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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 2017-11-09

Offshore

Be prepared to stay in sheltered waters for the next couple of days or more as winds and conditions will be rough for today with southeasterly 20 to 25 knots and seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Tomorrow wind conditions will still be southeasterly 20 to 25 knots with seas 1.5 to 2 metres. When conditions improve maybe next week the way things are going with the blocking weather pattern you will need to be ready to go and try local reefs like, North Reef for snapper, Coral trout,  moses perch, tusk fish, sea bream, trag jew and quality pearl perch. Double Island Point has had had good Cobia,  pearl perch, Maori cod, tusk fish, moses perch, goldband snapper, squire, gold spot cod and mulloway.  Sunshine Reef there’s  pearl perch, red emperor, tusk fish and small snapper. Also amberjacks, sweetlip parrot and snapper from Murphy’s Reef. Moses Perch, Tusk fish, snapper to 60cm and a 4kg spangled emperor’ pearl perch, mulloway and big  teraglin jewfish  taken from the middle of the Barwon Banks. Big red emperor, cod, coral trout, pearl perch, hussar and tusk fish 20nm east of wide bay bar.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Cobia to 11kg off the national parks rocks. Try in the shelter of headlands for tailor, jew, bream and trevally. A few good quality flathead caught and released up to 80cm, around the lower river. With the water clearing up on the flood tide there are a few good quality flathead, whiting and trevally the river mouth and in Woods bay and from the frying pan. A few fighting Mangrove Jack are feeding throughout the system, so target all the snaggy and structured sites for best results. Mud crabs throughout the lower river, especially in all of the canal systems..

Maroochydore: A quality tailor taken at the Cod Hole and a 62cm flathead at Chambers Island. Whiting feeding throughout the lower river particularly on the incoming tide. Flathead, grunter, golden trevally and bream in the Cod Hole. Few good quality mangrove jack showing up in the upper river around 48 and 54cm. Golden trevally from Twin waters. Whiting around and the Jet Ski Run. Mud crabs are moving in the middle and lower river, creeks and canals.

Mooloolaba: Golden trevally, cod and bream off the rock walls and La Balsa stretch. Whiting from the flats above McKenzies bridge and in Mountain Creek. Whiting and flathead from the sand basin. Mud crabs in the lower river and canals.

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Dean Tomlinson Flathead Lower Maroochy

Keen angler, Dean Tomlinson caught a good eating dusky flathead in the lower Maroochy River.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2017-11-08

Offshore

Be prepared to stay in sheltered waters for the next couple of days or more as winds and conditions will be rough for today with southeasterly 20 to 25 knots and seas 1.5 to 2 metres. Tomorrow wind conditions will be similar with winds southeasterly 20 to 30 knots and seas 2 to 2.5 metres. When conditions improve maybe next week the way things are going with the blocking weather pattern you will need to be ready to go and try local reefs like, North Reef for snapper, moses perch, tusk fish, sea bream, trag jew and quality pearl perch. D.I.P has had good pearl perch, Maori cod, tusk fish, moses perch, goldband snapper, squire, gold spot cod and mulloway.  Sunshine Reef there’s  pearl perch, red emperor, tusk fish and small snapper. Also amberjacks, sweetlip parrot and snapper from Murphy’s Reef. Moses perch, venus tusk fish,  gold spot wrasse, pearl perch, snapper, hussar and gold band snapper from the Barwon Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Try in the shelter of headlands for tailor, jew, bream and trevally. A few good quality flathead caught and released up to 80cm, whiting and trevally the river mouth and in Woods bay and from the frying pan, Gympie terrace, Weyba Creek and Munna Point. A few fighting Mangrove Jack are feeding throughout the system, so target all the snaggy and structured sites for best results. Try for mud crabs throughout the river system

Maroochydore: A quality tailor taken at the Cod Hole and a 62cm flathead at Chambers Island . Whiting feeding throughout the lower river particularly on the incoming tide. Few good quality mangrove jack showing up in the upper river. Whiting up to 38cm taken of the sand banks around Bli Bli. Plenty of reports good mud crabs are moving in the middle and lower river, creeks and canals.

Mooloolaba: Golden trevally, a few decent cod and bream off the rock walls and La Balsa stretch. Whiting from the flats above McKenzies bridge and in Mountain Creek. Few jack showing up in the upper river and around the structures in the canals,Whiting and flathead from the sand basin. Mud crabs in the lower river and canals.

Caloundra: Flathead, trevally and bream from the boardwalk. Whiting from Golden Beach on the banks and the odd tailor still feeding around the bar. Mud crabs and Mangrove jack in Currimundi Lake and around structures and snaggy areas and moving throughout the passage, the creek and canals.

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lachlanKrechtingJackCurrimundiLake

Have a look at 9 year old Lachlan Krechting who caught his first feisty, mangrove jack in Currimundi Lake.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2017-11-07

Offshore

Be prepared to stay in sheltered waters for the next couple of days with a Strong Wind Warning for today for Sunshine Coast Waters as winds and conditions will be rough for today with northerly 15 to 20 knots tending northwesterly 15 to 25 knots before dawn then shifting southeasterly in the middle of the day. Winds briefly reaching up to 30 knots in the early afternoon and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning. Tomorrow wind conditions will be not much better with winds southeasterly 20 to 25 knots  and seas 1.5 to 2 metres. When conditions improve maybe next week be ready to go and try North Reef for snapper, moses perch, tusk fish, sea bream, trag jew and quality pearl perch. D.I.P has had good pearl perch, Maori cod, tusk fish, moses perch, goldband snapper, squire, gold spot cod and mulloway.  Sunshine Reef there’s  pearl perch, red emperor, tusk fish and small snapper. Also amberjacks, sweetlip parrot and snapper from Murphy’s Reef. Moses perch, venus tusk fish,  gold spot wrasse, pearl perch, snapper, hussar and gold band snapper from the Barwon Banks

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Dart, whiting and bream off the beaches before the windy conditions. A few good quality flathead caught and released up to 80cm, whiting and trevally the river mouth and in Woods bay and from the frying pan, Gympie terrace, Weyba Creek and Munna Point. A few fighting Mangrove Jack are feeding throughout the system, so target all the snaggy and structured sites for best results. Try for mud crabs throughout the river system.

Maroochydore: A quality tailor taken at the Cod Hole and a 62cm flathead at Chambers Island yesterday. Also a golden trevally to 1.5kg and few 28cn bream in the Cod Hole. Whiting feeding throughout the lower river particularly on the incoming tide. Few good quality mangrove jack showing up in the upper river. Whiting up to 38cm taken of the sand banks around Bli Bli. Plenty of reports og good mud crabs are moving in the middle and lower river, creeks and canals.

Mooloolaba: Golden trevally, a few decent cod and bream off the rock walls and La Balsa stretch. Whiting from the flats above McKenzies bridge and in Mountain Creek. Few jack showing up in the upper river and around the structures in the canals,Whiting and flathead from the sand basin. Mud crabs in the lower river and canals.

Caloundra: Flathead, trevally and bream from the boardwalk. Whiting from Golden Beach and thre odd tailor still feeding around the bar on the banks. Mud crabs and Mangrove jack around structures and snaggy areas and moving throughout the passage, the creek and canals.

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 JoelSwonsen62cm flathead

American guy, Joel Swonsen landed a nice 62cm dusky flathead yesterday off Chambers Island.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2017-11-06

Offshore

Winds and conditions for today particularly early, are probably okay for offshore with east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly 15 to 20 knots in the late morning and seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. Tomorrow wind conditions will be choppy with northerly’s 15 to 20 knots tending northwesterly during the morning then shifting southeasterly during the day and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore south of Maroochydore. Trekka 2 crews fished North Reef and caught snapper, moses perch, tusk fish, sea bream, trag jew and quality pearl perch to 61cm. They also fished The Hards for snapper, sea bream, iron jaw jobfish, rosy jobfish, spangled emperor, tusk fish, moses perch and pearl perch. Also the crews on Wild Thing 2 fished D.I.P on Thursday where they caught pearl perch, Maori cod, tusk fish, moses perch, goldband snapper, squire, gold spot cod and mulloway. The crews on Cougar One fished Sunshine Reef where they caught pearl perch, red emperor, tusk fish and small snapper. Also quality amberjacks, parrot and snapper from Murphy’s Reef. Moses perch, venus tusk fish, gold spot wrasse, pearl perch, snapper, hussar and gold band snapper from the Barwon Banks. There still picking up good quality red emperor along with coral trout, snapper, tuskies big amberjack, cobia, a few hussar and nice pearl perch 25nm NE of the Wide Bay Bar.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: A few dart, whiting and bream off the beaches. A few good quality flathead caught and released up to 80cm, whiting and trevally the river mouth and in Woods bay and from the frying pan, Gympie terrace, Weyba Creek and Munna Point. A few fighting Mangrove Jack are feeding throughout the system, so target all the snaggy and structured sites for best results. Try for mud crabs throughout the river system

Maroochydore: Whiting feeding throughout the lower river particularly on the incoming tide. Flathead to 67cm, grunter, golden trevally to 1.5kg and bream in the Cod Hole. Few good quality mangrove jack showing up in the upper river. Golden trevally from Twin waters. Whiting up to 38cm taken of the sand banks around Bli Bli. Plenty of reports og good mud crabs are moving in the middle and lower river, creeks and canals.

Mooloolaba: Golden trevally, a few decent cod and bream off the rock walls and La Balsa stretch. Whiting from the flats above McKenzies bridge and in Mountain Creek. Few jack showing up in the upper river and around the structures in the canals,Whiting and flathead from the sand basin. Mud crabs in the lower river and canals.

Caloundra: Flathead, trevally and bream from the boardwalk. Whiting from Golden Beach and the bar on the banks. Mud crabs and Mangrove jack around structures and snaggy areas and moving throughout the passage, the creek and canals.

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Robert Whiting Cod Cod Hole

Robert Whiting caught this nice eating cod at the Cod Hole on Saturday.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2017-11-04

Offshore

Looking like great fish feeding activity with today’s Full Moon. Winds and conditions for today particularly early, are looking good for offshore fishing with winds North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots. Light winds inshore early and seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow and right through the weekend will have fantastic conditions with lighter winds and seas with winds, easterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon. variable about 10 knots and seas below 1 metre.  North Reef has had few jew to14kg, along with pearl perch, squire and teraglin jewfish.  The crews on Trekka 2 fished The Hards caught snapper, sea bream, iron jaw jobfish, rosy jobfish, spangled emperor, tusk fish, moses perch and pearl perch. Also the crews on Wild Thing 2 fished D.I.P on Thursday where they caught pearl perch, Maori cod, tusk fish, moses perch, goldband snapper, squire, gold spot cod and mulloway. The crews on Cougar One fished Sunshine Reef where they caught pearl perch, red emperor, tusk fish and small snapper. Also quality amberjacks, parrot and snapper from Murphy’s Reef. Moses perch, venus tusk fish,  gold spot wrasse, pearl perch, snapper, hussar and gold band snapper from the Barwon Banks. There still picking up good quality red emperor along with coral trout, snapper, tuskies big amberjack, cobia, a few hussar and nice pearl perch 25nm NE of the Wide Bay Bar.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: The Full Moon today will have a few fish feeding. A few dart, whiting and bream off the beaches. Noosa River Fishing Safaris, caught and released an 80cm flathead. near the river mouth using a whitebait. A few good quality flathead, whiting and trevally the river mouth and in Woods bay and from the frying pan, Gympie terrace, Weyba Creek and Munna Point. A few fighting Mangrove Jack are feeding throughout the system, so target all the snaggy and structured sites for best results. Try for mud crabs throughout the river system

Maroochydore: Whiting feeding throughout the lower river particularly on the incoming tide. Flathead to 67cm, grunter, golden trevally and bream in the Cod Hole. Few good quality mangrove jack showing up in the upper river around 48 and 54cm. Golden trevally from Twin waters. Whiting up to 38cm taken of the sand banks around Bli Bli. Mud crabs are moving in the middle and lower river, creeks and canals.

Mooloolaba: Golden trevally, a few decent cod and bream off the rock walls and La Balsa stretch. Whiting from the flats above McKenzies bridge and in Mountain Creek. Few jack showing up in the upper river and around the structures in the canals,Whiting and flathead from the sand basin. Mud crabs in the lower river and canals.

Caloundra: Flathead, golden trevally and bream from the boardwalk. Trevally, whiting and bream on the dirty water line on the making tide. Whiting from Golden Beach and the bar on the banks. Mud crabs and Mangrove jack around structures and snaggy areas and moving throughout the passage, the creek and canals.

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John Kaparic Flathead

Keen angler John Kaparic landed this quality flathead to 67cm off Chambers Island this week.

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