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Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2018-12-20

Offshore

Conditions have improved and should be pretty good today with winds east to northeasterly about 10 knots tending north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day, with seas below 1 metre, decreasing below 0.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon. Tomorrows conditions will be choppy with winds northerly 15 to 20 knots tending north to northwesterly during the day with seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore south of Maroochydore. Before the recent crook weather there were quality dolphin fish, sweetlip and spanish mackerel from Sunshine Reef. Cobia, mackerel, snapper and cod from North Reef. Snapper, sweetlip and few spotty mackerel from the Blinker. Dolphin fish and spanish mackerel from the Mooloolaba 8 mile. Cobia, snapper, venus tusk fish and spanish mackerel off Coolum. Grass sweetlip and moses perch from Old Women Island. Spanish mackerel and maori cod from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: With Sundays Full Moon there should be plenty of fish feeding activity from now and through to Christmas. Whiting from the flats in the lower river. Jacks and flathead between the lakes. Queenies and trevally at dawn in Woods Bays. The rain events have flushed the crabs out, so try even in the lower river.

Maroochydore: The river water has a good run of dirty fresh water so the mud crabs are throughout the river system and there have already been several solid bucks potted. Trevally, bream and flathead Cod Hole area. Flathead between Eudlo Creek and Bli Bli.

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 from La Balsa Sand basin. Cod, 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 from the protected north western side of Bribie Island. After the heavy rain the Mud crabs will be feeding in all the creeks that feed into the Passage.

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xavia 46cm trevelly

Xavier Chong with a hard fighting 46cm trevelly taken on herring in the Maroochy River.

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