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Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2019-03-14

Offshore

Conditions, will be pretty good today, with winds south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to southeasterly below 10 knots during the early evening and seas around 1 metre. Tomorrows conditions will be fantastic with winds variable about 10 knots becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day, with seas below 1 metre. Trekka 2 skipper Mitch Bertacchini did a five hour trip to Sunshine Reef on Monday morning in beautiful conditions where they caught tusk fish, coral trout, grass emperor and Spanish mackerel, caught on a live yakka. North Reefs had pearl perch, Maori cod, venus tusk fish and snapper, moses perch, grass sweetlip and some thumper 60cm+ pearl perch. Cougar One fished Double Island Point with the Noosa Yachtie Fishing Club on Sunday, where they caught horse scarlet sea perch or large mouth nannygai, plenty of big tusk fish, pearl perch, hussar, moses perch and sweetlip. Spanish, yellow fin tuna, cobia, and snapper off Coolum Reef. Cobia, wahoo, spotty mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Been some good bream, trevally and several quality flathead around the 60cm size, 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 still on the move throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Giant trevelly, flathead, tarpon and bream around the motorway bridge.Few good whiting and grunter in Eudlo Creek. Mangrove jack in the creeks. Bream, jacks and flathead in the southern channel and from Cotton Tree. Mud crabs throughout the river. 

Mooloolaba: Bream, trevally 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: With the hot and humid conditions there have been good mangrove jack, cod, bream and trevally in Pelican Waters canals and in the creeks that feed the Passage. Whiting, bream and flathead along Golden Beach flats. Bream and sweetlip from Shelly Beach.

Ben Forgan Mangrove Jack

Ben Forgan loves catching and releasing these hard fighting and very feisty Mangrove jack throughout the sunny coast rivers and streams at present.

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