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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: Monday 2019-06-17

Offshore 

Could be a bit choppy out wide today with winds today west to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southwesterly early in the morning and reaching up to 25 knots at times during the late morning and early afternoon. Winds easing to 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon, reaching up to 20 knots at times with seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon. Tomorrow's condition will be pretty good so be ready to go, with winds south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots. Inshore winds becoming variable below 10 knots during the afternoon, then tending westerly during the evening.and seas below 1 metre.. The Winter Snapper season is off to a good start with good size catches coming close in on local reefs. Brisbane yak angler Scott Davis, took home an 8.5kg Spanish mackerel from around Sunshine Reef. Sunshine Reef has also had coral trout, snapper and a few good sweetlip. Chardon's Reef's had, Maori cod, pearl perch, Moses perch, good snapper, venus tusk fish, hussar and painted sweetlip. Wild Thing 2 skipper Nat Turner fished North Reef on Friday where they caught a good mixed bag of snapper, pearl perch, Moses perch, grass sweetlip and trout cod. Jason Mills from Peregian Beach decided to give Hall's Reef a go and landed a 26kg longtail tuna, as well as a couple of spotty mackerel to fill the keeper bag. Mac tuna and Spanish mackerel around the Blinker. A few good cobia, snapper, sweetlip, school and spotty mackerel from Currimundi Reef and the Caloundra 5, 9 and 12mile reefs.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Noosa North Shore has good dart, tailor to 55cm and a few bream and whiting. A few big dusky flathead at the Tewantin ski run area caught and released recently. Flathead, the odd tailor, golden trevally, whiting bream around the river mouth. Queenies to 65cm and trevally in the Woods Bay.

Maroochydore: Herring bait fish are feeding on the incoming tide.Several good catches of tailor, trevally to 55cm and a 70cm Queenfish around and worth chasing jew at night at the Cod Hole and along the beaches and headlands. Bream in the Maroochy south channel around all the structures.

Mooloolaba: The Full Moon today will be great for fishing.Worth trying for jew, bream and small snapper from Point Cartwright. Flathead in the creeks and canals. Plenty of bream, particularly at night and trevally from around the boat moorings and throughout the lower river.

Caloundra; Bream and flathead along Golden Beach. Bream, school jew and tailor from Shelly Beach. A few flathead, trevally and bream through the Passage. Trevally and bream in Pelican Waters. A few sand crabs throughout the passage.

stella sippy
Here is my beautiful granddaughter Stella Dawson, catching and releasing several golden perch on their camping adventure this weekend at Sippy Creek.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2019-06-15

Offshore 

It's looking like great offshore fishing conditions ahead and right through into next week. Winds today west to northwesterly about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly during the afternoon.with seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow's condition will be perfect as well, with winds variable about 10 knots during the morning, becoming southeasterly during the afternoon, and northeasterly in the evening and seas below 0.5 metres. The Winter Snapper season is off to a good start with good size catches coming close in on local reefs. Trekka 2 skipper Mitch Bertacchini did a nine hour trip to Double Island Point on Tuesday in nothing less than glorious conditions where they caught gold band snapper, Moses perch, venus tusk fish, squire, grass emperor and pearl perch. North Reef has also had good snapper, sweetlip, Moses perch, cobia, tusk fish and gold band snapper. Jason Mills from Peregian Beach decided to give Hall's Reef a go and landed a 26kg longtail tuna, as well as a couple of spotty mackerel to fill the keeper bag. Sunshine Reef has had coral trout, snapper, spanish mackerel and a few good sweetlip. Chardon's Reef's had, Maori cod, pearl perch, Moses perch, good snapper, venus tusk fish, hussar and painted sweetlip. Mac tuna and Spanish mackerel around the Blinker. A few good cobia, snapper, sweetlip, school and spotty mackerel from Currimundi Reef and the Caloundra 5, 9 and 12mile reefs.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Yesterday, Teewah on the Noosa North Shore has good dart, tailor to 55cm and a few bream and whiting. A few big dusky flathead at the Tewantin ski run area caught and released recently. Mangrove jack and flathead from the Tewantin Stretch. Flathead, the odd tailor, golden trevally, whiting bream around the river mouth. Queenies to 65cm and trevally in the Woods Bay.

Maroochydore: Good fishing with the lead up to the Full Moon on Monday. Herring bait fish are feeding on the incoming tide.Several good catches of tailor, trevally to 55cm and a 70cm Queenfish around the Cod Hole in past 2 days and worth chasing jew at night at the Cod Hole and along the beaches and headlands. Good bream in the Maroochy south channel around all the structures and a 40cm bream was caught near Fisherman's Road bridge.

Mooloolaba: Worth trying for jew, bream and small snapper from Point Cartwright. Flathead in the creeks and canals. Plenty of bream, particularly at night and trevally from around the boat moorings and throughout the lower river.

Caloundra; Bream and flathead along Golden Beach. Bream, school jew and tailor from Shelly Beach. A few flathead, trevally and bream through the Passage. Trevally and bream in Pelican Waters. A few sand crabs throughout the passage.

LailaPlanck Fridayreleased trevally 

Laila Planck, catch and releasing a nice Trevally, on a Trollcraft Pelagic #4 red head silver body lures, in stock here! Just up stream from Chambers Island.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2019-06-13

Offshore 

It's looking like great offshore fishing conditions ahead and right through into next week. Winds today will be east to northeasterly below 10 knots becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon. Winds tending west to southwesterly inshore during the early morning with seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow's condition will be fantastic as well, with winds North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, decreasing to below 10 knots during the evening. Winds tending north to northeasterly inshore during the afternoon.and seas below 1 metre. The Winter Snapper season is off to a good start with good size catches coming close in on local reefs. Trekka 2 skipper Mitch Bertacchini did a nine hour trip to Double Island Point on Tuesday in nothing less than glorious conditions where they caught gold band snapper, Moses perch, venus tusk fish, squire, grass emperor and pearl perch. North Reef has also had good snapper, sweetlip, Moses perch, cobia, tusk fish and gold band snapper. Jason Mills from Peregian Beach decided to give Hall's Reef a go and landed a 26kg longtail tuna, as well as a couple of spotty mackerel to fill the keeper bag. Sunshine Reef has had coral trout, snapper, spanish mackerel and a few good sweetlip. Chardon's Reef's had, Maori cod, pearl perch, Moses perch, good snapper, venus tusk fish, hussar and painted sweetlip. Mac tuna and Spanish mackerel around the Blinker. A few good cobia, snapper, sweetlip, school and spotty mackerel from Currimundi Reef and the Caloundra 5, 9 and 12mile reefs.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Noosa North Shore has had tailor, bream and whiting. A few big dusky flathead at the Tewantin ski run area caught and released recently. Mangrove jack and flathead from the Tewantin Stretch. Flathead, the odd tailor, golden trevally, whiting bream around the river mouth. Queenies to 65cm and trevally in the Woods Bay.

Maroochydore: A few reasonable estuary cod have been caught in the river. Good bream in the Maroochy south channel around all the structures and a 40cm bream was caught near Fisherman's Road bridge.Tailor and trevally around the Cod Hole early in the morning. Flathead from the creek mouths.

Mooloolaba: Worth trying for jew, bream and small snapper from Point Cartwright. Flathead in the creeks and canals. Plenty of bream, particularly at night and trevally from around the boat moorings and throughout the lower river.

Caloundra; Bream and flathead along Golden Beach. Bream, school jew and tailor from Shelly Beach. A few flathead, trevally and bream through the Passage. Trevally and bream in Pelican Waters. A few sand crabs throughout the passage.

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DoubleIsFishCharspanish 

Double Island Fishing Charters crews, have been catching some quality Spanish Mackerel as well longtail tuna in DIP area recently.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2019-06-12

Offshore 

It's looking like great offshore fishing conditions all week particularly on Thursday and Friday, if you can pull a day off to wet a line it will be well worth your while. Winds today will be Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning easterly in the morning. Winds tending south to southwesterly inshore during the early morning with seas around 1 metre. Tomorrow's condition will be fantastic as well, with winds variable below 10 knots becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots during the evening and seas below 1 metre. The Winter Snapper season is off to a good start with good catches on local reefs. North Reef has also had good snapper, sweetlip, Moses perch, cobia, tusk fish and gold band snapper. Jason Mills from Peregian Beach decided to give Hall's Reef a go and landed a 26kg longtail tuna. A couple of spotty mackerel also filled out the keeper bag. Sunshine Reef has had coral trout, snapper, spanish mackerel and a few good sweetlip. Mac tuna and Spanish mackerel around the Blinker. A few good cobia, snapper, sweetlip, school and spotty mackerel from Currimundi Reef and the Caloundra 5 and 9 mile reefs.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Noosa North Shore has had a few tailor, bream and whiting. Zach Sweeney caught and released a monster dusky flathead at the Tewantin ski run, measured 90cm. Caught on a 3.5inch Gastronomic soft plastic. Mangrove jack and flathead from the Tewantin Stretch. Flathead, the odd tailor, golden trevally and bream around the river mouth. Queenies to 65cm and trevally in the Woods Bay. Whiting throughout the lower river and upstream in the lakes.

Maroochydore: School jew, tarwhine and bream from Point Arkwright. Quality bream in the Maroochy south channel around all the structures and a 40cm bream was caught near Fisherman's Road bridge yesterday.Tailor and trevally around the Cod Hole early in the morning. Flathead from the creek mouths.

Mooloolaba: Worth trying for jew, bream and small snapper from Point Cartwright. Flathead in the creeks and canals. Plenty of bream, particularly at night and trevally from around the boat moorings and throughout the lower river.

Caloundra; Bream and flathead along Golden Beach. Bream, school jew and tailor from Shelly Beach. A few flathead, trevally and bream through the Passage. Trevally and bream in Pelican Waters. A few sand crabs throughout the passage.

Jason Milnetarwhine rock fishing 

Have a look at Jason Milne from Viking Kayaks with a nice fat tarwhine taken off the rocks aroung Sunshine Beach.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2019-06-10

Offshore 

It's looking like great offshore fishing conditions all week if you can pull a day off to wet a line it will be well worth your while. Winds will be south to southeasterly at about 10 knots, with seas below 1m and 1-1.5m of southerly swell easing to 1m duignt he moring. North Reef has also had good snapper, sweetlip, Moses perch, cobia, tusk fish and gold band snapper. Sunshine Reef has had coral trout, snapper, spanish mackerel and a few good sweetlip. Mac tuna and Spanish mackerel around the Blinker. A few good cobia, snapper, sweetlip, school and spotty mackerel from Currimundi Reef and the Caloundra 5 and 9 mile reefs.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Noosa North Shore has had a few tailor, bream and whiting. Mangrove jack and flathead from the Tewantin Stretch. Flathead, the odd tailor, golden trevally and bream around the river mouth. Queenies to 65cm and trevally in the Woods Bay and the Tewantin Reach. Whiting throughout the lower river and upstream in the lakes.

Maroochydore: School jew, tarwhine and bream from Point Arkwright. Quality bream in the Maroochy south channel around all the structures and a 40cm bream was caught near Fisherman's Road bridge yesterday.Tailor and trevally around the Cod Hole early in the morning. Flathead from the creek mouths.

Mooloolaba: Bream and small snapper from Point Cartwright. Flathead in the creeks and canals. Plenty of bream, particularly at night and trevally from around the boat moorings and throughout the lower river.

Caloundra; Bream and flathead along Golden Beach. Bream, school jew and tailor from Shelly Beach. A few flathead, trevally and bream through the Passage. Trevally and bream in Pelican Waters.

Matt Fountain 45cm School Jew 

Check out young Matt Fountain with a 45cm school jew that he caught and released off the rocks at Point Arkwright yesterday while fishing with his family.

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