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Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2019-02-06

Offshore

Pretty choppy to rough conditions today so better in sheltered waters, with winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore north of Maroochydore during the afternoon. Similar rough conditions tomorrow with winds easterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore. So when conditions improve considerable Saturdayfor the weekend and into Monday be ready to go for some of the recent catches of Yellow fin tuna, and spanish mackerel from Sunshine Reef. Cobia, sweetlip and tuna and some quality spanish mackerel from North Reef. Spanish, yellow fin tuna, cobia, and snapper off Coolum Reef. Cobia, wahoo, spotty mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile. Maori cod, moses perch, snapper, pearl perch and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Gold band snapper, nannygai, snapper, tusk fish, Moses perch, frying pan snapper, cobia, grass emperor, painted sweetlip and gold spot wrasse from Double Island Point.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Yesterdays new moon and big tides will have the fish feeding. Target trevally, grunter and flathead in Woods Bays. Whiting from the frying pan and Woods Bays. Mangrove jack between the lakes and in the canals. Bream, flathead and tarwhine along Gympie Terrace. A few mud crabs in the upper river system.

Maroochydore: A few tailor at the Cod Hole as well as Golden trevally, giant herring and jew. Spotted grunter, flathead and jew from Bli Bli. Cod and jack from the rock bars in the middle river. Still plenty of Muddies but mostly females and under size bucks with the occasional keeper, until there is more rainfall. 

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 northern passage. Flathead, mangrove jack and mud crabs in Creeks. Jacks and trevally in Pelican Waters. Mud crabs in the creeks.

Chrissy Bell with spotted Grunter up to 42cm

Chrissy Bell from the Maroochy RSL Fishing Club weighed in a couple of quality Spotted grunter bream to 42 cm.

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