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Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2019-01-23

Offshore

Offshore conditions will be workable with a bit of northerly chop with winds northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, with seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow may be even better with winds east to northeasterly about 10 knots and seas still below 1 metre. Some good catches of spotty mackerel from the close in reefs between Caloundra and Noosa. Quality Spanaish mackerel up to 14kg on trolled baits close in shore in Luguna Bay and from Sunshine Reef. Cobia and Dolphin Fish from the Mooloolaba 8 mile and Caloundra 12 mile. Solid Cobia, sweetlip and tuna and some quality spanish mackerel from North Reef. Spanish and spotty mackerel from the Blinker. Also cobia, trout, sweetlip and pearl perch from Sunshine Reef. On Double Island Point reefs here's been a few good catches of scarlet sea perch and some quality pearl perch, gold band snapper, amberjack and nice cod.

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.Tailor and some 60cm trevally early yesterday morning and bream to 30cm from the Cod Hole. Flathead from the creek mouths. Mud Crabs potted mainly in the upper river. 

Mooloolaba: Bream and trevally from the moorings. Trevally from La Balsa park. Jacks, flathead to 60cm, trevally, from McKenzies Bridge. Cod, mangrove jack and and muddies from the upper Mooloolah. 

Caloundra: Grass sweetlip, bream and jew from Shelly Beach. Bream and sweetlip from Moffat head. Some big flathead, mangrove jack and mud crabs in Coochin Creek. Quality whiting south of Bells Creek over night. Mud crabs will be feeding in all the creeks that feed into the Passage.

Rebecca and Will Smith with several good whiting

Rebecca and Will Smith with the biggest whiting of the several whiting they caught in the lower Maroochy River on Monday.

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