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Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2019-01-02


Great conditions forecast with winds east to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late evening with seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow's conditions will be nice early and becoming choppy in the afternoon with winds east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the late evening with seas around 1 metre. Wild Thing 2 crews fished Chardon's Reef and found a patch of warmer water and sure enough some mahi mahi. We ended up landing three on pilchard floaters and caught snapper, pearl perch and venus tusk fish on the bottom. Also at Sunshine Reef they took coral trout, pearl perch, tuskfish, jew and cobia. Cobia, mackerel, snapper and cod from North Reef. Snapper, sweetlip and few spotty mackerel from the Blinker. Mahi mahi and spanish mackerel from the Mooloolaba 8 mile. 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 goldband snapper, cobia, venus tusk fish, pearl perch, moses perch, grass emperor and snapper.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead sand whiting and bream from the canal bridges and towards Noosa Sound. Whiting also from the Yacht Club and near the ferry stretch. Good mangrove jack in the Tewantin reach of the river and upper reaches of the river.

Maroochydore: Good whiting throughout the lower reaches with a few bigger fish from Picnic Point and the Black Banks. Lots of average bream and flathead along the sand bank edges from the Maroochy Waters Canals and Chamber's Island, through to Godfrey's Rd. Worth targeting a few Mangrove Jack in the creeks and around jetties and structures in the lower river and Cod Hole. Mud Crabs potted througout the river. 

Mooloolaba: Fish 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 to 69cm from La Balsa Sand basin. Cod, mangrove 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 throughout the Passage. Mud crabs will be feeding in all the creeks that feed into the Passage.

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Matt 52cm Dusky Eudlo

Matt Planck with a good eating size 52cm dusky flathead taken in Eudlo Creek.

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