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Sunshine Coast Fishing Reports

The Weekly Fishing Feature will be updated by THURSDAY along with the top fish photos of the week.

The daily Fishing Report and Catch of the Day photo will be updated DAILY, this is the same information which features in the sports section of the Sunshine Coast Daily.

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Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2018-04-26

Offshore

Condition and weather will be excellent today with winds variable about 10 knots, tending east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots inshore in the afternoon. Winds tending south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during evening and seas below 1 metre offshore. Tomorrow will see a big change with conditions becoming choppy to very rough in the afternoon so best to stay in sheltered waters, with winds southerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 25 to 30 knots during the afternoon with seas 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon. Reports of good Spanish mackerel and long tail tuna feeding right along the coast, so be ready to go. Double Island Point has good tuskies, moses perch, slatie bream, hussar, snapper, gold spot estuary cod and Maori cod. Good mackerel, few coral trout, cod, snapper and parrot at North Reef. Trout, Spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and tusk fish from Sunshine Reef and the Barwon Banks. Long tail tuna out from Mooloolaba on saturday. Out on the reefs off the Wide Bay Bar and Double Island there were some excellent catches of yellowfin tuna, Spanish mackerel, pearlies, big jew / mulloway, cobia, red emperor, scarlet sea perch, hussar and gold spot wrasse and mahi mahi.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Dart, bream and whiting along the beaches. Whiting and flathead, bream and trevally from the River mouth and lower river. A few queenfish, trevally in Woods bays. Mangrove jack around the structures and snaggy areas. Mud crabs throughout river.

Maroochydore: There are some excellent gutters and deep holes with coffee rock right along the coast, so go for a few dart and bream along Marcoola and Coolum Beach. Jacks from Bli Bli reach. Good flathead from Picnic point. Bream, whiting and nice golden trevally from the river mouth. Still big mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Trevally and some good size bream around the rocks walls, pontoons and Jetties in the lower river. Cod, trevally and flathead from La Balsa Basin and mangrove jack around the structures and rock walls. Mud crabs and some quality flathead in the creeks, canals and generally throughout the river.

Caloundra: Trevally, mangrove jack and cod in Pelican Waters Canals and local creeks that feed into the passage. Whiting, chopper tailor, bream, grunter and flathead on the flats between the bar and Golden Beach and in the creek mouths. Muddies in the creeks and mangrove areas.

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Check out Paige Stafford with a big elbow slapper whiting taken around the lower Maroochy River

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2018-04-25

Offshore

Condition and weather will be excellent today for the Anzac Day Commemorations and also for some fishing action afterwards with winds south to southwesterly about 10 knots. Winds tending easterly 10 to 15 knots inshore in the afternoon and seas below 1 metre offshore. Tomorrow will be excellent as well with winds southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the day with seas also below 1 metre. Reports of good Spanish mackerel feeding right along the coast, so be ready to go. Double Island Point has good tuskies, moses perch, slatie bream, hussar, snapper, gold spot estuary cod and Maori cod. Good mackerel, few coral trout, cod, snapper and parrot at North Reef. Trout, Spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and tusk fish from Sunshine Reef and the Barwon Banks. Long tail tuna out from Mooloolaba on saturday. Out on the reefs off the Wide Bay Bar and Double Island there were some excellent catches of yellowfin tuna, Spanish mackerel, pearlies, big jew / mulloway, cobia, red emperor, scarlet sea perch, hussar and gold spot wrasse and mahi mahi. 

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Dart, bream and whiting along the beaches. Whiting and flathead, bream and trevally from the River mouth and lower river. A few queenfish, trevally in Woods bays. Mangrove jack around the structures and snaggy areas. Mud crabs throughout river.

Maroochydore: There are some excellent gutters and deep holes with coffee rock right along the coast, so go for a few dart and bream along Marcoola and Coolum Beach. Jew, bream and trevally in the Cod Hole. Jacks from Bli Bli reach. Flathead from Picnic point. Bream and nice golden trevally from the river mouth. Still big mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Trevally and some good size bream around the rocks walls, pontoons and Jetties in the lower river. Cod, trevally and flathead from La Balsa Basin and mangrove jack around the structures and rock walls. Mud crabs and some quality flathead in the creeks, canals and generally throughout the river.

Caloundra: Trevally, mangrove jack and cod in Pelican Waters Canals and local creeks that feed into the passage. Whiting, chopper tailor, bream, grunter and flathead on the flats between the bar and Golden Beach and in the creek mouths. Muddies in the creeks and mangrove areas.

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Check out Isaac Waller's 33 cm bream taken around Chambers Island.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2018-04-24

Offshore

Conditions will be good tomorrow and Anzac Day with winds southerly 10 to 15 knots, tending easterly inshore about 10 knots during the afternoon and early evening and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. And yes, Anzac Day will be excellent with winds southeast to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending west to southwesterly during the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots during the day and seas below 0.5 metres, increasing to below 1 metre offshore.  Double Island Point has good tuskies, moses perch, slatie bream, hussar, snapper, gold spot estuary cod and Maori cod. The Spanish are back on the menu with quality fish being caught along the coast and around Double Island Point. Good mackerel, few coral trout, cod, snapper and parrot at North Reef. Trout, Spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and tusk fish from Sunshine Reef and the Barwon Banks. Long tail tuna out from Mooloolaba on saturday. Out on the reefs off the Wide Bay Bar and Double Island there were some excellent catches of yellowfin tuna, Spanish mackerel, pearlies, big jew / mulloway, cobia, red emperor, scarlet sea perch, hussar and gold spot wrasse and mahi mahi.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Dart, bream and whiting along the beaches. Whiting and flathead, bream and trevally from the River mouth and lower river. A few queenfish, trevally in Woods bays. Mangrove jack around the structures and snaggy areas. Mud crabs throughout river.

Maroochydore: A few dart and bream in the gutters along Marcoola and Coolum Beach. Jew, bream and trevally in the Cod Hole. Jacks from Bli Bli reach. Flathead from Picnic point. Bream to 33cm and nice golden trevally from the river mouth. Still big mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Trevally and some good size bream around the rocks walls, pontoons and Jetties in the lower river. Cod, trevally and flathead from La Balsa Basin and mangrove jack around the structures and rock walls. Mud crabs and some flathead to 61 cm in the creeks, canals and generally throughout the river.

Caloundra: Trevally, mangrove jack and cod in Pelican Waters Canals and local creeks that feed into the passage. Whiting, chopper tailor, bream, grunter and flathead on the flats between the bar and Golden Beach and in the creek mouths. Muddies in the creeks and mangrove areas.

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The crews on Rainbow Escape Charters did well recently for some quality Red emperor out from Double Island Point.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2018-04-23

Offshore

Winds will be southerly at 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots to the north of Noosa Heads for a period in the afternoon, with seas around  1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore north of Maroochydore.  Double Island Point has good tuskies, moses perch, slatie bream, hussar, snapper, gold spot estuary cod and Maori cod. The Spanish are back on the menu with quality fish being caught along the coast and around Double Island Point. Good mackerel, few coral trout, cod, snapper and parrot at North Reef. Trout, Spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and tusk fish from Sunshine Reef and the Barwon Banks. Long tail tuna out from Mooloolaba on saturday. Out on the reefs off the Wide Bay Bar and Double Island there were some excellent catches of yellowfin tuna, Spanish mackerel, pearlies, big jew / mulloway, cobia, red emperor, scarlet sea perch, hussar and gold spot wrasse and mahi mahi.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Dart, bream and whiting along the beaches. Whiting and flathead, bream and trevally from the River mouth and lower river. A few queenfish, trevally in Woods bays. Mangrove jack around the structures and snaggy areas. Mud crabs throughout river.

Maroochydore: A few dart and bream in the gutters along Marcoola and Coolum Beach. Jew, bream and trevally in the Cod Hole. Jacks from Bli Bli reach. Flathead from Picnic point. Bream to 33cm and nice golden trevally from the river mouth. Still big mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Trevally and some good size bream around the rocks walls, pontoons and Jetties in the lower river. Cod, trevally and flathead from La Balsa Basin and mangrove jack around the structures and rock walls. Mud crabs and some flathead to 61 cm in the creeks, canals and generally throughout the river.

Caloundra: Trevally, mangrove jack and cod in Pelican Waters Canals and local creeks that feed into the passage. Whiting, chopper tailor, bream, grunter and flathead on the flats between the bar and Golden Beach and in the creek mouths. Muddies in the creeks and mangrove areas.

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Brett Sheriff with a solid golden trevally and nice yellowfin bream taken off the bank at Cotton Tree yesterday morning on small pilchards.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2018-04-21

Offshore

Today will be fantastic offshore conditions, with winds southeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the morning and seas b elow 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the morning. Tomorrow will be good conditions particularly early with a south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots with seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres inshore during the morning. Double Island Point has good tuskies, moses perch, slatie bream, hussar, snapper, gold spot estuary cod and Maori cod. The Spanish are back on the menu with quality fish being caught along the coast and around Double Island Point. Good mackerel, few coral trout, cod, snapper and parrot at North Reef. Trout, Spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and tusk fish from Sunshine Reef and the Barwon Banks. Mack and long tail tuna from most of the closer inshore reefs. Out on the reefs off the Wide Bay Bar and Double Island there were some excellent catches of yellowfin tuna, Spanish mackerel, pearlies, big jew / mulloway, cobia, red emperor, scarlet sea perch, hussar and gold spot wrasse and mahi mahi.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Dart, bream and whiting along the beaches. Whiting and flathead, bream and trevally from the River mouth and lower river. A few queenfish, trevally in Woods bays. Mangrove jack around the structures and snaggy areas. Mud crabs throughout river.

Maroochydore: A few dart and bream in the gutters along Marcoola and Coolum Beach. Good schools of herring bait fish in lower river. jew, bream and trevally in the Cod Hole. Bream, whiting and several quality flathead in the lower river. Still big mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Trevally and some good size bream around the rocks walls, pontoons and Jetties in the lower river. Cod, trevally and flathead from La Balsa Basin and mangrove jack around the structures and rock walls. Mud crabs and some flathead to 61 cm in the creeks, canals and generally throughout the river.

Caloundra: Trevally, mangrove jack and cod in Pelican Waters Canals and local creeks that feed into the passage. Whiting, chopper tailor, bream, grunter and flathead on the flats between the bar and Golden Beach and in the creek mouths. Muddies in the creeks and mangrove areas.

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Mary-Anne using her crab holding gadget and her partner Mick are still potting some quality buck crabs in the upper Maroochy River.

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