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Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2019-02-02

Offshore

Choppy conditions today with winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres. Tomorrows conditions will be a slight improvement but still will have choppy seas probably around the 15 knot mark through the morning with winds easterly 10 to 15 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon. Spotty mackerel, cobia and Maori Cod from Currimundi wide. Spanaish and spotty mackerel and a few cobia in Luguna Bay as well as sweetlip, red emperor, yellowtail kingfish and gold spot cod from Sunshine Reef. Cobia, wahoo, spotty mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile. Solid Cobia, sweetlip and tuna and some quality spanish mackerel from North Reef. Been several good catches Spanish, spotty mackerel, cobia, and snapper out from Point Arkwright and around Old Women Island. Cobia spotty mackerel and tuna and grass sweetlip from Coolum. North of the Barwon Banks a 16.5kg red emperor was taken on a mullet fillet, along with a 6kg gold spot cod, Maori cod, a snapper, morwong, pearl perch and a few tusk fish.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: The lower river is producing quality GT's, golden trevally, some reasonable bream, grunter and flathead. A few catches of reasonable whiting throughout the river at present. A few good catches of mangrove jack in the creeks, canals and around the bridge structures and up between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Giant and golden trevally, estuary cod and bream in the Cod Hole. Few quality Mangrove Jack to 50 cm and big GT's in the upper estuary. Flathead from the creek mouths. Mud Crabs where potted in the upper reaches. 

Mooloolaba: Bream and trevally from the moorings. Trevally from La Balsa park. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek. Target jacks, flathead and 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 northern passage. Flathead, mangrove jack and mud crabs in Creeks. Jacks, cod and queenfish in Pelican Waters.

Brento nice Cobia 

Brenton Mansfield with a fighting cobia, caught and released off Mooloolaba.

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