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Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2019-01-08


Winds will be Easterly at 15 to 20 knots, with 1 to 1.5 metre seas, decreasing below 1 metre around midday and around 1-1.5m of easterly swell. Wild Thing 2 fished the bait balls on Sunshine Reef for quality cobia, spotty mackerel, tusk fish and grass sweetlip and lost a few good fish to sharks." 

Chardon's Reef had snapper, pearl perch and venus tusk fish on the bottom for pearl perch, moses perch, grass emperor and snapper. Cobia, mackerel, snapper and cod from North Reef. Snapper, sweetlip and few spotty mackerel from the Blinker. Been good catches of mahi mahi and spanish mackerel from Mooloolaba. Cobia, snapper, venus tusk fish and spanish mackerel off Coolum. Mackerel and maori cod from Caloundra 12 mile. Double Island Point has had a few good snapper, cobia, venus tusk fish, pearl perch, moses perch, grass emperor and snapper.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Noosa Sound area has been producing quality golden trevally, 57cm javelin fish, flathead and a few elbow slapper whiting. Whiting also from the Yacht Club and near the ferry stretch. A 53cm golden trevally taken and a few good tailor in the lower river. A few good catches of mangrove jack in the creeks and around the bridge structures and up between the lakes. 

Maroochydore: Big bream to 40cm and plenty of flathead from Cotton Tree. Big flathead and the odd good tailor from the river mouth. A few big elbow slapper whiting throughout the lower reaches. Golden trevally and flathead from picnic point. Mangrove Jack and cod in the creeks and structure throughout the river. Mud Crabs potted througout the river.

Mooloolaba: Quality whiting, bream to 39cm and trevally in the Mooloolah canals. Bream and trevally from the moorings. Jacks, flathead, trevally, from McKenzies Bridge. Big whiting in Mountain Creek Reach. Cod, mangrove jack and and muddies from the upper Mooloolah. 

Caloundra: Some big flathead up to 70cm, mangrove jack and a few mud crabs in Coochin Creek. Good numbers of flathead, a few whiting and bream from Golden Beach. Quality whiting south of Bells Creek over night. Mud crabs will be feeding in all the creeks that feed into the Passage.

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Riley Rieck 49cm golden trevally

Riley Rieck was proud of his PB 49cm golden trevally taken on chcicken from Picnic Point yesterday.

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