack starting to feed in the Cod Hole, upper river and in Petrie Creek. A few good whiting, and flathead from the river mouth. Bream from Bli Bli, school jew and bream from oyster bank road. Whiting from Twin Waters. School jew, bream and grunter in the Cod Hole. Mud crabs throughout the river, and up Maroochy Waters canal.

Mooloolaba: Bream, grunter and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Plenty of good whiting throughout the lower river and bream from La Balsa and basin. Whiting and grunter above the twin bridges area. Mangrove jack around the structures in the upper river. Mud crabs throughout including the lower river and canals.

Caloundra: Try for dart and trevally in the Surf at Warana. Whiting, trevally and bream in Currimundi Lake. Flathead and bream inside the bar. Jew and grunter in the deeper holes of northern passage. Big whiting feeding on the flats throughout the passage. Muddies throughout the Passage and the creeks that feed into the Passage.

Happy Jarvis Fiesty Jack

Happy Jarvis Henricks with a couple of feisty jack taken in the upper river yesterday.

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