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Local Fishing Report: Monday 2019-01-28

Offshore

Winds will be blowing north to northeasterly at 10 to 15 knots tending east to northeasterly during the day. Seas are about 1m, with 1m of easterly swell. Spotty mackerel and Maori Cod from Currimundi wide. Quality Spanaish mackerel up to 14kg on trolled baits close in shore in Luguna Bay and from Sunshine Reef. Cobia, wahoo, spotty mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile. Solid Cobia, sweetlip and tuna and some quality spanish mackerel from North Reef. Spotty mackerel, cobia, tusk fish and snapper from Old Women Island. Cobia and grass sweetlip from Coolum.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: The lower river is producing quality GT's, golden trevally, some reasonable bream, grunter bream and flathead. Flathead, bream and whiting in the Frying Pan. The Woods Bay fishing well for flathead, bream and trevally Whiting also from the Yacht Club and near the ferry stretch. A few good catches of mangrove jack in the creeks, canals and around the bridge structures and up between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Bream to 33cm throughout the middle river. Giant and golden trevally, estuary cod and bream in the Cod Hole early in the morning. Few quality Mangrove Jack to 50 cm in the upper estuary. Flathead from the creek mouths. Mud Crabs where potted in the channel out from Goat Island and in the upper creeks. 

Mooloolaba: Bream and trevally from the moorings. Trevally from La Balsa park. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek. Jacks, flathead to 60cm, trevally, from McKenzies Bridge. Cod, mangrove jack and and muddies from the upper Mooloolah. 

Caloundra: A few bream, whiting and dart from along the beaches. Sand crabs in in the deeper channels and sea grass beds of the northenr passage. Flathead, mangrove jack and mud crabs in Coochin Creeks. Jacks, cod and queenfish in Pelican Waters. 

Dave SpencerMackeral Murphys

Well done, Dave Spencer with a solid spotty mackerel caught out on Murphy's Reef recently.

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