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Local Fishing Report: Friday 2017-12-22


Great Christmas and summer holiday conditions today and for the weekend ahead with winds for today north to northeasterly about 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly in the afternoon with seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow is looking good with winds northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon then decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening with seas below 1 metre. Chardons and Sunshine reefs have been producing.  Moses perch, tusk fish, pearl perch, hussar, sea perch, coral bream, cobia and gold spot cod. North reef had a few mackerel, cobia, moses perch, grass sweetlip, quality pearl perch, coral bream, venus tusk fish and Maori cod.  Snapper, cod venus tusk, red throat emperor and pearl perch from Caloundra 12 mile. Wahoo, venus tusk fish, pearl perch and mahi mahi from the banks. North reef has had snapper, grass sweetlip, cobia, mulloway, pearl perch and moses perch.  Grass sweetlip and venus tusk fish from the Blinker. Double Island Point has had good venus tusk fish, big hussar, moses perch, gold spot wrasse, amberjack, good snapper and a couple cracker dolphin fish. There have been excellent catches of pearlies, red emperor, coral trout good snapper and plenty of mahi mahi taken around the 15 to 20nm’s east of the Wide Bay Bar.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Whiting and dart in the gutters along Teewah Beach. Good flathead, bream and giant trevally from the river mouth. Bream and whiting in the frying pan. Big flathead, GT’s and spotted grunter in Woods bays. Flathead, jack and grunter along Tewantin stretch. Plenty of bream and moses perch in Weyba Creek. Good mud crabs throughout the river and canal systems.

Maroochydore: A few good whiting, cod, jew, flathead and shovel nosed sharks from the river mouth, particularly overnight. Bream from Bli Bli, school jew and bream from oyster bank road. Whiting from Twin Waters. School jew, bream and grunter in the Cod Hole. Mud crabs throughout the river, and up Maroochy Waters canal.

Mooloolaba: Cod, bream, grunter and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Plenty of good whiting throughout the lower river and bream from La Balsa and basin. Whiting and grunter above the twin bridges area. Mangrove jack around the structures in the upper river. Mud crabs throughout including the lower river and canals.

Caloundra: Try for dart and trevally in the Surf at Warana. Whiting, trevally and bream in Currimundi Lake. Flathead and bream inside the bar. Jew and grunter in the deeper holes of northern passage. Big whiting feeding on the flats throughout the passage. Muddies throughout the Passage and the creeks that feed into the Passage.

Kim Maas Dusky

Kim Maas from the Maroochy RSL Fishing Club with a nice dusky flathead taken in the lower Maroochy

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