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Sunshine Coast Fishing Reports

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Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2019-02-19

Offshore

Pretty good conditions except for the big swells so take extra care as winds will be blowing southeasterly 10 to 15 knots with seas around 1 metre.and 2m of easterly swell. So caution, as there will be large and powerful surf conditions in the evening are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing. Tomorrow will have choppy conditions and a decent swell , so it may be better to stay in more sheltersd waters with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots., seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon and swells still easterly 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 metres during the evening. Yellow fin tuna, and spotty mackerel from Sunshine Reef. Spotty mackerel from Halls Reef. Cobia, sweetlip and tuna and some quality spanish mackerel from North Reef. Spotty mackerel from the NW fairway beacon. Spotty mackerel off Coolum Reef. Cobia, sweetlip and spotty mackerel from the Gneerings. Dolphin Fish from the caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Trevally, whiting and flathead from the river mouth. Mangrove jack and the odd jew between the lakes and in the canals. Trevally and flathead from the Tewantin ski run. Mud crabs throughout but mainly in the upper river system.

Maroochydore: There have been a few good whiting around Goat and Channel island taken on yabby's, worm or small surface poppers. Flathead and bream from the river mouth. Bream and trevally at the Cod Hole. Cod and Mangrove Jack from the rock bars in the middle river. Mud crabs in the creeks and middle river. 

Mooloolaba: Bream, grunter and trevally from the moorings. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek an around McKenzies Bridge. Cod, mangrove jack and and muddies from the middle and upper Mooloolah River.

Caloundra: Sand crabs in in the deeper channels and sea grass beds of the northern passage and for mud crabs there as well as in the creeks. Flathead and whiting from Golden Beach and the entrance to Bell's Creek. Mangrove jack and trevally in Pelican Waters.

 Jack Clow with a cracker Mary River cod he caught and released

Jack Clow with a Mary River cod that he caught and released safely. The Mary River Cod is a 'No Take' and listed as an endangered species in Queensland except for a few listed impoundments, so check the Fisheries Queensland Facebook or Web Site for precise details.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2019-02-18

Offshore

Winds will be blowing 10-15 knots from the southeast, with 1-1.5m seas and 2m of easterly swell. Yellow fin tuna, and spotty mackerel from Sunshine Reef. Spotty mackerel from Halls Reef. Cobia, sweetlip and tuna and some quality spanish mackerel from North Reef. Spotty mackerel from the NW fairway beacon. Spotty mackerel off Coolum Reef. Cobia, sweetlip and spotty mackerel from the Gneerings. Dolphin Fish from the caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Trevally, whiting and flathead from the river mouth. Mangrove jack and the odd jew between the lakes and in the canals. Trevally and flathead from the Tewantin ski run. Mud crabs throughout but mainly in the upper river system.

Maroochydore: There have been a few good whiting up to 42cm in the lower river around Goat and Channel island taken on yabby's, worm or small surface poppers. Flathead and bream from the river mouth. Bream and trevally at the Cod Hole. Cod and Mangrove Jack from the rock bars in the middle river. Mud crabs in the creeks and middle river. 

Mooloolaba: Bream, grunter and trevally from the moorings. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek an around McKenzies Bridge. Cod, mangrove jack and and muddies from the middle and upper Mooloolah River.

Caloundra: Sand crabs in in the deeper channels and sea grass beds of the northern passage and for mud crabs there as well as in the creeks. Flathead and whiting from Golden Beach and the entrance to Bell's Creek. Mangrove jack and trevally in Pelican Waters.

 Mary Anne Crab

Mary Ann did well yesterday morning in the middle Maroochy River with a solid buck mud crab for her efforts.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2019-02-15

Offshore

Still a Strong Wind Warning for today in Sunshine Coast Waters, so be prepared to stay in Port with winds southeasterly 25 to 30 knots decreasing to 20 to 25 knots before dawn and rough seas 2 to 2.5 metres. Tomorrows conditions are easing back a bit with moderate to strong winds and rough to choppy seas, with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots at times offshore and seas 1.5 to 2 metres. The windy conditions look sticking around through this week, and possibly increasing further later in the week. But, for something to look forward too, before the winds there's been some good catches of yellow fin tuna, and spotty mackerel from Sunshine Reef. Spotty mackerel from Halls Reef. Cobia, sweetlip and tuna and some quality spanish mackerel from North Reef. Spotty mackerel from the NW fairway beacon. Spotty mackerel, yellow fin tuna, cobia, and sweetlip off Coolum Reef. Cobia, sweetlip, wahoo, spotty mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Trevally, whiting and flathead in the lower river. Mangrove jack and the odd jew between the lakes and in the canals. Bream and flathead along Gympie Terrace and up around Tewantin , a few trevally, estuary cod,bream, grunter and dusky flathead. Plenty of mud crabs throughout but mainly in the upper river system.

Maroochydore: There have been a few good whiting up to 42cm in the lower river around Goat and Channel island taken on yabby's, worm or small surface lures lie poppers. Flathead and bream from the river mouth. Bream and trevally at the Cod Hole. Small spotted grunter, flathead and the odd chopper tailor from Bli Bli. Cod and Mangrove Jack from the rock bars in the middle river. Mud crabs in the middle river.

Mooloolaba: Bream, grunter and trevally from the moorings. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek an around McKenzies Bridge. Cod, mangrove jack and and muddies from the middle and upper Mooloolah River.

Caloundra: Try for sand crabs in in the deeper channels and sea grass beds of the northern passage and for mud crabs there as well as in the creeks. Flathead and whiting from Golden Beach and the entrance to Bell's Creek. Mangrove jack and trevally in Pelican Waters.

Peter Batey with a nice Saratoga caught on a Bass Jig made by Nambours Simon Carters Sharp Lake Boondoomba Point Jigheadsjpg 

Peter Batey with a nice Saratoga caught and released at Lake Boondoomba, on a Bass Jig made by Nambours Simon Carters Sharp, Point Jigheads.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2019-02-13

Offshore

Calmer conditions early ahead of a gusty change today, with a Strong Wind Warning for today in Sunshine Coast Waters with winds north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, tending east to northeasterly below 10 knots offshore during the morning. A gusty southerly change 20 to 25 knots will move north along the coast during the morning, reaching Bribie Island mid-morning and extending north to Noosa Heads by midday. Winds throughout then becoming southeasterly 20 to 25 knots in the afternoon, reaching up to 30 knots at times inshore south of Noosa Head and seas 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres around midday. Tomorrows conditions are looking similar with strong winds and big seas, so be prepared to stay in Port with winds Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots. Wind speeds reaching up to 30 knots at times in the afternoon and evening and seas 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon or evening. The windy conditions look sticking around into the middle of next week, but for something to look forward too, before the winds there's been some good catches of yellow fin tuna, and spotty mackerel from Sunshine Reef. Spotty mackerel from Halls Reef. Cobia, sweetlip and tuna and some quality spanish mackerel from North Reef. Spotty mackerel from the NW fairway beacon. Spotty mackerel, yellow fin tuna, cobia, and sweetlip off Coolum Reef. Cobia, sweetlip, wahoo, spotty mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Trevally, whiting and flathead in the lower river. Mangrove jack between the lakes and in the canals. Bream and flathead along Gympie Terrace. Plenty of mud crabs throughout but mainly in the upper river system.

Maroochydore: Flathead and bream from the river mouth. Bream and trevally at the Cod Hole. Small spotted grunter, flathead and the odd chopper tailor from Bli Bli. Cod and Mangrove Jack from the rock bars in the middle river. Mud crabs in the middle river.

Mooloolaba: Bream, grunter and trevally from the moorings. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek an around McKenzies Bridge. Cod, mangrove jack and and muddies from the middle and upper Mooloolah River.

Caloundra: Try for sand crabs in in the deeper channels and sea grass beds of the northern passage and for mud crabs there as well as in the creeks. Flathead and whiting from Golden Beach and the entrance to Bell's Creek. Jacks and trevally in Pelican Waters.

 LukeOpeltYFTuna Off Mbar

Have a look at Luke Opelt, with a hard fighting Yellow fin tuna caught and released close in off the Sunshine Coast last weekend.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2019-02-12

Offshore

Good conditions early ahead of increasing and most likely pretty choppy sea breeze later in the day, with winds northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the day and seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. While tomorrows conditions will be choppy as well with winds northerly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres. There's been some good catches over the weekend of yellow fin tuna, and spotty mackerel from Sunshine Reef. Spotty mackerel from Halls Reef. Cobia, sweetlip and tuna and some quality spanish mackerel from North Reef. Spotty mackerel from the NW fairway beacon. Spotty mackerel, yellow fin tuna, cobia, and sweetlip off Coolum Reef. Cobia, sweetlip, wahoo, spotty mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile. Red emperor, snapper, pearl perch, tusk fish, cobia and black marlin from the banks. Double Island Point had tusk fish, moses perch, snapper and pearl perch and dolphin fish, www.fishingnoosa.com.au/noosacharters.htm.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Trevally, whiting and flathead in Woods Bays. Whiting in the frying pan. Mangrove jack between the lakes and in the canals. Bream, flathead and tarwhine along Gympie Terrace. Plenty of mud crabs throughout but mainly in the upper river system.

Maroochydore: Flathead and bream from the river mouth. Bream and trevally at the Cod Hole. Small spotted grunter to 42cm, flathead and jew from Bli Bli. Cod and jack from the rock bars in the middle river. Mud crabs in the middle river. 

Mooloolaba: Bream, grunter and trevally from the moorings. Trevally from La Balsa park. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek. Target jacks, flathead and trevally, from McKenzies Bridge. Cod, mangrove jack and and muddies from the upper Mooloolah. 

Caloundra: Whiting and bream from Currimunid Lake. Sand crabs in in the deeper channels and sea grass beds of the northern passage. Flathead and whiting from Golden Beach and the entrance to Bell's Creek. Jacks and trevally in Pelican Waters.

Brett Deep EndCharters

Keen angler, Brett Robertson took home this 78cm, 9kg red emperor while fishing on the Barwon Banks on a Deep End Charter over the weekend.

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