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Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2019-02-15

Offshore

Still a Strong Wind Warning for today in Sunshine Coast Waters, so be prepared to stay in Port with winds southeasterly 25 to 30 knots decreasing to 20 to 25 knots before dawn and rough seas 2 to 2.5 metres. Tomorrows conditions are easing back a bit with moderate to strong winds and rough to choppy seas, with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots at times offshore and seas 1.5 to 2 metres. The windy conditions look sticking around through this week, and possibly increasing further later in the week. But, for something to look forward too, before the winds there's been some good catches of yellow fin tuna, and spotty mackerel from Sunshine Reef. Spotty mackerel from Halls Reef. Cobia, sweetlip and tuna and some quality spanish mackerel from North Reef. Spotty mackerel from the NW fairway beacon. Spotty mackerel, yellow fin tuna, cobia, and sweetlip off Coolum Reef. Cobia, sweetlip, wahoo, spotty mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Trevally, whiting and flathead in the lower river. Mangrove jack and the odd jew between the lakes and in the canals. Bream and flathead along Gympie Terrace and up around Tewantin , a few trevally, estuary cod,bream, grunter and dusky flathead. Plenty of mud crabs throughout but mainly in the upper river system.

Maroochydore: There have been a few good whiting up to 42cm in the lower river around Goat and Channel island taken on yabby's, worm or small surface lures lie poppers. Flathead and bream from the river mouth. Bream and trevally at the Cod Hole. Small spotted grunter, flathead and the odd chopper tailor from Bli Bli. Cod and Mangrove Jack from the rock bars in the middle river. Mud crabs in the middle river.

Mooloolaba: Bream, grunter and trevally from the moorings. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek an around McKenzies Bridge. Cod, mangrove jack and and muddies from the middle and upper Mooloolah River.

Caloundra: Try for sand crabs in in the deeper channels and sea grass beds of the northern passage and for mud crabs there as well as in the creeks. Flathead and whiting from Golden Beach and the entrance to Bell's Creek. Mangrove jack and trevally in Pelican Waters.

Peter Batey with a nice Saratoga caught on a Bass Jig made by Nambours Simon Carters Sharp Lake Boondoomba Point Jigheadsjpg 

Peter Batey with a nice Saratoga caught and released at Lake Boondoomba, on a Bass Jig made by Nambours Simon Carters Sharp, Point Jigheads.

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