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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: Wednesday 2018-05-16

Offshore

Conditions choppy particularly out wide today and rough this evening with winds south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore south of Maroochydore in the evening and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning. Similar conditions tomorrow with a southeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning. Sunshine Reef has also had  nice coral trout and grass sweetlip.  A few cobia, quality Spanish mackerel, Long tail tuna out from Sunshine Reef, off Mooloolaba, Coolum and Caloundra. Out on the reefs off Double Island catches of yellowfin tuna, Spanish mackerel, pearlies, jew cobia, red emperor, scarlet sea perch, hussar and gold spot wrasse and mahi mahi.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Tonight's New Moon should have the fish feeding right through the week, hopefully a few good bream, trevally and tailor on the bite. Flathead around Munna Pt and nice golden trevally around the sand bags. Good whiting a few good bream and trevally from the River mouth and lower river. A few trevally in Woods bays. Plenty of bream throughout the river Mud crabs about throughout the river.

Maroochydore: A few big prawns schooling and trevally and jew at night in the Cod Hole. Flathead around Chambers Island and Picnic Point. Bream and nice golden trevally from the river mouth. Heaps of mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Good size bream around the rocks walls and Jetties in the lower river. Trevally and flathead from La Balsa Basin. Mud crabs and some quality flathead in the creeks and canals.

Caloundra: Bream and the odd chopper tailor feeding around the bar and throughout the passage. Whiting, bream and flathead along the golden beach stretch. Muddies in the creeks.

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DIP Fishing Charters Mackerel

The crews on Double Island Fishing Charters have been doing well for quality Spanish mackerel, from around D.I.P.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2018-05-15

Offshore

Good conditions close inshore and lumpy out wide will continue today with winds southerly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday. Similar conditions tomorrow with a south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning. Wild Thing 2 fished D.I.  caught moses perch, good size pearlies, gold spot cod, school mackerel, some nice snapper and a nice little red emperor." www.fishingnoosa.com.au/noosacharters.htm  Sunshine Reef has also had  nice coral trout and grass sweetlip.  A few cobia, quality Spanish mackerel, Long tail tuna out from Sunshine Reef, off Mooloolaba, Coolum and Caloundra. Out on the reefs off Double Island catches of yellowfin tuna, Spanish mackerel, pearlies, big jew / mulloway, cobia, red emperor, scarlet sea perch, hussar and gold spot wrasse and mahi mahi.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead around Munna Pt and nice golden trevally around the sand bags. Good whiting a few good bream to 39cms and trevally from the River mouth and lower river. A few trevally in Woods bays. Plenty of bream throughout the river Mud crabs about throughout the river.

Maroochydore: A few big prawns schooling and trevally and jew at night in the Cod Hole. Flathead around Chambers Island and Picnic Point. Bream and nice golden trevally from the river mouth. Heaps of mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Good size bream around the rocks walls and Jetties in the lower river. Trevally and flathead from La Balsa Basin. Mud crabs and some quality flathead in the creeks and canals.

Caloundra: Bream and the odd chopper tailor feeding around the bar and throughout the passage. Whiting, bream and flathead along the golden beach stretch. Muddies in the creeks.

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BruceJarvis Trevally

Jarvis Henricks, has outdone his Old Man Bruce, yet again, catching several feisty trevally up river.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2018-05-14

Offshore

Conditions out wide will be a bit choppy to rough  particularly in the late afternoon with a southerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots at times offshore. Winds increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the late afternoon or evening and reaching up to 25 knots offshore with seas about 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres by early evening. Tomorrow conditions look good, but choppy away from the immediate coastline with a southerly 15 to 20 knots turning southeasterly during the evening and seas  1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.  A 12 kg Amerjack and several sweetlip caught by our mate Ollie off Mooloolaba.   Wild Thing 2 fished D.I. on Friday  caught moses perch, good size pearlies, gold spot cod, school mackerel, some nice snapper and a nice little red emperor." www.fishingnoosa.com.au/noosacharters.htm  Sunshine Reef has also had  nice coral trout and grass sweetlip.  A few cobia, quality Spanish mackerel, Long tail tuna out from Sunshine Reef, off Mooloolaba, Coolum and Caloundra. Out on the reefs off Double Island catches of yellowfin tuna, Spanish mackerel, pearlies, big jew / mulloway, cobia, red emperor, scarlet sea perch, hussar and gold spot wrasse and mahi mahi.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead to 64cm around Munna Pt over the weekend. Good whiting a few good bream to 39cms and trevally from the River mouth and lower river. A few trevally in Woods bays. Plenty of bream throughout the river Mud crabs about throughout the river.

Maroochydore: A few big prawns schooling up around the Cod Hole yesterday. Try for tailor, trevally and jew at night in the Cod Hole. Flathead to 59cm yesterday around Chambers Island and Picnic Point. Bream and nice golden trevally from the river mouth. After the rain there are heaps of mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Chopper tailor and some good size bream around the rocks walls and Jetties in the lower river. Trevally and flathead from La Balsa Basin. Mud crabs and some quality flathead in the creeks and canals.

Caloundra: Bream and the odd chopper tailor feeding around the bar and throughout the passage. Whiting, bream and flathead along the golden beach stretch. Chopper tailor and grunter bream from the mouth of Coochin Creek. Muddies in the creeks.

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maryanncanal

Still plenty of muddies about with Mary Ann with a nice Buck Crab from the Maroochy Waters Canal.

Local Fishing Report: Friday 2018-05-11

Offshore

Unfortunately conditions will become choppy and rough later particularly out wide away from the protection of the coast with winds continuing to strengthen to a north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting southwesterly early in the morning. Winds reaching up to 25 knots at times offshore during the morning with seas 1 to 2 metres. Tomorrow conditions will be calmer close inshore but choppy and rough away from the immediate coastline, particularly out wide as winds will be west to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots and seas 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. A 12 kg Amerjack and several sweetlip caught by our mate Ollie off Mooloolaba yesterday.  Recently on Trekka 2's charter to North  and Sunshine Reef's the crews caught grass sweetlip, Maori cod, venus tusk fish, pearl perch, nice size snapper and Moses perch. Sunshine Reef has also had  nice coral trout and grass sweetlip.  A few cobia, quality Spanish mackerel, Long tail tuna out from Sunshine Reef, off Mooloolaba, Coolum and Caloundra. Out on the reefs off Double Island catches of yellowfin tuna, Spanish mackerel, pearlies, big jew / mulloway, cobia, red emperor, scarlet sea perch, hussar and gold spot wrasse and mahi mahi.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Good whiting a few good bream to 39cms and trevally from the River mouth and lower river. A few trevally in Woods bays. Plenty of bream throughout the river Mud crabs still about in the the upper reaches of the river.

Maroochydore: Try for tailor, trevally and jew at night in the Cod Hole. Flathead around Chambers Island and Picnic Point. Bream and nice golden trevally from the river mouth. Still a few mud crabs in the upper river.

Mooloolaba: Chopper tailor and some good size bream around the rocks walls and Jetties in the lower river. Trevally and flathead from La Balsa Basin. Mud crabs and some quality flathead in the creeks and canals.

Caloundra: Bream and the odd chopper tailor feeding around the bar and throughout the passage. Whiting, bream and flathead along the golden beach stretch. Chopper tailor and grunter bream from the mouth of Coochin Creek. Muddies in the creeks.

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Jarvis Trevally 2

Have a look at super keen angler Jarvis Henricks with a couple of nice trevally taken up from the Motorway Bridge in the maroochy River

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2018-05-10

Offshore

Winds will be Okay early then strengthening in the afternoon with variable below 10 knots, becoming west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the late morning. Winds becoming northerly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon and increasing to 20 to 25 knots south of Maroochydore in evening  with seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening. Tomorrow conditions choppy and rough particularly out wide as winds pick up with winds northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning west to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the day and seas 1 to 2 metres. Recently on Trekka 2's charter to North  and Sunshine Reef's the crews caught grass sweetlip, Maori cod, venus tusk fish, pearl perch, nice size snapper and Moses perch. Sunshine Reef has also had  nice coral trout and grass sweetlip.  A few cobia, quality Spanish mackerel, Long tail tuna out from Sunshine Reef, off Mooloolaba, Coolum and Caloundra. Out on the reefs off Double Island catches of yellowfin tuna, Spanish mackerel, pearlies, big jew / mulloway, cobia, red emperor, scarlet sea perch, hussar and gold spot wrasse and mahi mahi.   

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Good whiting a few good bream and trevally from the River mouth and lower river. A few trevally in Woods bays. Plenty of bream throughout the river Mud crabs still about in the the upper reaches of the river.

Maroochydore: Try for tailor, trevally and jew at night in the Cod Hole. A 2.5 kg mangrove jack taken near Cotton Tree overnight recently. Flathead around Chambers Island and Picnic Point. Bream and nice golden trevally from the river mouth. Still a few mud crabs in the upper river.

Mooloolaba: Chopper tailor and some good size bream around the rocks walls and Jetties in the lower river. Trevally and flathead from La Balsa Basin. Mud crabs and some quality flathead in the creeks and canals.

Caloundra: Trevally, bream and the odd chopper tailor feeding around the bar and throughout the passage. Whiting, bream and flathead along the golden beach stretch. Chopper tailor and grunter bream from the mouth of Coochin Creek. Muddies in the creeks.

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sam 2 5Kg Jack

Have a look at this 2.5kg Mangrove Jack from the Cotton Tree area shown by Sam Pritchard, as the guy who landed it didn't want to be recognised and followed to his favourite fishing spots.

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