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Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2014-12-23

Offshore

Conditions are pretty good for offshore trips with east to southeasterly about 10-15 knots with seas below 1 metre. 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 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: 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 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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lach Whiting 30-40cm

Lachlan Hutchinson and his dad Michael had a good session in the lower Maroochy a few days ago, for a 56cm flathead and whiting between 30 and 40cm.

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