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Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2018-12-29

Offshore

Today will have okay conditions early with winds easterly 10 to 15 knots, becoming choppy reaching up to 20 knots at times with seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. Tomorrows conditions will be workable with winds easterly 10 to 15 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. There's beeg a few sweetlip and spanish mackerel from Sunshine Reef. Cobia, mackerel, snapper and cod from North Reef. Snapper, sweetlip and few spotty mackerel from the Blinker. Mahi mahi and spanish mackerel from the Mooloolaba 8 mile. Cobia, snapper, venus tusk fish and spanish mackerel off Coolum.Spanish mackerel and maori cod from Caloundra 12 mile. Double Island Point has had a few good goldband snapper, cobia, venus tusk fish, pearl perch, moses perch, grass emperor and snapper.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Noosa River Fishing Safaris fished Woods Bays for some pretty big flathead sitting there as the tide slowed down. Plenty of bream and moses perch around most structures in the sound. We also caught some good whiting opposite the Yacht Club on live worms, with an 83cm flatty caught and released in the lower estuary. It went for a whole whitebait." www.fishingnoosa.com.au/riverfishingsafaris.htm

Maroochydore: Some good quality whiting and flathead throughout the lower river system. Worth targeting a few Mangrove Jack in the creeks and around jetties and structures in the lower river and Cod Hole. Mud Crabs potted througout the river.

Mooloolaba: Try the beaches for whiting and dart. Jacks, flathead, trevally, whiting and a few cod in the Mooloolaba canals and the lower river rock walls. Whiting, bream and flathead to 69cm from La Balsa Sand basin. Cod, mangrove jack and and muddies from the upper Mooloolah.

Caloundra: Try for flathead, mangrove jack and a few mud crabs in Coochin Creek. The Flathead, whiting and bream from Golden Beach. Whiting and flathead throughout the Passage. Mud crabs will be feeding in all the creeks that feed into the Passage.

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 Mick and TrudyJack

Mick Robbie and Trudy Adamson had a fantastic fish for mangrove Jack up in Petrie Creek on Thursday.

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