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Local Fishing Report: Monday 2019-12-23

Offshore: Good conditions with winds east to southeasterly about 10 knots shifting east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon, with seas below 1 metre. While tomorrow will be similar with winds becoming a bit choppy in the afternoon with winds north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the morning. Northeasterly winds increasing to 10 to 15 knots with afternoon sea breezes, reaching up to 20 knots inshore at times and seas around 1 metre. Eric Frei went to the Barwon Banks recently and took home a 92cm snapper for his effort also there have been good Mahi Mahi, cobia, tusk fish, moses perch, pearl perch, Maori cod and mackerel on the reef. Scott Davis fished Sunshine Reef in his kayak yesterday morning, and came back with a cobia and a 13.5kg Spanish mackerel. They hit his trolled garfish baits simultaneously. Sunshine Reef has had Spanish mackerel, spotty mackerel, cobia, mac tuna, big yellow fin tuna and snapper. Cougar One skipper fished North Reef for big grass sweetlip, Maori Cod, mosese perch, gold spot cod and small snapper. A 1,2 m gold spot cod caught off Murphy's reef. Spotty and spanish mackerel, cobia, sweetlip and snapper from Caloundra 12 mile reef. Spotty mackerel to 90cm from Caloundra 5 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Queenfish, giant trevally and flathead in Weyba Creek. Braydon Haack caught a 65cm queenie on a surface walker, fishing up river. Along with half a dozen tarpon and straighten hooks of an even bigger queenie. Diamond and tea leaf trevally and flathead from the current line between the river mouth and Woods Bays. Big flathead and queenfish from Tewantin Reach. A few good jacks from between the lakes. Whiting from the frying pan and Munna Point.

Maroochydore: Try for a few tailor in the lower Maroochy River. Queenfish and flathead from Bli Bli reach. Whiting around Chambers Island and Twin Waters. Big flathead in Eudlo Creek. Flathead and mangrove jack in the creeks. Trevally, mangrove jack and flathead in Maroochy Waters canal.

Mooloolaba: Dart off the beach at Warana. Diamond and giant trevally in the Kawana Waters canals. Flathead, mangrove jack and giant trevally in the Mooloolaba canals. Bream and cod around the moorings. Mangrove jack from the Twin bridges and rocky areas of the middle river.

Caloundra: Dart off the beach at Currimundi. Whiting in Currimundi lake and mangrove jack in Currimundi Creek. Whiting and some big flathead from Golden Beach. Bream and trevally in Pelican Waters.

Star Gazer 

Sam Martin caught this excellent eating, Stargazer at Yinni Street, Rockwall on 22nd December.

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