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Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2018-01-31


Okay winds only in the morning, but more windy conditions and solid swells today with a southerly 10 to 15 knots turning southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon with seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening and swells easterly 2 to 2.5 metres.. Stronger wind conditions tomorrow with winds southeasterly 20 to 30 knots, seas increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres with the same king tides and strong tidal movement and the swells still an easterly 2 to 2.5 metres. So do yourself a huge favour and stay in sheltered waters. When conditions improve be ready to venture out to the local reefs for some quality reef fish and pelagics like grass sweetlip, moses perch, pearl perch, big coral trout, Spanish mackerel and Venus tusk fish. Snapper, cod, venus tusk, pearl perch, spotty mackerel and tuna from Caloundra 12 mile. Spotty mackerel from the Blinker, Caloundra 5 mile, Arkwright shoal, Sunshine Reef and in the bay at Noosa.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: The Full Moon will have the fish on the bite, but take care over the next few days with massive king tidal movements particularly in the morning tide. Golden trevally, flathead and barracuda in the Woods Bays. Bream from the sand bags. Flathead along Gympie Terrace. Good mangrove jack to 48cm behind the Sheraton and on the canals. Plenty of bream and a few good muddies in Weyba Creek. Good mud crabs throughout the upper river.

Maroochydore: Trevally and flathead in the Cod Hole. Tailor, bream and flathead from the river mouth. Mangrove jack in creeks and the upper reaches. Bream, flathead and cod from Bli Bli bridge. Mud crabs in the middle reaches, creeks and canals.

Mooloolaba: Whiting and bream in the surf at Mooloolaba Spit. Bream and giant trevally from the boat moorings. Bream and flathead from La Balsa Basin. Mangrove jack in Kawana Waters. Trevally and cod from Parrearra weir.

Caloundra: Grass sweetlip from Moffat Head and kings Beach. Bream and sweetlip from Shelly Beach. Jew and flathead in the deeper holes of northern passage. A few quality whiting feeding on the flats throughout the passage. Muddies and jacks in Coochin Creek.

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Jane CandyMarcoolaBh36cmAustday

Jane Candy was pretty excited to catch her big bream to 36cm on Australia Day off Marcoola Beach on the track near the end of the Airport Runway.

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