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Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2019-01-19

Offshore

Be ready to go for the next few days right through to Mondays Full Moon Phase which will have the fish feeding, with okay conditions today with a bit of northerly chop in the afternoon as winds will be northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon then decreasing to about 10 knots in the evening and seas below 1 metre.Tomorrow conditions will also be workable as well with winds east to northeasterly about 10 knots tending east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning with seas below 1 metre. Still catching some quality Snapper and there have been reports of plenty of dolphin fish, or Mahi mahi on local reefs off Mooloolaba. Plenty of of cobia on the closer inshore reefs off the Sunshine Coast at present with floating pilchards and live baits doing the job. Sunshine Reef for a great catch of cobia, Spanish and spotty mackerel, coral trout, moses perch, striped tuna, tusk fish, snapper, grass emperor, sweetlip and quite a few pearl perch. Cobia, mackerel, snapper and cod from North Reef. Spanish and spotty mackerel out 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 cobia, venus tusk fish, pearl perch, moses perch, grass emperor and snapper.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Noosa Sound area has been producing quality GT's, golden trevally, some reasonable bream, grunter bream and flathead. Whiting also from the Yacht Club and near the ferry stretch. Also a few tailor in the lower river. A few good catches of mangrove jack to 54cm in the creeks and around the bridge structures and up between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Bream and a few flathead from Cotton Tree. 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: Definatly worth a try for whiting, bream and trevally in the Mooloolah canals. Bream and trevally from the moorings. Jacks, flathead to 60cm, trevally, from McKenzies Bridge. Cod, mangrove jack and and muddies from the upper Mooloolah. 

Caloundra: Some big flathead, mangrove jack and mud crabs in Coochin Creek. Try for 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. 

EricFrei Snapper

Have a look at Eric Frei with some top quality snapper taken at his secret spot off Mooloolaba

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