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Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2019-02-12


Good conditions early ahead of increasing and most likely pretty choppy sea breeze later in the day, with winds northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the day and seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. While tomorrows conditions will be choppy as well with winds northerly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres. There's been some good catches over the weekend of yellow fin tuna, and spotty mackerel from Sunshine Reef. Spotty mackerel from Halls Reef. Cobia, sweetlip and tuna and some quality spanish mackerel from North Reef. Spotty mackerel from the NW fairway beacon. Spotty mackerel, yellow fin tuna, cobia, and sweetlip off Coolum Reef. Cobia, sweetlip, wahoo, spotty mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile. Red emperor, snapper, pearl perch, tusk fish, cobia and black marlin from the banks. Double Island Point had tusk fish, moses perch, snapper and pearl perch and dolphin fish,

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Trevally, whiting and flathead in Woods Bays. Whiting in the frying pan. Mangrove jack between the lakes and in the canals. Bream, flathead and tarwhine along Gympie Terrace. Plenty of mud crabs throughout but mainly in the upper river system.

Maroochydore: Flathead and bream from the river mouth. Bream and trevally at the Cod Hole. Small spotted grunter to 42cm, flathead and jew from Bli Bli. Cod and jack from the rock bars in the middle river. Mud crabs in the middle river. 

Mooloolaba: Bream, grunter 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: Whiting and bream from Currimunid Lake. Sand crabs in in the deeper channels and sea grass beds of the northern passage. Flathead and whiting from Golden Beach and the entrance to Bell's Creek. Jacks and trevally in Pelican Waters.

Brett Deep EndCharters

Keen angler, Brett Robertson took home this 78cm, 9kg red emperor while fishing on the Barwon Banks on a Deep End Charter over the weekend.

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