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Local Fishing Report: Monday 2016-12-12


Winds will be east to southeasterly at 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots at times offshore north of Maroochydore, with seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore north of Maroochydore. Spanish Mackerel which are starting to feed on local reefs out from Noosa, Coolum and Caloundra. Trekka 2  fished North Reef for moses perch, Maori cod, pearlies and this nice Spanish on the troll. Also worth trying for cobia, tuna snapper and sweetlip on local reefs as well a s a few coral trout off Sunshine and North reefs.


Noosa: Good quality flathead throughout the river particularly in the lower reaches. Golden and giant trevally, the odd big tailor and whiting in Woods Bays. Mangrove jack, flathead and trevally in Noosa Sound and in Weyba Creek An 11kg (1.15m) threadfin salmon was taken between the Tewantin Ferry and the mouth of Lake Cooroibah. Put the crab pots in for some good buck crabs throughout but particularly in the upper reaches and creeks.

Maroochydore: Trevally and jacks in Twin Waters canal. There have been some big squid moving through the river with some good catches. Jacks in Coolum and Petrie Creeks and through the Bli Bli Islands area. Bream, flathead and trevally around the Motorway Bridge. Whiting in the lower river over night and a few good fish around Bli Bli islands. The mud crabs are moving throughout the system.

Kawana: There’s good trevally, flathead and bream on the incoming tide along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth and around the moorings. Flathead and some good whiting upstream from McKenzies Bridge and along the La Balsa Park reach and mangrove jack at night around the bridge weekend pylons, moorings and pontoons. Mud crabs in the creeks and deep holes in the canals.

Caloundra: A few good whiting and big flathead throughout the Passage particularly at the creek mouths. Whiting in Currimundi Lake and feeding off the sand banks throughout the passage. Fish the boardwalk at night for good bream. Pelican waters canals are good for bream, mangrove jack and trevally. Reports of good catches of mangrove jack and plenty of mud crabs on the prowl particularly in Coochin and Bells Creeks.

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Josh Hill 27cm Whiting Chambers Island

Josh Hill caught this 27cm whiting off Chamber Island over the weekend.

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