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Sunshine Coast Fishing Reports

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Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2019-09-18

Offshore: Choppy conditions offshore today particularly with the afternoon sea breeze with winds, north to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots, decreasing to 10 to 15 knots inshore after dawn. Winds shifting northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon and seas 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday. Tomorrow conditions will be a big improvement with winds a lighter easterly 10 to 15 knots turning south to southeasterly below 10 knots during the morning then tending easterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon and seas around 1 metre. So be ready to go tomorrow for Spanish mackerel from Halls Reef. Cougar One skipper fished North Reef on Sunday in fairly good conditions where the crew caught quality snapper, gold spot cod, venus tusk fish and moses perch. Chardon's Reef has had for nice snapper, Maori cod and Moses perch. Sunshine Reef's also had good snapper, tusk fish, Moses perch, bonito, longtail tuna, grass emperor and school mackerel. School mackerel from Raper Shoal. Grass sweetlip, tusk fish, queenfish and tailor from Old Women Island. Pearl perch, snapper, tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Try for a few good size whiting in the lower river. Trevally flathead and a queenies in Woods Bays. Big flathead opposite Gympie Terrace. Tewantin and in between the lakes are producing queenfish, trevally, flathead and school jew.

Maroochydore: Good flathead, whiting and bream around the river mouth. Flathead and a few good trevally in the middle reaches of the river. Try for mangrove jack in the middle and upper river. Flathead some big in Petrie Creek.

Mooloolaba: Have a fish on Pt Cartwright for jew, tailor and small snapper. Bream, dusky flathead and golden trevally from the boat moorings and canals. Cod, bream and flathead from the twin bridges. Mangrove jack and cod from the rock bars in the upper river.

Caloundra: Bream and flathead in Coochin Creek. Whiting from Golden Beach stretch. Bream and trevally in Pelican Waters.

Ben Lockwood Trevally motorway 

Super Keen young angler, Ben Lockwood, at it again catching and releasing feisty trevally off the Moterway Bridge pylons.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2019-09-17

Offshore: Good offshore conditions this morning with increasing winde later with winds, northerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore during the afternoon and evening with seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the afternoon. Tomorrow conditions will become choppy away from the coast with winds north to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots shifting southerly 15 to 20 knots during the evening as a gusty change moves north and seas 1.5 to 2 metres. So be ready to go offshore right through into the weekend and with a beautiful Full Moon as well. Go for Spanish mackerel from Halls Reef. North Reef has had quality Maori cod, snapper, Moses perch and Venus tusk fish. Chardon's Reef has had for nice snapper, Maori cod and Moses perch. Sunshine Reef's also had good snapper, tusk fish, Moses perch, bonito, longtail tuna, grass emperor and school mackerel. School mackerel from Raper Shoal. Grass sweetlip, tusk fish, queenfish and tailor from Old Women Island. Pearl perch, snapper, tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Few good size whiting in the lower river. Trevally flathead and a queenies in Woods Bays. Big flathead opposite Gympie Terrace. Tewantin and in between the lakes are producing queenfish, trevally, flathead and school jew.

Maroochydore: Good flathead, whiting and bream around the river mouth. Flathead and a few good trevally in the middle reaches of the river. Try for mangrove jack in the middle and upper river. Flathead some big in Petrie Creek.

Mooloolaba: Have a fish on Pt Cartwright for jew, tailor and small snapper. Bream, dusky flathead and golden trevally from the boat moorings and canals. Cod, bream and flathead from the twin bridges. Mangrove jack and cod from the rock bars in the upper river.

Caloundra: Bream and flathead in Coochin Creek. Whiting from Golden Beach stretch. Bream and trevally in Pelican Waters.

robert trevally 

Check out Robert Whiting visiting from Yorkshire in England, landed a feisty giant trevally under the Motorway Bridge taken Saturday on pilchards.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2019-09-16

Offshore: Good offshore conditions this morning with increasing winde later with winds, northerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore during the afternoon and evening with seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the afternoon. Tomorrow conditions will become choppy away from the coast with winds north to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots shifting southerly 15 to 20 knots during the evening as a gusty change moves north and seas 1.5 to 2 metres. So be ready to go offshore right through into the weekend and with a beautiful Full Moon as well. Go for Spanish mackerel from Halls Reef. North Reef has had quality Maori cod, snapper, Moses perch and Venus tusk fish. Chardon's Reef has had for nice snapper, Maori cod and Moses perch. Sunshine Reef's also had good snapper, tusk fish, Moses perch, bonito, longtail tuna, grass emperor and school mackerel. School mackerel from Raper Shoal. Grass sweetlip, tusk fish, queenfish and tailor from Old Women Island. Pearl perch, snapper, tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Few good size whiting in the lower river. A crew member on aNoosa River Fishing Safari caught and released this 76cm flathead on Saturday afternoon's charter. It went for a whole frogmouth pilchard.Trevally flathead and a queenies in Woods Bays. Big flathead opposite Gympie Terrace. Tewantin and in between the lakes are producing queenfish, trevally,flathead and school jew.

Maroochydore: Tailor and jew over night from Yaroomba and Marcoola Beach. Good flathead, whiting and bream around the river mouth. Whiting on the incoming tide around ths sand banks in the lower river. Flathead and a few good trevally in the middle reaches of the river. Mangrove jack and school jew in the middle and upper river. Flathead in Petrie Creek.

Mooloolaba: Have a fish on Pt Cartwright for jew, tailor and small snapper. Bream, dusky flathead and golden trevally from the boat moorings and canals. Cod, bream and flathead from the twin bridges. Mangrove jack and cod from the rock bars in the upper river.

Caloundra: Bream and flathead in Coochin Creek. Whiting from Golden Beach stretch. Bream and trevally in Pelican Waters.

caden fuller 32cm 

Check out Caden Fuller with a nice 32cm whiting taken in the Maroochy Waters Canal on Saturday.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2019-09-14

Offshore: Great offshore today have ease right back,with winds, southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning, then tending north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon. Inshore winds tending south to southwesterly about 10 knots in the early morning with seas around 1 metre. Tomorrow conditions will be excellent with winds southeasterly about 10 knots becoming northeasterly during the afternoon. Inshore winds south to southwesterly below 10 knots in the early morning and seas below 1 metre. So be ready to go offshore right through into the weekend and with a beautiful Full Moon as well. Go for Spanish mackerel from Halls Reef. North Reef has had quality Maori cod, snapper, Moses perch and Venus tusk fish. Chardon's Reef has had for nice snapper, Maori cod and Moses perch. Sunshine Reef's also had good snapper, tusk fish, Moses perch, bonito, longtail tuna, grass emperor and school mackerel. School mackerel from Raper Shoal. Grass sweetlip, tusk fish, queenfish and tailor from Old Women Island. Pearl perch, snapper, tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: With todays Full Moon, try for jew and tailor off the beaches and headlands. Few good size whiting in the lower river. Trevally flathead and a queenies in Woods Bays. Big flathead opposite Gympie Terrace. Tewantin and in between the lakes are producing queenfish, trevally,flathead and school jew.

Maroochydore: Tailor and jew over night from Yaroomba and Marcoola Beach. Good flathead, whiting and bream around the river mouth. Whiting on the incoming tide around ths sand banks in the lower river. Flathead and a few good trevally in the middle reaches of the river. Mangrove jack and school jew in the middle and upper river. Flathead in Petrie Creek.

Mooloolaba: Have a fish on Pt Cartwright for jew, tailor and small snapper. Bream, dusky flathead and golden trevally from the boat moorings and canals. Cod, bream and flathead from the twin bridges. Mangrove jack and cod from the rock bars in the upper river.

Caloundra: Bream and flathead in Coochin Creek. Whiting from Golden Beach stretch. Bream and trevally in Pelican Waters. Be ready for the Caloundra Power Club's 'Take A Kid Fishing Day' to be held on Sunday the 29th of September. For further Information contact Terry Graham on 0408190569.

GlenG 

Glens Daughter

Glen Gramenz fishing with his Daughter, caught several good flattys the Maroochy River mouth a couple of days ago. He got 4 in total and another 30 cm whiting and 29 cm bream both near the dreadger on the change of tide last night .

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2019-09-11

Offshore: Strong Wind Warning for Today in Sunshine Coast Waters So, more windy and rough conditions particularly early today with winds, southerly 25 to 30 knots turning southeasterly 20 to 25 knots during the morning, and decreasing to 15 to 20 knots around midday with seas 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning. Tomorrow conditions easing right back with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending south to southeasterly about 10 knots during the morning, then tending east to southeasterly during the afternoon. Winds turning north to northeasterly in the late afternoon and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. So be ready to go offshore o Thusday afternoon,Friday and right through into the weekend and with a beautiful Full Moon as well on Saturday night! Go for Spanish mackerel from Halls Reef. North Reef has had quality Maori cod, snapper, Moses perch and Venus tusk fish. Chardon's Reef has had for nice snapper, Maori cod and Moses perch. Sunshine Reef's also had good snapper, tusk fish, Moses perch, bonito, longtail tuna, grass emperor and school mackerel. School mackerel from Raper Shoal. Grass sweetlip, tusk fish, queenfish and tailor from Old Women Island. Pearl perch, snapper, tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Tailor off the beach along Sunshine Beach stretch. Whiting in the lower river. Trevally flathead and a queenies in Woods Bays. Big flathead opposite Gympie Terrace. Tewantin and in between the lakes are producing queenfish, trevally,flathead and school jew.

Maroochydore: Tailor over night from Marcoola Beach. Whiting on the incoming tide around ths sand banks in the lower river. Flathead and a few good trevally in the middle reaches of the river. Mangrove jack and school jew in the middle and upper river. Flathead in Petrie Creek.

Mooloolaba: Bream, dusky flathead and golden trevally from the boat moorings and canals. Cod, bream and flathead from the twin bridges. Mangrove jack and cod from the rock bars in the upper river.

Caloundra: Bream and flathead in Coochin Creek. Whiting from Golden Beach stretch. Bream and trevally in Pelican Waters. Be ready for the Caloundra Power Club's 'Take A Kid Fishing Day' to be held on Sunday the 29th of September. For further Information contact Terry Graham on 0408190569.

Camo and Mate 

Camo Sullivan and his mate Jordan Eames have been catching and releasing a few trevally from their favorite fishing platform in the Cod Hole under the Motorway Bridge.

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