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Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2017-12-19


Today’s winds will be blowing north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore south of Maroochydore in the evening with choppy seas developing later on in the day with seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore south of Maroochydore by early evening. Tomorrow could be a bit choppy with winds north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres. 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.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: A few good quality tarwhine, whiting and dart in the gutters along Teewah Beach. Flathead, bream and golden 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: Quality whiting, cod, mangrove jack, 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: Dart and big 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.


Have a look at Charlie Windred with her 33cm whiting and her little mate, Cooper Crossno with a good whiting they caught off Chambers Island.

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