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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: Monday 2019-02-11

Offshore

Winds will be blowing southeasterly's at 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots before dawn and turning east to northeasterly during the afternoon and evening, with seas decreasing to 1m during the morning. Yellow fin tuna, and spotty mackerel from Sunshine Reef. Spotty mackerel from Halls Reef. Cobia, sweetlip and tuna and some quality spanish mackerel from North Reef. Spotty mackerel from the NW fairway beacon. Spotty mackerel, yellow fin tuna, cobia, and sweetlip off Coolum Reef. Cobia, sweetlip, wahoo, spotty mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile. Perl perch, tusk fish, cobia and black marlin from the banks. Double Island Point had tusk fish, moses perch, snapper and pearl perch and dolphin fish, www.fishingnoosa.com.au/noosacharters.htm.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Trevally, whiting and flathead in Woods Bays. Whiting in the frying pan. Mangrove jack between the lakes and in the canals. Bream, flathead and tarwhine along Gympie Terrace. Plenty of mud crabs throughout but mainly in the upper river system.

Maroochydore: Flathead and bream from the river mouth. The odd tailor, bream and trevally at the Cod Hole. Small spotted grunter to 42cm, flathead and jew from Bli Bli. Cod and jack from the rock bars in the middle river. Mud crabs in the middle river. 

Mooloolaba: Bream, grunter and trevally from the moorings. Trevally from La Balsa park. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek. Target jacks, flathead and trevally, from McKenzies Bridge. Cod, mangrove jack and and muddies from the upper Mooloolah.

Caloundra: Whiting and bream from Currimunid Lake. Sand crabs in in the deeper channels and sea grass beds of the northern passage. Flathead and whiting from Golden Beach and the entrance to Bell's Creek. Jacks and trevally in Pelican Waters.

BrettSheriff59cmcottonTree 

Brett Sheriff had a good start to his morning yesterday fishing from the river mouth with small pilchards for this 59cm clean dusky flathead.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2019-02-09

Offshore

Pretty choppy to rough conditions again today, so better in sheltered waters, with winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1.5 metres. Similar conditions tomorrow with winds easterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres. So when conditions hopefully improve on Saturday for the weekend and into Tuesday be ready to go for some of the recent catches of Yellow fin tuna, and spanish mackerel from Sunshine Reef. Cobia, sweetlip and tuna and some quality spanish mackerel from North Reef. Spanish, yellow fin tuna, cobia, and snapper off Coolum Reef. Cobia, wahoo, spotty mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Target trevally, grunter and flathead in Woods Bays. Whiting from the frying pan and Woods Bays. Mangrove jack between the lakes and in the canals. Bream, flathead and tarwhine along Gympie Terrace. Penty of mud crabs throughout but mainly in the upper river system.

Maroochydore: The odd tailor, bream and trevally at the Cod Hole. Spotted grunter to 42cm, flathead and jew from Bli Bli. Cod and jack from the rock bars in the middle river. Still plenty of mud crabs as one local has kept 7 keepers (only 4 pots) in the last week and returned heaps of undersize crabs ans several large female crabs. 

Mooloolaba: Bream, grunter and trevally from the moorings. Trevally from La Balsa park. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek. Target jacks, flathead and trevally, from McKenzies Bridge. Cod, mangrove jack and and muddies from the upper Mooloolah.

Caloundra: A few bream, whiting and dart from along the beaches. Sand crabs in in the deeper channels and sea grass beds of the northern passage. Flathead, mangrove jack and mud crabs in Creeks. Jacks and trevally in Pelican Waters. Mud crabs in the creeks.

Shaun Doyle Elbow slapper
Check out local whiting angler, Shaun Doyle with a nice elbow slapper whiting with several in his catch in the 25 to 28cm range, taken in the lower river.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2019-02-07

Offshore

Pretty choppy to rough conditions again today, so better in sheltered waters, with winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1.5 metres. Similar conditions tomorrow with winds easterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres. So when conditions hopefully improve on Saturday for the weekend and into Tuesday be ready to go for some of the recent catches of Yellow fin tuna, and spanish mackerel from Sunshine Reef. Cobia, sweetlip and tuna and some quality spanish mackerel from North Reef. Spanish, yellow fin tuna, cobia, and snapper off Coolum Reef. Cobia, wahoo, spotty mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: This weeks new moon phase and associated big tides has the fish feeding. Target trevally, grunter and flathead in Woods Bays. Whiting from the frying pan and Woods Bays. Mangrove jack between the lakes and in the canals. Bream, flathead and tarwhine along Gympie Terrace. A few mud crabs in the upper river system.

Maroochydore: The odd tailor, bream and trevally at the Cod Hole. Spotted grunter, flathead and jew from Bli Bli. Cod and jack from the rock bars in the middle river. Still plenty of Muddies but mostly females and under size bucks with the occasional keeper, until there is more rainfall. 

Mooloolaba: Bream and trevally from the moorings. Trevally from La Balsa park. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek. Target jacks, flathead and trevally, from McKenzies Bridge. Cod, mangrove jack and and muddies from the upper Mooloolah. 

Caloundra: A few bream, whiting and dart from along the beaches. Sand crabs in in the deeper channels and sea grass beds of the northern passage. Flathead, mangrove jack and mud crabs in Creeks. Jacks and trevally in Pelican Waters. Mud crabs in the creeks.

Yandina Fishing Club at Borumba Dam. Levi Ryder with a 46cm Bass
Levi Ryder with a 46cm Bass out with skipper Ron Craine with the Yandina Fishing Club at Borumba Dam.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2019-02-06

Offshore

Pretty choppy to rough conditions today so better in sheltered waters, with winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore north of Maroochydore during the afternoon. Similar rough conditions tomorrow with winds easterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore. So when conditions improve considerable Saturdayfor the weekend and into Monday be ready to go for some of the recent catches of Yellow fin tuna, and spanish mackerel from Sunshine Reef. Cobia, sweetlip and tuna and some quality spanish mackerel from North Reef. Spanish, yellow fin tuna, cobia, and snapper off Coolum Reef. Cobia, wahoo, spotty mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile. Maori cod, moses perch, snapper, pearl perch and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Gold band snapper, nannygai, snapper, tusk fish, Moses perch, frying pan snapper, cobia, grass emperor, painted sweetlip and gold spot wrasse from Double Island Point.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Yesterdays new moon and big tides will have the fish feeding. Target trevally, grunter and flathead in Woods Bays. Whiting from the frying pan and Woods Bays. Mangrove jack between the lakes and in the canals. Bream, flathead and tarwhine along Gympie Terrace. A few mud crabs in the upper river system.

Maroochydore: A few tailor at the Cod Hole as well as Golden trevally, giant herring and jew. Spotted grunter, flathead and jew from Bli Bli. Cod and jack from the rock bars in the middle river. Still plenty of Muddies but mostly females and under size bucks with the occasional keeper, until there is more rainfall. 

Mooloolaba: Bream and trevally from the moorings. Trevally from La Balsa park. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek. Target jacks, flathead and trevally, from McKenzies Bridge. Cod, mangrove jack and and muddies from the upper Mooloolah. 

Caloundra: A few bream, whiting and dart from along the beaches. Sand crabs in in the deeper channels and sea grass beds of the northern passage. Flathead, mangrove jack and mud crabs in Creeks. Jacks and trevally in Pelican Waters. Mud crabs in the creeks.

Chrissy Bell with spotted Grunter up to 42cm

Chrissy Bell from the Maroochy RSL Fishing Club weighed in a couple of quality Spotted grunter bream to 42 cm.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2019-02-04

Offshore

Winds will be blowing East to southeasterly at 10 to 15 knots, with 1m seas and 1-1.5m of swell. Spotty mackerel, cobia and Maori Cod from Currimundi wide. Spanaish and spotty mackerel and a few cobia in Luguna Bay. Yellow fin tuna, and spanish mackerel from Sunshine Reef. Cobia, wahoo, spotty mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile. Solid Cobia, sweetlip and tuna and some quality spanish mackerel from North Reef. Spanish, yellow fin tuna, cobia, and snapper off Coolum Reef.  Maori cod, moses perch, snapper, pearl perch and  tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Gold band snapper, nannygai, snapper, tusk fish, Moses perch, frying pan snapper, cobia, grass emperor, painted sweetlip and gold spot wrasse from Double Island Point (www.fishingnoosa.com.au/fishingoffshorenoosa.htm).

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Trevally and flathead in Woods Bays. Whiting from the frying pan and Woods Bays. Mangrove jack between the lakes and in the canals. Bream, flathead and tarwhine along Gympie Terrace. Bream and grunter bream from the ferry crossing.

Maroochydore: Golden trevally, giant herring and jew from the Cod Hole. Grunter, flathead and jew from Bli Bli. Cod and jack from the rock bars in the middle river. Flathead and tarwhine from the river mouth. Whiting throughout the lower reaches. 

Mooloolaba: Bream and trevally from the moorings. Trevally from La Balsa park. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek. Target jacks, flathead and trevally, from McKenzies Bridge. Cod, mangrove jack and and muddies from the upper Mooloolah.

Caloundra: A few bream, whiting and dart from along the beaches. Sand crabs in in the deeper channels and sea grass beds of the northern passage. Flathead, mangrove jack and mud crabs in Creeks. Jacks and trevally in Pelican Waters.

Deep End Charters Cobia Barwon Banks 

The crew aboard Deep End Charters caught several good cobia on a recent trip to the Barwon Banks.

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