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Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2019-01-12


Probably best to stay in protected waters over the weekend and through to early in the week when conditions settle a bitCould be a bit choppy today with with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.Tomorrow will be similar with choppy condition with wind southeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres. 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. There's been several good catches of mangrove Jack to 45cm bream to 32cm and good whiting and cod in the creeks throughout the river. 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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conner Murry bream

Check out Conner Murray with a fat Morwong or blubber lip bream, Slatey bream, Painted sweelip and the old and probably politically incorrect version ‘Mother in Law Fish’ which was taken up near Oyster Bank Road, in the Maroochy River. Well done Conner!

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