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Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2018-01-06

Offshore

It’s looking like a pretty good couple of days for fishing right through the weekend. Good conditions today day with winds southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning easterly in the evening and seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow will be good as well with winds easterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly during the evening and seas below 1 metre. Spanish Mackerel out from Noosa on local reefs. 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 Spanish Mackerel, snapper, goldband snapper, cobia, coral bream, scarlet sea perch, tuna, some nice pearl perch and dolphin fish. Cobia, grass sweetlip, mackerel average snapper and venus tusk fish from the Blinker.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Plenty of good flathead, grunter bream and giant and golden trevally from the river mouth and Woods Bay. Bream and a few good quality whiting in the frying pan. A 54cm mangrove jack was caught and released in the lower estuary. Good mangrove jack feeding in the creeks and around snaggy areas. Plenty of bream and moses perch in Weyba Creek. Good mud crabs throughout the river and canal systems.

Maroochydore: Mangrove jack and queenfish feeding in the Cod Hole, upper river and in Petrie Creek. A few excellent whiting to 42cm taken on the incoming tide, and flathead from the river mouth. Bream from Bli Bli, school jew and bream from oyster bank road. Whiting from Twin Waters. Schools of giant trevally in the lower river. Mud crabs throughout the river, and up Maroochy Waters canal.

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

Caloundra: Dart, whiting, tarwhine and trevally in the Surf at Warana. A few big 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.

John Kennedy Queenfish Cod Hole

Have a look at John Kennedy with this quality Queenfish, taken on fresh prawn at the Cod Hole Yesterday.

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