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Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2019-02-19

Offshore

Pretty good conditions except for the big swells so take extra care as winds will be blowing southeasterly 10 to 15 knots with seas around 1 metre.and 2m of easterly swell. So caution, as there will be large and powerful surf conditions in the evening are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing. Tomorrow will have choppy conditions and a decent swell , so it may be better to stay in more sheltersd waters with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots., seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon and swells still easterly 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 metres during the evening. 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 off Coolum Reef. Cobia, sweetlip and spotty mackerel from the Gneerings. Dolphin Fish from the caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Trevally, whiting and flathead from the river mouth. Mangrove jack and the odd jew between the lakes and in the canals. Trevally and flathead from the Tewantin ski run. Mud crabs throughout but mainly in the upper river system.

Maroochydore: There have been a few good whiting around Goat and Channel island taken on yabby's, worm or small surface poppers. Flathead and bream from the river mouth. Bream and trevally at the Cod Hole. Cod and Mangrove Jack from the rock bars in the middle river. Mud crabs in the creeks and middle river. 

Mooloolaba: Bream, grunter and trevally from the moorings. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek an around McKenzies Bridge. Cod, mangrove jack and and muddies from the middle and upper Mooloolah River.

Caloundra: Sand crabs in in the deeper channels and sea grass beds of the northern passage and for mud crabs there as well as in the creeks. Flathead and whiting from Golden Beach and the entrance to Bell's Creek. Mangrove jack and trevally in Pelican Waters.

 Jack Clow with a cracker Mary River cod he caught and released

Jack Clow with a Mary River cod that he caught and released safely. The Mary River Cod is a 'No Take' and listed as an endangered species in Queensland except for a few listed impoundments, so check the Fisheries Queensland Facebook or Web Site for precise details.

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