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Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2015-01-08

Offshore

Good offshore conditions as winds are southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning easterly in the morning. Seas around 1 metre. The spotty mackerel and Spanish mackerel have been in good numbers right along the coast off Currimundi, Caloundra 12 mile, Coolum and at Sunshine Reef. Coral trout off Caloundra 9Mile. Good snapper on the Inner Gneerings, and along with maori cod, mahi mahi and red throat emperor at Barwon Banks. Murphy's produced good hussar, moses perch, mulloway and cobia.

Estuaries

Noosa: Flathead, whiting and trevally at the Noosa River mouth and Frying Pan. Also mangrove jack to 3kg and bream in Weyba Creek, the Tewantin reach. Bream, flathead, moses perch and mangrove jack along the Noosaville reach and in Weyba Creek. Mud crabs in the upper reaches and bream, flathead and school jew along the Tewantin reach.

Maroochydore: Jacks to 3.2kg and big Barra feeding in the Cod Hole over night. Trevally, tailor in the Cod hole during the day. Mangrove jack, bream and flathead in the Petrie creek. Good sand whiting in the lower river on worm and small poppers. A few good mud crabs in the upper reaches.

Kawana: Dart and bream on the southern side of Pt Cartwright and south of the Surf Club. Bream to 34cm around the boat mooring and La Balsa park. Golden trevally to 5kg from La Balsa Park boat ramp. Sand crabs in the lower river and mud crabs in the canals.

Caloundra: Whiting, jacks and trevally in Currimundi lake. Trevally, whiting and dart along Currimundi Beach and inside the Caloundra bar. Whiting opposite the Power Boat Club and at Bells Creek mouth and mangrove jack and trevally in the creeks and canals. Bream and flathead along the Boardwalk area. Sand crabs throughout the passage.

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Paul Blackwell Coral Trout

Paul Blackwell took this delicious coral trout at Caloundra 9 mile on a soft plastic 7 inch white scented z man jerk shad.

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