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Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2018-01-10


It’s looking like a pretty good for the next couple of days for fishing.  Good conditions again today with winds northerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable below 10 knots early in the morning then becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon and seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow will be even better with winds east to southeasterly about 10 knots and seas below 1 metre. Cougar One crews caught Maori cod, pearl perch, cobia, venus tusk fish, gold spot cod and spotty mackerel on North Reef. Wild Thing 2 crews fished Sunshine Reef where they  heaps of cobia, moses perch, tusk fish, pearl perch, spotty mackerel, spanish mackerel, coral trout, trevally and a beautiful dolphin fish. Spanish Mackerel out from Noosa on North, Chardons and Sunshine reefs as well as cobia and there are also good Moses perch, tusk fish, pearl perch, hussar, sea perch, coral bream, and gold spot cod. Halls Reef has had a few good spotty mackerel to 83cm. Snapper, cod venus tusk, red throat emperor and pearl perch from Caloundra 12 mile. Wahoo, venus tusk fish, pearl perch and mahi mahi from the banks. D.I.P has had catches of Spanish Mackerel, snapper, goldband snapper, cobia, coral bream, scarlet sea perch, tuna, some nice pearl perch and dolphin fish. Cobia, grass sweetlip, mackerel average snapper and venus tusk fish from the Blinker.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flatties on trolled Zerek Tango Shads, with a 70cm fish caught and released off the banks around Tewantin, also trevally and queenfish on poppers in the Woods Bays on daybreak. Bream and a few good quality whiting in the frying pan. Good mangrove jack feeding in the creeks and around bridge pylons. Plenty of bream and a few big muddies in Weyba Creek. Good mud crabs throughout the river and canal systems.

Maroochydore: Mangrove jack in the upper river and in Petrie Creek. A few excellent whiting from 30cm to 42cm taken on the incoming tide, and flathead from the river mouth. Bream from Bli Bli, plenty of average size golden trevally and bream from off oyster bank road. Whiting from Twin Waters. Schools of giant trevally in the lower river. Mud crabs throughout the river, and up Maroochy Waters canal.

Mooloolaba: Dart, whiting and tarwhine from the beach gutters. Bream, grunter and giant and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Plenty of good whiting throughout the lower river and bream from La Balsa and basin. Whiting, grunter and jack above the twin bridges area. Mangrove jack around the structures in the upper river. Mud crabs throughout including the lower river and canals.

Caloundra: Dart, whiting, tarwhine and trevally in the Surf at Warana. A few big whiting, trevally and bream in Currimundi Lake. Flathead and bream inside the bar. Jew and grunter in the deeper holes of northern passage. A few quality whiting feeding on the flats throughout the passage. Muddies throughout the Passage and the creeks that feed into the Passage.

Jemma Henricks

Bruce Henricks with his keen angling children, Jarvis and Gemma with a couple of feisty mangrove jack from Petrie Creek.

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