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Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2018-02-15

Offshore

Caution: If you are planning offshore activities this weekend remember that the forecast is for large 2 to 3 meter, long-period easterly swells developing through southern Queensland waters from late Friday and over the weekend.  Choppy conditions again later today particularly out wide, so probably best to stay in close or in sheltered waters, with winds blowing north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore. Winds tending north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon, with seas 1 to 2 metres. Easing back  tomorrow on the New Moon with a north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to northeasterly around 10 knots during the morning and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.  When conditions ease back remember there have been plenty of quality cobia being caught on all local reefs at present and some good Spanish mackerel to 13.5kg around Halls and Sunshine Reefs.  Cobia, parrot, snapper and pearl perch from Wide Caloundra. Cobia and grass sweetlip from Sunshine Reef. Cobia, snapper, pearl perch and Spanish mackerel form the banks. A few big Spanish mackerel from Jew shoal, Halls, Coolum and Sunshine Reef.  Wild Thing 2 fished Double Island Point on Saturday for moses perch, venus tusk fish, gold spot wrasse, Maori cod, cobia, pearl perch and some nice scarlet sea perch.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: With the New moon tomorrow there could be a few fish on the bite for the next week including a few big jew on headlands and in the rivers, but be aware, the prediction is for big long period swells from 2 to 3 metres on our beaches this weekend. Big Flathead, bream and Tarwhine from the river mouth and Woods Bays. Bream out from Munna Point. Flathead and grunter from along Tewantin stretch. Mangrove from Weyba Creek, behind the Sheraton and under Munna Bridge. Good mud crabs throughout the upper river.

Maroochydore: Heaps of pike eels and mud crabs between the cod Hole and the Motorway Bridge. Bream to 32 cm and flathead from the river mouth. Mangrove jack in the creeks. Whiting to 38cm predominantly in the lower river around Chambers Island and Twin waters. Golden, giant herring and trevally in the lower river.

Mooloolaba: Bream and trevally from around the boat moorings and local jetties. Cod, trevally, whiting and flathead from La Balsa Basin. Mangrove jack and cod around structure in the canals and Parrearra Channel. Mud crabs throughout the river.

Caloundra: Whiting, bream, trevally and mangrove jack in Currimundi Lake. 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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HarrisonMalia JohnstonBorumbaDamFridayafternoon79cm2ndcast onYellowCicad

Harrison Johnston and his daughter Malia caught and released this 79cm Saratoga in Borumba Dam last Friday afternoon. Taken 2nd cast on a yellow cicada and also got a feed of a couple dozen Red claw.

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