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Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2019-12-11

Offshore: Pretty good conditions early today and a bit choppy in the afternoon, with the winds north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending northeasterly in the middle of the day. Inshore winds reaching up to 20 knots at times during the afternoon and seas around 1 metre. Tomorrow conditions will be okay early and become choppy later as well with winds north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching 15 to 20 knots offshore in the afternoon and seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the evening. Local yak angler Greg Warren launched his kayak from Sunshine Beach yesterday morning and trolled Sunshine Reef with a whole squid skirted garfish where he hooked up with a 13.5kg Spaniard. Also yesterday, Dave McGregor wasn't in much of a paddling mood so he rigged a whole pilchard, floated it close to the bottom and sat back and waited. Not too long, as it happens, because a hungry 105cm cobia took a liking to his bait. There were also some small tuna working the bait schools. Check out Double Island Point has had quality scarlet sea perch, red emperor, pearl perch, snapper, venus tusk fish, moses perch and longtail tuna. 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.

spanish mackerel 

Local yak angler Greg Warren launched his kayak from Sunshine Beach yesterday morning and trolled Sunshine Reef with a whole squid skirted garfish. Conditions were great but it was very quiet until he hooked up with this 13.5kg Spanish mackerel. 

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