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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.

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Local Fishing Report: Monday 2019-04-29

Offshore 

Looking like good conditions today, with winds easterly about 10 knots tending southwesterly inshore before dawn. Winds becoming southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the morning with seas around 1 metre Conditions tomorrow will will also be okay with winds Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning easterly during the afternoon and seas around 1 metre. The reefs off Double Island Point have been on fire for spotty and Spanish mackerel as well as long toal tuna and some nice cod. Trekka 2 skipper Mitch Bertacchini did a trip to North Reef on Saturday. Conditions were as good as they get till the southerly wind picked up around lunchtime. We caught moses perch, grass emperor, painted sweetlip, coral bream, pearl perch, squire and cobia. Spanish mackerel, grass sweetlip, Cobia and snapper from Sunshine Reef. Spanish mackerel and snapper from the Blinker. Mac and long tail tuna from Old Women Island. Long tail tuna and sweetlip from Caloundra 5 mile. Also, Sunshine and Halls Reefs have had spanish mackerel to 11kg longtail tuna, grass emperor, painted sweetlip, tusk fish, moses perch.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: A few flathead and bream around the dog beach and the river mouth and queenies and goldens at the Woods Bay. The schools of trevally throughout the river. The Tewantin area is fishing well for bream and flathead as well as some good whiting outside the channel in Lake Cooroibah. The mud crabs throughout the river

Maroochydore: Water is still pretty dirty in the river but cleaning up on the top of the tide in the lower river. Plenty of buck crabs as well as flathead, bream and trevelly from the the mouth of Eudlo Creek and the Cod Hole. Few good whiting in the lower river on the incoming tide.

Mooloolaba: Bream, cod and trevally from around the boat moorings. Bream, cod and several good flathead caught throughout the river. Muddies throughout the Mooloolah River, particularly in the Kawana and Mooloolah canals.

Caloundra: Whiting, bream, trevally and flathead along Golden Beach. Still getting mangrove jack, flathead, grunter and mud crabs in the creeks. Queenfish and trevally in Pelican Waters. Bream and grass sweetlip from Shelly Beach.

Josh Gooding whiting to 35cn Bli Bli 

Having a good time at Bli Bli, Josh Gooding, landed several good whiting to 35cm.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2019-04-27

Offshore 

Looking like great conditions through the morning, then freshining southeasterly with winds west to southwesterly about 10 knots, becoming southerly 10 to 15 knots during the morning then shifting southeasterly 15 to 20 knots from the south in the late morning with seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday. Conditions tomorrow will have winds southeasterly 10 to 15 knots reaching up to 20 knots offshore during the morning. Winds southerly below 10 knots inshore early in the morning and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon. So when the oppertunity knocks be ready to try for some Spanish mackerel, grass sweetlip, Cobia and snapper from Sunshine Reef. Spanish mackerel and snapper from the Blinker. Mac and long tail tuna from Old Women Island. Long tail tuna and sweetlip from Caloundra 5 mile. Sunshine, Halls and North Reefs have had spanish mackerel to 11kg longtail tuna, grass emperor, painted sweetlip, tusk fish, moses perch.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: A few flathead and bream around the dog beach and the river mouth and some small queenies and goldens at the Woods Bay. Still good mangrove jack and trevally in Weyba Creek. The schools of trevally throughout the river. The Tewantin also fished well for bream and flathead as well as some good whiting outside the channel in Lake Cooroibah. The mud crabs throughout the river

Maroochydore: Water is still pretty dirty in the river but cleaning up on the top of the tide in the lower river. Plenty of buck crabs as well as flathead, bream and trevelly from the the mouth of Eudlo Creek and the Cod Hole. Few good whiting in the lower river on the incoming tide. Good mud crabs still throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Bream, cod and trevally from around the boat moorings. Mangrove jack, cod and several good flathead caught throughout the river. Muddies throughout the Mooloolah River, particularly in the Kawana and Mooloolah canals.

Caloundra: Whiting, bream, trevally and flathead along Golden Beach. Mangrove jack, flathead, grunter and mud crabs in the creeks. Queenfish and trevally in Pelican Waters. Bream and grass sweetlip from Shelly Beach.

Jay Hargreaves queen fishing land based SC 

Jay Hargreaves with a nice queenfish caught and released of the bank recently in his secret spot on the Sunny Coast

Local Fishing Report: ANZAC day Thursday 2019-04-25

Offshore 

Choppy conditions early then improving later in the day, winds will be southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore north of Maroochydore early in the morning. Winds turning easterly in the afternoon with seas 1 to 1.5 metres. Conditions improving further tomorrow with winds beig excellent for offshore fishing with east to southeasterly about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly during the afternoon and seas below 1 metre. So be ready to try for some Spanish mackerel, grass sweetlip, Cobia and snapper from Sunshine Reef. Spanish mackerel and snapper from the Blinker. Mac and long tail tuna from Old Women Island. Long tail tuna and sweetlip from Caloundra 5 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Trevally, whiting, flathead and bream inside the river mouth and lower river. Still good mangrove jack, trevally and mud crabs in Weyba Creek. Whiting at the entrance of the lakes. The mud crabs on the move throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Grunter bream in the lower river. Plenty of buck crabs as well as flathead, bream and trevelly from the the mouth of Eudlo Creek and the Cod Hole. Few good whiting in the lower river on the incoming tide. Good mud crabs still throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Bream, cod and trevally from around the boat moorings. Mangrove jack, cod and several good flathead caught throughout the river. Muddies throughout the Mooloolah River, particularly in the Kawana and Mooloolah canals.

Caloundra: Whiting, bream, trevally and flathead along Golden Beach. Mangrove jack, flathead, grunter and mud crabs in the creeks. Queenfish and trevally in Pelican Waters. Bream and grass sweetlip from Shelly Beach.

Daniel West 2 bucks Eudlo Cr 

Daniel West with a couple of his buck crabs to 16 odd cm potted on Tuesday in Eudlo Creek.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2019-04-24

Offshore 

Choppy to rough early and then settling down in the afternoon offshore as winds will be southeasterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon with seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday. Conditions improving further with winds southeasterly 10 to 15 knots and seas easing back to be around 1 metre. Fridays offshore conditions look like being real good with lighter winds and slight seas! So be ready to try for some Spanish mackerel, grass sweetlip, Cobia and snapper from Sunshine Reef. Spanish mackerel and snapper from the Blinker. Mac and long tail tuna from Old Women Island. Long tail tuna and sweetlip from Caloundra 5 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Trevally, whiting, flathead and bream inside the river mouth and lower river. Mangrove jack, trevally and mud crabs in Weyba Creek. Whiting at the entrance of the lakes. The mud crabs on the move throughout the river. Bream and flathead along the Gympie Terrace stretch.

Maroochydore: Grunter bream in the lower river. Mangrove jack, in Petrie Creek, plenty of buck crabs yesterday as well as flathead, bream and trevelly from the the mouth of Eudlo Creek and the Cod Hole. Few good whiting in the lower river on the incoming tide. Good mud crabs still throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Bream, cod and trevally from around the boat moorings. Mangrove jack, cod and several good flathead caught throughout the river. Muddies throughout the Mooloolah River, particularly in the Kawana and Mooloolah canals.

Caloundra: Whiting, bream, trevally and flathead along Golden Beach. Mangrove jack, flathead, grunter and mud crabs in the creeks. Queenfish and trevally in Pelican Waters. Bream and grass sweetlip from Shelly Beach.

Brendan Kate Flathead 

Check out Brendan and Kate with a quality 55cm dusky flathead caught recently in the lower Maroochy River.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2019-04-23

Offshore 

Pretty choppy offshore as winds will be southeasterly 15 to 20 knots with seas 1.5 to 2 metres. conditions similar tomorrow with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas easing back a bit to 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon. Spanish mackerel, grass sweetlip, Cobia and snapper from Sunshine Reef. Spanish mackerel and snapper from the Blinker. Mac and long tail tuna from Old Women Island. Long tail tuna and sweetlip from Caloundra 5 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Golden trevally, whiting, flathead and bream inside the river mouth and lower river. Mangrove jack, golden trevally and mud crabs in Weyba Creek. Whiting at the entrance of the lakes. The mud crabs on the move throughout the river. Bream and flathead along the Gympie Terrace stretch.

Maroochydore: Try for a few dart along the beaches. Grunter bream throughout the river. Mangrove jack, in Petrie Creek, flathead, bream and trevelly from the the mouth of Eudlo Creek and the Cod Hole. Few good whiting in the lower river on the incoming tide. Good mud crabs still throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Dart, whiting and bream in the gutters. Bream, cod and trevally from around the boat moorings. Mangrove jack, cod and several good flathead caught throughout the river. Muddies throughout the Mooloolah River, particularly in the Kawana and Mooloolah canals.

Caloundra: Whiting, bream, trevally and flathead along Golden Beach. Mangrove jack, flathead, grunter and mud crabs in the creeks. Queenfish and trevally in Pelican Waters. Bream and grass sweetlip from Shelly Beach.

Laila Trevally 

Laila Planck with a juvenile trevally caught and released off Chambers Island on a Zerek Tango Shad.

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