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Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2017-12-23


Great Christmas and summer holiday conditions today and for the weekend ahead with winds for today north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots. Winds tending light west to southwesterly inshore during the early morning with seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow is looking good with winds North to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the day with seas below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon or evening. Chardons and Sunshine reefs have been producing, Moses perch, tusk fish, pearl perch, hussar, sea perch, coral bream, cobia and gold spot cod. Halls Reef has had a few good spotty mackerel to 83cm.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. Wild Thing 2 crews fished D.I.P where they caught moses perch, venus tusk fish, Maori cod, slate bream, snapper, frypan snapper, scarlet sea perch, skipjack tuna, some thumper pearl perch, dolphin fish and a black marlin that was hooked on the troll. Grass sweetlip and venus tusk fish from the Blinker. 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: Make sure you have a keen eye on the traffic while fishing for 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.

Bev Clark Golden Trevally Lower Reaches Maroochy

Bev Clark from the Maroochy RSL Fishing Club took this nice golden trevally recently in the lower Maroochy River.

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