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Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2019-01-24


Offshore conditions will be okay with winds north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots before dawn, with seas around 1 metre. Tomorrow will be great conditions with winds east to northeasterly about 10 knots. and seas below 1 metre. Some good catches of spotty mackerel from the close in reefs between Caloundra and Noosa. Quality Spanaish mackerel up to 14kg on trolled baits close in shore in Luguna Bay and from Sunshine Reef. Cobia and Dolphin Fish from the Mooloolaba 8 mile and Caloundra 12 mile. Solid Cobia, sweetlip and tuna and some quality spanish mackerel from North Reef. Spanish and spotty mackerel from the Blinker. Also cobia, trout, sweetlip and pearl perch from Sunshine Reef. On Double Island Point reefs here's been a few good catches of scarlet sea perch and some quality pearl perch, gold band snapper, amberjack and nice cod.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: The lower river is producing quality GT's, golden trevally, some reasonable bream, grunter bream and flathead. Whiting also from the Yacht Club and near the ferry stretch. A few good catches of mangrove jack in the creeks, canals 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. Some big trevally to 60cm early yesterday morning, a good estuary cod and bream to 30cm from the Cod Hole. Flathead from the creek mouths. Mud Crabs potted mainly in the upper river. 

Mooloolaba: Bream and trevally from the moorings. Trevally from La Balsa park. Jacks, flathead to 60cm, 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. Bream and sweetlip from Moffat head. Some big flathead, mangrove jack and mud crabs in Coochin Creek. Quality whiting south of Bells Creek over night. Mud crabs will be feeding in all the creeks that feed into the Passage. 

Jai Cardona Estuary Cod he is 11

Jai Cardona, did very well catching this big estuary cod, in the Maroochy River at the Cod Hole on Tuesday night

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