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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: Thursday 2019-02-28

Offshore

Today's conditions are still choppy but have settled down a lot, with winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, seas 1 to 1.5 metres and swells easterly 1.5 metres. Tomorrow and probably right through into next week will be similar, with choppy conditions with winds tomorrow, southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, with seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore and swells easterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 2 metres offshore. So, probably best to stay in port, until things settle right down maybe next week and looking like, at least until after Monday.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead and bream in Woods Bay. Plenty of quality mud crabs on the move throughout the river. Mangrove jack, cod, grunter bream and flathead in Weyba Creek. Mangrove jacks between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Mangrove jack and Golden Trevally in the creeks, also in the southern channel and in Twin waters canals. Flathead and bream in Petrie Creek. Mud crabs throughout the river with several good specimens potted in the southern channel of the river. 

Mooloolaba: Bream and cod from the boat moorings. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek. Muddies throughout the Mooloolah River, particularly in the Kawana and Mooloolah canals. 

Caloundra: Mud crabs on the mud bars and mangrove fringes of the passage. Flathead and bream in Bell's Creek. Mangrove jack, cod, bream and trevally in Pelican Waters canals.

JushuaValentine Crabs 

Check out Joshua Valentine with couple of solid buck mud crabs potted in his favourite creek!

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2019-02-27

Offshore

Today's conditions are still pretty choppy to rough, with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, with seas 1 to 1.5 metres and swells still big with easterly 1.5 to 2 metres. Tomorrow and probably right through into next week will be similar, with choppy to rough conditions with winds tomorrow, southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, with seas 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres inshore and swells easterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.. So, stay in port, steer well clear of coastal bars and offshore waters until things settle right down maybe next week and looking like, at least until after Monday.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: It could be a good time to go fishing now that conditions have settled in sheltered waters and there aren't that many people out on the water! Flathead and bream in Woods Bay. Plenty of quality mud crabs on the move throughout the river. Mangrove jack, cod, grunter bream and flathead in Weyba Creek. Mangrove jacks between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Mangrove jack and Golden Trevally in the southern channel and in Twin waters canals. Flathead, grunter and bream in Petrie Creek. Mud crabs throughout the river with several good specimens potted in Maroochy Waters canal, opposite Chambers Island and in the southern channel. 

Mooloolaba: Bream and cod from the boat moorings. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek. Muddies throughout the Mooloolah River, particularly in the Kawana and Mooloolah canals.

Caloundra: Mud crabs on the mud bars and mangrove fringes of the passage. Flathead and bream in Bell's Creek. Mangrove jack, cod, bream and trevally in Pelican Waters canals.

Hhomas TylerDIPMullowayValantines Day 

This is what you have to look forward to when the conditions eventually calm down. Thomas Tyler with a quality Mulloway caught off DIP on Valentines Day.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2019-02-26

Offshore

Today's conditions are settling slightly with winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up 25 knots times in the early morning, with seas 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the morning and swells east to southeasterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Tomorrow and probably right through to next week will be similar choppy to rough conditions with winds tomorrow, east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up 25 knots at times in the evening, with seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the evening and swells easterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres offshore. So, steer well clear of coastal bars and offshore waters until things settle right down.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead in Woods Bay. Plenty of quality mud crabs on the move throughout the river. Mangrove jack, cod and flathead inWeyba Creek. Mangrove jacks between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Mangrove jack and Golden Trevally in the southern channel and in Twin waters canals. Flathead, grunter and bream in Petrie Creek. Mud crabs throughout the river with several good specimens potted in Maroochy Waters canal, opposite Chambers Island and in the southern channel. 

Mooloolaba: Bream and cod from the boat moorings. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek. Muddies throughout the Mooloolah River, particularly in the Kawana and Mooloolah canals. 

Caloundra: Mud crabs on the mud bars and mangrove fringes of the passage. Flathead and bream in Bell's Creek. Mangrove jack, cod, bream and trevally in Pelican Waters canals.

LachlanMangrove jack Off Duporth Avenue Maroochydore

Check out Lachlan Burford with a nice hard fighting Mangrove Jack taken just off Duporth Avenue, on Saturday.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2019-02-25

Offshore

Winds will be south to southeasterly 25 to 30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots at time, with 4-5m seas and an increasing 3-4m of south to southeasterly swell offshore. Steer well clear of coastal bars and offshore waters until things settle down.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead in Woods Bay. Plenty of quality mud crabs on the move throughout the river. Mangrove jack, cod and flathead inWeyba Creek. Jacks between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Mangrove jack in the southern channel and in Twin waters canals. Flathead, grunter and bream in Petrie Creek. Mud crabs throughout the river with several good specimens potted in Maroochy Waters canal, opposite Chambers Island and in the southern channel. 

Mooloolaba: Bream and cod from the boat moorings. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek. Muddies throughout the Mooloolah River, particularly in the Kawana and Mooloolah canals. 

Caloundra: Mud crabs on the mud bars and mangrove fringes of the passage. Flathead and bream in Bell's Creek. Mangrove jack, cod, bream and trevally in Pelican Waters canals. 

Lachlan Burford Bucks

Lachlan Burford had his pots out on friday in the southern channel and was rewarded with two solid bucks.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2019-02-23

Offshore

Gale Warning for Today (Saturday) for Sunshine Coast Waters, so stay in port, as winds will be blowing southerly 35 to 45 knots. Winds dependent on the movement and development of tropical cyclone Oma, with seas 4 to 6 metres, increasing to 6 to 8 metres offshore and swells easterly 2.5 to 3 metres inshore, increasing to 4 to 5 metres offshore. Tomorrow will be even tougher, with possible heavy rain and similar wind, seas and swells to boot. So caution will be required anywhere near the ocean, as there will be large and powerful surf conditions which will be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing. Better to spend time at home looking after yourself, family and the home or start cleaning and working on your fishing gear to get ready for better conditions.

Estuaries and Beaches

Conditions in all estuaries will most likely become unsafe over the weekend and early next week, so be cautious and stay at home with the prediction of gale force winds, tidal surge, possible flood waters and floating debris!

Noosa: There has been trevally, with a few bigger whiting and flathead from the river mouth. Been several quality mangrove jack to 50cm and the odd jew between the lakes and in the canals. Mud crabs throughout but mainly in the upper river system. 

Maroochydore: Several whiting to 40cm overnight drifting the tide out and around Picnic Point this week. Matt Planck went out with Scotty Hillier and crew, filming a segment for Ch7's Creek to Coast and caught a 46cm jack and released 2 legal size dusky flathead from Petrie Creek and a 17cm mud crab potted just near Chambers island on Wednesday. 

Mooloolaba: Bream, grunter and trevally from the moorings. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek an around McKenzies Bridge. Muddies throughout the Mooloolah River. 

Caloundra: Sand crabs in in the deeper channels and sea grass beds of the northern passage and a few good buck mud crabs there as well as in the creeks. Flathead and whiting from Golden Beach and the entrance to Bell's Creek. Mangrove jack and trevally in Pelican Waters.

Vic Guse 40cmPicnicPtNight 20caught

Keen local angler, Vic Guse caught 20 fish drifting around Chambers Island on Tuesday evening using yabby's for bait, with this solid 40cm whiting being the standout

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