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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: Tuesday 2019-10-29

Offshore: The New Moon phase will definitely have the fish feeding right through the week! Today conditions will be choppy early and probably okay in the afternoon with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning easterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning and early afternoon and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon. Tomorrows conditions will be pretty good for most of the day with winds easterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the evening and seas below 1 metre. Wild Thing 2 went up to Double island Point Saturday on a nine hour (full day) trip. The morning punch up there was good with light northerlies. There was a very strong current to the south the whole day using 16oz to get to the bottom. We caught good pearl perch ranging from 55cm to 65cm plus moses perch, gold spot cod, platinum snapper, grassy sweetlip and venus tusk. North Reef has had jew, cobia, snapper, grass sweetlip, Maori cod and some big pearl perch. Spotty mackerel and coral trout from Sunshine Reef. Spangled emperor, venus tuskfish and small snapper from Murphy's reef. Snapper, mack tuna and moses perch from Coolum Reef. Snapper and pearl perch from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Big flathead throughout the lower river and in Weyba Creek. Giant trevally, a few queenies and flathead in Woods Bays. A few good whiting showing up from throughout the river and the frying pan. Flathead, queenfish and bream along the Tewantin stretch as well.

Maroochydore: The New Moon will have the fish on the bite! Schools of herring still in the river. Whiting in the lower river. Worth trying thelower river and Cod Hole at night for Big flathead in the middle river and around the creek mouths. Mangrove jack and a few mud crabs in the creeks.

Mooloolaba: Whiting from Mountain Creek and the La Balsa sand basin. Bream and trevally from the boat moorings. Flathead and trevally in Mooloolaba Canals. Cod and trevally from Kawana Waters. Bream and jack from the Parrearra Weir.

Caloundra: Whiting, flathead and bream from golden beach. Flathead along the drop off on the ebb tide. Trevally, cod and mangrove jack in the creeks and Pelican Waters. Few mud crabs in the creeks.

Arie Evans flathead mooloolah rive 

Young Arie Evens was pretty excited with his 50cm, good eating size flathead caught in the Maroochy River on Sunday.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2019-10-28

Offshore: The New Moon today will have the fish feeding right through the week! Today conditions good early and a bit choppy in the afternoon with winds variable about 10 knots becoming southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon and seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening. Tomorrows conditions will be a bit choppy real early but then workable with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning easterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning with seas to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Wild Thing 2 went up to Double island Point Saturday on a nine hour (full day) trip. The morning punch up there was good with light northerlies. There was a very strong current to the south the whole day using 16oz to get to the bottom. We caught good pearl perch ranging from 55cm to 65cm plus moses perch, gold spot cod, platinum snapper, grassy sweetlip and venus tusk. North Reef has had jew, cobia, snapper, grass sweetlip, Maori cod and some big pearl perch. Spotty mackerel and coral trout from Sunshine Reef. Spangled emperor, venus tuskfish and small snapper from Murphy's reef. Snapper, mack tuna and moses perch from Coolum Reef. Snapper and pearl perch from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Big flathead throughout the lower river and in Weyba Creek. An 86cm flathead was caught and released in the lower estuary over the weekend. Giant trevally, queenfish to 58cm and flathead in Woods Bays. A few good whiting to 42cm showing up from throughout the river and the frying pan. Flathead, queenfish and bream along the Tewantin stretch.

Maroochydore: Mondays New Moon will have the fish on the bite! Schools of herring still in the river. Whiting in the lower river. Plenty of school jew around the 60cm size, feeding in the river mangrove jack, trevally and tailor in the Cod Hole. Big flathead in the middle river and around the creek mouths. Mangrove jack in the creeks.

Mooloolaba: Whiting from Mountain Creek and the La Balsa sand basin. Bream and trevally from the boat moorings. Flathead and trevally in Mooloolaba Canals. Cod and trevally from Kawana Waters. Bream and jack from the Parrearra Weir.

Caloundra: Whiting, flathead and bream from golden beach. Flathead along the drop off on the ebb tide. Trevally, cod and mangrove jack in the creeks and Pelican Waters. Few mud crabs in the creeks.

Fin Forgan 

Benny Forgan with his boy Finn here, after Finn helped catch the live herring bait and then caught this 40cm Giant Trevally in the lower Maroochy on Saturday. Well done Finn!

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2019-10-26

Offshore: May be a window of opportunity very early, but unfortunately today conditions will be choppy to rough particularly in the afternoon with winds northeast to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching 15 to 20 knots south of Maroochydore in the early morning. Winds tending north to northeasterly 20 to 25 knots in the afternoon and evening and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon. Tomorrows conditions will pretty choppy to rough with a window around midday as well with winds north to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots tending northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day, reaching up to 20 knots offshore at times in the afternoon. Inshore winds becoming variable about 10 knots in the late evening and seas 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. North Reef has had jew, cobia, snapper, grass sweetlip, Maori cod and some big pearl perch. Spotty mackerel and coral trout from Sunshine Reef. Spangled emperor, venus tuskfish and small snapper from Murphy's reef. Snapper, mack tuna and moses perch from Coolum Reef. Snapper and pearl perch from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Big flathead throughout the lower river and in Weyba Creek. An 86cm flathead was caught and released in the lower estuary over the weekend. Giant trevally, queenfish to 58cm and flathead in Woods Bays. A few good whiting to 42cm showing up from throughout the river and the frying pan. Flathead, queenfish and bream along the Tewantin stretch.

Maroochydore: Mondays New Moon will have the fish on the bite! Schools of herring still in the river. Whiting in the lower river. Plenty of school jew around the 60cm size, feeding in the river mangrove jack, trevally and tailor in the Cod Hole. Big flathead in the middle river and around the creek mouths. Mangrove jack in the creeks.

Mooloolaba: Whiting from Mountain Creek and the La Balsa sand basin. Bream and trevally from the boat moorings. Flathead and trevally in Mooloolaba Canals. Cod and trevally from Kawana Waters. Bream and jack from the Parrearra Weir.

Caloundra: Whiting, flathead and bream from golden beach. Flathead along the drop off on the ebb tide. Trevally, cod and mangrove jack in the creeks and Pelican Waters. Few mud crabs in the creeks.

Hayley Walker 

Hayley Walker fishing yesterday off Oyster Bank Road, caught and released this hard fighting, 47cm, Morwong or Blubber Lip Bream, or commonly/historically and very Politically Incorrectly for these days, referred to as a "Mother-in-Law fish" They are are not gourmet food but are okay to eat.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2019-10-24

Offshore: Be ready to go with conditions easing right back today with winds northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the evening and seas below 1 metre.Tomorrows conditions will pretty good as well with winds northerly 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon and seas starting below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the evening. North Reef has had jew, cobia, snapper, grass sweetlip, Maori cod and some big pearl perch. Spotty mackerel and coral trout from Sunshine Reef. Spangled emperor, venus tuskfish and small snapper from Murphy's reef. Snapper, mack tuna and moses perch from Coolum Reef. Snapper and pearl perch from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Big flathead throughout the lower river and in Weyba Creek. An 86cm flathead was caught and released in the lower estuary over the weekend. Giant trevally, queenfish to 58cm and flathead in Woods Bays. A few good whiting to 42cm showing up from throughout the river and the frying pan. Flathead, queenfish and bream along the Tewantin stretch.

Maroochydore: Whiting in the lower river. Plenty of school jew around the 60cm size, feeding in the river mangrove jack, trevally and tailor in the Cod Hole. Big flathead one caught yesterday was 68cm, in the middle river and around the creek mouths. Mangrove jack in the creeks.

Mooloolaba: Whiting from Mountain Creek and the La Balsa sand basin. Bream and trevally from the boat moorings. Flathead and trevally in Mooloolaba Canals. Cod and trevally from Kawana Waters. Bream and jack from the Parrearra Weir.

Caloundra: Whiting, flathead and bream from golden beach. Flathead along the drop off on the ebb tide. Trevally, cod and mangrove jack in the creeks and Pelican Waters. Few mud crabs in the creeks.

Mark Horton Stephens 

Keen angler Marc Horton-Stephens with a catch and release trevally fron the upper Maroochy River.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2019-10-23

Offshore: Be ready to go with conditions easing right back today with winds east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots. Winds inshore tending south to southwesterly in the early morning and seas Below 1 metre.Tomorrows conditions will pretty good as well with winds northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon and seas also below 1 metre. North Reef has had jew, cobia, snapper, grass sweetlip, Maori cod and some big pearl perch. Spotty mackerel and coral trout from Sunshine Reef. Spangled emperor, venus tuskfish and small snapper from Murphy's reef. Snapper, mack tuna and moses perch from Coolum Reef. Snapper and pearl perch from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Big flathead throughout the lower river and in Weyba Creek. An 86cm flathead was caught and released in the lower estuary over the weekend. Giant trevally, queenfish and flathead in Woods Bays. Whiting from the river mouth and the frying pan. Flathead, queenfish and bream along the Tewantin stretch.

Maroochydore: Whiting in the lower river. Plenty of school jew around the 60cm size, feeding in the river mangrove jack, trevally and tailor in the Cod Hole. Big flathead one caught yesterday was 67cm, in the middle river and around the creek mouths. Mangrove jack in the creeks.

Mooloolaba: Whiting from Mountain Creek and the La Balsa sand basin. Bream and trevally from the boat moorings. Flathead and trevally in Mooloolaba Canals. Cod and trevally from Kawana Waters. Bream and jack from the Parrearra Weir.

Caloundra: Whiting, flathead and bream from golden beach. Flathead along the drop off on the ebb tide. Trevally, cod and mangrove jack in the creeks and Pelican Waters. Few mud crabs in the creeks.

joe Bartley up stream 

Jo Bartley has been catching and releasing school jew and mangrove jack in the upper Maroochy River recently.

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