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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 2018-12-06

Offshore

The rough conditions look like continuing right into the weekend or Monday so be prepared to stay in sheltered waters.There's a Strong Wind Warning for Today in Sunshine Coast Waters, winds today Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore north of Maroochydore during the day and seas 2 to 2.5 metres. Tomorrow's conditions will ease slightly but still be rough offshore, with winds Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots. and seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres. When conditions improve remember there have been good catches of snapper and Spanish Mackerel to 13 kg around Mudjimba Island, as well as spotty mackerel and small Bonito visible on surface with bait balls inside and close to the island. With North and Chardon's Reefs having tusk fish, spangled emperor, pearl perch, snapper, grass emperor and gold spot cod. Snapper, coral trout, moses perch and maori cod from Sunshine Reef. There's been a few good catches off Mooloolaba and Caloundra, like spanish mackerel, yellow tail kingfish, cobia, long tail tuna, tusk fish including some good snapper, jew and red emperor. snapper pearl perch, cobia, jew and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead, trevally and queenfish throughout the lower river. Jew in the Tewantin Reach. Plenty of flathead and whiting up in Cooroibah, mangrove jacks in the snaggy and structure areas in the upper river system and creeks. Worth putting the crab pots in! 

Maroochydore: Trevally, bream and flathead Cod Hole area. There's been several good catches of flathead throughout the river. Cod, tarwhine and bream as well as under size chopper tailor from Bli Bli. Mangrove jack in the creeks. A few keeper bucks along with many under size and female crabs to release.

Mooloolaba; Bream and trevally from the boat moorings. Some good whiting and flathead from La Balsa Sand basin. Estuary cod, flathead, bream and worth a try for a jack from the Twin Bridges. Whiting from the entrance to Mountain Creek.

Caloundra: Bream, flathead,mangrove jack trevally and a few mud crabs from the creeks that feed into the Pumicestone Passage. The Flathead, whiting and bream from Golden Beach. A few dart, bream and whiting off the beaches.
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Craig Stewart fishing Moreton Bay

Here is one of my old Forestry Mates Craig Stewart who now works in Fisheries showing off an excellent 43cm whiting from his favourite spots in Moreton Bay

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2018-12-05

Offshore

Great conditions most of the day today ahead of the blustery southerly change this evening with winds variable about 10 knots with a southeasterly change 20 to 25 knots in the late evening, with seas below 1 metre.Tomorrow's conditions will be rough offshore, with winds southeasterly 20 to 25 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning. Snapper and Spanish Mackerel to 13 kg around Mudjimba Island, as well as spotty mackerel and small Bonito visible on surface with bait balls inside and close to the island. With North and Chardon's Reefs having tusk fish, spangled emperor, pearl perch, snapper, grass emperor and gold spot cod. Snapper, coral trout, moses perch and maori cod from Sunshine Reef. There's been a few good catches off Mooloolaba and Caloundra, like spanish mackerel, yellow tail kingfish, cobia, long tail tuna, tusk fish including some good snapper, jew and red emperor. snapper pearl perch, cobia, jew and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Double Island Point recently had a few big red emperor to 12 kg, good tusk fish, moses perch, coral cod, pearl perch a few quality snapper.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Several good catches of flathead, trevally and queenfish throughout the lower river. Jew in the Tewantin Reach. Plenty of flathead and whiting up in Cooroibah, mangrove jacks in the snaggy and structure areas in the upper river system and creeks. Worth putting the crab pots in! 

Maroochydore: Trevally, bream and flathead Cod Hole area. There's been several good catches of flathead throughout the river. Cod, tarwhine and bream as well as under size chopper tailor from Bli Bli. Mangrove jack in the creeks. A few keeper bucks along with many under size and female crabs to release.

Mooloolaba; Bream and trevally from the boat moorings. Some good whiting and flathead from La Balsa Sand basin. Estuary cod, flathead, bream and worth a try for a jack from the Twin Bridges. Whiting from the entrance to Mountain Creek.

Caloundra: Bream, flathead,mangrove jack trevally and a few mud crabs from the creeks that feed into the Pumicestone Passage. The Flathead, whiting and bream from Golden Beach. A few dart, bream and whiting off the beaches.

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ben 13kg spanish mackerel Mudjimba

Well, have a look at my mate, Ben Forgan with a 13 kg Spanish Mackerel caught off Mudjimba Island over the weekend. Well done Ben.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2018-12-04

Offshore

The rough conditions look like continuing right into the weekend or Monday so be prepared to stay in sheltered waters.There's a Strong Wind Warning for Today in Sunshine Coast Waters, winds today Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore north of Maroochydore during the day and seas 2 to 2.5 metres. Tomorrow's conditions will ease slightly but still be rough offshore, with winds Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots. and seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres. When conditions improve remember there have been good catches of snapper and Spanish Mackerel to 13 kg around Mudjimba Island, as well as spotty mackerel and small Bonito visible on surface with bait balls inside and close to the island. With North and Chardon's Reefs having tusk fish, spangled emperor, pearl perch, snapper, grass emperor and gold spot cod. Snapper, coral trout, moses perch and maori cod from Sunshine Reef. There's been a few good catches off Mooloolaba and Caloundra, like spanish mackerel, yellow tail kingfish, cobia, long tail tuna, tusk fish including some good snapper, jew and red emperor. snapper pearl perch, cobia, jew and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead, trevally and queenfish throughout the lower river. Jew in the Tewantin Reach. Plenty of flathead and whiting up in Cooroibah, mangrove jacks in the snaggy and structure areas in the upper river system and creeks. Worth putting the crab pots in!

Maroochydore: Trevally, bream and flathead Cod Hole area. Good flathead from Chambers Island and Picnic Point and through the south channel. Cod, tarwhine and bream as well as under size chopper tailor from Bli Bli. Mangrove jack in the creeks. A few keeper bucks along with many under size and female crabs to release.

Mooloolaba; Bream and trevally from the boat moorings. Some good whiting and flathead from La Balsa Sand basin. Estuary cod, flathead, bream and worth a try for a jack from the Twin Bridges. Whiting from the entrance to Mountain Creek. Mud crabs in the canals and middle river.

Caloundra: Bream, flathead,mangrove jack trevally and a few mud crabs from the creeks that feed into the Pumicestone Passage. The Flathead, whiting and bream from Golden Beach.

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Craig Stewart fishing Moreton Bay

Here is one of my old Forestry Mates: Craig Stewart who now works in Fisheries showing off an excellent 43cm whiting from his favourite spots in Moreton Bay

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2018-12-03

Offshore

Strong Wind Warning today for Sunshine Coast Waters with winds northwesterly 20 to 25 knots reaching up to 30 knots at times offshore before dawn. A south to southeasterly change 15 to 20 knots moving north in the morning then tending easterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon and seas 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre later in the evening.Tomorrow's conditions are looking better with winds east to southeasterly about 10 knots tending south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning then tending east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the evening with seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore south of Maroochydore during the evening. Snapper and Spanish Mackerel to 13 kg around Mudjimba Island, as well as spotty mackerel and small Bonito visible on surface with bait balls inside and close to the island. With North and Chardon's Reefs having tusk fish, spangled emperor, pearl perch, snapper, grass emperor and gold spot cod. Snapper, coral trout, moses perch and maori cod from Sunshine Reef. There's been a few good catches off Mooloolaba and Caloundra, like spanish mackerel, yellow tail kingfish, cobia, long tail tuna, tusk fish including some good snapper, jew and red emperor. snapper pearl perch, cobia, jew and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Double Island Point recently had a few big red emperor to 12 kg, good tusk fish, moses perch, coral cod, pearl perch a few quality snapper.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Several good catches of trevally and queenfish throughout the lower river. Flathead, bream and queenfish in the Woods Bays. Jew in the Tewantin Reach. Plenty of flathead and whiting up in Cooroibah, mangrove jacks in the snaggy and structure areas in the upper river system and creeks. Worth putting the crab pots in! 

Maroochydore: Trevally, bream and flathead Cod Hole area. Good flathead from Chambers Island and Picnic Point and through the south channel. Cod, tarwhine and bream as well as under size chopper tailor from Bli Bli. Mangrove jack in the creeks. A few keeper bucks along with many under size and female crabs to release.

Mooloolaba; Bream and trevally from the boat moorings. Some good whiting and flathead from La Balsa Sand basin. Estuary cod, flathead, bream and worth a try for a jack from the Twin Bridges. Whiting from the entrance to Mountain Creek. Mud crabs in the canals and middle river.

Caloundra: Bream, flathead,mangrove jack trevally and a few mud crabs from the creeks that feed into the Pumicestone Passage. The Flathead, whiting and bream from Golden Beach.

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PaulBurgum MountfordWhiting

Paul Burgum-Mountford has been doing okay for a few quality whiting in the Maroochy River lately.
Regards

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2018-12-01

Offshore

Pretty good conditions today particularly early and most of the day ahead of the freshening sea breeze, with winds north to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon with seas around 1 metre.

Tomorrow's, looking choppy to rough as winds will be northerly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots during the afternoon then tending northwesterly during the evening with seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon or evening. So be ready to go! My mate Jason Milne from Viking Kayaks Fishing report yesterday- Snapper out there under the bait balls today at Mudjimba, took my white zman off the bottom after dropping through the bait - plenty of bird action with spotty mackerel and small Bonito visible on surface - moving fast and gone quick after short bust ups. Shut down by 8am after boats started arriving from Coolum to Maroochydore- Today Saturday is looking mint weather in the morning so get out early before all the boat traffic shuts them down, they’re both in close and out wide as you dare. We went 2km behind the island but found as many bait balls inside and close to the island. With North and Chardon's Reefs having tusk fish, spangled emperor, pearl perch, snapper, grass emperor and gold spot cod. Snapper, coral trout, moses perch and maori cod from Sunshine Reef. There's been a few good catches off Mooloolaba and Caloundra, like yellow tail kingfish, cobia, long tail tuna, tusk fish including some good snapper, jew and red emperor. snapper pearl perch, cobia, jew and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Double Island Point recently had a few big red emperor to 12 kg, good tusk fish, moses perch, coral cod, pearl perch a few quality snapper.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Golden, giant trevally and queenfish throughout the lower river. Flathead, bream and queenfish in the Woods Bays. Plenty of flathead up in Cooroibah, mangrove jacks in the snaggy and structure areas in the upper river system and creeks. Worth putting the crab pots in!

Maroochydore: Trevally, bream, flathead and a few mangrove jack around Cod Hole area. Good flathead from Chambers Island and Picnic Point and through the south channel. Cod, tarwhine, bream, grunter and tailor from Bli Bli. the are reports of a few keeper bucks along with many under size crabs to release.

Mooloolaba; Bream and trevally from the boat moorings. Some good whiting and flathead from La Balsa Sand basin. Estuary cod, flathead, bream and worth a try for a jack from the Twin Bridges. Whiting from the entrance to Mountain Creek. Mud crabs in the canals and middle river.

Caloundra: As the wind drops out try for dart whiting and flathead along the beaches. Bream, flathead,mangrove jack trevally and a few mud crabs from the creeks that feed into the Pumicestone Passage. The Flathead, whiting and bream from Golden Beach.

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Jason Milne snapper

Check out Jason Milne from Viking Kayaks Fishing yesterday with Snapper out there under the bait balls at Mudjimba, took his white zman off the bottom after dropping through the bait. Well don Jason!

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