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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: Thursday 2018-12-20

Offshore

Conditions have improved and should be pretty good today with winds east to northeasterly about 10 knots tending north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day, with seas below 1 metre, decreasing below 0.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon. Tomorrows conditions will be choppy with winds northerly 15 to 20 knots tending north to northwesterly during the day with seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore south of Maroochydore. Before the recent crook weather there were quality dolphin fish, sweetlip and spanish mackerel from Sunshine Reef. Cobia, mackerel, snapper and cod from North Reef. Snapper, sweetlip and few spotty mackerel from the Blinker. Dolphin fish and spanish mackerel from the Mooloolaba 8 mile. Cobia, snapper, venus tusk fish and spanish mackerel off Coolum. Grass sweetlip and moses perch from Old Women Island. Spanish mackerel and maori cod from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: With Sundays Full Moon there should be plenty of fish feeding activity from now and through to Christmas. Whiting from the flats in the lower river. Jacks and flathead between the lakes. Queenies and trevally at dawn in Woods Bays. The rain events have flushed the crabs out, so try even in the lower river.

Maroochydore: The river water has a good run of dirty fresh water so the mud crabs are throughout the river system and there have already been several solid bucks potted. Trevally, bream and flathead Cod Hole area. Flathead between Eudlo Creek and Bli Bli.

Mooloolaba: Try the beaches for whiting and dart. Jacks, flathead, trevally, whiting and a few cod in the Mooloolaba canals and the lower river rock walls. Whiting, bream and flathead from La Balsa Sand basin. Cod, jack and and muddies from the upper Mooloolah.

Caloundra: Try for flathead, mangrove jack and a few mud crabs in Coochin Creek. The Flathead, whiting and bream from Golden Beach. Whiting and flathead from the protected north western side of Bribie Island. After the heavy rain the Mud crabs will be feeding in all the creeks that feed into the Passage.

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Xavier Chong with a hard fighting 46cm trevelly taken on herring in the Maroochy River.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2018-12-19

Offshore

Conditions slowly improving improved with winds easterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly in the afternoon with seas 1 to 1.5 metres. Tomorrows conditions will be pretty good with winds north to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the day with seas round 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore south of Maroochydore during the evening. So be ready to go offshore as conditions hopefully are workable for the next few days. Before the recent crook weather there were quality dolphin fish, sweetlip and spanish mackerel from Sunshine Reef. Cobia, mackerel, snapper and cod from North Reef. Snapper, sweetlip and few spotty mackerel from the Blinker. Dolphin fish and spanish mackerel from the Mooloolaba 8 mile. Cobia, snapper, venus tusk fish and spanish mackerel off Coolum. Grass sweetlip and moses perch from Old Women Island. Spanish mackerel and maori cod from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Try for whiting from the flats in the lower river under the cover of the dirty water. Jacks and flathead between the lakes. Queenies and trevally at dawn in Woods Bays. The downstream flow of dirty water has flushed the crabs out of the mangroves and creeks and into the middle and lower river, so put your pots out and see what you get.

Maroochydore: The river water has a good run of dirty fresh water so the mud crabs are throughout the river system and there have already been several solid bucks potted. Trevally, bream and flathead Cod Hole area. Flathead between Eudlo Creek and Bli Bli.

Mooloolaba: Try the beaches for whiting and dart. Jacks, flathead, trevally, whiting and a few cod in the Mooloolaba canals and the lower river rock walls. Whiting, bream and flathead from La Balsa Sand basin. Cod, jack and and muddies from the upper Mooloolah.

Caloundra: Try for flathead, mangrove jack and a few mud crabs in Coochin Creek. The Flathead, whiting and bream from Golden Beach. Whiting and flathead from the protected north western side of Bribie Island. After the heavy rain the Mud crabs will be feeding in all the creeks that feed into the Passage.

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Jared Horton with a nice 46 cm dusky flathead caught and released in the Cod Hole yesterday

Fishing Report: Monday 2018-12-17

Offshore

Still very ordinary conditions with winds, east to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Winds tending easterly during the afternoon and evening and reaching up to 25 knots offshore with seas 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres around midday. Tomorrows conditions will be much better with winds easterly 10 to 15 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Before the recent crook weather conditions there were quality dolphin fish, sweetlip and spanish mackerel from Sunshine Reef. Cobia, mackerel, snapper and cod from North Reef. Snapper, sweetlip and few spotty mackerel from the Blinker. Dolphin fish and spanish mackerel from the Mooloolaba 8 mile. Cobia, snapper, venus tusk fish and spanish mackerel off Coolum. Grass sweetlip and moses perch from Old Women Island. Spanish mackerel and maori cod from Caloundra 12 mile. Spotty mackerel, cobia, snapper, pearl perch and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Try for whiting from the flats in the lower river under the cover of the dirty water. Jacks and flathead between the lakes. Queenies and trevally at dawn in Woods Bays. Jacks from Noosa Sound, Weyba Creek and the Marina. The wet conditions have stirred up the Mud crabs right through the river system, so put your pots out and see what you get.

Maroochydore: The river water has a good run of dirty fresh water so the mud crabs are throughout the river system and there have already been a few solid bucks potted. Jacks and school jew from the rock bars above Bli Bli. Trevally, bream and flathead Cod Hole area. Flathead between Eudlo Creek and Bli Bli.

Mooloolaba: When the weather calms down from Tuesday on try the beaches for whiting and dart. Jacks, flathead, trevally, whiting and a few cod in the Mooloolaba canals and the lower river rock walls. Whiting, bream and flathead from La Balsa Sand basin. Cod, jack and and muddies from the upper Mooloolah.

Caloundra: Flathead,mangrove jack and a few mud crabs in Coochin Creek. The Flathead, whiting and bream from Golden Beach. Whiting and flathead from the protected north western side of Bribie Island. After the heavy rain the Mud crabs will be feeding in all the creeks that feed into the Passage.

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Jarvis Jack

Jarvis Henricks was stoked to catch this mangrove jack over night on the weekend and was happy to remind his Dad, Bruce that he had out fished him once again.

Local Fishing Report: Friday 2018-12-14

Offshore

Winds will be blowing north to northeasterly at 15 to 20 knots, with 1 - 1.5m seas and below a meter of southerly swell. Dolphin fish, sweetlip and spanish mackerel from Sunshine Reef. Cobia, mackerel, snapper and cod from North Reef. Snapper, sweetlip and few spotty mackerel from the Blinker. Dolphin fish and spanish mackerel from the Mooloolaba 8 mile. Cobia, snapper, venus tusk fish and spanish mackerel off Coolum. Grass sweetlip and moses perch from Old Women Island. Spanish mackerel and maori cod from Caloundra 12 mile. Spotty mackerel, cobia, snapper, pearl perch and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Whiting from the flats in the lower river. Jacks and flathead between the lakes. Flathead to 63cm, trevally and bream around the river mouth. Queenies and trevally at dawn in Woods Bays. Jacks from Noosa Sound, Weyba Creek and the Marina. Good flathead and a few big estuary cod also up that way. for more details

Maroochydore: Whiting from Chambers Island. Whiting and diamond trevally from Picnic Point. Jacks and school jew from the rock bars above Bli Bli. Trevally, bream and flathead Cod Hole area. Flathead between Eudlo Creek and Bli Bli on the banks. Flathead in Petrie Creek. Mud crabs in the deeper holes of the middle river and canals.

Mooloolaba: Jacks, flathead, trevally and whiting in the Mooloolaba canals. Jack and bream in the Kawana Canals. Bream and cod from the rock walls. Whiting, bream and flathead from La Balsa Sand basin. Cod and jack from the rock bars in the upper Mooloolah.

Caloundra: Flathead,mangrove jack and a few mud crabs in Coochin Creek. The Flathead, whiting and bream from Golden Beach. Whiting and flathead from the north western side of Bribie.

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Cameron Sutherland Golden Trevally Picnic Point

Cameron Sutherland paddled his kayak over to the sand bank opposite Picnic Point and caught this pan sized golden trevally on a recent trip.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2018-12-15

Offshore

Winds will be blowing north to northeasterly at 15 to 20 knots, with 1 - 1.5m seas and below a meter of southerly swell. Dolphin fish, sweetlip and spanish mackerel from Sunshine Reef. Cobia, mackerel, snapper and cod from North Reef. Snapper, sweetlip and few spotty mackerel from the Blinker. Dolphin fish and spanish mackerel from the Mooloolaba 8 mile. Cobia, snapper, venus tusk fish and spanish mackerel off Coolum. Grass sweetlip and moses perch from Old Women Island. Spanish mackerel and maori cod from Caloundra 12 mile. Spotty mackerel, cobia, snapper, pearl perch and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Whiting from the flats in the lower river. Jacks and flathead between the lakes. Flathead to 63cm, trevally and bream around the river mouth. Queenies and trevally at dawn in Woods Bays. Jacks from Noosa Sound, Weyba Creek and the Marina. Good flathead and a few big estuary cod also up that way. for more details

Maroochydore: Whiting from Chambers Island. Whiting and diamond trevally from Picnic Point. Jacks and school jew from the rock bars above Bli Bli. Trevally, bream and flathead Cod Hole area. Flathead between Eudlo Creek and Bli Bli on the banks. Flathead in Petrie Creek. Mud crabs in the deeper holes of the middle river and canals.

Mooloolaba: Jacks, flathead, trevally and whiting in the Mooloolaba canals. Jack and bream in the Kawana Canals. Bream and cod from the rock walls. Whiting, bream and flathead from La Balsa Sand basin. Cod and jack from the rock bars in the upper Mooloolah.

Caloundra: Flathead,mangrove jack and a few mud crabs in Coochin Creek. The Flathead, whiting and bream from Golden Beach. Whiting and flathead from the north western side of Bribie.

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Cameron Sutherland Golden Trevally Picnic Point

Cameron Sutherland paddled his kayak over to the sand bank opposite Picnic Point and caught this pan sized golden trevally on a recent trip.

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