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Sunshine Coast Fishing Reports

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Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2019-09-04

Offshore: Great conditions offshore with winds variable about 10 knots becoming northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the early morning then becoming variable about 10 knots in the early afternoon, with seas below 1 metre Conditions tomorrow will be very good with a bit of chop with a northerly seabreeze in th afternoon with winds variable below 10 knots becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon and seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the evening. Double Island Points had good snapper, pearlies and cobia as well as quality scarlet sea perch. Cougar One skipper Nat Turner fished North Reef on Sunday where they caught quality Maori cod, snapper, Moses perch and Venus tusk fish. Chardon's Reef has had for nice snapper, Maori cod and Moses perch. Sunshine Reef's also had good snapper, tusk fish, Moses perch, bonito, longtail tuna, grass emperor and school mackerel. Grass sweetlip and snapper snapper from Old Women Island. Snapper, Maori cod, and venus tusk fish from the Gneerings. Pearl perch, snapper, tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile. Good quality snapper, grassy sweetlip, pearlies, tusk fish and cobia. pearl perch and tusk fish from the Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Bream around structures at the river mouth. Big eye trevallyto 55cm and hard fighting queenfish in Woods Bays. Big flathead opposite Gympie Terrace. Tewantin stretrch and Lake Cooroibah are fishing well for bream, flathead, school jew, trevally and queenfish.

Maroochydore: Try for a few whiting on the incoming ride around ths sand banks in the lower river. Flathead in the middle reaches of the river. Still good bream at the river mouth and in the south channel. Whiting and flathead in the mouth of Eudlo Creek. iant Trevally from the middle river.

Mooloolaba: Worth a fish in the gutters or off Pt Cartwright for bream, jew and tailor. Still a few mud crabs in the estuaries to be potted.Bream and several dusky flathead and golden trevally from the boat moorings and canals. Cod, bream and flathead from the twin bridges.

Caloundra: Bream and flathead in Coochin Creek. Whiting off the sand Banks and bream in the deeper holes and channels of the passage. Bream and trevally in Pelican Waters. Get ready to pot a few muddie in September.

Melanie Ottaway 

Melanie Ottaway her standout Maori Cod taken aboard Cougar One on North Reef on Sunday.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2019-09-03

Offshore: Good conditions with maybe choppy out wide offshore with winds West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending southerly 10 to 15 knots during the morning, then east to southeasterly in the early afternoon. Winds becoming variable below 10 knots in the evening with seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday. Conditions tomorrow will be fantastic with winds west to southwesterly about 10 knots becoming east to southeasterly during the day then becoming northerly during the late evening and seas below 1 metre. Double Island Points had good snapper, pearlies and cobia as well as quality scarlet sea perch. Cougar One skipper Nat Turner fished North Reef on Sunday where they caught quality Maori cod, snapper, Moses perch and Venus tusk fish. www.fishingnoosa.com.au/bluewater.htm Chardon's Reef has had for nice snapper, Maori cod and Moses perch. Sunshine Reef's also had good snapper, tusk fish, Moses perch, bonito, longtail tuna, grass emperor and school mackerel. Grass sweetlip and snapper snapper from Old Women Island. Snapper, Maori cod, and venus tusk fish from the Gneerings. Pearl perch, snapper, tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile. Good quality snapper, grassy sweetlip, pearlies, tusk fish and cobia. pearl perch and tusk fish from the Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Bream around structures at the river mouth. Trevally and queenfish in Woods Bays. Big flathead opposite Gympie Terrace this week. Tewantin stretrch and Lake Cooroibah are fishing well for bream, flathead, school jew, trevally and queenfish. Joe Tomic caught and released a 116cm jew south of Coolum on Saturday night.

Maroochydore: Try for a few whiting on the incoming ride around ths sand banks in the lower river. Flathead in the middle reaches of the river. Still good bream at the river mouth and in the south channel. Whiting and flathead in the mouth of Eudlo Creek. iant Trevally from the middle river.

Mooloolaba: Worth a fish in the gutters or off Pt Cartwright for bream, jew and tailor. Still a few mud crabs in the estuaries to be potted.Bream and several dusky flathead and golden trevally from the boat moorings and canals. Cod, bream and flathead from the twin bridges.

Caloundra: Bream and flathead in Coochin Creek. Whiting off the sand Banks and bream in the deeper holes and channels of the passage. Bream and trevally in Pelican Waters. Get ready to pot a few muddie in September.

joe Tomic 

Joe Tomic caught this 116cm jewfish south of Coolum on Saturday night. It went for a well cast and retrieved Super Strike Bottle Plug lure and was successfully released after a couple of quick pix. www.fishingnoosa.com.au

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2019-09-02

Offshore: Good conditions offshore with winds south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable below 10 knots in the late morning. Inshore northeasterly sea breezes 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon with seas below 1 metre. Conditions tomorrow will be good as well with winds south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming east to southeasterly about 10 knots during the afternoon and seas below 1 metre. Double Island Points had good snapper, pearlies and cobia as well as quality scarlet sea perch. Cougar 1 fished North Reef for nice mulloway, pearl perch, snapper, tusk fish, Moses perch and grass sweetlip. Chardon's Reef has had for nice snapper, Maori cod and Moses perch. Sunshine Reef's also had good snapper, tusk fish, Moses perch, bonito, longtail tuna, grass emperor and school mackerel. Grass sweetlip and snapper snapper from Old Women Island. Snapper, Maori cod, and venus tusk fish from the Gneerings. Pearl perch, snapper, tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile. Good quality snapper, grassy sweetlip, pearlies, tusk fish and cobia. pearl perch and tusk fish from the Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Bream around structures at the river mouth. Trevally and queenfish in Woods Bays. Big flathead opposite Gympie Terrace this week. Tewantin stretrch and Lake Cooroibah are fishing well for bream, flathead, school jew, trevally and queenfish.

Maroochydore: Try for a few whiting on the incoming ride around ths sand banks in the lower river. Flathead in the middle reaches of the river. Still good bream around to 35cm at the river mouth and in the south channel. Whiting and flathead in the mouth of Eudlo Creek. iant Trevally from the middle river.

Mooloolaba: Worth a fish in the gutters or off Pt Cartwright for bream, jew and tailor. Still a few mud crabs in the estuaries to be potted.Bream and several dusky flathead and golden trevally from the boat moorings and canals. Cod, bream and flathead from the twin bridges.

Caloundra: Bream and flathead in Coochin Creek. Whiting off the sand Banks and bream in the deeper holes and channels of the passage. Bream and trevally in Pelican Waters. Get ready to pot a few muddie in September.

There's good quality snapper out on local reefs as keen angler, Ben Forgan found late last week.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2019-08-19

Offshore: Strong Wind Warning today for Sunshine Coast Waters. Rough with winds, north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting southwesterly 25 to 30 knots in the late afternoon or early evening as a gusty trough moves offshore and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres in the late afternoon or early evening. Tomorrow will still be rough but improving in the afternoon with winds southwesterly 20 to 25 knots tending southerly 15 to 20 knots during the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots during the afternoon. Southwesterly winds may reach up to 30 knots early in the morning and seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the evening. Jeff Vere, took home plenty of filleted fish and a few few pan size fish on a Deep End Fishing Charter off Mooloolaba yesterday, after, they caught quality fish like these 75cm 70cm 65cm Snapper, 78cm Spangled Emperor, 3 nice sized Amberjack released to fight another day. Chardon's Reef has had for nice snapper, Maori cod and Moses perch. Sunshine Reef's also had good snapper, tusk fish, Moses perch, bonito, longtail tuna, grass emperor and school mackerel. Double Island Point has had cobia, jewfish, pearl perch, tusk fish and yellowtail kingfish. Grass sweetlip, cod and quality snapper, Maori cod, and venus tusk fish from the Gneerings and Caloundra 12 mile. Good quality snapper, grassy sweetlip, pearlies, tusk fish and cobia. pearl perch and tusk fish from the Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Teewah Beach will be worth a fish for tailor, bream and whitingand at night for jew. Bream around structures at the river mouth and Dog Beach. Flathead in the Woods Bays up to 67cm and river mouth. Tewantin and Cooroibah fishing well for bream and flathead and worth a try for queen fish.

Maroochydore: Fish the beaches for jew at night and tailor, bream and whiting. There is a few quality flathead in the middle reaches of the river. Still plenty of bream around with a few in the 30 to 35cm bracket at the rivermouth and whiting in the mouth of Eudlo Creek as well as tailor and trevally from Cod Hole. Still a few mud crabs being taken throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Worth a fish in the gutters or off Pt Cartwright for bream, jew and tailor. Still a few mud crabs in the estuaries to be potted.Bream and several dusky flathead and golden trevally from the boat moorings and canals. Cod, bream and flathead from the twin bridges.

Caloundra: Try for luderick around the Boardwalk. Bream and flathead in Coochin Creek. Whiting off the sand Banks and bream in the deeper holes and channels of the passage. Bream and trevally in Pelican Waters. Small snapper and sweetlip off the rocky headlands.

Jeff Vere with a couple of pan size reefies as well as plenty of filleted fish to take home after, they caught 75cm 70cm 65cm Snapper, 78cm Spangled Emperor, 3 nice sized Amberjack released to fight another day on a Deep End Fishing Charter off Mooloolaba yesterday.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2019-08-17

Offshore: Good conditions today except for perhaps a choppy afternoon sea breeze, with winds, north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning west to northwesterly in the early morning Winds then becoming light and variable in the middle of the day with northerly sea breezes 10 to 15 knots inshore and seas around 1 metre. Also excellent conditions tomorrow with winds southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, tending east to northeasterly about 10 knots in the afternoon or evening. Inshore winds southerly below 10 knots in the early morning with seas below 1 metre. Chardon's Reef has had for nice snapper, Maori cod and Moses perch. Sunshine Reef's also had good snapper, tusk fish, Moses perch, bonito, longtail tuna, grass emperor and school mackerel. Double Island Point has had cobia, jewfish, pearl perch, tusk fish, yellowtail kingfish and ironjaw. Deep End Fishing Charters off Mooloolaba have been catching a few quality snapper to 75cm. Grass sweetlip, cod and quality snapper, Maori cod, and venus tusk fish from the Gneerings and Caloundra 12 mile. Good quality snapper, grassy sweetlip, pearlies, tusk fish and cobia. pearl perch and tusk fish from the Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa:  Noosa River Fishing Safaris, report plenty of bream around structures at the river mouth and Dog Beach. Flathead on the ebb tide in the Woods Bays and river mouth. Tewantin and Cooroibah fished well for bream and flathead. several hookups on the queenfish but busted off on the light gear time and time again. Liam from Windera, Queensland caught a 65cm dusky and his better half Maree who topped him with her 67cm fish.

Maroochydore: With the cold conditions it's worth fishing along the beaches for jew, tailor, bream and whiting. There is a few quality flathead in the middle reaches of the river. Still plenty of bream around this week with a few in the 30 to 35cm bracket and some to 41cm at the rivermouth and whiting in the mouth of Eudlo Creek as well as tailor and trevally from Cod Hole. Still a few mud crabs being taken throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Worth a fish in the gutters or off Pt Cartwright for bream, jew and tailor. Still a few mud crabs in the estuaries to be potted.Bream and several dusky flathead and golden trevally from the boat moorings and canals. Cod, bream and flathead from the twin bridges.

Caloundra: Try for luderick around the Boardwalk. Bream and flathead in Coochin Creek. Whiting off the sand Banks and bream in the deeper holes and channels of the passage. Bream and trevally in Pelican Waters. Small snapper and sweetlip off the rocky headlands.

Check out Peter Farrell from the Maroochy RSL Fishing Club, landed this magnificent yellow tail king, while fishing aboard Top Catch Charters at Caloundra Wide.

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