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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: Saturday 2018-12-01

Offshore

Pretty good conditions today particularly early and most of the day ahead of the freshening sea breeze, with winds north to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon with seas around 1 metre.

Tomorrow's, looking choppy to rough as winds will be northerly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots during the afternoon then tending northwesterly during the evening with seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon or evening. So be ready to go! My mate Jason Milne from Viking Kayaks Fishing report yesterday- Snapper out there under the bait balls today at Mudjimba, took my white zman off the bottom after dropping through the bait - plenty of bird action with spotty mackerel and small Bonito visible on surface - moving fast and gone quick after short bust ups. Shut down by 8am after boats started arriving from Coolum to Maroochydore- Today Saturday is looking mint weather in the morning so get out early before all the boat traffic shuts them down, they’re both in close and out wide as you dare. We went 2km behind the island but found as many bait balls inside and close to the island. With North and Chardon's Reefs having tusk fish, spangled emperor, pearl perch, snapper, grass emperor and gold spot cod. Snapper, coral trout, moses perch and maori cod from Sunshine Reef. There's been a few good catches off Mooloolaba and Caloundra, like yellow tail kingfish, cobia, long tail tuna, tusk fish including some good snapper, jew and red emperor. snapper pearl perch, cobia, jew and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Double Island Point recently had a few big red emperor to 12 kg, good tusk fish, moses perch, coral cod, pearl perch a few quality snapper.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Golden, giant trevally and queenfish throughout the lower river. Flathead, bream and queenfish in the Woods Bays. Plenty of flathead up in Cooroibah, mangrove jacks in the snaggy and structure areas in the upper river system and creeks. Worth putting the crab pots in!

Maroochydore: Trevally, bream, flathead and a few mangrove jack around Cod Hole area. Good flathead from Chambers Island and Picnic Point and through the south channel. Cod, tarwhine, bream, grunter and tailor from Bli Bli. the are reports of a few keeper bucks along with many under size crabs to release.

Mooloolaba; Bream and trevally from the boat moorings. Some good whiting and flathead from La Balsa Sand basin. Estuary cod, flathead, bream and worth a try for a jack from the Twin Bridges. Whiting from the entrance to Mountain Creek. Mud crabs in the canals and middle river.

Caloundra: As the wind drops out try for dart whiting and flathead along the beaches. Bream, flathead,mangrove jack trevally and a few mud crabs from the creeks that feed into the Pumicestone Passage. The Flathead, whiting and bream from Golden Beach.

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Jason Milne snapper

Check out Jason Milne from Viking Kayaks Fishing yesterday with Snapper out there under the bait balls at Mudjimba, took his white zman off the bottom after dropping through the bait. Well don Jason!

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2018-11-29

Offshore

Today's conditions will be choppy to rough out wide early, with west to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore during the morning. Winds becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day then becoming east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon with inshore seabreeze with seas 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday. Tomorrow, Friday's conditions should be good with winds variable about 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the day then tending east to southeasterly during the evening and seas below 1 metre. So be ready to go as conditions improve! With North and Chardon's Reefs having tusk fish, spangled emperor, pearl perch, snapper, grass emperor and gold spot cod. Snapper, coral trout, moses perch and maori cod from Sunshine Reef. There's been a few good catches off Mooloolaba and Caloundra, like yellow tail kingfish, cobia, long tail tuna, tusk fish including some good snapper, jew and red emperor. snapper pearl perch, cobia, jew and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Double Island Point recently had a few big red emperor to 12 kg, good tusk fish, moses perch, coral cod, pearl perch a few quality snapper.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Golden, giant trevally and queenfish throughout the lower river. Flathead, bream and queenfish in the Woods Bays. Plenty of flathead up in Cooroibah, mangrove jacks in the snaggy and structure areas in the upper river system and creeks. Worth putting the crab pots in!

Maroochydore: Trevally, bream, flathead and a few mangrove jack around Cod Hole area. Flathead to 60cm from Chambers Island and Picnic Point and through the south channel. Cod, tarwhine, bream, grunter and tailor from Bli Bli. the are reports of a few keeper bucks along with many under size crabs to release.

Mooloolaba; Bream and trevally from the boat moorings. Some good whiting and flathead from La Balsa Sand basin. Estuary cod, flathead, bream and worth a try for a jack from the Twin Bridges. Whiting from the entrance to Mountain Creek. Mud crabs in the canals and middle river.

Caloundra: As the wind drops out try for dart whiting and flathead along the beaches. Bream, flathead,mangrove jack trevally and a few mud crabs from the creeks that feed into the Pumicestone Passage. The Flathead, whiting and bream from Golden Beach.

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Kevin Grosser Flathead

Keven Grosser from the Maroochy RSL Fishing Club with a nice keeper dusky flathead from Picnic Point.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2018-11-28

Offshore

Strong Wind Warning for today in Sunshine Coast Waters. Today's conditions will be pretty rough so stay in sheltered waters, with winds northerly 20 to 25 knots tending north to northwesterly before dawn, reaching up to 30 knots offshore during the morning. Winds shifting west to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots inshore south of Maroochydore in the late afternoon, with southwesterly winds extending throughout in the evening, with seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Tomorrow, conditions will improve particularly close inshore and in the afternoon with winds westerly 15 to 20 knots shifting easterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon and seas 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. North and Chardon's Reefs for tusk fish, spangled emperor, pearl perch, snapper, grass emperor and gold spot cod. Snapper, coral trout, moses perch and maori cod from Sunshine Reef. There's been a few good catches off Mooloolaba and Caloundra, like yellow tail kingfish, cobia, long tail tuna, tusk fish including some good snapper, jew and red emperor.Snapper, pearl perch, cobia, jew and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Double Island Point recently had a few big red emperor to 12 kg, good tusk fish, moses perch, coral cod, pearl perch a few quality snapper.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Goldens, GT's and queenfish in the lower river. Flathead, bream and queenfish in the Woods Bays. GT's around the Coast Guard zone. Plenty of flathead up in Cooroibah, mangrove jacks in the snaggy and structure areas in the upper river system and creeks. Worth putting the crab pots in!

Maroochydore: Trevally and a few tailor, still feeding and Cod Hole area and down steam to around Chambers Island. Flathead to 60cm from Chambers Island and Picnic Point and through the south channel. Cod, tarwhine, bream, grunter and tailor from Bli Bli. Keep putting the pots out, as there has been a few keeper bucks along with many under size to release.

Mooloolaba; Bream and trevally from the boat moorings. Some good whiting and flathead from La Balsa Sand basin. Estuary cod, flathead and bream from the Twin Bridges. Whiting from the entrance to Mountain Creek. Mud crabs in the canals and middle river.

Caloundra: Still a few tailor on the beaches and feeding in the Passage. Bream, flathead, mangrove jack, trevally and a few mud crabs from the creeks that feed into the Pumicestone Passage. The Flathead, whiting and bream from Golden Beach.

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goldent camo

Keen angler, Cameron Sullivan with a hard fighting golden trevally caught between the Cod Hole and Chambers Island.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2018-11-27

Offshore

Today's conditions will be good so get out there while you can, with winds east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northeasterly during the day and seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore by early evening. Tomorrow will be pretty choppy to very rough conditions particularly in the aftenoon with wind northerly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots during the afternoon then turning northwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the evening with seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon or evening. North and Chardon's Reefs for tusk fish, spangled emperor, pearl perch, snapper, grass emperor and gold spot cod. Snapper, coral trout, moses perch and maori cod from Sunshine Reef. There's been a few good catches off Mooloolaba and Caloundra, like yellow tail kingfish, cobia, long tail tuna, tusk fish including some good snapper, jew and red emperor.Snapper, pearl perch, cobia, jew and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Trekka 2 crews went to Double Island Point on Saturday, where they caught venus tusk fish, moses perch, frypan snapper, coral cod, pearl perch and this quality snapper on a jig." www.fishingnoosa.com.au/fishingoffshorenoosa.htm

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Goldens, GT's and queenfish in the lower river. Flathead, bream and queenfish in the Woods Bays. GT's around the Coast Guard zone. Plenty of flathead up in Cooroibah, mangrove jacks in the snaggy and structure areas in the upper river system and creeks. Worth putting the crab pots in!

Maroochydore: Trevally and a few tailor, still feeding and Cod Hole area and down steam to around Chambers Island. Flathead to 60cm from Chambers Island and Picnic Point and through the south channel. Cod, tarwhine, bream, grunter and tailor from Bli Bli. Keep putting the pots out, as there has been a few keeper bucks along with many under size to release.

Mooloolaba; Bream and trevally from the boat moorings. Some good whiting and flathead from La Balsa Sand basin. Estuary cod, flathead and bream from the Twin Bridges. Whiting from the entrance to Mountain Creek. Mud crabs in the canals and middle river.

Caloundra: Still a few tailor on the beaches and feeding in the Passage. Bream, flathead, mangrove jack, trevally and a few mud crabs from the creeks that feed into the Pumicestone Passage. The Flathead, whiting and bream from Golden Beach.

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James Tully Smyth 34cm Tarwhine Bli Bli

James Tully - Smyth with a a big 34cm tarwhine in the Bli Bli area.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2018-11-26

Offshore

Today's conditions will be good with winds west to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, tending north to northeasterly in the afternoon and east to southeasterly in the evening and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Tomorrow will be okay as well with northeasterly 10 to 15 knots and seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the evening. North and Chardon's Reefs for tusk fish, spangled emperor, pearl perch, snapper, grass emperor and gold spot cod. Snapper, coral trout, moses perch and maori cod from Sunshine Reef. There's been a few good catches off Mooloolaba  recently with snapper to 97cm on a Deep End Fishing Charter and other quality snapper, red emperor to 75cm, with the one red weighing in at 9kg, caught by Eric Frei in his own boat. Yellow tail kingfish, cobia, long tail tuna, tusk fish from the Gneerings and Caloundra Wide. Snapper, pearl perch, cobia, jew and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. While Double Island Point has had red emperor, spangled emperor, cobia, gold spot cod, tusk fish and  snapper.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Goldens, GT's and queenfish in the lower river. Flathead, bream and queenfish in the Woods Bays. GT's around the Coast Guard zone. Plenty of flathead up in Cooroibah, mangrove jacks in the snaggy and structure areas in the upper river system and creeks. Worth putting the crab pots in!

Maroochydore: Trevally and a few tailor around the 50 cm size range, still feeding, along with a few school jew released recently around the motorway bridge and Cod Hole area. Flathead to 60cm from Chambers Island and Picnic Point. Cod, bream, grunter and tailor from Bli Bli. Keep putting the pots out, as there has been a few keeper bucks along with many under size to release.

Mooloolaba; Bream and trevally from the boat moorings. Some good whiting and flathead from La Balsa Sand basin. Estuary cod, flathead and bream from the Twin Bridges. Whiting from the entrance to Mountain Creek. Mud crabs in the canals and middle river.

Caloundra: Still a few tailor on the beaches and feeding in the Passage.Bream, flathead, mangrove jack and trevally from the creeks that feed into the Pumicestone Passage. The Flathead, whiting and bream from Golden Beach. Trevally, mud crabs and a few mangrove jack in the creeks that flow into the Passage.

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deependcharters

Here is a recent catch of nice coronation trout taken on a Deep End Fishing Charter out of Mooloolaba.

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