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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: 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!

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2019-01-10

Offshore

Good conditions particularly early with winds east to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon.and seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow will be okay in the morning becoming choppy in the afternoon with winds easterly 10 to 15 knots tending southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening. 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 to 40cm and plenty of flathead from Cotton Tree. A few big elbow slapper whiting throughout the lower reaches. Golden trevally and flathead from Picnic Point. Theres been several good catches of mangrove Jack and cod in the creeks and structure throughout the river. Mud Crabs potted througout the river. 

Mooloolaba: Quality whiting, bream to 39cm and trevally in the Mooloolah canals. Bream and trevally from the moorings. Jacks, flathead, 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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Daniel Vogler Mitchell Grayson Mangrove Jack

Daniel Vogler and Mitchell Grayson with a few good mangrove jack taken overnight in the Bli Bli Reach.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2019-01-09

Offshore

Good conditions as winds will be Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots and seas around 1 metre. Wild Thing 2 fished the bait balls on Sunshine Reef for quality cobia, spotty mackerel, tusk fish and grass sweetlip and lost a few good fish to sharks." www.fishingnoosa.com.au/noosacharters.htm 

Chardon's Reef had snapper, pearl perch and venus tusk fish on the bottom for pearl perch, moses perch, grass emperor and snapper. Cobia, mackerel, snapper and cod from North Reef. Snapper, sweetlip and few spotty mackerel from the Blinker. 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, 57cm javelin fish, flathead and a few elbow slapper whiting.

Whiting also from the Yacht Club and near the ferry stretch. A 53cm 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 to 40cm and plenty of flathead from Cotton Tree. Big flathead and the odd good tailor from the river mouth. A few big elbow slapper whiting throughout the lower reaches. Golden trevally and flathead from picnic point. Mangrove Jack and cod in the creeks and structure throughout the river. Mud Crabs potted througout the river. 

Mooloolaba: Quality whiting, bream to 39cm and trevally in the Mooloolah canals. Bream and trevally from the moorings. Jacks, flathead, 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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Kai Wilkinson with a 55cm

Kai Wilkinson with a nice 55cm Dusky Flathead from the Mooloola River

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2019-01-08

Offshore

Winds will be Easterly at 15 to 20 knots, with 1 to 1.5 metre seas, decreasing below 1 metre around midday and around 1-1.5m of easterly swell. Wild Thing 2 fished the bait balls on Sunshine Reef for quality cobia, spotty mackerel, tusk fish and grass sweetlip and lost a few good fish to sharks." www.fishingnoosa.com.au/noosacharters.html 

Chardon's Reef had snapper, pearl perch and venus tusk fish on the bottom for pearl perch, moses perch, grass emperor and snapper. Cobia, mackerel, snapper and cod from North Reef. Snapper, sweetlip and few spotty mackerel from the Blinker. 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, 57cm javelin fish, flathead and a few elbow slapper whiting. Whiting also from the Yacht Club and near the ferry stretch. A 53cm 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 to 40cm and plenty of flathead from Cotton Tree. Big flathead and the odd good tailor from the river mouth. A few big elbow slapper whiting throughout the lower reaches. Golden trevally and flathead from picnic point. Mangrove Jack and cod in the creeks and structure throughout the river. Mud Crabs potted througout the river.

Mooloolaba: Quality whiting, bream to 39cm and trevally in the Mooloolah canals. Bream and trevally from the moorings. Jacks, flathead, 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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Riley Rieck 49cm golden trevally

Riley Rieck was proud of his PB 49cm golden trevally taken on chcicken from Picnic Point yesterday.

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