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Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2019-01-10

Offshore

Good conditions particularly early with winds east to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon.and seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow will be okay in the morning becoming choppy in the afternoon with winds easterly 10 to 15 knots tending southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening. Sunshine Reef has had quality venus tusk fish, grass emperor, painted sweetlip and Spanish mackerel cobia, spotty mackerel and grass sweetlip. Cobia, mackerel, snapper and cod from North Reef. Been good catches of mahi mahi and spanish mackerel from Mooloolaba. Cobia, snapper, venus tusk fish and spanish mackerel off Coolum. Mackerel and maori cod from Caloundra 12 mile. Double Island Point has had a few good snapper, cobia, venus tusk fish, pearl perch, moses perch, grass emperor and snapper.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Noosa Sound area has been producing quality golden trevally, some good grunter bream flathead and a few elbow slapper whiting. Whiting also from the Yacht Club and near the ferry stretch. Golden trevally taken and a few good tailor in the lower river. A few good catches of mangrove jack in the creeks and around the bridge structures and up between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Big bream to 40cm and plenty of flathead from Cotton Tree. A few big elbow slapper whiting throughout the lower reaches. Golden trevally and flathead from Picnic Point. Theres been several good catches of mangrove Jack and cod in the creeks and structure throughout the river. Mud Crabs potted througout the river. 

Mooloolaba: Quality whiting, bream to 39cm and trevally in the Mooloolah canals. Bream and trevally from the moorings. Jacks, flathead, trevally, from McKenzies Bridge. Big whiting in Mountain Creek Reach. Cod, mangrove jack and and muddies from the upper Mooloolah. 

Caloundra: Some big flathead up to 70cm, mangrove jack and a few mud crabs in Coochin Creek. Good numbers of flathead, a few whiting and bream from Golden Beach. Quality whiting south of Bells Creek over night. Mud crabs will be feeding in all the creeks that feed into the Passage.

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Daniel Vogler Mitchell Grayson Mangrove Jack

Daniel Vogler and Mitchell Grayson with a few good mangrove jack taken overnight in the Bli Bli Reach.

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