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Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2014-12-18

Offshore

The winds will be South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching 20 knots offshore. Winds tending northwest to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day ahead of a south to southeasterly change in the late evening. Seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Looking like pretty good conditions particularly early. A few good Spanish mackerel and cobia out from Noosa. Spots like Sunshine Reef and the Barwon Banks fished well for red throat emperor, gold spotted wrasse, mahi mahi, yellowtail king, amberjack, tuskfish and pearl perch.

Estuaries

Noosa: Chopper tailor at the river mouth. Mangrove jack in Woods Bay. Big whiting to 33cm in Weyba Creek. Quality golden trevally and flathead at Tewantin and in Noosa Sound. Scattered catches of bream throughout the river. Mud crabs in the upper reaches and sand crabs in the lower reaches.

Maroochydore: Chopper tailor at the river mouth. Jew and trevally around Twin Waters. Whiting on the banks in the lower reaches particularly the Black Bank. Flathead from Picnic Point. Sand crabs in the mouth of Petrie Creek. Mud crabs in the upper reaches and the canals.

Kawana: Some big bream and morwong on the beach at Mooloolaba. Mud crabs in the upper reaches of the river and the creeks. Sand crabs towards the river mouth. Bream around the moorings and along La Balsa Park. Have a go for mangrove jack in Mountain Creek and around McKenzies Bridge.

Caloundra: Trevally inside the Caloundra bar and around the jetties. Bream also around the jetties and the boardwalk. Grunter bream in Pelican Waters Canals. Whiting off Moffat Beach and in Currimundi Lake. Sand crabs throughout the passage.

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Caught and released this 99cm Barra on Thursday night the 11th December at the Cod Hole in Maroochydore River on live herring. (REMEMBER, closed season East Coast 1st Nov to 1st Feb annually. Except most dams)

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