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Local Fishing Report: Monday 2014-12-22

Offshore

Conditions are favourable to offshore trips with Southeasterly winds 10 to 15 knots.. Seas around 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. The crew on Top Catch Charters fished Caloundra 12 Mile on Monday 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 infront of Teewah village. Flathead, 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: Chopper tailor at the river mouth and moving towards Picnic Point via the southern channel. Trevally, mangrove jack and school jew at night in the upper reaches of Eudlo and Petrie Creeks. Golden trevally and sand whiting on the banks in the lower reaches particularly between Twin Waters and Channel Island.. Sand crabs in the south channel and 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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Daniel Vidler Flathead Maroochy River

Daniel Vidler caught and released this 85cm flathead in the lower reaches of the Maroochy River on Sunday night.

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