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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: Wednesday 2017-10-25

Offshore

Good conditions early then becoming choppy for offshore waters in the afternoon with winds variable about 10 knots becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots by late morning. Winds tending north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon and evening. with seas below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening. Tomorrow winds will increase and become choppy to rough with winds north to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots with seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning. There’s been snapper, gold band, moses perch, hussar, venus tusk fish, rosy jobfish and pearl perch from the Hards. Amberjacks, parrot and snapper from Murphy’s Reef. Quality coral trout, big pearl perch, red emperor and amberjack wide of Double Island Point. Moses perch, venus tusk fish,  gold spot wrasse, pearl perch, snapper, hussar and gold band snapper from the Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: A few dart and bream off the beaches. With the water beginning to clear on the flood tide there are a few good quality flathead, whiting and trevally the river mouth and in Woods bay. Flathead from Gympie terrace, Weyba creek and Munna Point. Mud crabs throughout the lower river, especially in all of the canal systems. Whiting from the frying pan.

Maroochydore: Whiting feeding throughout the lower river particularly on the incoming tide. Flathead, grunter, golden trevally and bream in the Cod Hole. Heaps of undersize bream and and keeper flathead52cm from Chambers Island, Oyster bank road and Picnic Pt. Golden trevally from Twin waters. Whiting on sugapen stick baits from Picnic Point and in Maroochy waters canal. Mud crabs are moving in the middle and lower river, creeks and canals.

Mooloolaba: Golden trevally, cod and bream off the rock walls and La Balsa stretch. Whiting from the flats above McKenzies bridge and in Mountain Creek. Whiting and flathead from the sand basin. Mud crabs in the lower river and canals.

Caloundra: Flathead, golden trevally and bream from the boardwalk. Trevally, whiting and bream on the dirty water line on the making tide. Whiting from Golden Beach and the bar on the banks. Mud crabs are moving throughout the passage, the creeks creek and canals.

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Robert Whiting 30cm Whiting

Well, Robert Whiting would have been happier with a big trevally, but yesterday he settled for heaps of “through back” bream and whiting keeping this 30cm whiting for his dinner.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2017-10-24

Offshore

Perfect conditions for offshore boating the next two day. With winds today variable below 10 knots, tending east to northeasterly about 10 knots during the afternoon with seas Below 1 metre. Tomorrow winds will increase and become a bit choppy being northeasterly about 10 knots tending northerly 15 to 20 knots during the morning with seas starting below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening. Trekker 2 caught snapper, gold band, moses perch, hussar, venus tusk fish, rosy jobfish and pearl perch from the Hards over the weekend. Amberjacks, parrot and snapper from Murphy’s Reef. Quality coral trout, big pearl perch, red emperor and amberjack wide of Double Island Point. Moses perch, venus tusk fish,  gold spot wrasse, pearl perch, snapper, hussar and gold band snapper from the Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead and whiting in Woods bay. Flathead from Gympie terrace, Weyba creek and Munna Point. Mud crabs throughout the lower river, especially in all of the canal systems. Trevally and flathead the river mouth. Whiting from the frying pan.

Maroochydore: Mud crabs are moving in the middle and lower river, creeks and canals. Whiting feeding throughout the lower river particularly on the incoming tide. Flathead, grunter, golden trevally and bream in the Cod Hole. Heaps of undersize bream and and keeper flathead52cm from Chambers Island, Oyster bank road and Picnic Pt. Golden trevally from Twin waters. Whiting on sugapen stick baits from Picnic Point and in Maroochy waters canal.

Mooloolaba: Golden trevally, cod and bream off the rock walls and La Balsa stretch. Whiting from the flats above McKenzies bridge and in Mountain Creek. Whiting and flathead from the sand basin. Mud crabs in the lower river and canals.

Caloundra: Flathead, golden trevally and bream from the boardwalk. Small Gt’s and bream on the dirty water line on the making tide. Whiting from Golden Beach and the bar on the banks. Mud crabs are moving throughout the passage, bells creek and canals.

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Have a look at John Watts with a nice Golden Trevally caught in the lower river over the weekend.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2017-10-23

Offshore

Perfect conditions for offshore boating the next two day. Winds will be variable below 10 knots, tending southeast to northeasterly about 10 knots during the afternoon. Seas are below 1m and swell is decreasing to 1m during the morning.  Trekker 2 caught snapper, gold band, moses perch, hussar, venus tusk fish, rosy jobfish and pearl perch from the Hards over the weekend. Amberjacks, parrot and snapper from Murphy’s Reef. Quality coral trout, big pearl perch, red emperor and amberjack wide of Double Island Point. Moses perch, venus tusk fish,  gold spot wrasse, pearl perch, snapper, hussar and gold band snapper from the Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead and whiting in Woods bay. Flathead from Gympie terrace, weyba creek and Munna Point. Mud crabs throughout the lower river, especially in all of the canal systems. Trevally and flathead the river mouth. Whiting from the frying pan.

Maroochydore: Mud crabs are moving in the middle and lower river, creeks and canals. Whiting throughout the lower river. Flathead, grunter, golden trevally and bream in the cod hole. Bream and Flathead from Oyster bank road. Golden trevally from Twin waters. Whiting on sugapen stick baits from Picnic Point and in Maroochy waters canal.

Mooloolaba: Golden trevally, cod and bream off the rock walls and La Balsa stretch. Whiting from the flats above McKenzies bridge and in Mountain Creek. Whiting and flathead from the sand basin. Mud crabs in the lower river and canals.

Caloundra: Flathead, golden trevally and bream from the boardwalk. Small Gt’s and bream on the dirty water line on the making tide. Whiting from Golden Beach and the bar on the banks. Mud crabs are moving throughout the passage, bells creek and canals.

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The crew aboard Deep End Fishing Charters caught a few nice venus tusk fish up to 65cm from a recent trip to the banks.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2017-10-21

Offshore

Strong Wind Warning for today in Sunshine Coast Waters.  Unfortunately yesterdays window of opportunity of good conditions will be replaced fairly quickly with very rough conditions in the afternoon today and early tomorrow with winds blowing starting with northwest to north-easterly 10 to 15 knots shifting southerly 20 to 25 knots in the middle of the day from the south and reaching 25 to 33 knots offshore in the late afternoon with seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday, then increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon. Tomorrow winds will be southerly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 33 knots offshore during the morning. Winds turning southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the day. A few good fish were boated before the crook weather, so as conditions improve next week you should try for amberjacks, parrot and snapper from Murphy’s Reef. Quality coral trout, big pearl perch, red emperor and amberjack wide of Double Island Point. Snapper, jew fish, moses perch, hussar, venus tusk, rosy job fish, amberjack, gold spot cod, gold spot wrasse and pearl perch from the Hards. Moses perch, venus tusk fish,  gold spot wrasse, pearl perch, snapper, hussar and gold band snapper from the Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: The New moon Phase should have the fish feeding, however the dirty flood waters will certainly slow down the action this weekend. Mud crabs throughout the lower river, especially in all of the canal systems. Trevally and flathead the river mouth. Whiting from the frying pan. Flathead in Weyba Creek.

Maroochydore: Still worth travelling with caution in all waters as the dirty flood waters will have debris and perhaps the odd floating log! The fish will begin to feed on the incoming tide under the cover of the dirty water in the lower river systems. Mud crabs are moving in the middle and lower river, creeks and canals. Whiting and flathead in the lower river. Flathead and bream in the cod hole.

Mooloolaba: Golden trevally and bream off the rock walls and La Balsa stretch. Whiting and flathead from the sand basin. Mud crabs in the lower river and canals.

Caloundra: Flathead and bream form the boardwalk. Whiting from Golden Beach. Mud crabs are moving throughout the passage, bells creek and canals.

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Ben Newlands landed this nice flathead on low tide off Chambers Island on Thursday afternoon.

Local Fishing Report: Friday 2017-10-20

Offshore

Finally conditions have settled down with winds blowing easterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly at 10 knots during the afternoon, with seas around 1 metre. Still worth travelling with caution in small vessels as there is still 1.5 - 2m of swell in offshore waters.  A few good fish were boated before the crook weather, so as conditions improve you should try for amberjacks, parrot and snapper from Murphy’s Reef. Quality coral trout, big pearl perch, red emperor and amberjack wide of Double Island Point. Snapper, jew fish, moses perch, hussar, venus tusk, rosy job fish, amberjack, gold spot cod, gold spot wrasse and pearl perch from the Hards. Moses perch, venus tusk fish,  gold spot wrasse, pearl perch, snapper, hussar and gold band snapper from the Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Mud crabs throughout the lower river, especially in all of the canal systems. Trevally and flathead the river mouth. Whiting from the frying pan. Flathead in Weyba Creek.

Maroochydore: Mud crabs are moving in the middle and lower river, creeks and canals. Whiting and flathead in the lower river. Flathead and bream in the cod hole.

Mooloolaba: Golden trevally and bream off the rock walls and La Balsa stretch. Whiting and flathead from the sand basin. Mud crabs in the lower river and canals.

Caloundra: Flathead and bream form the boardwalk. Whiting from Golden Beach. Mud crabs are moving throughout the passage, bells creek and canals.

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Nice to see a legal red emperor caught on a close inshore reef on the coast. This specimen taken from the Caloundra 12 mile on a recent Deep End fishing Charter.

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