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Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2020-02-18

Offshore: Today will be a really nice day with winds east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly during the morning, with seas around 1 metre and 1 metre of swell. Tomorrow winds will pick up a bit in the afternoon making conditions choppy with winds northerly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon, then easing to 10 to 15 knots in the evening.and seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the evening. Hall's Reefs have been producing spanish mackerel and small snapper. Spanish mackerel from Currimundi Reef. Spotty and spanish mackerel from Coolum. Caloundra 5 mile reef has had a few solid spanish mackerel.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Trevally, and a flathead released, went 86cm on a trolled diver and a few mangrove jack to 48cm in Woods Bays. A few good jacks and grunter bream from the ski run. Quality elbow slapper whiting with fish in the 40cm to 42cm range throughout the lower river. Mud crabs on the move throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Mud crabs throughout the river. Trevally and giant herring on the making tide in the lower river. Bream from Twin Waters and Cotton Tree. Whiting throughout the lower river. Mangrove jack from the Cod Hole and Twin Waters Canal. Flathead from the mouth of Eudlo Creek.

Mooloolaba: Whiting and grunter bream in Mountain creek and Kawana Canals. Estuary cod and bream from the Twin Bridges. Bream and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Mud crabs in the canals and lower river.

Caloundra: Trevally, bream and tarwhine between the bar and Coast guard jetty on the last of the incoming tide. Flathead in Bells Creek. Mud crabs throughout the passage. Quality whiting on the banks out from Golden Beach.


Have a look at Kim Maas from the Maroochy RSL Fishing Club with a couple of his quality whitong aken around Chambers Island.

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