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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: Saturday 2019-07-13

Offshore: Reasonable conditions close inshore early and choppy to rough out wide later in the day with winds, west to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots. Winds in the evening becoming southwesterly 15 to 20 knots and reaching 20 to 25 knots at times offshore, and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres later in the evening. Tomorrow will be okay as well with winds southerly 15 to 20 knots, decreasing to 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon afternoon. Inshore winds tending lighter 10 to 15 knots during the morning, then southeasterly below 10 knots during the afternoon, with seas 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon or evening. Wild Thing 2 skipper Nat Turner fished North Reef where they caught a couple of quality cobia, and plenty of pan-sized reefies including snapper, pearl perch, tusk fish, grass sweetlip and moses perch.We are at the beginning of a good snapper season, so get out when you can. North Reefs has had a few good catches of Moses perch, pearl perch, venus tusk fish, snapper and sweetlip. Sunshine Reef has had spanish mackerel, coral trout, snapper and a few good sweetlip. Snapper and tusk fish from Mooloolaba 8 mile. Spanish mackerel, snapper and tuskfish around the Blinker. Snapper and mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa:  Bream, quality golden trevally to 65cm and flathead to 60cm from the river mouth. Whiting between makepeace Island and Lake Cooroibah. Flathead along the Tewantin Stretch. Trevally and bream in Woods Bays. Trevally and mangrove jack from Munna Point.

Maroochydore: Trailor and trevally from the middle river. Quality bream upstream from the Cod Hole and the lower river. Flathead to 60cm from the Creek mouths, the Bli Bli Islands and Chambers Island. Bream, Tarwhine and flathead from the river mouth.

Mooloolaba: Tailor of the rock walls. A few gar fish around the moorings on the incoming tide. Bream and several dusky flathead and golden trevally from the boat moorings and canals. Cod and flathead from the twin bridges. Mud crabs in the canal and Mountain Creek.

Caloundra: Luderick off the Boardwalk. Bream from Military Jetty, the boardwalk and golden beach stretch. Bream and trevally in Pelican Waters. School jew in the deeper holes of the northern passage.

Young Caleb Fuller with a nice keeper bream taken this week in the lower river

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2019-07-11

Offshore: Reasonable offshore boating conditions today with a bit of chop out wide. Winds will be northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots offshore. Winds tending west to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon, reaching up to 20 knots offshore south of Noosa Heads at times during the evening, with seas 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon and swells easterly around 1 metre. Wild Thing 2 skipper Nat Turner fished North Reef on a seven hour charter on Tuesday. Conditions were awesome with light westerly winds and a rolling swell that wasn't noticeable once outside the bar. We caught a couple of quality cobia, and plenty of pan-sized reefies including snapper, pearl perch, tusk fish, grass sweetlip and moses perch.We are at the beginning of a good snapper season, so get out when you can. North Reefs has had a few good catches of Moses perch, pearl perch, venus tusk fish, snapper and sweetlip. Sunshine Reef has had spanish mackerel, coral trout, snapper and a few good sweetlip. Snapper and tusk fish from Mooloolaba 8 mile. Spanish mackerel, snapper and tuskfish around the Blinker. Snapper and mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa:  Bream, quality golden trevally to 65cm and flathead to 60cm from the river mouth. Whiting between makepeace Island and Lake Cooroibah. Flathead along the Tewantin Stretch. Trevally and bream in Woods Bays. Trevally and mangrove jack from Munna Point.

Maroochydore: Trailor and trevally from the middle river. Quality bream upstream from the Cod Hole and the lower river. Flathead to 60cm from the Creek mouths, the Bli Bli Islands and Chambers Island. Bream, Tarwhine and flathead from the river mouth.

Mooloolaba: Tailor of the rock walls. A few gar fish around the moorings on the incoming tide. Bream and several dusky flathead and golden trevally from the boat moorings and canals. Cod and flathead from the twin bridges. Mud crabs in the canal and Mountain Creek.

Caloundra: Luderick off the Boardwalk. Bream from Military Jetty, the boardwalk and golden beach stretch. Bream and trevally in Pelican Waters. School jew in the deeper holes of the northern passage.

Dallas Pilcher has been busy over the school holidays on local reefs- out fishing with his Dad Shaun and Grandad John Innes.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2019-07-10

Offshore: Excellent offshore boating conditions today. Winds will be Northerly below 10 knots becoming west to northwesterly before dawn then tending northerly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon, with seas below 1 metre and 1m of swell. North Reefs has had a few good catches of Moses perch, pearl perch, venus tusk fish, snapper and sweetlip. Sunshine Reef has had spanish mackerel, coral trout, snapper and a few good sweetlip. Snapper and tusk fish from Mooloolaba 8 mile. Spanish mackerel, snapper and tuskfish around the Blinker. Snapper and mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa:  Bream, quality trevally to 65cm and flathead to 60cm from the river mouth. Whiting between makepeace Island and Lake Cooroibah. Flathead along the Tewantin Stretch. Trevally and bream in Woods Bays. Trevally and mangrove jack from Munna Point.

Maroochydore: Trailor and trevally from the middle river. Quality bream upstream from the Cod Hole and the lower river. Flathead to 60cm from the Creek mouths, the Bli Bli Islands and Chambers Island. Bream, Tarwhine and flathead from the river mouth.

Mooloolaba: Tailor of the rock walls. A few gar fish around the moorings on the incoming tide. Bream and several dusky flathead and golden trevally from the boat moorings and canals. Cod and flathead from the twin bridges. Mud crabs in the canal and Mountain Creek.

Caloundra: Luderick off the Boardwalk. Bream from Military Jetty, the boardwalk and golden beach stretch. Bream and trevally in Pelican Waters. School jew in the deeper holes of the northern passage.

Nick and Kylie Hyde had a great time fishing in the Mighty Maroochy River today with a 55cm dusky flathead as their reward from the middle reaches.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2019-07-09

Offshore: Finally some fishable conditions in offshore waters this week. Winds will be west to southwesterly below 10 knots, becoming variable during the day with possible light seabreezes in the afternoon with seas below 1 metre and swells easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre later in the evening. Tomorrow will have excellent conditions as well with winds, variable below 10 knots, tending north to northwesterly about 10 knots in the evening. Possible light seabreezes in the afternoon and seas below 1 metre. North Reefs has had a few good catches of Moses perch, pearl perch, venus tusk fish, snapper and sweetlip. Sunshine Reef has had spanish mackerel, coral trout, snapper and a few good sweetlip. Snapper and tusk fish from Mooloolaba 8 mile. Spanish mackerel, snapper and tuskfish around the Blinker. Snapper and mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa:  Bream and quality trevally to 65cm and flathead to 60cm throughout the lower system. Whiting between makepeace Island and Lake Cooroibah. Flathead, trevally and bream in the river mouth. Flathead along the Tewantin Stretch. Trevally and flathead in Woods Bays. Trevally and the odd tailor from Munna Point.

Maroochydore: Trevally in the middle river. Quality bream upstream from the Cod Hole and the lower river. Flathead from the Creek mouths, the Bli Bli Islands and Chambers Island. Bream, Tarwhine and flathead from the river mouth.

Mooloolaba: Tailor of the rock walls. A few gar fish around the moorings on the incoming tide. Bream and several dusky flathead and golden trevally from the boat moorings and canals. Cod and flathead from the twin bridges. Mud crabs in the canal and Mountain Creek.

Caloundra: Luderick off the Boardwalk. Bream from Military Jetty, the boardwalk and golden beach stretch. Bream and trevally in Pelican Waters. School jew in the deeper holes of the northern passage.

Have a look at young James, with his flathead to 70cm which fed the whole camp while staying at inskip Point last week.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2019-07-08

Offshore: Finally some fishable conditions in offshore waters this week. Winds will be East to southeasterly at 10 to 15 knots turning southeasterly below 10 knots during the afternoon. Light southerly winds inshore in the morning, with seas around 1m and 1.5 - 2.5m of Easterly swell. North Reefs has had a few good catches of Moses perch, pearl perch, venus tusk fish, snapper and sweetlip. Sunshine Reef has had spanish mackerel, coral trout, snapper and a few good sweetlip.Snapper and tusk fish from Mooloolaba 8 mile. Spanish mackerel, snapper and tuskfish around the Blinker. Snapper and mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa:  Bream throughout the lower system. Whiting between makepeace Island and Lake Cooroibah. Flathead, trevally and bream in the river mouth. Flathead along the Tewantin Stretch. Trevally and flathead in Woods Bays. Trevally and the odd tailor from Munna Point.

Maroochydore: Trevally in the middle river. Quality bream upstream from the Cod Hole and the lower river. Flathead from the Creek mouths, the Bli Bli Islands and Chambers Island. Bream, Tarwhine and flathead from the river mouth.

Mooloolaba: Tailor of the rock walls. A few gar fish around the moorings on the incoming tide. Bream and several dusky flathead and golden trevally from the boat moorings and canals. Cod and flathead from the twin bridges. Mud crabs in the canal and Mountain Creek.

Caloundra: Luderick off the Boardwalk. Bream from Military Jetty, the boardwalk and golden beach stretch. Bream and trevally in Pelican Waters. School jew in the deeper holes of the northern passage.

Young Flynn O'Toole was fishing in the Cod Hole fishing comp with his family around the Bli Bli Islands when he hooked this 59cm dusky flathead.

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