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Local Fishing Report: Monday 2018-01-29

Offshore

Winds will be blowing southeasterly at 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore south of Maroochydore in the late afternoon. Seas will be 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres around midday.Sunshine Reef has produced, grass sweetlip, moses perch, pearl perch, big coral trout, Spanish mackerel and Venus tusk fish. Snapper, cod, venus tusk, pearl perch, spotty mackerel and tuna from Caloundra 12 mile. Black marlin and wahoo from the Mooloolaba 18 mile. Wahoo, venus tusk fish, pearl perch and mahi mahi from the banks. D.I.P has had catches of Spanish Mackerel, snapper, gold band snapper, cobia, coral bream, scarlet sea perch, tuna, some nice pearl perch and dolphin fish. Yellowfin tuna, cobia, grass sweetlip, mackerel average snapper and venus tusk fish from the Blinker. D.I.P has had catches of Spanish Mackerel, snapper, gold band snapper, cobia, coral bream, scarlet sea perch, long tail and yellowfin tuna, some nice pearl perch and dolphin fish.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Golden trevally, flathead and barracuda in the Woods Bays. Bream from the sand bags. Flathead along Gympie Terrace. Good mangrove jack to 48cm behind the Sheraton and in the canals. Plenty of bream and a few good muddies in Weyba Creek. Good mud crabs throughout the upper river.

Maroochydore: Trevally and flathead in the Cod Hole. Tailor, bream and flathead from the river mouth. Mangrove jack in creeks and the upper reaches. Bream, flathead and cod from Bli Bli bridge. Mud crabs in the middle reaches, creeks and canals.

Mooloolaba: Dart, whiting and tarwhine from the beach gutters. Bream, grunter and giant and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Plenty of good whiting throughout the river Mangrove jack around the structures in the upper river. Mud crabs throughout including the lower river and canals.

Caloundra: Grass sweetlip from Moffat Head. Bream from Shelly Beach. Flathead and bream inside the bar. Jew and flathead in the deeper holes of northern passage. A few quality whiting feeding on the flats throughout the passage. Muddies throughout the Passage and the creeks that feed into the Passage.

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Cody Smith Spangled Emperor

Cody Smith bagged out with some nice spangled emperor at Murphy's reef last week.

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