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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 2018-12-11

Offshore

Perfect conditions for offshore fishing today with winds blowing Easterly at 10 to 15 knots, with seas below a meter and 1- 1.5m of easterly swell. Snapper, sweetlip, pearl perch and spanish mackerel from Sunshine Reef. Cobia, mackerel, snapper and cod from North Reef. Snapper, sweetlip and few spotty mackerel from the Blinker. Cobia, snapper, venus tusk fish and spanish mackerel off Coolum. Grass sweetlip and moses perch from Old Women Island. Spanish mackerel and maori cod from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Whiting from the flats in the lower river. Jacks and flathead between the lakes. Flathead, trevally and bream around the river mouth and from Dog Beach area. Queenies and trevally at dawn in Woods Bays. Jacks round Goat Island and the Marina early mornings. Good flathead and a few big estuary cod also up that way. for more details

Maroochydore: Whiting from Chambers Island. Jacks and school jew from the rock bars above Bli Bli. Trevally, bream and flathead Cod Hole area. Flathead between Eudlo Creek and Bli Bli on the banks. Cod, jack and flathead in Petrie Creek. Mud crabs in the deeper holes of the middle river and canals.

Mooloolaba: Jacks, flathead, trevally and whiting in the Mooloolaba canals. Jack and bream in the Kawana Canals. Bream and cod from the rock walls. Whiting, bream and flathead from La Balsa Sand basin. Cod and jack from the rock bars in the upper Mooloolah.

Caloundra: Flathead,mangrove jack and a few mud crabs in Coochin Creek. The Flathead, whiting and bream from Golden Beach. Whiting and flathead from the north western side of Bribie.

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Kevin Grosser whiting Chambers

Kevin Grosser from the Maroochy RSL fishing club with a handful of legal whiting caught from Chambers Island yesterday.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2018-12-10

Offshore

Conditions are promising this week with today's winds being Easterly at 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the middle of the day, seas around the 1m mark and 1.5 - 2m of easterly swell. No fish report over the weekend, due to the strong winds.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead, trevally and bream around the river mouth and from Dog Beach area. Queenies early morning out of The Woods and a few goldens. There's good jack being caught around Goat Island and the Marina early mornings. Good flathead and a few big estuary cod also up that way. for more details

Maroochydore: Trevally, bream and flathead Cod Hole area. There's been several good catches of flathead throughout the river. Cod and bream as well as a few buck crabs from Bli Bli. Mangrove jack and cod in the creeks.

Mooloolaba; Bream and trevally from the boat moorings. Some good whiting and flathead from La Balsa Sand basin. Estuary cod, flathead, bream and worth a try for a jack from the Twin Bridges.

Caloundra: Bream, flathead,mangrove jack trevally and a few mud crabs from the creeks that feed into the Pumicestone Passage. The Flathead, whiting and bream from Golden Beach.

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Elliott Cornell 45cm Estuary Cod

Elliott Cornell caught and released this 45cm estuary cod in the middle river recently.

Local Fishing Report: Friday 2018-12-07

Offshore

The rough conditions look like continuing right into the weekend or Monday so be prepared to stay in sheltered waters. conditions will ease slightly but still be rough offshore, with winds today easterly 20 to 25 knots and seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Similar tomorrow but winds easing back a little to easterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres. When conditions improve remember there have been good catches of snapper and Spanish Mackerel to 13 kg around Mudjimba Island, as well as spotty mackerel and a 20 kg cobia and good sweetlip out from Mudjimba.

Try North and Chardon's Reefs having tusk fish, spangled emperor, pearl perch, snapper, grass emperor and gold spot cod. Snapper, coral trout, moses perch and maori cod from Sunshine Reef. There's been a few good catches off Mooloolaba and Caloundra, like spanish mackerel, yellow tail kingfish, cobia, long tail tuna, tusk fish including some good snapper, jew and red emperor. Snapper pearl perch, cobia, jew and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Noosa River Fishing Safaris reports plenty of flathead with an 83cm flatty caught and released and a few big bream down around the river mouth and Dog Beach area, in the lower estuary. Nice queenies early morning out of The Woods and a few goldens. There's good jack being caught around Goat Island and the Marina early mornings. Good flathead and a few big estuary cod also up that way. for more details see www.fishingnoosa.com.au/riverfishingsafaris.htm

Maroochydore: Trevally, bream and flathead Cod Hole area. There's been several good catches of flathead throughout the river. Cod and bream as well as a few buck crabs from Bli Bli. Mangrove jack in the creeks.

Mooloolaba; Bream and trevally from the boat moorings. Some good whiting and flathead from La Balsa Sand basin. Estuary cod, flathead, bream and worth a try for a jack from the Twin Bridges.

Caloundra: Bream, flathead,mangrove jack trevally and a few mud crabs from the creeks that feed into the Pumicestone Passage. The Flathead, whiting and bream from Golden Beach.

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jason milne 20kg cobia viking

Check out Jason Milne from Viking Kayaks with a 20 kg cobia taken from behind the Breakers off Mudjimba on Tuesday this week

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2018-12-06

Offshore

The rough conditions look like continuing right into the weekend or Monday so be prepared to stay in sheltered waters.There's a Strong Wind Warning for Today in Sunshine Coast Waters, winds today Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore north of Maroochydore during the day and seas 2 to 2.5 metres. Tomorrow's conditions will ease slightly but still be rough offshore, with winds Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots. and seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres. When conditions improve remember there have been good catches of snapper and Spanish Mackerel to 13 kg around Mudjimba Island, as well as spotty mackerel and small Bonito visible on surface with bait balls inside and close to the island. With North and Chardon's Reefs having tusk fish, spangled emperor, pearl perch, snapper, grass emperor and gold spot cod. Snapper, coral trout, moses perch and maori cod from Sunshine Reef. There's been a few good catches off Mooloolaba and Caloundra, like spanish mackerel, yellow tail kingfish, cobia, long tail tuna, tusk fish including some good snapper, jew and red emperor. snapper pearl perch, cobia, jew and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead, trevally and queenfish throughout the lower river. Jew in the Tewantin Reach. Plenty of flathead and whiting up in Cooroibah, mangrove jacks in the snaggy and structure areas in the upper river system and creeks. Worth putting the crab pots in! 

Maroochydore: Trevally, bream and flathead Cod Hole area. There's been several good catches of flathead throughout the river. Cod, tarwhine and bream as well as under size chopper tailor from Bli Bli. Mangrove jack in the creeks. A few keeper bucks along with many under size and female crabs to release.

Mooloolaba; Bream and trevally from the boat moorings. Some good whiting and flathead from La Balsa Sand basin. Estuary cod, flathead, bream and worth a try for a jack from the Twin Bridges. Whiting from the entrance to Mountain Creek.

Caloundra: Bream, flathead,mangrove jack trevally and a few mud crabs from the creeks that feed into the Pumicestone Passage. The Flathead, whiting and bream from Golden Beach. A few dart, bream and whiting off the beaches.
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Craig Stewart fishing Moreton Bay

Here is one of my old Forestry Mates Craig Stewart who now works in Fisheries showing off an excellent 43cm whiting from his favourite spots in Moreton Bay

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2018-12-05

Offshore

Great conditions most of the day today ahead of the blustery southerly change this evening with winds variable about 10 knots with a southeasterly change 20 to 25 knots in the late evening, with seas below 1 metre.Tomorrow's conditions will be rough offshore, with winds southeasterly 20 to 25 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning. Snapper and Spanish Mackerel to 13 kg around Mudjimba Island, as well as spotty mackerel and small Bonito visible on surface with bait balls inside and close to the island. With North and Chardon's Reefs having tusk fish, spangled emperor, pearl perch, snapper, grass emperor and gold spot cod. Snapper, coral trout, moses perch and maori cod from Sunshine Reef. There's been a few good catches off Mooloolaba and Caloundra, like spanish mackerel, yellow tail kingfish, cobia, long tail tuna, tusk fish including some good snapper, jew and red emperor. snapper pearl perch, cobia, jew and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Double Island Point recently had a few big red emperor to 12 kg, good tusk fish, moses perch, coral cod, pearl perch a few quality snapper.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Several good catches of flathead, trevally and queenfish throughout the lower river. Jew in the Tewantin Reach. Plenty of flathead and whiting up in Cooroibah, mangrove jacks in the snaggy and structure areas in the upper river system and creeks. Worth putting the crab pots in! 

Maroochydore: Trevally, bream and flathead Cod Hole area. There's been several good catches of flathead throughout the river. Cod, tarwhine and bream as well as under size chopper tailor from Bli Bli. Mangrove jack in the creeks. A few keeper bucks along with many under size and female crabs to release.

Mooloolaba; Bream and trevally from the boat moorings. Some good whiting and flathead from La Balsa Sand basin. Estuary cod, flathead, bream and worth a try for a jack from the Twin Bridges. Whiting from the entrance to Mountain Creek.

Caloundra: Bream, flathead,mangrove jack trevally and a few mud crabs from the creeks that feed into the Pumicestone Passage. The Flathead, whiting and bream from Golden Beach. A few dart, bream and whiting off the beaches.

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ben 13kg spanish mackerel Mudjimba

Well, have a look at my mate, Ben Forgan with a 13 kg Spanish Mackerel caught off Mudjimba Island over the weekend. Well done Ben.

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