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Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2018-12-27


Today will have pretty good conditions with winds easterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the evening with seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore north of Maroochydore by early evening. Tomorrows conditions will be choppy with winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres. So, get out and try for some dolphin fish, sweetlip and spanish mackerel from Sunshine Reef. Cobia, mackerel, snapper and cod from North Reef. Snapper, sweetlip and few spotty mackerel from the Blinker. Dolphin fish 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: Whiting from the flats in the lower river. Trevally, mangrove jack and flathead between the lakes. Queenies and trevally at dawn in Woods Bays. There have been several catches of quality Mangrove jack throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Some good quality whiting throughout the lower river system. 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: Try 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 from La Balsa Sand basin. Cod, 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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Twins, Jack and Charlie all the way from England, were happy with their first whiting from the Cod hole

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