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Local Fishing Report: Monday 2019-01-07


This New moon phase has the fish on the bite! Good conditions forecast today with winds easterly 10 to 15 knots and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore north of Maroochydore. Tomorrow's conditions will also be pretty good with winds easterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly during the evenings with seas around 1 metres. Sunshine Reef had a few good catches of grass emperor, moses perch, red throat emperor and yellowfin tuna. Chardon's Reef reasonable snapper, pearl perch and venus tusk fish on the bottom for pearl perch, moses perch, grass emperor and snapper. Cobia, mackerel, snapper and cod from North Reef. Snapper, sweetlip and few spotty mackerel from the Blinker. Been good catches of mahi mahi and spanish mackerel from Mooloolaba. Cobia, snapper, venus tusk fish and spanish mackerel off Coolum. Mackerel and maori cod from Caloundra 12 mile. Double Island Point has had a few good snapper, cobia, venus tusk fish, pearl perch, moses perch, grass emperor and snapper.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: The New Moon Phase has had some quality fish feeding in spite of the crowds. Noosa Sound area has been producing quality golden trevally, 57cm javelin fish, flathead and a few elbow slapper whiting.

Whiting also from the Yacht Club and near the ferry stretch. A 53cm golden trevally taken and a few good tailor in the lower river. A few good catches of mangrove jack in the creeks and around the bridge structures and up between the lakes.

Maroochydore: A few big elbow slapper whiting throughout the lower reaches. Tailor to 55cm in the Cod Hole. 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. There have been several good catches of Mangrove Jack in the creeks and around jetties and structures throughout the river but particulrly in the upper reaches. 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. A few big whiting, bream and flathead from La Balsa Sand basin. Cod, mangrove jack and and muddies from the upper Mooloolah. 

Caloundra: Some big flathead up to 70cm, 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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Ted and HarperMullerTrevally 

Ted and Harper Muller with a nice GT from the Cod Hole.

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