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Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2019-03-07

Offshore

Today's conditions are looking okay early and then becoming choppy late in the day, with winds north to northeasterly about 10 knots tending south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning. Winds then becoming southeasterly in the afternoon and reaching up to 20 knots at time and seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. Tomorrow conditions will be choppy but easing back in time for the weekend with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the evening and seas 1 to 1.5 metres. Good conditions over the weekend particularly on Sunday.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Been some good bream, trevally and quality flathead from the river mouth, frying pan and in Woods Bays. Cod, jack and trevally in Weyba Creek. Mangrove jack and flathead between the lakes. A few mud crabs on the move throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Today's New Moon Phase will have the fish on the bite right through the weekend. Tarpon, cod, jacks, moses perch and bream around the motorway bridge. Mangrove jack in the creeks. Bream, jacks and flathead in the southern channel and from Cotton Tree. Mud crabs throughout the river. 

Mooloolaba: Bream and cod from the boat moorings. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek. Jack, cod and flathead from the rocks bars in the upper river. Muddies throughout the Mooloolah River, particularly in the Kawana and Mooloolah canals.

Caloundra: Earlier there were banana prawns and mud crab in Coochin & Bell's Creek so it's worth a go. Mangrove jack, cod, bream and trevally in Pelican Waters canals. Whiting, bream and flathead along Golden Beach flats. Bream and sweetlip from Shelly Beach.

Rieley Schultz caught and released huge 88cm dusky flathead 

Keen young angler, Rieley Schultz caught and released this huge 88cm dusky flathead in the Mighty Maroochy River.

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