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Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2019-01-29

Offshore

Reasonable conditions today with winds easterly 10 to 15 knots with seas around 1 metre. Tomorrows conditions will become pretty choppy through the day, with winds starting off at easterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching 20 knots offshore during the morning and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore north of Maroochydore. Spotty mackerel, cobia and Maori Cod from Currimundi wide. Spanaish and spotty mackerel and a a few cobia in Luguna Bay and from Sunshine Reef. Cobia, wahoo, spotty mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile. Solid Cobia, sweetlip and tuna and some quality spanish mackerel from North Reef. Been several good catches of spotty mackerel, cobia, and snapper from Old Women Island. Cobia spotty mackerel and tuna and grass sweetlip from Coolum.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: The lower river is producing quality GT's, golden trevally, some reasonable bream, grunter and flathead. Flathead, bream and whiting in the Frying Pan. A few catches of reasonable whiting throughout the river at present. A few good catches of mangrove jack in the creeks, canals and around the bridge structures and up between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Giant and golden trevally, estuary cod and bream in the Cod Hole. Few quality Mangrove Jack to 50 cm in the upper estuary. Flathead from the creek mouths. Mud Crabs where potted in the upper reaches. 

Mooloolaba: Bream and trevally from the moorings. Trevally from La Balsa park. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek. Target jacks, flathead and 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. Sand crabs in in the deeper channels and sea grass beds of the northenr passage. Flathead, mangrove jack and mud crabs in Coochin Creeks. Jacks, cod and queenfish in Pelican Waters.

Ben Lockwood

Ben Lockwood caught and released this fighting trevally recently near the Cod Hole

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