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Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2019-02-09

Offshore

Pretty choppy to rough conditions again today, so better in sheltered waters, with winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1.5 metres. Similar conditions tomorrow with winds easterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres. So when conditions hopefully improve on Saturday for the weekend and into Tuesday be ready to go for some of the recent catches of Yellow fin tuna, and spanish mackerel from Sunshine Reef. Cobia, sweetlip and tuna and some quality spanish mackerel from North Reef. Spanish, yellow fin tuna, cobia, and snapper off Coolum Reef. Cobia, wahoo, spotty mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Target trevally, grunter and flathead in Woods Bays. Whiting from the frying pan and Woods Bays. Mangrove jack between the lakes and in the canals. Bream, flathead and tarwhine along Gympie Terrace. Penty of mud crabs throughout but mainly in the upper river system.

Maroochydore: The odd tailor, bream and trevally at the Cod Hole. Spotted grunter to 42cm, flathead and jew from Bli Bli. Cod and jack from the rock bars in the middle river. Still plenty of mud crabs as one local has kept 7 keepers (only 4 pots) in the last week and returned heaps of undersize crabs ans several large female crabs. 

Mooloolaba: Bream, grunter 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 and trevally in Pelican Waters. Mud crabs in the creeks.

Shaun Doyle Elbow slapper
Check out local whiting angler, Shaun Doyle with a nice elbow slapper whiting with several in his catch in the 25 to 28cm range, taken in the lower river.

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