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Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2020-02-26

Offshore: Winds will be East to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Winds tending south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots inshore in the morning and offshore in the afternoon. Winds decreasing to about 10 knots in the late afternoon, with seas at 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Hall's Reef, Jew Shoal and Sunshine Reef have been producing quality Spanish mackerel, spotty mackerel and longtail tuna. Spanish mackerel from Currimundi Reef. Spotty and spanish mackerel from Coolum and around Old Women Island. The Gneerings, Caloundra 5 and 12 mile reefs have had a few solid spanish mackerel as well as keeper snapper, grass emperor, spangled emperor, tusk fish and Moses perch.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Mangrove jack in Noosa Sound. Trevally, flathead and a few mangrove jack in Woods Bays. Quality elbow slapper whiting and a few grunter throughout the lower river. Mud crabs on the move throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Bream, grunter bream, golden trevally and whiting in the lower river. Quality mangrove jack around the bridge pylons, rocks bars and snaggy seas throughout the lower and middle river. Mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Whiting and a few good 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. Flathead and grunter in Bells Creek. Mud crabs throughout the passage and in the creeks . Quality whiting on the banks out from Golden Beach.


Mangrove jack have been feeding on open water under the cover of the dirty water. Jake Deans caught this 40cm+ specimen from Chambers Island Bridge over the weekend.

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