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Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2018-01-03

Offshore

Great conditions with winds variable about 10 knots becoming southerly 10 to 15 knots early in the morning then tending southeasterly in the middle of the day and seas around 1 metre. Tomorrow will be okay and a bit cooler as well with winds southeasterly 10 to 15 knots and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres inshore during the morning. There have been some excellent catches of 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. Grass sweetlip and venus tusk fish from the Blinker.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Good flathead, grunter bream and giant and golden trevally from the river mouth and Woods Bay. Bream and whiting in the frying pan. Flathead, jack and grunter along Tewantin stretch. 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 feeding in the Cod Hole, upper river and in Petrie Creek. A few good whiting, and flathead from the river mouth. Bream from Bli Bli, school jew and bream from oyster bank road. Whiting from Twin Waters. Schools og giant trevally in the lower river. Mud crabs throughout the river, and up Maroochy Waters canal.

Mooloolaba: Bream, grunter and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Plenty of good whiting throughout the lower river and bream from La Balsa and basin. Whiting and grunter 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. 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 Cara Giant Trevally 70cm

John Cara fished Twin Waters overnight for several giant trevally, this one went 70cm or 4.5 kg, he kept 2 and released 5 others

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