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Local Fishing Report: Monday 2019-12-16

Offshore: Winds will be blowing North to northwesterly at 15 to 20 knots easing to 10 to 15 knots inshore during the morning. Winds shifting north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon, then turning south to southeasterly 20 to 25 knots in the evening as a gusty southerly change moves north. Southeasterly winds increasing to 25 to 30 knots in the evening, with seas around 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres inshore during the afternoon. Sunshine Reef has had Spanish mackerel, spotty mackerel, cobia,mac tuna and snapper. Cougar One skipper fished North Reef for big grass sweetlip, Maori Cod, mosese perch, gold spot cod and small snapper. The Barwon Banks has recently had good catches of snapper, Mahi Mahi, cobia, tusk fish, moses perch, pearl perch, Maori cod and mackerel. Spotty and a few spanish mackerel, cobia, sweetlip and snapper from Caloundra 12 mile reef.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Queenfish and flathead in Weyba Creek. Diamond and tea leaf trevally and flathead from the current line between the river mouth and Woods Bays. Big flathead and queenfish from Tewantin Reach. A few good jacks from between the lakes. Whiting from the frying pan and Munna Point.

Maroochydore: Queenfish and flathead from Bli Bli reach. Whiting, bream, flathead and mangrove jack from the lower river. Flathead and mangrove jack in the creeks. School jew, queenfish, trevally, mangrove jack and flathead in Maroochy Waters canal.

Mooloolaba: Dart off the beach at Warana. Flathead, mangrove jack and trevally in the Mooloolaba canals. Bream and cod around the moorings. Mangrove jack from the Twin bridges and rocky areas of the middle river.

Caloundra: Dart off the beach at Currimundi. Whiting in Currimundi lake and mangrove jack in Currimundi Creek. Whiting and some big flathead from Golden Beach. Bream and trevally in Pelican Waters.

John Bartosek 45cm fish 

John Bartosek had a good session on Saturday morning fishing in the lower Maroochy River. After loosing several bigger jacks John landed this 45cm fish and also bagged a 39cm whiting and 35cm bream.

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