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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.

The daily Fishing Report and Catch of the Day photo will be updated DAILY, this is the same information which features in the sports section of the Sunshine Coast Daily.

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Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2019-01-17

Offshore

Be ready to go for the next few days with okay conditions today with winds a bit choppy with northeasterly 10 to 15 knots and seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow conditions will also be okay with winds but with a bit of northerly chop with northeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots with seas below 1 metre. Reports of plenty of cobia on the closer inshore reefs off the Sunshine Coast at present with floating pilchards and live baits doing the job. Sunshine Reef for a great catch of cobia , spottie mackerel and quite a few pearl perch. Cobia, mackerel, snapper and cod from North Reef. Spanish and spotty mackerel from Mooloolaba. Cobia, snapper, venus tusk fish and spanish mackerel off Coolum. Mackerel and maori cod from Caloundra 12 mile. Double Island Point has had cobia, venus tusk fish, pearl perch, moses perch, grass emperor and snapper.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Noosa Sound area has been producing quality GT's, golden trevally, some reasonable bream, grunter bream and flathead. Whiting also from the Yacht Club and near the ferry stretch. Also a few tailor in the lower river. A few good catches of mangrove jack to 54cm in the creeks and around the bridge structures and up between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Bream and a few flathead from Cotton Tree. A few big whiting throughout the lower reaches. Golden trevally and flathead from Picnic Point. Mangrove Jack from the creeks and Bli Bli reach. Flathead from the creek mouths. Mud Crabs potted mainly in the upper river. 

Mooloolaba: Definatly worth a try for whiting, bream and trevally in the Mooloolah canals. Bream and trevally from the moorings. Jacks, flathead to 60cm, trevally, from McKenzies Bridge. Cod, mangrove jack and and muddies from the upper Mooloolah. 

Caloundra: Some big flathead up to 70cm, mangrove jack and mud crabs in Coochin Creek. Try for flathead, a few whiting and bream from Golden Beach. Quality whiting south of Bells Creek over night. Mud crabs will be feeding in all the creeks that feed into the Passage. 

Suzanne Bryant and kids Dusky

Susanne Bryant with her boys were happy with their nice Dusky Flathead taken while on a BBQ Pontoon Boat.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2019-01-16

Offshore

Be ready to go for the next few days with good conditions today with winds east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots. Lighter winds inshore in the morning and seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow also pretty good conditions with winds east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots with seas below 1 metre. Reports of plenty of cobia on the closer inshore reefs off the Sunshine Coast at present with floating pilchards and live baits doing the job. Sunshine Reef for a great catch of cobia , spottie mackerel and quite a few pearl perch. Cobia, mackerel, snapper and cod from North Reef. Spanish and spotty mackerel from Mooloolaba. Cobia, snapper, venus tusk fish and spanish mackerel off Coolum. Mackerel and maori cod from Caloundra 12 mile. Double Island Point has had cobia, venus tusk fish, pearl perch, moses perch, grass emperor and snapper.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Noosa Sound area has been producing quality GT's, golden trevally, some reasonable bream, grunter bream and flathead. Whiting also from the Yacht Club and near the ferry stretch. Also a few tailor in the lower river. A few good catches of mangrove jack to 54cm in the creeks and around the bridge structures and up between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Bream and a few flathead from Cotton Tree. A few big whiting throughout the lower reaches. Golden trevally and flathead from Picnic Point. Mangrove Jack from the creeks and Bli Bli reach. Flathead from the creek mouths. Mud Crabs potted mainly in the upper river. 

Mooloolaba: Definatly worth a try for whiting, bream and trevally in the Mooloolah canals. Bream and trevally from the moorings. Jacks, flathead to 60cm, trevally, from McKenzies Bridge. Cod, mangrove jack and and muddies from the upper Mooloolah.

Caloundra: Some big flathead up to 70cm, mangrove jack and mud crabs in Coochin Creek. Try for flathead, a few whiting and bream from Golden Beach. Quality whiting south of Bells Creek over night. Mud crabs will be feeding in all the creeks that feed into the Passage.

kim whiting
Kim Maas from the Maroochy RSL Fishing Club with a couple of stonker whiting taken from Picnic Point, one of his favourite spots on the Sunny Coast.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2019-01-15

Offshore

Be ready to go for the next few days with great conditions today so much better than yesterday with winds easterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the morning and seas around 1 metre. Tomorrow also pretty good conditions with winds east to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the day with seas below 1 metre. Sunshine Reef for a great catch of cobia , spottie mackerel and quite a few pearl perch. Cobia, mackerel, snapper and cod from North Reef. Spanish and spotty mackerel from Mooloolaba. Cobia, snapper, venus tusk fish and spanish mackerel off Coolum. Mackerel and maori cod from Caloundra 12 mile. Double Island Point has had a few good snapper, cobia, venus tusk fish, pearl perch, moses perch, grass emperor and snapper.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Noosa Sound area has been producing quality GT's, golden trevally, some grunter bream, flathead and the odd big whiting. Whiting also from the Yacht Club and near the ferry stretch. Golden trevally taken and a few good tailor in the lower river. A few good catches of mangrove jack in the creeks and around the bridge structures and up between the lakes. 

Maroochydore: Big bream and plenty of flathead from Cotton Tree. A couple of tailor to 45 cm upstream from the Cod Hole. A few big whiting throughout the lower reaches. Golden trevally and flathead from Picnic Point. Mangrove Jack from the creeks and Bli Bli reach. Flathead from the creek mouths. Mud Crabs potted mainly in the upper river.

Mooloolaba: Quality whiting, bream and trevally in the Mooloolah canals. Bream and trevally from the moorings. Jacks, flathead to 60cm, trevally, from McKenzies Bridge. Big whiting in Mountain Creek Reach. Cod, mangrove jack and and muddies from the upper Mooloolah. 

Caloundra: Some big flathead up to 70cm, mangrove jack and a few mud crabs in Coochin Creek. Good numbers of flathead, a few whiting and bream from Golden Beach. Quality whiting south of Bells Creek over night. Mud crabs will be feeding in all the creeks that feed into the Passage.

Finn H StevensNoosa Harbour 

Finn Horton-Stephens out fishes his Dad Marc, with this feisty Giant Trevally in Weyba Creek. Released with a smile. www.fishingnoosa.com.au/fishoftheweek.htm 

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2019-01-14

Offshore

Winds will be southeasterly at 15 to 20 knots turning easterly in the evening, with 1-1.5m seas and 1-1.5m of easterly swell. .Sunshine Reef has had quality venus tusk fish, grass emperor, painted sweetlip and Spanish mackerel cobia, spotty mackerel and grass sweetlip. Cobia, mackerel, snapper and cod from North Reef. Been good catches of mahi mahi and spanish mackerel from Mooloolaba. Cobia, snapper, venus tusk fish and spanish mackerel off Coolum. Mackerel and maori cod from Caloundra 12 mile. Double Island Point has had a few good snapper, cobia, venus tusk fish, pearl perch, moses perch, grass emperor and snapper.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Noosa Sound area has been producing quality golden trevally, some good grunter bream, flathead and a few elbow slapper whiting. Whiting also from the Yacht Club and near the ferry stretch. Golden trevally taken and a few good tailor in the lower river. A few good catches of mangrove jack in the creeks and around the bridge structures and up between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Big bream and plenty of flathead from Cotton Tree. A couple of tailor to 45 cm upstream from the Cod Hole. A few big whiting throughout the lower reaches. Golden trevally and flathead from Picnic Point. Mangrove Jack from the creeks and Bli Bli reach. Flathead from the creek mouths. Mud Crabs potted mainly in the upper river. 

Mooloolaba: Quality whiting, bream and trevally in the Mooloolah canals. Bream and trevally from the moorings. Jacks, flathead to 60cm, trevally, from McKenzies Bridge. Big whiting in Mountain Creek Reach. Cod, mangrove jack and and muddies from the upper Mooloolah.

Caloundra: Some big flathead up to 70cm, mangrove jack and a few mud crabs in Coochin Creek. Good numbers of flathead, a few whiting and bream from Golden Beach. Quality whiting south of Bells Creek over night. Mud crabs will be feeding in all the creeks that feed into the Passage.

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Jeff Vere 70cm Flathead Eudlo

Jeff Vere christened his new kayak with this 70cm dusky flathead at the mouth of Eudlo Creek using a 70mm pink vibe.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2019-01-12

Offshore

Probably best to stay in protected waters over the weekend and through to early in the week when conditions settle a bitCould be a bit choppy today with with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.Tomorrow will be similar with choppy condition with wind southeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres. Sunshine Reef has had quality venus tusk fish, grass emperor, painted sweetlip and Spanish mackerel cobia, spotty mackerel and grass sweetlip. Cobia, mackerel, snapper and cod from North Reef. Been good catches of mahi mahi and spanish mackerel from Mooloolaba. Cobia, snapper, venus tusk fish and spanish mackerel off Coolum. Mackerel and maori cod from Caloundra 12 mile. Double Island Point has had a few good snapper, cobia, venus tusk fish, pearl perch, moses perch, grass emperor and snapper.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Noosa Sound area has been producing quality golden trevally, some good grunter bream, flathead and a few elbow slapper whiting. Whiting also from the Yacht Club and near the ferry stretch. Golden trevally taken and a few good tailor in the lower river. A few good catches of mangrove jack in the creeks and around the bridge structures and up between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Big bream and plenty of flathead from Cotton Tree. A couple of tailor to 45 cm upstream from the Cod Hole. A few big whiting throughout the lower reaches. Golden trevally and flathead from Picnic Point. There's been several good catches of mangrove Jack to 45cm bream to 32cm and good whiting and cod in the creeks throughout the river. Mud Crabs potted mainly in the upper river. 

Mooloolaba: Quality whiting, bream and trevally in the Mooloolah canals. Bream and trevally from the moorings. Jacks, flathead to 60cm, trevally, from McKenzies Bridge. Big whiting in Mountain Creek Reach. Cod, mangrove jack and and muddies from the upper Mooloolah.

Caloundra: Some big flathead up to 70cm, mangrove jack and a few mud crabs in Coochin Creek. Good numbers of flathead, a few whiting and bream from Golden Beach. Quality whiting south of Bells Creek over night. Mud crabs will be feeding in all the creeks that feed into the Passage.

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conner Murry bream

Check out Conner Murray with a fat Morwong or blubber lip bream, Slatey bream, Painted sweelip and the old and probably politically incorrect version ‘Mother in Law Fish’ which was taken up near Oyster Bank Road, in the Maroochy River. Well done Conner!

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