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Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2019-12-12

Offshore: With today's Full Moon the fish will be in the bite right through the weekend. Pretty good conditions early today and then pretty choppy to rough later on in the afternoon, with the winds north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots early in the morning. Winds shifting north to northeasterly 20 to 25 knots during early afternoon and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon. Tomorrow conditions will be workable with winds northerly 15 to 20 knots easing to 10 to 15 knots in the early morning and turning east to northeasterly during the afternoon and seas 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Local yak angler Greg Warren launched his kayak from Sunshine Beach on Tuesday morning and trolled Sunshine Reef with a whole squid skirted garfish where he hooked up with a 13.5kg Spaniard. Also on the same day, Dave McGregor rigged a whole pilchard, floated it close to the bottom and sat back and waited for a hungry 105cm cobia to his bait. There were also some small tuna working the bait schools. Check out www.fishingnoosa.com.au . Cougar One skipper Nat Turner on Monday fished Double Island Point in oil-slick calm conditions with a current from the south-east where his crew caught snapper, scarlet sea perch, venus tusk fish, pearl perch, amberjack and Maori cod. Chardon's Reef has had tusk fish, moses perch, pearl perch, Maori cod and spotted mackerel. North Reefs had gold spot cod, pearl perch, grass emperor, tusk fish and moses perch. Trekka 2 skipper Mitch Bertacchini fished Sunshine Reef on Friday where the crews caught snapper, pearl perch, grass emperor, moses perch, tusk fish, cobia and a few bonito. Big grass sweetlip, snapper and moses perch from the Gneerings. Spotty and a few spanish mackerel, cobia, sweetlip and snapper form Caloundra 5 and 12 mile reefs.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Still catching trevally, queenfish, few bigger bream and a few quality flathead in the lower river. Bream, mangrove jack and trevally in the Woods Bays. A few good whiting showing up from throughout lower river.

Maroochydore: There are schools of herring bait fish around Picnic Pt, Chambers Island and up to the Cod Hole. Trevally and bream from the Cod Hole and Chambers Island. Whiting and bream from Cotton Tree. Good flathead and mangrove jack in Petrie Creek. A few mud crabs in the creeks.

Mooloolaba: Worth a try for whiting from the La Balsa sand basin. Flathead on soft plastics in the Mooloolaba canals. Bream, flathead and trevally around the moorings. Mangrove jack and a cod from the Kawana Weir. Mud crabs in the upper river.

Caloundra: Whiting and some big flathead from Golden Beach. Good big grunter, bream and flathead south of Coochin Creek. Bream and trevally in Pelican Waters. Few sand crabs between the bar and Bells Creek, worth chasing a few muddies as well.

scarlet sea perch 

Cougar One skipper Nat Turner on Monday fished Double Island Point in oil-slick calm conditions with a current from the south-east where his crew caught this scarlet sea perch, as well as snapper, venus tusk fish, pearl perch, amberjack and Maori cod. www.fishingnoosa.com.au/bluewater.htm 

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