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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.

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Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2019-03-13

Offshore

Conditions, will be choppy most of the day but settle down by evening for a great day tomorrow, with winds northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting southeasterly during the morning then becoming east to southeasterly about 10 knots in the evening and seas 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore south of Maroochydore around midday. Tomorrows conditions will be fantastic with winds variable about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly in the late afternoon or early evening.with seas below 1 metre. 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. Spanish, yellow fin tuna, cobia, and snapper off Coolum Reef. Cobia, wahoo, spotty mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile.

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, trevally 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: With the hot and humid conditions there have been good mangrove jack, cod, bream and trevally in Pelican Waters canals and in the creeks that feed the Passage. Whiting, bream and flathead along Golden Beach flats. Bream and sweetlip from Shelly Beach.

RachelLeeLyriq andDallasHill 

Great to see kids, getting away from the screens and having a great time on the beautiful Maroochy River. Nana, Rachell Lee with Lyrig and Dallas Hill having a ball, swimming and catching and releasing several bream.

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.

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