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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: Thursday 2018-11-08

Offshore

Strong Wind Warning for today in Sunshine Coast Waters. So, pretty choppy to rough conditions for today including a blustery southerly change late in the afternoon so be prepared to stay in sheltered waters with winds north to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots south of Maroochydore in the morning. Winds shifting southwesterly to southeasterly in the late afternoon and increasing to 25 to 30 knots in the late afternoon seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 2 to 3 metres by early evening.Tomorrow will also be choppy to very rough with winds southeasterly 20 to 25 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots during the evening, with seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Conditions over the weekend will still be pretty choppy through into next week with winds southeasterly from 15 to 25 knots. When conditions improve be ready to go for some snapper, cobia, yellow tail kingfish, long tail tuna, tusk fish from the Gneerings and Caloundra Wide. Snapper, coral trout, moses perch and maori cod from Sunshine Reef. Fishing offshore Noosa fished Double Island Point on Saturday for snapper, grass emperor, pearl perch, tusk fish, cobia, gold band snapper and moses perch.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Good flathead, the odd tailor and bream from the river mouth. Flathead, bream, grunter and a few jew in the ski runs. Flathead, trevally, jacks and whiting in Woods Bays. Mud crabs pretty well throughout all the systems and in Noosa Waters Canal.

Maroochydore: Trevally, the odd tailor and school jew up to 65cm released recently around the motorway bridge pylons. Good flathead throughout the river. Mangrove jack and trevally in Petrie Creek. Whiting feeding in the middle and lower river. It's worth putting the crab pots and try your luck for a few keeper mud crabs.

Mooloolaba: Bream and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Whiting and flathead from La Balsa Sand basin. Cod, flathead and bream from the Twin Bridges. Whiting from the entrance to Mountain Creek. Mud crabs in the canals and middle river.

Caloundra: Flathead, whiting and bream from Golden Beach. Trevally and mangrove jack in Pelican Waters and in the creeks that flow into the Passage. Mud crabs in Coochin Creek.

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Dusky Flathead Tyson Stirling

Tyson Stirling, caught a nice eating size dusky flathead on a red head silver body, Trollcraft Pelagic Lure.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2018-11-07

Offshore

Strong Wind Warning for today in Sunshine Coast Waters. So, pretty choppy to rough conditions for today with winds northerly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots at times south of Maroochydore in the afternoon. Winds inshore tending north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the early morning and seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Tomorrow will also be choppy to very rough including a blustery southerly change in the afternoon so be prepared to stay in sheltered waters with winds north to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots shifting southerly 20 to 30 knots during the afternoon and seas 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 3 metres during the afternoon or evening.  When conditions improve certainly by the weekend be ready to go for some snapper, cobia, yellow tail kingfish, long tail tuna, tusk fish from the Gneerings and Caloundra Wide. Snapper, coral trout, moses perch and maori cod from Sunshine Reef. Fishing offshore Noosa fished Double Island Point on Saturday for snapper, grass emperor, pearl perch, tusk fish, cobia, gold band snapper and moses perch.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Good flathead, the odd tailor and bream from the river mouth. Flathead, bream, grunter and a few jew in the ski runs. Flathead, trevally, jacks and whiting in Woods Bays. Mud crabs pretty well throughout all the systems and in Noosa Waters Canal.

Maroochydore: Trevally, the odd tailor and school jew up to 65cm released recently around the motorway bridge pylons. Good flathead throughout the river. Mangrove jack and trevally in Petrie Creek. Whiting feeding in the middle and lower river. It's worth putting the crab pots and try your luck for a few keeper mud crabs.

Mooloolaba: Bream and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Whiting and flathead from La Balsa Sand basin. Cod, flathead and bream from the Twin Bridges. Whiting from the entrance to Mountain Creek. Mud crabs in the canals and middle river.

Caloundra: Flathead, whiting and bream from Golden Beach. Trevally and mangrove jack in Pelican Waters and in the creeks that flow into the Passage. Mud crabs in Coochin Creek.

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Bronwen Ebert

Bronwen Ebert with a nice tailor caught in the Maroochy River yesterday. So well done Bronwen!

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2018-11-06

Offshore

Choppy to rough conditions look like sticking around till Thursday morning, in time for a blustery southerly change, so be prepared to stay in sheltered waters with winds today northerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the afternoon and evening, with seas 1.5 to 2 metres. Tomorrow more of the same with winds northerly 20 to 25 knots and seas 1.5 to 2 metres. When conditions improve certainly by the weekend be ready to go for some snapper, cobia, yellow tail kingfish, long tail tuna, tusk fish from the Gneerings and Caloundra Wide. Snapper, coral trout, moses perch and maori cod from Sunshine Reef. Fishing offshore Noosa fished Double Island Point on Saturday for snapper, grass emperor, pearl perch, tusk fish, cobia, gold band snapper and moses perch." www.fishingnoosa.com.au/fishingoffshorenoosa.html 

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Good flathead and bream from the river mouth. Flathead, bream, grunter and a few jew in the ski runs. Flathead, trevally, jacks and whiting in Woods Bays. Mud crabs pretty well throughout all the systems and in Noosa Waters Canal.

Maroochydore: Trevally and school jew up to 65cm released around the motorway bridge pylons. Good flathead throughout the river. Mangrove jack and trevally in Petrie Creek. Whiting feeding in the middle and lower river. It's worth putting the crab pots and try your luck for a few keeper mud crabs.

Mooloolaba: Bream and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Whiting and flathead from La Balsa Sand basin. Cod, flathead and bream from the Twin Bridges. Whiting from the entrance to Mountain Creek. Mud crabs in the canals and middle river.

Caloundra: Flathead, whiting and bream from Golden Beach. Trevally and mangrove jack in Pelican Waters and in the creeks that flow into the Passage. Mud crabs in Coochin Creek.

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MattHinks55cmMiddleRiver

Check out an excited Matt Hinks, with a nice eating 55 cm dusky Flathead taken in the Middle reaches of the Maroochy River. Well done Matt!

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2018-11-05

Offshore

Winds will be northwesterly at 15 to 20 knots tending north to northeasterly at 20 to 25 knots in the afternoon and evening. Seas are 1.5 to 2.5 metres with 1m of Easterly swell. Snapper, coral trout, moses perch and maori cod from Sunshine Reef. Fishing offshore Noosa fished Double Island Point on Saturday for snapper, grass emperor, pearl perch, tusk fish, cobia, gold band snapper and moses perch." www.fishingnoosa.com.au/fishingoffshorenoosa.htm

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Big flathead and tailor from the river mouth. Flathead, bream, grunter and a few jew in the ski runs. Flathead, trevally, jacks and whiting in Woods Bays. Mud crabs pretty well throughout all the systems and in Noosa Waters Canal.

Maroochydore: Bream to 35cm off Chambers Island. Trevally and school jew up to 65cm released around the motorway bridge pylons. Good flathead in the 42/50 cm to 60 cm range throughout the river. Mangrove jack and trevally in Petrie Creek. Whiting feeding in the middle and lower river. Tailor and trevally out from the jet ski run. A couple of good buck mud crabs caught around Bli Bli over the weekend.

Mooloolaba: Bream a few gar and good golden trevally from the boat moorings. Whiting and flathead from La Balsa Sand basin. Cod, flathead and bream from the Twin Bridges. Whiting from the entrance to Mountain Creek. Mud crabs in the canals and middle river.

Caloundra: The Whiting are in good number south of Bells Creek. Flathead, whiting and bream from Golden Beach. Trevally and mangrove jack in Pelican Waters and in the creeks that flow into the Passage. Mud crabs in Coochin Creek.

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Rhys Crowhurt his first trip offshore

Rhys Crowhurst did well for his first trip offshore of Mooloolaba with several nice snapper.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2018-11-03

Offshore

Offshore: More choppy northerly's today but may be workable inshore in the morning, with winds northerly 15 to 20 knots and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. Similar choppy to rough conditions tomorrow, with hot north to northwesterly winds 15 to 20 knots and seas increasing further 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore. When conditions are okay again keep in mind there have been some good catches of snapper, coral trout, spangled emperor and yellow tail kingfish from Sunshine Reef. Snapper, and some good quality pelagic fish on the move right along the coast, like, cobia, yellow tail kingfish, long tail tuna and some good mackerel as well as tusk fish from the Gneerings and Caloundra Wide. Deep End Charters out of Mooloolaba got onto some quality Cobia on the weekend, there was plenty more out there as we all experienced screaming reels, also good snapper, Coronation Trout, Sweetlip, Red throat, Tuskfish, Wrasse, Cod, Pearl Perch, Moses Perch, Trevally and hussar from the Barwon Banks.  Double Island Point has consistently had good catches, there's been trout, red emperor, snapper, pearl perch, hussar, tuskfish, big cod and sweetlip.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Big flathead and tailor from the river mouth. Flathead, bream, grunter and a few jew in the ski runs. Flathead, trevally, jacks and whiting in Woods Bays. Mud crabs pretty well throughout all the systems and in Noosa Waters Canal.

Maroochydore: Bream to 35cm off Chambers Island. Trevally and school jew up to 65cm released around the motorway bridge pylons. Good flathead in the 42/50 cm to 60 cm range throughout the river. Mangrove jack to 50cmand trevally in Petrie Creek. Whiting feeding in the middle and lower river. Tailor and trevally out from the jet ski run. A couple of good buck mud crabs caught around Bli Bli over the weekend.

Mooloolaba: Bream a few gar and good golden trevally from the boat moorings. Bream and grass sweetlip from the Kawana Rock wall. Whiting and flathead from La Balsa Sand basin. Cod, flathead and whiting from the Twin Bridges. Mud crabs in the canals and middle river.

Caloundra: The Whiting are in good number south of Bells Creek. Flathead, whiting and bream from Golden Beach. Trevally and mangrove jack in Pelican Waters and in the creeks that flow into the Passage. Mud crabs in Coochin Creek.

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Daniel Broadhurst just landed this 35 cm

Daniel Broadhurst just landed this 35 cm bream off the Chambers Island Bridge on the start of the runout tide. Good work Daniel!

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