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Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2019-03-12

Offshore

Stay in port today's as conditions are looking pretty choppy to rough particularly in late afternoon, with winds northerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching 20 to 25 knots offshore south of Maroochydore during the morning and again in the evening and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore. Tomorrows conditions will be better but still a bit choppy early with winds northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting southeasterly during the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots during the evening with seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Sunshine Reef has had some good snapper, moses perch, pearl perch, coral trout, tusk fish, painted sweetlip, grass emperor and a cracker dark tailed sea perch. North Reefs had pearl perch, Maori cod, venus tusk fish and snapper, moses perch, grass sweetlip and some thumper 60cm+ pearl perch. Cougar One did a nine hour trip to Double Island Point with the Noosa Yachtie Fishing Club on Sunday, where they caught horse scarlet sea perch or large mouth nannygai plenty of big tusk fish, pearl perch, hussar, moses perch and sweetlip.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Been some good bream, trevally and quality flathead around the 60cm size, from the river mouth, frying pan and in Woods Bays. Cod, jack and trevally in Weyba Creek. Mangrove jack and flathead between the lakes. A few mud crabs on the move throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Giant trevelly, flathead, tarpon and bream around the motorway bridge.Few good whiting and grunter in Eudlo Creek. Mangrove jack in the creeks. Bream, jacks and flathead in the southern channel and from Cotton Tree. Mud crabs throughout the river. 

Mooloolaba: Bream and cod from the boat moorings. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek. Jack, cod and flathead from the rocks bars in the upper river. Muddies throughout the Mooloolah River, particularly in the Kawana and Mooloolah canals.

Caloundra: Mangrove jack, cod, bream and trevally in Pelican Waters canals. Whiting, bream and flathead along Golden Beach flats. Bream and sweetlip from Shelly Beach.

Tom Ian Flanders

 

Ian Flanders went fishing in the mouth of Eudlo Creek with his grandson Tom where thy took home a 1/2 dozen good whiting a few bream and 2 nice grunter bream 

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2019-03-09

Offshore

Good conditions over the weekend particularly on Sunday. Today's conditions are looking real good, with winds east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming east to northeasterly about 10 knots in the late evening and seas around 1 metre. Tomorrow conditions will be pretty good, particularly early with winds north to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon and seas below 1 metre, with swells easterly around 1 metre. So be ready to go, on Wednesday and Thursday this week there were a couple of windows of opportunity were some quality fish were taken on close in reefs! Cougar One skipper Theo Hewish, did a trips on Wednesday to North Reef in glass out conditions with no current run, where they caught,pearl perch, Maori cod, and and a similar trip on Thursday, for quality fish like venus tusk fish and snapper, moses perch, grass sweetlip and some thumper 60cm+ pearl perch. www.fishingnoosa.com.au/bluewater.htm 

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Been some good bream, trevally and quality flathead around the 60cm size, from the river mouth, frying pan and in Woods Bays. Cod, jack and trevally in Weyba Creek. Mangrove jack and flathead between the lakes. A few mud crabs on the move throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Today's New Moon Phase has the fish on the bite through the weekend. Tarpon, cod, jacks, moses perch and bream around the motorway bridge. Mangrove jack in the creeks. Bream, jacks and flathead in the southern channel and from Cotton Tree. Mud crabs throughout the river. 

Mooloolaba: Bream and cod from the boat moorings. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek. Jack, cod and flathead from the rocks bars in the upper river. Muddies throughout the Mooloolah River, particularly in the Kawana and Mooloolah canals. 

Caloundra: Earlier there were banana prawns and mud crab in Coochin & Bell's Creek so it's worth a go. Mangrove jack, cod, bream and trevally in Pelican Waters canals. Whiting, bream and flathead along Golden Beach flats. Bream and sweetlip from Shelly Beach.

Camos Diamond Trevally

Have a look at crazy keen angler Camo (Cameron) Sullivan with catch and release diamond trevally as well as a small grassy from the Cod Hole on Wednesday.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2019-03-07

Offshore

Today's conditions are looking okay early and then becoming choppy late in the day, with winds north to northeasterly about 10 knots tending south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning. Winds then becoming southeasterly in the afternoon and reaching up to 20 knots at time and seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. Tomorrow conditions will be choppy but easing back in time for the weekend with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the evening and seas 1 to 1.5 metres. Good conditions over the weekend particularly on Sunday.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Been some good bream, trevally and quality flathead from the river mouth, frying pan and in Woods Bays. Cod, jack and trevally in Weyba Creek. Mangrove jack and flathead between the lakes. A few mud crabs on the move throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Today's New Moon Phase will have the fish on the bite right through the weekend. Tarpon, cod, jacks, moses perch and bream around the motorway bridge. Mangrove jack in the creeks. Bream, jacks and flathead in the southern channel and from Cotton Tree. Mud crabs throughout the river. 

Mooloolaba: Bream and cod from the boat moorings. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek. Jack, cod and flathead from the rocks bars in the upper river. Muddies throughout the Mooloolah River, particularly in the Kawana and Mooloolah canals.

Caloundra: Earlier there were banana prawns and mud crab in Coochin & Bell's Creek so it's worth a go. Mangrove jack, cod, bream and trevally in Pelican Waters canals. Whiting, bream and flathead along Golden Beach flats. Bream and sweetlip from Shelly Beach.

Rieley Schultz caught and released huge 88cm dusky flathead 

Keen young angler, Rieley Schultz caught and released this huge 88cm dusky flathead in the Mighty Maroochy River.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2019-03-06

Offshore

After what we have been through the past few weeks, today's conditions are looking pretty good and will be a short window of opportunity for offshore until more good conditions over the weekend with winds southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning southeast to northeasterly about 10 knots in the morning. Winds then turning northeasterly about 10 knots in the evening and seas around 1 metre. Conditions will become choppy again later today with winds north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning with seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon. Looking like choppy conditions on Friday.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Bream and flathead from the river mouth, frying pan and in Woods Bays. Cod, jack and trevally in Weyba Creek. Mangrove jack and flathead between the lakes. A few mud crabs on the move throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Tomorrow's New Moon Phase will have the fish on the bite. Tarpon, cod, jacks, moses perch and bream around the motorway bridge. Mangrove jack in the creeks. Bream, jacks and flathead in the southern channel and from Cotton Tree. Mud crabs throughout the river. 

Mooloolaba: Bream and cod from the boat moorings. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek. Jack, cod and flthead from the rocks bars in the upper river. Muddies throughout the Mooloolah River, particularly in the Kawana and Mooloolah canals.

Caloundra: Banana prawns and mud crab in Coochin & Bell's Creek. Mangrove jack, cod, bream and trevally in Pelican Waters canals. Whiting, bream and flathead along Golden Beach flats. Bream and sweetlip from Shelly Beach.

Sam buck crab Coochin Bells Creek

Sam (Pilchard) Pritchard with a nice buck crab potted on the northern Bank of the Maroochy River.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2019-03-05

Offshore

Choppy conditions particularly early with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning easterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon and seas around 1 to 1.5 metres, and swells 2 -2.5m. Better conditions tomorrow with winds east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly during the morning with seas below 1 metre and swells easterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Bream and flathead from the river mouth, frying pan and in Woods Bays. Cod, jack and trevally in Weyba Creek. Mangrove jack and flathead between the lakes. A few mud crabs on the move throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Thursdays New Moon Phase will have the fish on the bite. Tarpon, cod, jacks, moses perch and bream around the motorway bridge. Mangrove jack in the creeks. Bream, jacks and flathead in the southern channel and from Cotton Tree. Mud crabs throughout the river. 

Mooloolaba: Bream and cod from the boat moorings. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek. Jack, cod and flthead from the rocks bars in the upper river. Muddies throughout the Mooloolah River, particularly in the Kawana and Mooloolah canals. 

Caloundra: Banana prawns and mud crab in Coochin & Bell's Creek. Mangrove jack, cod, bream and trevally in Pelican Waters canals. Whiting, bream and flathead along Golden Beach flats. Bream and sweetlip from Shelly Beach.

Bailey Watt Bass catch and release  

Bailey Watt with a quality catch and release Bass from Borumba dam over the weekend

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2019-03-04

Offshore

Winds will be 15-20 knots from the southeast, with seas around 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore north of Maroochydore during the day and 2 -2.5m of easterly swell. The next opportunity to get out looks like Wednesday at the moment.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Bream and flathead from the river mouth, frying pan and in Woods Bays. Cod, jack and trevally in Weyba Creek. Mangrove jack and flathead between the lakes. A few mud crabs on the move throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Tarpon, cod, jacks, moses perch and bream around the motorway bridge. Mangrove jack in the creeks. Bream, jacks and flathead in the southern channel and from Cotton Tree. Mud crabs throughout the river. 

Mooloolaba: Bream and cod from the boat moorings. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek. Jack, cod and flthead from the rocks bars in the upper river. Muddies throughout the Mooloolah River, particularly in the Kawana and Mooloolah canals. 

Caloundra: Banana prawns and mud crab in Coochin & Bell's Creek. Mangrove jack, cod, bream and trevally in Pelican Waters canals. Whiting, bream and flathead along Golden Beach flats. Bream and sweetlip from Shelly Beach.

Elliot Cornell 52cm Tarpon  

Elliott Cornell with a quality 52cm tarpon that he caught and released around the Maroochy River motorway bridge on Saturday.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2019-02-28

Offshore

Today's conditions are still choppy but have settled down a lot, with winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, seas 1 to 1.5 metres and swells easterly 1.5 metres. Tomorrow and probably right through into next week will be similar, with choppy conditions with winds tomorrow, southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, with seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore and swells easterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 2 metres offshore. So, probably best to stay in port, until things settle right down maybe next week and looking like, at least until after Monday.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead and bream in Woods Bay. Plenty of quality mud crabs on the move throughout the river. Mangrove jack, cod, grunter bream and flathead in Weyba Creek. Mangrove jacks between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Mangrove jack and Golden Trevally in the creeks, also in the southern channel and in Twin waters canals. Flathead and bream in Petrie Creek. Mud crabs throughout the river with several good specimens potted in the southern channel of the river. 

Mooloolaba: Bream and cod from the boat moorings. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek. Muddies throughout the Mooloolah River, particularly in the Kawana and Mooloolah canals. 

Caloundra: Mud crabs on the mud bars and mangrove fringes of the passage. Flathead and bream in Bell's Creek. Mangrove jack, cod, bream and trevally in Pelican Waters canals.

JushuaValentine Crabs 

Check out Joshua Valentine with couple of solid buck mud crabs potted in his favourite creek!

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2019-02-27

Offshore

Today's conditions are still pretty choppy to rough, with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, with seas 1 to 1.5 metres and swells still big with easterly 1.5 to 2 metres. Tomorrow and probably right through into next week will be similar, with choppy to rough conditions with winds tomorrow, southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, with seas 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres inshore and swells easterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.. So, stay in port, steer well clear of coastal bars and offshore waters until things settle right down maybe next week and looking like, at least until after Monday.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: It could be a good time to go fishing now that conditions have settled in sheltered waters and there aren't that many people out on the water! Flathead and bream in Woods Bay. Plenty of quality mud crabs on the move throughout the river. Mangrove jack, cod, grunter bream and flathead in Weyba Creek. Mangrove jacks between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Mangrove jack and Golden Trevally in the southern channel and in Twin waters canals. Flathead, grunter and bream in Petrie Creek. Mud crabs throughout the river with several good specimens potted in Maroochy Waters canal, opposite Chambers Island and in the southern channel. 

Mooloolaba: Bream and cod from the boat moorings. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek. Muddies throughout the Mooloolah River, particularly in the Kawana and Mooloolah canals.

Caloundra: Mud crabs on the mud bars and mangrove fringes of the passage. Flathead and bream in Bell's Creek. Mangrove jack, cod, bream and trevally in Pelican Waters canals.

Hhomas TylerDIPMullowayValantines Day 

This is what you have to look forward to when the conditions eventually calm down. Thomas Tyler with a quality Mulloway caught off DIP on Valentines Day.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2019-02-26

Offshore

Today's conditions are settling slightly with winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up 25 knots times in the early morning, with seas 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the morning and swells east to southeasterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Tomorrow and probably right through to next week will be similar choppy to rough conditions with winds tomorrow, east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up 25 knots at times in the evening, with seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the evening and swells easterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres offshore. So, steer well clear of coastal bars and offshore waters until things settle right down.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead in Woods Bay. Plenty of quality mud crabs on the move throughout the river. Mangrove jack, cod and flathead inWeyba Creek. Mangrove jacks between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Mangrove jack and Golden Trevally in the southern channel and in Twin waters canals. Flathead, grunter and bream in Petrie Creek. Mud crabs throughout the river with several good specimens potted in Maroochy Waters canal, opposite Chambers Island and in the southern channel. 

Mooloolaba: Bream and cod from the boat moorings. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek. Muddies throughout the Mooloolah River, particularly in the Kawana and Mooloolah canals. 

Caloundra: Mud crabs on the mud bars and mangrove fringes of the passage. Flathead and bream in Bell's Creek. Mangrove jack, cod, bream and trevally in Pelican Waters canals.

LachlanMangrove jack Off Duporth Avenue Maroochydore

Check out Lachlan Burford with a nice hard fighting Mangrove Jack taken just off Duporth Avenue, on Saturday.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2019-02-25

Offshore

Winds will be south to southeasterly 25 to 30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots at time, with 4-5m seas and an increasing 3-4m of south to southeasterly swell offshore. Steer well clear of coastal bars and offshore waters until things settle down.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead in Woods Bay. Plenty of quality mud crabs on the move throughout the river. Mangrove jack, cod and flathead inWeyba Creek. Jacks between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Mangrove jack in the southern channel and in Twin waters canals. Flathead, grunter and bream in Petrie Creek. Mud crabs throughout the river with several good specimens potted in Maroochy Waters canal, opposite Chambers Island and in the southern channel. 

Mooloolaba: Bream and cod from the boat moorings. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek. Muddies throughout the Mooloolah River, particularly in the Kawana and Mooloolah canals. 

Caloundra: Mud crabs on the mud bars and mangrove fringes of the passage. Flathead and bream in Bell's Creek. Mangrove jack, cod, bream and trevally in Pelican Waters canals. 

Lachlan Burford Bucks

Lachlan Burford had his pots out on friday in the southern channel and was rewarded with two solid bucks.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2019-02-23

Offshore

Gale Warning for Today (Saturday) for Sunshine Coast Waters, so stay in port, as winds will be blowing southerly 35 to 45 knots. Winds dependent on the movement and development of tropical cyclone Oma, with seas 4 to 6 metres, increasing to 6 to 8 metres offshore and swells easterly 2.5 to 3 metres inshore, increasing to 4 to 5 metres offshore. Tomorrow will be even tougher, with possible heavy rain and similar wind, seas and swells to boot. So caution will be required anywhere near the ocean, as there will be large and powerful surf conditions which will be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing. Better to spend time at home looking after yourself, family and the home or start cleaning and working on your fishing gear to get ready for better conditions.

Estuaries and Beaches

Conditions in all estuaries will most likely become unsafe over the weekend and early next week, so be cautious and stay at home with the prediction of gale force winds, tidal surge, possible flood waters and floating debris!

Noosa: There has been trevally, with a few bigger whiting and flathead from the river mouth. Been several quality mangrove jack to 50cm and the odd jew between the lakes and in the canals. Mud crabs throughout but mainly in the upper river system. 

Maroochydore: Several whiting to 40cm overnight drifting the tide out and around Picnic Point this week. Matt Planck went out with Scotty Hillier and crew, filming a segment for Ch7's Creek to Coast and caught a 46cm jack and released 2 legal size dusky flathead from Petrie Creek and a 17cm mud crab potted just near Chambers island on Wednesday. 

Mooloolaba: Bream, grunter and trevally from the moorings. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek an around McKenzies Bridge. Muddies throughout the Mooloolah River. 

Caloundra: Sand crabs in in the deeper channels and sea grass beds of the northern passage and a few good buck 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.

Vic Guse 40cmPicnicPtNight 20caught

Keen local angler, Vic Guse caught 20 fish drifting around Chambers Island on Tuesday evening using yabby's for bait, with this solid 40cm whiting being the standout

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2019-02-21

Offshore

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sunshine Coast Waters, so stay in port, as winds will be blowing southeasterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 25 to 30 knots in the afternoon and reaching up to 33 knots in the evening. Winds dependent on the movement and development of tropical cyclone Oma with seas 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning. Tomorrow will be a tough one, with south to southeasterly 30 to 35 knots increasing to 30 to 40 knots during the day. Winds dependent on the movement and development of tropical cyclone Oma and seas 3 to 5 metres and huge swells easterly 3 to 4 metres, tending southeasterly 4 to 7 metres offshore during the morning. So caution will be required anywhere near the ocean, as there will be large and powerful surf conditions which will be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing. Better to spend time at home cleaning an working on your fishing gear to get ready for better conditions.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Trevally, with a few bigger whiting and flathead from the river mouth. Been several quality mangrove jack to 50cm 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. Good buck crabs 

Maroochydore: Several whiting to 40cm overnight drifting the tide out and around Picnic Point. Matt Planck went out with Scotty Hillier and crew, filming a segment for Creek to Coast and caught a 46cm jack and released 2 legal size dusky flathead from Petrie Creek and a 17cm mud crab potted just near Chambers island, yesterday. Bream and trevally at the Cod Hole

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 a few good buck 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.

Scotty and Matt 

Matt Planck from Swan Boat Hire, went out with Scotty Hillier and crew, filming a segment for Creek to Coast and caught a 46cm jack and released 2 legal size dusky flathead from Petrie Creek and a 17cm mud crab potted just near Chambers island, yesterday.

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