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Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2019-02-21

Offshore

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sunshine Coast Waters, so stay in port, as winds will be blowing southeasterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 25 to 30 knots in the afternoon and reaching up to 33 knots in the evening. Winds dependent on the movement and development of tropical cyclone Oma with seas 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning. Tomorrow will be a tough one, with south to southeasterly 30 to 35 knots increasing to 30 to 40 knots during the day. Winds dependent on the movement and development of tropical cyclone Oma and seas 3 to 5 metres and huge swells easterly 3 to 4 metres, tending southeasterly 4 to 7 metres offshore during the morning. So caution will be required anywhere near the ocean, as there will be large and powerful surf conditions which will be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing. Better to spend time at home cleaning an working on your fishing gear to get ready for better conditions.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Trevally, with a few bigger whiting and flathead from the river mouth. Been several quality mangrove jack to 50cm and the odd jew between the lakes and in the canals. Trevally and flathead from the Tewantin ski run. Mud crabs throughout but mainly in the upper river system. Good buck crabs 

Maroochydore: Several whiting to 40cm overnight drifting the tide out and around Picnic Point. Matt Planck went out with Scotty Hillier and crew, filming a segment for Creek to Coast and caught a 46cm jack and released 2 legal size dusky flathead from Petrie Creek and a 17cm mud crab potted just near Chambers island, yesterday. Bream and trevally at the Cod Hole

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: Sand crabs in in the deeper channels and sea grass beds of the northern passage and a few good buck 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.

Scotty and Matt 

Matt Planck from Swan Boat Hire, went out with Scotty Hillier and crew, filming a segment for Creek to Coast and caught a 46cm jack and released 2 legal size dusky flathead from Petrie Creek and a 17cm mud crab potted just near Chambers island, yesterday.

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