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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: Monday 2013-10-21

Offshore

Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots. School mackerel from Currimundi Reef and Bray's Rock. There have been catches of snapper, cobia and a few pearlies on North reef and Caloundra 12mile, also jew, cobia and snapper on the Gneerings.

Estuarys

Noosa: A 65cm flathead taken in Noosa Waters yesterday morning. Golden trevally and flathead from the river mouth. Weyba creek is producing whiting to 35cm a few quality flathead and the Munna Pt Bridge has produced a few school jew and trevally. Try for jack along with school jew and mud crabs between the lakes and for queenfish and trevally at the back of the Sound.

Maroochydore: Bream on the bottom of the tide around Chambers island. Mangrove jack and trevally in the Maroochy Waters Canals. Trevally to 55cm, flathead to 54cm and grunter to 42cm from Petrie Creek. Grunter bream around the 40cm from Bli Bli. Mangrove jacks up the creeks.

Kawana: Whiting and grunter in the Mountain Creek. Mangrove jack in the upper Mooloolah River and in Parrearra Channel. Jacks, trevally and cod from McKenzies bridge.

Caloundra: Jacks and whiting in Currimundi Lake. Plenty of flathead in the northern end of the passage. Some big whiting on most of the banks between the Boardwalk and Coochin Creek. Quality queenfish off the Board Walk. Jacks in Bells and Coochin Creek and Pelican Waters.

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Have a look at little Michayla Waters, with one of her 28cm bream taken yesterday off the platform near Chambers Island.

Local Fishing Report: Sunday 2013-10-20

Offshore

East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots. School mackerel from Currimundi Reef and Bray's Rock. There have been catches of snapper and a few pearlies on North reef and Caloundra 12mile, also jew, cobia and snapper on the Gneerings.

Estuarys

Noosa: Golden trevally and flathead from the river mouth. Weyba creek is producing whiting to 35cm a few quality flathead and the Munna Pt Bridge has produced a few school jew and trevally. Try for jack along with school jew and mud crabs between the lakes and for queenfish and trevally at the back of the Sound.

Maroochydore: Mangrove jack and trevally in the Maroochy Waters Canals. Trevally to 55cm, flathead to 54cm and grunter to 42cm from Petrie Creek. Grunter bream around the 40cm from Bli Bli. Mangrove jacks up the creeks.

Kawana: Whiting and grunter in the Mountain Creek. Mangrove jack in the upper Mooloolah River and in Parrearra Channel. Jacks, trevally and cod from McKenzies bridge.

Caloundra: Jacks and whiting in Currimundi Lake. Plenty of flathead in the northern end of the passage. Some big whiting on most of the banks between the Boardwalk and Coochin Creek. Quality queenfish off the Board Walk. Jacks in Bells and Coochin Creek and Pelican Waters.

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Andy Gunn ventured north to Double Island point where he caught quality snapper, moses perch and a 10kg cobia.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2013-10-19

Offshore

East to southeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots before dawn. So, be ready to go early if conditions look good! Earlier in the week, there was a 15kg wahoo, a 20kg GT and a nice tuna taken at the Gneerings. There have been catches of snapper and a few pearlies on North reef and Caloundra 12mile, also jew, cobia and snapper on the Gneerings.

Estuarys

Noosa: Golden trevally and flathead from the river mouth. Weyba creek is producing whiting to 35cm a few quality flathead and the Munna Pt Bridge has produced a few school jew and trevally. Try for jack along with school jew and mud crabs between the lakes and for queenfish and trevally at the back of the Sound.

Maroochydore: Mangrove jack and trevally in the Maroochy Waters Canals. Trevally in the cod hole. Whiting to 40cm on the change of the tide around Chambers Island. Flathead from Chambers Island, near Minti Street and the Bli Bli Islands. Put the pots in the upper river for a few muddies. Mangrove jacks in the middle reaches and up the creeks.

Kawana: Good whiting and flathead taken around McKenzie's Bridge off the sand and mud banks in the Mountain Creek and Currimundi Lake areas. Mangrove jack in the upper Mooloolah River and in Parrearra Channel the biggest went 2.2kg. Try for trevally and Tarpon in the canals.

Caloundra: Plenty of flathead in the northern end of the passage. Some big whiting on most of the banks between the Boardwalk and Coochin Creek. Quailty queenfish off the Board Walk. Jacks in Bells and Coochin Creek and Pelican Waters.

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Zac McIntyre fished the Gneerings this week with a few quality pelagic species like this wahoo taken on a Pakula Hybrid Destroyer lure.

Local Fishing Report: Friday 2013-10-18

Offshore

Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, with a fair sea and swell running, easing back tomorrow to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots and turning easterly during the afternoon. It might be better to go to the, Sunshine Coast Home Show and Caravan, Camping and Boating Expo today! Earlier in the week, there was a 15kg wahoo, a 20kg GT and a nice tuna taken at the Gneerings. There have been catches of snapper and a few pearlies on North reef and Caloundra 12mile, also jew, cobia and snapper on the Gneerings and Bray rock is fishing well for rat kingfish and spotty mackerel.

Estuarys

Noosa: Golden trevally and flathead from the river mouth. Weyba creek is producing a few big flathead and the Munna Pt Bridge has produced a few school jew and trevally. Try for jack along with school jew and mud crabs between the lakes and for queenfish and trevally at the back of the Sound.

Maroochydore: Trevally in the cod hole. Whiting to 40cm on the change of the tide around Chambers Island. Flathead from Chambers Island, near Minit Street and the Bli Bli Islands. Put the pots in the upper river for a few muddies. Mangrove jacks in the middle reaches and up the creeks.

Kawana: Good whiting and flathead taken around McKenzie's Bridge off the sand and mud banks in the Mountain Creek and Currimundi Lake areas. Mangrove jack in the upper Mooloolah River and in Parrearra Channel the biggest went 2.2kg. Try for trevally and Tarpon in the canals.

Caloundra: Plenty of flathead in the northern end of the passage. Some big whiting on most of the banks between the Boardwalk and Coochin Creek. Quailty queenfish off the Board Walk. Jacks in Bells and Coochin Creek and Pelican Waters.

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Zac MCIntyre fished the Gneerings this week with a few quality pelagic species like this 20kg GT taken on a Pakula Hybrid Destroyer lure.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2013-10-17

Offshore

North to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots becoming southwest to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning ahead of a south to southeasterly change 15 to 25 knots extending from the south from late morning or early afternoon. Check and see if it's okay in the morning ahead of the change, closer in shore. On Wednesday there was a 15kg wahoo, a 20kg GT and a nice tuna taken at the Gneerings. There have been catches of snapper and a few pearlies on North reef and Caloundra 12mile also jew , cobia and snapper on the Gneerings and Bray rock is fishing well for rat kingfish and spotty mackerel.

Estuarys

Noosa: An 8kg cobia was taken off Teewah beach the other day. There have been good golden trevally and flathead from the river mouth. Weyba creek is producing a few big flathead and the Munna Pt Bridge has produced a few school jew and trevally. Try for jack along with school jew and mud crabs between the lakes and for queenfish and trevally at the back of the Sound.

Maroochydore: Heaps of herring bait fish in the lower river especially around Chambers Is Bridge on high tide. Whiting to 40cm yesterday on the change of the tide around Chambers Island. Flathead on the banks between Eudlo Creek and Bli Bli. Put the pots in the upper river for a few muddies.

Kawana: Good whiting and flathead taken around McKenzie's Bridge off the sand and mud banks in the Mountain Creek and Currimundi Lake areas. Mangrove jack in the upper Mooloolah River and in Parrearra Channel the biggest went 2.2kg. Try for trevally and Tarpon in the canals.

Caloundra: Plenty of school flathead in the 40cm + range with a few up to 60cm, in the northern end of the passage. Some big whiting on most of the banks between the Boardwalk and Coochin Creek with the best results on Blood Worm and yabbies. Plenty of queenfish on live bait like pike or on poppers around Military Jetty, mangrove jack and mud crab in the creeks that lead into the passage.

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He caught this on Saturday at our secret fishing spot just past Kenilworth in the Mary River. He did well to land it with his whiting outfit with only 6 pound line. My son Jay ( 12 years) caught it and both him and dad were very excited! After a few pictures we released the fish to swim another day.

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Jay had gotten a rock to the head the afternoon before and found himself at the Malaney Hospital needing 8 stitches. This fish was caught early the next morning, cause nothing stops this kid fishing!
Jay was keen to share his picture of this awesome fish. Thanks, Mandy Hargreaves.

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