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Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2019-02-20

Offshore

Choppy to rough conditions with a decent swell running so maybe stay in port will be wise as winds will be blowing Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots with seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore by early evening and swells east to northeasterly 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 metres later in the evening. 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 sheltered waters with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning southerly 20 to 30 knots during the morning seas 2 to 3 metres and swells east to northeasterly 2 to 2.5 metres.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Trevally, whiting and flathead from the river mouth. Been several quality 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: Try for a few good whiting around Goat and Channel island taken on yabby's, worm or small surface poppers. Bream and trevally at the Cod Hole. Cod and Mangrove Jack from the rock bars in the middle river. A few big mud crabs in the creeks and throughout 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 a few good buck 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.

 Elle Meuwissen tuna off Mudjimba Island recently

Keen Angler, Elle Meuwissen had a great time fishing for feisty tuna around Mudjimba (Old Woman) Island last weekend.

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