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Local Fishing Report: Monday 2019-01-14

Offshore

Winds will be southeasterly at 15 to 20 knots turning easterly in the evening, with 1-1.5m seas and 1-1.5m of easterly swell. .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 and plenty of flathead from Cotton Tree. A couple of tailor to 45 cm upstream from the Cod Hole. A few big whiting throughout the lower reaches. Golden trevally and flathead from Picnic Point. Mangrove Jack from the creeks and Bli Bli reach. Flathead from the creek mouths. Mud Crabs potted mainly in the upper river. 

Mooloolaba: Quality whiting, bream and trevally in the Mooloolah canals. Bream and trevally from the moorings. Jacks, flathead to 60cm, 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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Jeff Vere 70cm Flathead Eudlo

Jeff Vere christened his new kayak with this 70cm dusky flathead at the mouth of Eudlo Creek using a 70mm pink vibe.

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