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Local Fishing Report: Friday 2014-12-26 Boxing Day

Offshore

Conditions are okay, but will become choppy with north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching 15 to 20 knots inshore during the afternoon and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres inshore during the afternoon. The crew on Top Catch Charters have been fishing Caloundra 12 Mile and the Banks for spanish mackerel, spotted mackerel and mahi mahi on the surface, with parrot and sweetlip on the bottom.  Barwon Banks produced quality maori cod, mahi mahi, snapper and red throat emperor.  School makeral and yellow tail king fish have taken surface lures and whole squid at Coolum Reef while Murphys produced good hussar, moses perch, mulloway and cobia.

Estuaries

Noosa: Quality sand whiting, dart and flathead in the surf gutters in front of Teewah village. The odd tailor flathead, tarwhine, bream, trevally and whiting at the Noosa River mouth, Weyba Creek and between the Lakes. Mangrove jack in Weyba Creek, Woods Bay and in the snaggy areas in the upper reaches. Mud crabs in the upper reaches and sand crabs in the lower reaches.

Maroochydore: Whiting form the black banks. Tailor either side of the river mouth and moving towards Picnic Point via the southern channel. Whiting and flathead in the southern channel. Trevally, mangrove jack and school jew at night in the cod hole and upper reaches of Eudlo and Petrie Creeks. Sand crabs in the south channel and a few good mud crabs in the upper reaches.

Kawana: Dart and whiting on the beaches from Point Cartwright to Kawana. Bream around the moorings and along La Balsa Park. Have a go for mangrove jack up to 58cm in Mountain Creek and around McKenzies Bridge. Mud crabs in the upper reaches of the river and the creeks. Sand crabs towards the river mouth.

Caloundra: Trevally, whiting and dart along Currimundi Beach and inside the Caloundra bar. Plenty of sand whiting, bream, flathead and moses perch along the Boardwalk. Mangrove jack around the pontoons in Pelican Waters Canals. Whiting opposite the Power Boat Club, off Moffat Beach and in Currimundi Lake. Jack and trevally in the creeks that feed into the Passage. Sand crabs throughout the passage.

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leannejack

Went out Tuesday night and my wife Leanne Partridge caught her first jack 50cm in the Maroochy River

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