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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: Saturday 2019-06-08

Offshore 

Conditions are improving with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning easterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon or evening and seas 1 to 1.5 metres but solid swells out wide to south to southeasterly up to 1 metre inshore. Southerly 2 to 3 metres offshore.. Tomorrow (Sunday) will be the best day with winds south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending southerly below 10 knots during the late afternoon and evening, with seas around 1 metre and still a solid swell out wide to southerly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore. Looking like excellent wind and sea conditions all next week, so be ready to have a sickie and go offshore! Before the strong winds and crook conditions out wide, the following fish were caught. Keen local angler, Nathan Greig took home a monster snapper, off Mooloolaba at one of his favourite reefs. Jet ski anglers, Rob Grace and Mike Duncan picked up a 9.8kg longtail tuna and a 10kg Spanish mackerel while trolling whole garfish baits around the Hall's Reef stretch on Sunday. North Reef has also had good snapper, sweetlip, Moses perch, cobia, tusk fish and gold band snapper. Warren Norup also fished Sunshine Reef in his kayak recently for a 123cm Spanish mackerl trolling a slimy mackerel. Big longtail and mac tuna, spotty and Spanish mackerel caught in close off Mooloolaba. 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. 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: Quality bream in the Maroochy south channel around all the structures.Tailor and big trevally around the Cod Hole and between the Motorway Bridge and Chambers Island. Catches of flathead, golden trevally, few whiting and bream between the river mouth and Bli Bli.

Mooloolaba: Worth fishing the headlands for jew, bream and perhaps a tuna as well as bream, dart and whiting in the gutters. Flathead, feeding 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. Try around structures, rocks and jetties at night for the better quality bream. A few flathead, trevally and bream through the Passage. Trevallyand bream in Pelican Waters.

snapper Noal 

Our mate Noel Rossiter from Southern Queensland Fishing with quality snapper taken on a local reef and saying 'the Winter Snapper season is off to a good start'!

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2019-06-06

Offshore 

Conditions are improving but will still be rough with winds south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots at times in the early morning and seas 1.5 to 2 metres. Tomorrow's wind conditions will begin to ease back but with swells increasing so be cautious with winds south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres. and swells south to southeasterly up to 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore. Offshore swell increasing to 2 to 3.5 metres from the late afternoon. Before the strong winds and crook conditions out wide, the following fish were caught. Keen local angler, Nathan Greig took home a monster snapper, off Mooloolaba at one of his favourite reefs. Jet ski anglers, Rob Grace and Mike Duncan picked up a 9.8kg longtail tuna and a 10kg Spanish mackerel while trolling whole garfish baits around the Hall's Reef stretch on Sunday. North Reef has also had good snapper, sweetlip, Moses perch, cobia, tusk fish and gold band snapper. Warren Norup also fished Sunshine Reef in his kayak recently for a 123cm Spanish mackerl trolling a slimy mackerel. Big longtail and mac tuna, spotty and Spanish mackerel caught in close off Mooloolaba. 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. 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: Tailor and trevally yesterday between the Motorway Bridge and Chambers Island. Catches of flathead, golden trevally, few whiting and bream between the river mouth and Bli Bli.

Mooloolaba: Worth fishing the headlands for jew, bream and perhaps a tuna as well as bream, dart and whiting in the gutters. Flathead, feeding 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. Try around structures, rocks and jetties at night for the better quality bream. A few flathead, trevally and bream through the Passage. Trevallyand bream in Pelican Waters.

Chloe Wolski golden trevally Maroochy River Mouth  

Terry Ash was fishing with Chloe Wolski when she landed a feisty golden trevally near the mouth of the maroochy river on a live herring. They also caught several duskies and bream in the same spot that day.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2019-06-05

Offshore 

Strong Wind Warning for late today in Sunshine Coast Waters, in the bays and close inshore behind the breakers, will be okay with winds south to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots south of Maroochydore early in the morning. Winds turning southerly in the late morning and seas 2 to 2.5 metres. Tomorrow's conditions will begin to ease back with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1.5 to 2 metres. Befor the strong winds the following fish were caught. Keen local angler, Nathan Greig took home a monster snapper, off Mooloolaba at one of his favourite reefs on Saturday. Jet ski anglers, Rob Grace and Mike Duncan picked up a 9.8kg longtail tuna and a 10kg Spanish mackerel while trolling whole garfish baits around the Hall's Reef stretch on Sunday. North Reef has also had good snapper, sweetlip, Moses perch, cobia, tusk fish and gold band snapper. Warren Norup also fished Sunshine Reef in his kayak recently for a 123cm Spanish mackerl trolling a slimy mackerel. Big longtail and mac tuna, spotty and Spanish mackerel caught in close off Mooloolaba. 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 flathead, tailor and a few good bream and whiting. Flathead, the odd tailor, golden trevally and bream around the river mouth and queenies and trevally in the Woods Bays. Whiting throughout the lower river and upstream in the lakes.

Maroochydore: The colder conditions have the bream and tailor on the bite, so be ready to go, Tailor and trevally yesterday between the Motorway Bridge and Chambers Island. Several catches of flathead, whiting and bream between the river mouth and Bli Bli.

Mooloolaba: Worth fishing the headlands for jew, bream and perhaps a tuna as well as bream, dart and whiting in the gutters. Flathead, feeding 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. Try around structures, rocks and jetties at night for the better quality bream. A few flathead, trevally and bream through the Passage. Trevallyand bream in Pelican Waters.

Bruce Atkinson off AlexHeads Saturday 

Bruce Atkinson with a feisty spotty mackeral off Alexandra Headlands last Saturday

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2019-06-04

Offshore 

The Winter fishing season is here and the colder conditions combined with the New Moon Phase will be great for fishing and bring the snapper in closer for the winter season. Strong Wind Warning for late today in Sunshine Coast Waters, okay conditions in the bays and close inshore behind the breakers, but take care on the bars as the westerly winds may have any swell standing straight up with winds west to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching 25 to 30 knots at times offshore and seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres.

Tomorrow's winds will be south to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending south to southeasterly 20 to 25 knots during the day and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore and watch the swells out wide at southerly 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning. Yak angler, Dave Tunnington was trolling a whole slimy mackerel bait behind his kayak on Sunshine Reef last Thursday where he landed 27kg Spanish mackerel. Keen local angler, Nathan Greig took home a monster snapper, off Mooloolaba at one of his favourite reefs on Saturday. Jet ski anglers, Rob Grace and Mike Duncan picked up a 9.8kg longtail tuna and a 10kg Spanish mackerel while trolling whole garfish baits around the Hall's Reef stretch on Sunday. North Reef has also had good snapper, sweetlip, Moses perch, cobia, tusk fish and gold band snapper. Warren Norup also fished Sunshine Reef in his kayak recently for a 123cm Spanish mackerl trolling a slimy mackerel. Big longtail and mac tuna caught in close off Mooloolaba. A few good cobia, snapper sweetlip, school and spotty mackerel from Currimundi Reef and the Caloundra 5 and 9 mile reefs. Spanish mackerel, tuna and snapper from the Blinker.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Teewah on the Noosa North Shore has had flathead, tailor and a few good bream and whiting. Flathead, the odd tailor, golden trevally and bream around the river mouth and queenies and trevally in the Woods Bays. Whiting throughout the lower river and upstream in the lakes.

Maroochydore: The colder conditions have the bream and tailor on the bite, so be ready to go, Tailor and trevally yesterday between the Motorway Bridge and Chambers Island. Several catches of flathead, whiting and bream between the river mouth and Bli Bli.

Mooloolaba: Worth fishing the headlands for jew, bream and perhaps a tuna as well as bream, dart and whiting in the gutters. Flathead, feeding in the creeks and canals, Plenty of bream, particularly at night and trevally from around the boat moorings and throughout the lower river.

Caloundra; Whiting, bream, trevally and flathead along Golden Beach. Try around structures, rocks and jetties at night for the better quality bream. A few flathead, trevally and bream through the Passage. Queenfish and trevally in Pelican Waters. Still a few mud crabs in the creeks that feed into the Passage.

Nathan Greig 

Keen Maroochydore angler and Lifeguard, Nathan Greig with his monster snapper taken off Mooloolaba at one of his favourite reefs on Saturday.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2019-06-03

Offshore 

The winter fishing season is here and the colder conditions combined with todays New Moon Phase will be better for fishing and bring the snapper in closer for the winter season. Strong Wind Warning for late today in Sunshine Coast Waters.Good conditions this morning, then becoming choppy to rough later in the afternoon ans evening with wind south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending west to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots early in the morning then becoming southwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the late evening and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore during the afternoon.

Tomorrow's winds will be southwesterly 20 to 30 knots and seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Yak angler Dave Tunnington was trolling a whole slimy mackerel bait behind his kayak on Sunshine Reef on Thursday when landed a 161cm, 27kg Spanish mackerel. Theres been some 85cm ripper snapper feeding off Mooloolaba over night. Wild Thing 2 skipper Nat Turner fished in close on North Reef on Thursday’s. Conditions were nearly perfect with the westerly wind however a little chilly early, where they caught a good variety of fish including snapper, sweetlip, Moses perch, cobia, tusk fish and gold band snapper. Warren Norup also fished Sunshine Reef in his kayak recently for a 123cm Spanish mackerl trolling a slimy mackerel. There's Spanish mackerel feeding over the Jew Shoal. Big longtail and mac tuna caught in close off Mooloolaba. A few good cobia, snapper sweetlip, school and spotty mackerel from Currimundi Reef and the Caloundra 5 and 9 mile reefs. Spanish mackerel, tuna and snapper from the Blinker. There were snapper, sweetlip, cobia and good longtails and Spanish mackerel as well as nice Red Emperor off Double Island.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Teewah on the Noosa North Shore has had flathead, tailor to 55cm and a few good bream and whiting. Flathead, the odd tailor, golden trevally and bream around the river mouth and queenies and trevally in the Woods Bays. Tailor around 45cm in the Marina entrance. Whiting throughout the lower river and upstream in the lakes.

Maroochydore: The colder conditions have the bream and tailor on the bite, particulary with the New Moon today, so be ready to go, Tailor and trevally yesterday between the Motorway Bridge and Chambers Island. Several catches of flathead, whiting and bream between the river mouth and Bli Bli.

Mooloolaba: Worth fishing the headlands for jew, bream and perhaps a tuna as well as bream, dart and whiting in the gutters. Flathead, feeding in the creeks and canals, Plenty of bream, particularly at night and trevally from around the boat moorings and throughout the lower river.

Caloundra; Try for whiting, bream, trevally and flathead along Golden Beach. Try around structures, rocks and jetties at night for the better quality bream over the New Moon Phase. A few quality flathead a few trevally and bream through the Passage Queenfish and trevally in Pelican Waters. Still a few mud crabs in the creeks that feed into the Passage.

chrissy Bell RRSLFCCairnsFingerMark 

Check out Chrissy Bell, from the Maroochy RSL Fishing Club, with some quality Fingermark Bream or Moses Perch from her recent fishing adventure in Cairns NQ.

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