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Local Fishing Report: Friday 2018-02-09

Offshore

Great conditions today, particularly later in the afternoon, thank you very much, with winds southeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening with seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. Looking like pretty good conditions for the weekend with winds winding down for a great weekend ahead with winds variable about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon and seas below 1 metre. So be ready to venture out to the local reefs for some quality reef fish like grass sweetlip, moses perch, pearl perch, big coral trout and a few mackerel and tuna. Try for snapper, cod, venus tusk, pearl perch, spotty mackerel and tuna from Caloundra reefs and  spotty mackerel and yellowfin tuna, from the Blinker, Arkwright shoal, Sunshine Reef and in the bay at Noosa.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead, bream and Tarwhine from the river mouth. Trevally, bream and flathead in the Woods Bays. Bream out from Munna point. Flathead and grunter from along Tewantin stretch. Mangrove throughout the river in around the pylons and snaggy areas. Plenty of bream and a few good muddies in Weyba Creek. Good mud crabs throughout the upper river.

Maroochydore: Trevally on high tide and flathead in the Cod Hole. Bream and flathead from the river mouth. Mangrove jack in the creeks. Whiting from Twin waters. Golden, giant herring and blue spot trevally on the dirty water line in the lower river. Mud crabs throughout the river system.

Mooloolaba: Bream and trevally from the boat moorings. Whiting and flathead from La Balsa Basin. Giant Herring and tarpon in Mountain Creek. Jack and cod around structure in the canals. Mud crabs throughout the river.

Caloundra: Whiting, bream, trevally and mangrove jack in Currimundi Lake and up the Creek. Flathead and golden trevally off the boardwalk. Whiting, bream and flathead throughout the passage. Muddies are moving around the creek and canal entrances.

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Shine 44cm Flathead

While I (Shin) caught a small catfish, my 4-year old son, Shine, was really excited to catch 44cm flathead at sandbag from Cotton Tree in the dusk on Wed 7 Feb.

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