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Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2020-01-23

Offshore: More choppy northerly sea breezes today and tomorrow with winds North to north easterly 15 to 20 knots easing to 10 to 15 knots early in the morning. Northeasterly winds increasing to 15 to 20 knots with inshore afternoon sea breezes with seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. Also similar conditions tomorrow with winds Northerly 15 to 20 knots easing to 10 to 15 knots early in the morning. Winds tending northeasterly 15 to 20 knots with inshore afternoon sea breezes. A few good spotty mackerel out in Luguna Bay. Chardon's Reef has had Spanish and spotted mackerel as well as plenty of tuna. Sunshine Reef's had grass sweetlip, venus tusk fish, moses perch, snapper, pearl perch and a large mouth nannygai. Try North reef for cobia, moses perch, gold spot cod, venus tusk fish, tuna and grass sweetlip. Theres been Spanish and Spotty mackerel, yellowfin and bluefin tuna from the Gneerings. Spotty mackerel and Tuna from Old Women Island. Grass sweetlip, spotty and Spanaish mackerel from Caloundra 5 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Noosa River Fishing Safaris charter caught and released, 56cm jack and a 49cm jack also sight cast at it when it chased a golden trevally and a mid 50's flathead further up in Weyba later on in the morning. The jacks went for cut baits and the flathead dived on a prawn. Flathead from Dog Beach. Big flathead and Gt's from Tewantin. A few good jacks from between the lakes. Whiting from the frying pan and Munna Point.

Maroochydore: Try for good whiting on the sand banks throughout the lower river. Trevally, mangrove jack, bream and cod from the motorway bridge. Mangrove jack in the creeks. A few mud crabs in the creeks, middle river and canals.

Mooloolaba: A few whiting and the odd good buck mud crabs in the Mooloolah canals and from Mountain Creek reach. Mangrove jack and cod from the Twin Bridges. Bream and flathead from La Balsa Park.

Caloundra: Mangrove jack, flathead and mud crabs in Coochin Creek. GT's, mangrove jack, queenfish and and few quality bream in Pelican Waters Canal. Whiting and some big flathead from Golden Beach.

Joe 45cm Mangrove Jack 

Check out keen angler, Joe with a 45cm mangrove jack caught in the upper Maroochy River.

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