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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: Tuesday 2019-11-05

Offshore: Today conditions will be choppy turning Rough with winds north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore during the morning. Winds shifting southerly 20 to 25 knots in the late afternoon and evening with seas 1 to 2 metres. Tomorrows conditions will improve in the afternoon with winds easing to southerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore at times before dawn, then turning east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late morning. Winds turning northeasterly in the afternoon then turning north to northwesterly in the late evening and seas 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon. Sunshine Reef had grassy sweetlip, coral trout, snapper and tusk fish. Double island Point has had good pearl perch ranging from 55cm to 65cm plus moses perch, gold spot cod, snapper, grassy sweetlip and venus tusk. Spangled emperor, venus tuskfish and small snapper from Murphy's reef. Snapper, mack tuna and moses perch from Coolum Reef. Snapper, cobia, spangled emperor and pearl perch from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Giant and golden trevally, to 56cm a few queenies and good quality flathead being released in the lower river and Woods Bays. A few good whiting showing up from throughout the river and the frying pan. Flathead, queenfish and bream some up to 34cm along the Tewantin stretch as well.

Maroochydore: Whiting throughout the lower river. Tailor to 50cm, trevally and school jew in the middle river. Big flathead around the creek mouths and motorway bridge. Mangrove jack from the rock bars in the middle and upper river. A few mud crabs in the creeks.

Mooloolaba: Whiting from Mountain Creek and the La Balsa sand basin. Big Bream and trevally from the Kawana boat ramp. Flathead and trevally in Mooloolaba Canals. Bream and Mangrove jack in the creeks and upper river and from the Parrearra Weir.

Caloundra: Whiting, some big flathead and bream from Golden Beach. Big grunter the lower Passage and a few flathead south of Coochin Creek. Trevally, cod and mangrove jack in the creeks and Pelican Waters. Few mud crabs in the creeks.

Chrissy and Chris Bell MRSLFC 

Chrissy and Chris Bell, from the Maroochy RSL Fishing Club weighing-in some top quality grunter bream from the Bongaree Club camp

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2019-11-04

Offshore: Today conditions will be choppy with north to northeasterly winds at 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots inshore south of Maroochydore at times before dawn. Winds increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the evening, with seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore south of Maroochydore later in the evening. Sunshine Reef had grassy sweetlip, coral trout, snapper and tusk fish. Double island Point has had good pearl perch ranging from 55cm to 65cm plus moses perch, gold spot cod, snapper, grassy sweetlip and venus tusk. Spangled emperor, venus tuskfish and small snapper from Murphy's reef. Snapper, mack tuna and moses perch from Coolum Reef. Snapper, cobia, spangled emperor and pearl perch from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Giant and golden trevally, to 56cm a few queenies and good quality flathead being released in the 76 to 90cm range in the lower river and Woods Bays. A few good whiting showing up from throughout the river and the frying pan. Flathead, queenfish and bream some up to 34cm along the Tewantin stretch as well.

Maroochydore: Schools of herring still in the river. Whiting in the 35 to 40cm range throughout the lower river. Tailor to 50cm, trevally and school jew in the middle river. Big flathead around the creek mouths and motorway bridge. Mangrove jack from the rock bars in the middle and upper river. A few mud crabs in the creeks.

Mooloolaba: Whiting from Mountain Creek and the La Balsa sand basin. Big Bream and trevally from the Kawana boat ramp. Flathead and trevally in Mooloolaba Canals. Bream and Mangrove jack in the creeks and upper river and from the Parrearra Weir.

Caloundra: Whiting, some big flathead and bream from Golden Beach. Big grunter and a few flathead south of Coochin Creek. Trevally, cod and mangrove jack in the creeks and Pelican Waters. Few mud crabs in the creeks.

kim maas whiting 

Kim Maas from the Maroochy RSL Fishing Club with a catch of whiting taken in the lower river.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2019-11-02

Offshore: Today conditions will be choppy today with winds east to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon. Tomorrows conditions will be pretty good with winds northeasterly 10 to 15 knots and seas around 1 metre. North Reef has recently had jew to 15kg, on a micro jig and mahi mahi on a pilchard floater earlier in the week. While Cougar 1 crews, fished Sunshine and North Reefs this week for quality grassy sweetlip, moses perch, big cod, tusk fish and as well as good snapper. Double island Point has had good pearl perch ranging from 55cm to 65cm plus moses perch, gold spot cod, platinum snapper, grassy sweetlip and venus tusk. Spangled emperor, venus tuskfish and small snapper from Murphy's reef. Snapper, mack tuna and moses perch from Coolum Reef. Snapper, cobia, spangled emperor and pearl perch from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Giant and golden trevally, to 56cm a few queenies and good quality flathead being released in the 76 to 90cm range in the lower river and Woods Bays. A few good whiting showing up from throughout the river and the frying pan. Flathead, queenfish and bream some up to 34cm along the Tewantin stretch as well.

Maroochydore: Schools of herring still in the river. Whiting in the 35 to 40cm range on Thursday in the lower river. Worth trying the lower river and Cod Hole for tailor and at night for Jew. Big flathead in the middle river and around the creek mouths. Mangrove jack feeding and defending their territory and a few mud crabs in the creeks.

Mooloolaba: Whiting from Mountain Creek and the La Balsa sand basin. Bream and trevally from the boat moorings. Flathead and trevally in Mooloolaba Canals. Cod and trevally from Kawana Waters. Bream and Mangrove jack in the creeks and upper river and from the Parrearra Weir.

Caloundra: Whiting, some big flathead and bream from golden beach. Flathead along the drop off on the ebb tide. Trevally, cod and mangrove jack in the creeks and Pelican Waters. Few mud crabs in the creeks.

Bill Conn Tailor 

Bill Conn was fishing the Cod Hole on Thursday afternoon when he caught and released this 50cm tailor. Well done Bill!

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2019-10-31

Offshore: Today conditions will be pretty good with winds east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots and seas below 1 metre. Tomorrows conditions will be similar and pretty good early in the day with winds easterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly during the afternoon and seas around 1 metre. Matthew Graham reported we had a great day at North Reef on Friday. First up, we caught and released a 2.4m sailfish. Then later I boated a 15kg, 102cm jewfish on a micro jig and then Bruce Sharland caught a mahi mahi on a pilchard floater. Both released after a few pixs. Wild Thing 2 went up to Double island Point Saturday on a nine hour (full day) trip. The morning punch up there was good with light northerlies. There was a very strong current to the south the whole day using 16oz to get to the bottom. We caught good pearl perch ranging from 55cm to 65cm plus moses perch, gold spot cod, platinum snapper, grassy sweetlip and venus tusk. Spotty mackerel and coral trout from Sunshine Reef. Spangled emperor, venus tuskfish and small snapper from Murphy's reef. Snapper, mack tuna and moses perch from Coolum Reef. Snapper and pearl perch from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Big flathead throughout the lower river and in Weyba Creek. Giant trevally, a few queenies and flathead in Woods Bays. A few good whiting showing up from throughout the river and the frying pan. Flathead, queenfish and bream along the Tewantin stretch as well.

Maroochydore: Schools of herring still in the river. Whiting in the lower river. Worth trying the lower river and Cod Hole at night for Jew. Big flathead in the middle river and around the creek mouths. Mangrove jack feeding and defending their territory and a few mud crabs in the creeks.

Mooloolaba: Whiting from Mountain Creek and the La Balsa sand basin. Bream and trevally from the boat moorings. Flathead and trevally in Mooloolaba Canals. Cod and trevally from Kawana Waters. Bream and jack from the Parrearra Weir.

Caloundra: Whiting, flathead and bream from golden beach. Flathead along the drop off on the ebb tide. Trevally, cod and mangrove jack in the creeks and Pelican Waters. Few mud crabs in the creeks.

Luke Mangrove Jack 

The Mangrove Jack are alive and well in Sunny Coast creeks and will be right through summer, here is Luke Opelt with a nice mangrove jack caught Monday night around 11pm, up in one of the creeks.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2019-10-30

Offshore: Today conditions will be pretty good with winds easterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly in the evening and seas around 1 metre. Tomorrows conditions will be pretty good early in the day with winds easterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore at times in the afternoon and seas around 1 metre. Matthew Graham reported we had a great day at North Reef on Friday. First up, we caught and released a 2.4m sailfish. Then later I boated a 15kg, 102cm jewfish on a micro jig and then Bruce Sharland caught a mahi mahi on a pilchard floater. Both released after a few pixs. Wild Thing 2 went up to Double island Point Saturday on a nine hour (full day) trip. The morning punch up there was good with light northerlies. There was a very strong current to the south the whole day using 16oz to get to the bottom. We caught good pearl perch ranging from 55cm to 65cm plus moses perch, gold spot cod, platinum snapper, grassy sweetlip and venus tusk. Spotty mackerel and coral trout from Sunshine Reef. Spangled emperor, venus tuskfish and small snapper from Murphy's reef. Snapper, mack tuna and moses perch from Coolum Reef. Snapper and pearl perch from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Big flathead throughout the lower river and in Weyba Creek. Giant trevally, a few queenies and flathead in Woods Bays. A few good whiting showing up from throughout the river and the frying pan. Flathead, queenfish and bream along the Tewantin stretch as well.

Maroochydore: Schools of herring still in the river. Whiting in the lower river. Worth trying the lower river and Cod Hole at night for Jew. Big flathead in the middle river and around the creek mouths. Mangrove jack and a few mud crabs in the creeks.

Mooloolaba: Whiting from Mountain Creek and the La Balsa sand basin. Bream and trevally from the boat moorings. Flathead and trevally in Mooloolaba Canals. Cod and trevally from Kawana Waters. Bream and jack from the Parrearra Weir.

Caloundra: Whiting, flathead and bream from golden beach. Flathead along the drop off on the ebb tide. Trevally, cod and mangrove jack in the creeks and Pelican Waters. Few mud crabs in the creeks.

Dan Park

The Mangrove Jack are alive and well in Sunny Coast creeks and will be right through summer, here is Dan Park with a feisty 50 cm + jack, caught and released recently.

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