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Local Fishing Report: Monday 2020-02-03

Offshore: The calm winds will be replaced with choppy to rough conditions for the next few days with winds northerly 15 to 20 knots tending northwesterly 10 to 15 knots early in the morning then tending northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the morning. Winds reaching 20 to 25 knots inshore in the late evening and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon. Tomorrow will be similar with choppy/rough conditions with winds Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting southeasterly 20 to 25 knots behind a trough in the morning with seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore south of Maroochydore. Chardon's Reef has had Spanish and spotted mackerel as well as plenty of tuna. Hall's Reef has had Spaniard mackerel to 7kg . Double Island Point has had nannygai, tusk fish, amberjack, squire, sweetlip, cobia, mahi mahi, grass emperor, tuna, moses perch and pearl perch.There's been Spanish and Spotty mackerel, yellowfin and bluefin tuna from the Gneerings. Spotty mackerel and Tuna from Old Women Island. Spotty mackerel and mac tuna out from Coolum. Snapper, Grass sweetlip, good spotty and Spanish mackerel from Caloundra 5 and 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Mangrove jack, trevally and the quality queenfish in the lower river system. Big flathead and Gt's from Tewantin. A few good jacks from between the lakes. Whiting from the frying pan and Munna Point. Few mud crabs on the move in the upper reaches.

Maroochydore: Golden and giant trevally, mangrove jack, bream and cod lower reaches and Cod Hole this week. Flathead from Petrie Creek. Grunter and whiting from Bli Bli. A few mud crabs in the creek and canals.

Mooloolaba: A few whiting, bream and grunter bream in the Mooloolah canals and from Mountain Creek reach. Mangrove jack, trevally and cod from the Twin Bridges. Bream and flathead from La Balsa Park. Worth a try for a few muddies

Caloundra: Bream and grass sweetlip from Shelly Beach. Mangrove jack, flathead and mud crabs in Coochin Creek. GT's, mangrove jack, queenfish and and few quality bream in Pelican Waters Canal.

kate McCurley 

A great day on the Mighty Maroochy River for Kate McCurley and her family. They went out for some good times, a bbq and some fishing and crabbing. @swanboathire

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