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Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2019-01-16


Be ready to go for the next few days with good conditions today with winds east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots. Lighter winds inshore in the morning and seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow also pretty good conditions with winds east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots with seas below 1 metre. Reports of plenty of cobia on the closer inshore reefs off the Sunshine Coast at present with floating pilchards and live baits doing the job. Sunshine Reef for a great catch of cobia , spottie mackerel and quite a few pearl perch. Cobia, mackerel, snapper and cod from North Reef. Spanish and spotty 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 cobia, venus tusk fish, pearl perch, moses perch, grass emperor and snapper.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Noosa Sound area has been producing quality GT's, golden trevally, some reasonable bream, grunter bream and flathead. Whiting also from the Yacht Club and near the ferry stretch. Also a few tailor in the lower river. A few good catches of mangrove jack to 54cm in the creeks and around the bridge structures and up between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Bream and a few flathead from Cotton Tree. A few big whiting throughout the lower reaches. Golden trevally and flathead from Picnic Point. Mangrove Jack from the creeks and Bli Bli reach. Flathead from the creek mouths. Mud Crabs potted mainly in the upper river. 

Mooloolaba: Definatly worth a try for whiting, bream and trevally in the Mooloolah canals. Bream and trevally from the moorings. Jacks, flathead to 60cm, trevally, from McKenzies Bridge. Cod, mangrove jack and and muddies from the upper Mooloolah.

Caloundra: Some big flathead up to 70cm, mangrove jack and mud crabs in Coochin Creek. Try for 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.

kim whiting
Kim Maas from the Maroochy RSL Fishing Club with a couple of stonker whiting taken from Picnic Point, one of his favourite spots on the Sunny Coast.

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