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Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2018-12-19

Offshore

Conditions slowly improving improved with winds easterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly in the afternoon with seas 1 to 1.5 metres. Tomorrows conditions will be pretty good with winds north to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the day with seas round 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore south of Maroochydore during the evening. So be ready to go offshore as conditions hopefully are workable for the next few days. 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: Try for whiting from the flats in the lower river under the cover of the dirty water. Jacks and flathead between the lakes. Queenies and trevally at dawn in Woods Bays. The downstream flow of dirty water has flushed the crabs out of the mangroves and creeks and into the middle and lower river, so put your pots out and see what you get.

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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jarrad horton 

Jared Horton with a nice 46 cm dusky flathead caught and released in the Cod Hole yesterday

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