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Local Fishing Report: Monday 2018-12-31


Good conditions forecast with winds easterly 10 to 15 knots with seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. Tomorrow's conditions will be nice.with winds easterly to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots with less than 10 knots predawn. 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Try for sweetlip and spanish mackerel from Sunshine Reef. Cobia, mackerel, snapper and cod from North Reef. Snapper, sweetlip and few spotty mackerel from the Blinker. Mahi mahi and spanish mackerel from the Mooloolaba 8 mile. Cobia, snapper, venus tusk fish and spanish mackerel off Coolum.Spanish mackerel and maori cod from Caloundra 12 mile. Double Island Point has had a few good goldband snapper, cobia, venus tusk fish, pearl perch, moses perch, grass emperor and snapper.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Aim for flathead sand whiting and bream from the canal bridges and towards Noosa Sound. Whiting also from the Yacht Club and near the ferry stretch.

Maroochydore: Snodger whiting throughout the lower reaches - best weighing fish from Picnic Point and the Black Banks. Lots of average bream and flathead along the sand bank edges from the Maroochy Waters Canals and Chamber's Island, through to Godfrey's Rd. Worth targeting a few Mangrove Jack in the creeks and around jetties and structures in the lower river and Cod Hole. Mud Crabs potted througout the river.

Mooloolaba: Fish the beaches for whiting and dart. Jacks, flathead, trevally, whiting and a few cod in the Mooloolaba canals and the lower river rock walls. Whiting, bream and flathead to 69cm from La Balsa Sand basin. Cod, mangrove jack and and muddies from the upper Mooloolah.

Caloundra: Try for flathead, mangrove jack and a few mud crabs in Coochin Creek. The Flathead, whiting and bream from Golden Beach. Whiting and flathead throughout the Passage. Mud crabs will be feeding in all the creeks that feed into the Passage.

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Caelan Scriffignano with a prize jewfish caught a the “X spot “at Murphy’s Reef off Mooloolaba.

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