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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 2019-02-13

Offshore

Calmer conditions early ahead of a gusty change today, with a Strong Wind Warning for today in Sunshine Coast Waters with winds north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, tending east to northeasterly below 10 knots offshore during the morning. A gusty southerly change 20 to 25 knots will move north along the coast during the morning, reaching Bribie Island mid-morning and extending north to Noosa Heads by midday. Winds throughout then becoming southeasterly 20 to 25 knots in the afternoon, reaching up to 30 knots at times inshore south of Noosa Head and seas 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres around midday. Tomorrows conditions are looking similar with strong winds and big seas, so be prepared to stay in Port with winds Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots. Wind speeds reaching up to 30 knots at times in the afternoon and evening and seas 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon or evening. The windy conditions look sticking around into the middle of next week, but for something to look forward too, before the winds there's been some good catches of yellow fin tuna, and spotty mackerel from Sunshine Reef. Spotty mackerel from Halls Reef. Cobia, sweetlip and tuna and some quality spanish mackerel from North Reef. Spotty mackerel from the NW fairway beacon. Spotty mackerel, yellow fin tuna, cobia, and sweetlip off Coolum Reef. Cobia, sweetlip, wahoo, spotty mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Trevally, whiting and flathead in the lower river. Mangrove jack between the lakes and in the canals. Bream and flathead along Gympie Terrace. Plenty of mud crabs throughout but mainly in the upper river system.

Maroochydore: Flathead and bream from the river mouth. Bream and trevally at the Cod Hole. Small spotted grunter, flathead and the odd chopper tailor from Bli Bli. Cod and Mangrove Jack from the rock bars in the middle river. Mud crabs in the middle river.

Mooloolaba: Bream, grunter and trevally from the moorings. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek an around McKenzies Bridge. Cod, mangrove jack and and muddies from the middle and upper Mooloolah River.

Caloundra: Try for sand crabs in in the deeper channels and sea grass beds of the northern passage and for mud crabs there as well as in the creeks. Flathead and whiting from Golden Beach and the entrance to Bell's Creek. Jacks and trevally in Pelican Waters.

 LukeOpeltYFTuna Off Mbar

Have a look at Luke Opelt, with a hard fighting Yellow fin tuna caught and released close in off the Sunshine Coast last weekend.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2019-02-12

Offshore

Good conditions early ahead of increasing and most likely pretty choppy sea breeze later in the day, with winds northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the day and seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. While tomorrows conditions will be choppy as well with winds northerly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres. There's been some good catches over the weekend of yellow fin tuna, and spotty mackerel from Sunshine Reef. Spotty mackerel from Halls Reef. Cobia, sweetlip and tuna and some quality spanish mackerel from North Reef. Spotty mackerel from the NW fairway beacon. Spotty mackerel, yellow fin tuna, cobia, and sweetlip off Coolum Reef. Cobia, sweetlip, wahoo, spotty mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile. Red emperor, snapper, pearl perch, tusk fish, cobia and black marlin from the banks. Double Island Point had tusk fish, moses perch, snapper and pearl perch and dolphin fish, www.fishingnoosa.com.au/noosacharters.htm.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Trevally, whiting and flathead in Woods Bays. Whiting in the frying pan. Mangrove jack between the lakes and in the canals. Bream, flathead and tarwhine along Gympie Terrace. Plenty of mud crabs throughout but mainly in the upper river system.

Maroochydore: Flathead and bream from the river mouth. Bream and trevally at the Cod Hole. Small spotted grunter to 42cm, flathead and jew from Bli Bli. Cod and jack from the rock bars in the middle river. Mud crabs in the middle river. 

Mooloolaba: Bream, grunter and trevally from the moorings. Trevally from La Balsa park. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek. Target jacks, flathead and trevally, from McKenzies Bridge. Cod, mangrove jack and and muddies from the upper Mooloolah. 

Caloundra: Whiting and bream from Currimunid Lake. Sand crabs in in the deeper channels and sea grass beds of the northern passage. Flathead and whiting from Golden Beach and the entrance to Bell's Creek. Jacks and trevally in Pelican Waters.

Brett Deep EndCharters

Keen angler, Brett Robertson took home this 78cm, 9kg red emperor while fishing on the Barwon Banks on a Deep End Charter over the weekend.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2019-02-11

Offshore

Winds will be blowing southeasterly's at 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots before dawn and turning east to northeasterly during the afternoon and evening, with seas decreasing to 1m during the morning. Yellow fin tuna, and spotty mackerel from Sunshine Reef. Spotty mackerel from Halls Reef. Cobia, sweetlip and tuna and some quality spanish mackerel from North Reef. Spotty mackerel from the NW fairway beacon. Spotty mackerel, yellow fin tuna, cobia, and sweetlip off Coolum Reef. Cobia, sweetlip, wahoo, spotty mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile. Perl perch, tusk fish, cobia and black marlin from the banks. Double Island Point had tusk fish, moses perch, snapper and pearl perch and dolphin fish, www.fishingnoosa.com.au/noosacharters.htm.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Trevally, whiting and flathead in Woods Bays. Whiting in the frying pan. Mangrove jack between the lakes and in the canals. Bream, flathead and tarwhine along Gympie Terrace. Plenty of mud crabs throughout but mainly in the upper river system.

Maroochydore: Flathead and bream from the river mouth. The odd tailor, bream and trevally at the Cod Hole. Small spotted grunter to 42cm, flathead and jew from Bli Bli. Cod and jack from the rock bars in the middle river. Mud crabs in the middle river. 

Mooloolaba: Bream, grunter and trevally from the moorings. Trevally from La Balsa park. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek. Target jacks, flathead and trevally, from McKenzies Bridge. Cod, mangrove jack and and muddies from the upper Mooloolah.

Caloundra: Whiting and bream from Currimunid Lake. Sand crabs in in the deeper channels and sea grass beds of the northern passage. Flathead and whiting from Golden Beach and the entrance to Bell's Creek. Jacks and trevally in Pelican Waters.

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Brett Sheriff had a good start to his morning yesterday fishing from the river mouth with small pilchards for this 59cm clean dusky flathead.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2019-02-09

Offshore

Pretty choppy to rough conditions again today, so better in sheltered waters, with winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1.5 metres. Similar conditions tomorrow with winds easterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres. So when conditions hopefully improve on Saturday for the weekend and into Tuesday be ready to go for some of the recent catches of Yellow fin tuna, and spanish mackerel from Sunshine Reef. Cobia, sweetlip and tuna and some quality spanish mackerel from North Reef. Spanish, yellow fin tuna, cobia, and snapper off Coolum Reef. Cobia, wahoo, spotty mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Target trevally, grunter and flathead in Woods Bays. Whiting from the frying pan and Woods Bays. Mangrove jack between the lakes and in the canals. Bream, flathead and tarwhine along Gympie Terrace. Penty of mud crabs throughout but mainly in the upper river system.

Maroochydore: The odd tailor, bream and trevally at the Cod Hole. Spotted grunter to 42cm, flathead and jew from Bli Bli. Cod and jack from the rock bars in the middle river. Still plenty of mud crabs as one local has kept 7 keepers (only 4 pots) in the last week and returned heaps of undersize crabs ans several large female crabs. 

Mooloolaba: Bream, grunter and trevally from the moorings. Trevally from La Balsa park. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek. Target jacks, flathead and trevally, from McKenzies Bridge. Cod, mangrove jack and and muddies from the upper Mooloolah.

Caloundra: A few bream, whiting and dart from along the beaches. Sand crabs in in the deeper channels and sea grass beds of the northern passage. Flathead, mangrove jack and mud crabs in Creeks. Jacks and trevally in Pelican Waters. Mud crabs in the creeks.

Shaun Doyle Elbow slapper
Check out local whiting angler, Shaun Doyle with a nice elbow slapper whiting with several in his catch in the 25 to 28cm range, taken in the lower river.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2019-02-07

Offshore

Pretty choppy to rough conditions again today, so better in sheltered waters, with winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1.5 metres. Similar conditions tomorrow with winds easterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres. So when conditions hopefully improve on Saturday for the weekend and into Tuesday be ready to go for some of the recent catches of Yellow fin tuna, and spanish mackerel from Sunshine Reef. Cobia, sweetlip and tuna and some quality spanish mackerel from North Reef. Spanish, yellow fin tuna, cobia, and snapper off Coolum Reef. Cobia, wahoo, spotty mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: This weeks new moon phase and associated big tides has the fish feeding. Target trevally, grunter and flathead in Woods Bays. Whiting from the frying pan and Woods Bays. Mangrove jack between the lakes and in the canals. Bream, flathead and tarwhine along Gympie Terrace. A few mud crabs in the upper river system.

Maroochydore: The odd tailor, bream and trevally at the Cod Hole. Spotted grunter, flathead and jew from Bli Bli. Cod and jack from the rock bars in the middle river. Still plenty of Muddies but mostly females and under size bucks with the occasional keeper, until there is more rainfall. 

Mooloolaba: Bream and trevally from the moorings. Trevally from La Balsa park. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek. Target jacks, flathead and trevally, from McKenzies Bridge. Cod, mangrove jack and and muddies from the upper Mooloolah. 

Caloundra: A few bream, whiting and dart from along the beaches. Sand crabs in in the deeper channels and sea grass beds of the northern passage. Flathead, mangrove jack and mud crabs in Creeks. Jacks and trevally in Pelican Waters. Mud crabs in the creeks.

Yandina Fishing Club at Borumba Dam. Levi Ryder with a 46cm Bass
Levi Ryder with a 46cm Bass out with skipper Ron Craine with the Yandina Fishing Club at Borumba Dam.

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