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Sunshine Coast Fishing Reports

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Local Fishing Report: Monday 2019-05-13

Offshore 

Still rough conditions today with winds southeasterly 20 to 25 knots turning easterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening and seas 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres around midday. Tomorrow may have okay conditions early with winds easterly 10 to 15 knots turning southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon with seas 1 to 1.5 metres. When conditions improve and with the cold snap, be ready for some quality snapper, Spanish Mackerel and big longtail tuna caught off Point Cartwright recently. Plenty of Spanish getting around between Halls and Sunshine at the moment. Getting them on floating pilchards, livies and jigs. North Reef has had coral trout to 82cm which tipped the scales at 7.5kg and a quality pearl perch as well as snapper, gold spot cod and Moses perch. Spanish mackerel and snapper from the Blinker. Long tail tuna and sweetlip from Caloundra 5 mile. Also, Sunshine and Halls Reefs have had spanish mackerel to 11kg longtail tuna, grass emperor, painted sweetlip, tusk fish, moses perch.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: A few dart and tarwhine along the beaches. Good flathead and bream around the river mouth and queenies and goldens at the Woods Bay. Dusky flathead in the lower estuary and a few good grunter bream in the upper reaches.The schools of trevally throughout the river.

Maroochydore; Try for tailor and trevally between the Motorway Bridge and Chambers Island. Several catches of flathead, bream and heaps of trevelly in schools, between the river mouth and Bli Bli particularly in the mouth of Eudlo Creek. Few good whiting in the lower river on the incoming tide. 

Mooloolaba: Try for jew and big bream off Pt Cartwright. Bream, dart and whiting in the gutters. Pilot bream will be moving in, flathead and trevally from around the boat moorings and throughout the lower river. Muddies throughout the Mooloolah River.

Caloundra; Try for whiting, bream, trevally and flathead along Golden Beach. A few quality flathead, bream and mud crabs in the creeks. Queenfish and trevally in Pelican Waters. Bream and grass sweetlip from Shelly Beach.

ericfrei 65cm snapper 

Eric Frei fished off Mooloolba last Thursday for some good quality snapper to 65cm.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2019-05-11

Offshore 

Strong Wind Warning for today in Sunshine Coast Waters, so be prepared to stay in sheltered waters. Rough conditions particularly out wide early today with winds southwesterly 25 to 30 knots, decreasing to 20 to 25 in the late morning then turning southeasterly in the late afternoon.and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.Tomorrow will have similar rough conditions with winds Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots at times during the morning. Winds increasing to 25 to 30 knots in the evening with seas 2 to 2.5 metres. When conditions improve be ready for some quality Spanish Mackerel and big longtail tuna caught off Point Cartwright recently. Plenty of Spanish getting around between Halls and Sunshine at the moment. Getting them on floating pilchards, livies and jigs. North Reef has had coral trout to 82cm which tipped the scales at 7.5kg and a quality pearl perch as well as snapper, gold spot cod and Moses perch. Spanish mackerel and snapper from the Blinker. Long tail tuna and sweetlip from Caloundra 5 mile. Also, Sunshine and Halls Reefs have had spanish mackerel to 11kg longtail tuna, grass emperor, painted sweetlip, tusk fish, moses perch. Double Island Point has had pearl perch, venus tusk fish, moses perch, snapper, gold spot cod, grass emperor, fry pan snapper and scarlet sea perch and plenty of tuna and mackerel.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Depending on the strengthening southwesterly and southeasterly winds today there have been a few good dart and tarwhine along the beaches. Good flathead and bream around the river mouth and queenies and goldens at the Woods Bay. Dusky flathead in the lower estuary and a few good grunter bream in the upper reaches.The schools of trevally throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Queenfish and quality tailer to 50cm in the Cod Hole. Several catches of Flathead, bream and heaps of trevelly in schools, between the river mouth and Bli Bli particularly in the mouth of Eudlo Creek. Few good whiting in the lower river on the incoming tide. Still good buck crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Try for jew and big bream off Pt Cartwright. Bream, dart and whiting in the gutters. Pilot bream will be moving in, flathead, cod and trevally from around the boat moorings and throughout the lower river. Muddies throughout the Mooloolah River.

Caloundra; I think the bream and tailor season has begun, so be ready to hunt!! Try for whiting, bream, trevally and flathead along Golden Beach. A few quality flathead, bream and mud crabs in the creeks. Queenfish and trevally in Pelican Waters. Bream and grass sweetlip from Shelly Beach.

Bill Conn50cmTailor 1 of 3 

Experienced angler, Bill Conn, caught 3 tailor on Thursday afternoon and several more yesterday at the Cod Hole, with this one going 50cm.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2019-05-08

Offshore 

Fantastic almost early winter like conditions today with winds variable about 10 knots, becoming east to northeasterly inshore during the afternoon and seas below 0.5 metres. Tomorrow will have great conditions as well with northwesterly about 10 knots, shifting southwesterly early in the morning. Winds becoming variable below 10 knots in the middle of the day then northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon and seas below 1 metre. There's been a few quality Spanish Mackerel and big longtail tuna caught off Point Cartwright recently. North Reef's has Spanish and spotty mackerel, long tail tuna, coral trout,venus tusk fish, moses perch and quality snapper. Spanish mackerel, grass sweetlip, Cobia and snapper from Sunshine Reef. Spanish mackerel and snapper from the Blinker. Mac and long tail tuna from Old Women Island. Long tail tuna and sweetlip from Caloundra 5 mile. Also, Sunshine and Halls Reefs have had spanish mackerel to 11kg longtail tuna, grass emperor, painted sweetlip, tusk fish, moses perch. Double Island Point has had pearl perch, venus tusk fish, moses perch, snapper, gold spot cod, grass emperor, fry pan snapper and scarlet sea perch and plenty of tuna and mackerel.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: A few good dart along the beaches. Good flathead and bream around the river mouth and queenies and goldens at the Woods Bay. Dusky flathead to 65cm in the lower estuary and a 55cm grunter bream today at Makepeace Island.The schools of trevally throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Plenty of schools of herring. Queenfish in the Cod Hole. Several catches of Flathead, bream and trevelly between the river mouth and Bli Bli particularly in the mouth of Eudlo Creek. Few good whiting in the lower river on the incoming tide. Still good buck crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Looking like great fishing conditions right through the week. Try for jew and big bream off Pt Cartwright. Bream, dart and whiting in the gutters. Bream, flathead, cod and trevally from around the boat moorings and throughout the lower river. Muddies throughout the Mooloolah River.

Caloundra; Not long now to the bream and tailor season, so be ready! Try for whiting, bream, trevally and flathead along Golden Beach. A few quality flathead, bream and mud crabs in the creeks. Queenfish and trevally in Pelican Waters. Bream and grass sweetlip from Shelly Beach.

Kevin StevensDuporth Av7972cm released 

Kevin Stevens caught and released a 72 and 79cm dusky flathead in the Southern Channel adjacent to Duporth Avenue.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2019-05-07

Offshore 

Fantastic conditions today with winds variable 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly in the middle of the day and seas below1 metre. Winds Tomorrow will have great conditions as well with northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning north to northeasterly during the afternoon and seas below 1 metre. There's been a few quality Spanish Mackerel and big longtail tuna caught off Point Cartwright recently. North Reef's has Spanish and school mackerel, venus tusk fish, moses perch and quality snapper. Spanish mackerel, grass sweetlip, Cobia and snapper from Sunshine Reef. Spanish mackerel and snapper from the Blinker. Mac and long tail tuna from Old Women Island. Long tail tuna and sweetlip from Caloundra 5 mile. Also, Sunshine and Halls Reefs have had spanish mackerel to 11kg longtail tuna, grass emperor, painted sweetlip, tusk fish, moses perch. Double Island Point has had pearl perch, venus tusk fish, moses perch, snapper, gold spot cod, grass emperor, fry pan snapper and scarlet sea perch and plenty of tuna and mackerel.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: A few good dart along the beaches. Good flathead and bream around the river mouth and queenies and goldens at the Woods Bay. Dusky flathead to 65cm in the lower estuary and a 55cm grunter bream today at Makepeace Island.The schools of trevally throughout the river. The Tewantin area has bream and flathead as well as some good whiting outside the channel in Lake Cooroibah.

Maroochydore: Plenty of schools of herring. Queenfish in the Cod Hole.Several catches of Flathead, bream and trevelly between the river mouth and Bli Bli particularly in the mouth of Eudlo Creek. Few good whiting in the lower river on the incoming tide. Still good buck crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Looking like great fishing conditions righ through the week. Try for jew and big bream off Pt Cartwright. Bream, dart and whiting in the gutters. Bream, flathead, cod and trevally from around the boat moorings and throughout the lower river. Muddies throughout the Mooloolah River.

Caloundra: The New Moon Phase has the fish feeding, so not long to the bream and tailor season, so be ready! Try for whiting, bream, trevally and flathead along Golden Beach. Still getting mangrove jack, a few quality flathead, bream and mud crabs in the creeks. Queenfish and trevally in Pelican Waters. Bream and grass sweetlip from Shelly Beach.

Brett Robertson Spanish Mackerel
Brett Robertson on a Deep End Charter off Mooloolaba on Saturday with this quality Spanish Mackerel

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2019-05-06

Offshore 

Last nights New Moon will have the fish on the bite well into this week, so be ready to go, with winds south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending south to southeasterly below 10 knots during the morning and early afternoon and seas below1 metre. Winds Tomorrow will have great conditions with South to southeasterly about 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly during the afternoon and evening and seas below 1 metre. There's been a few quality Spanish Mackerel and big longtail tuna caught off Point Cartwright recently. North Reef's has Spanish and school mackerel, venus tusk fish, moses perch and quality snapper. Spanish mackerel, grass sweetlip, Cobia and snapper from Sunshine Reef. Spanish mackerel and snapper from the Blinker. Mac and long tail tuna from Old Women Island. Long tail tuna and sweetlip from Caloundra 5 mile. Also, Sunshine and Halls Reefs have had spanish mackerel to 11kg longtail tuna, grass emperor, painted sweetlip, tusk fish, moses perch. Trekka 2 skipper Mitch Bertacchini fished Double Island Point on Saturday where they caught pearl perch, venus tusk fish, moses perch, snapper, gold spot cod, grass emperor, fry pan snapper and scarlet sea perch.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: A few good dart along the beaches. Good flathead and bream around the river mouth and queenies and goldens at the Woods Bay. Dusky flathead to 65cm in the lower estuary. It went for a whole whitebait. The schools of trevally throughout the river. The Tewantin area has bream and flathead as well as some good whiting outside the channel in Lake Cooroibah.

Maroochydore: Plenty of schools of herring moving through the lower river at the moment. several catches of Flathead, bream and trevelly between the river mouth and Bli Bli particularly in the mouth of Eudlo Creek. Few good whiting in the lower river on the incoming tide. Still good buck crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Try for jew and big bream off Pt Cartwright. Bream, dart and whiting in the gutters. Bream, flathead, cod and trevally from around the boat moorings and throughout the lower river. Muddies throughout the Mooloolah River.

Caloundra: The New Moon Phase will have the fish feeding, so not long to the bream and tailor season, so be ready! Try for whiting, bream, trevally and flathead along Golden Beach. Still getting mangrove jack, a few quality flathead, bream and mud crabs in the creeks. Queenfish and trevally in Pelican Waters. Bream and grass sweetlip from Shelly Beach.

charlie Porteous 

Keen young angler Charlie Porteous is pretty Happy with his 47cm dusky flathead caught at Bli Bli with his Dad.

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