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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.

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Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2019-10-01

Offshore: Choppy to rough today with winds easterly 20 to 25 knots with seas 1.5 to 2 metres. Tomorrow will improve by the afternoon with winds easterly 15 to 20 knots, decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. So when conditions improve be ready to go for snapper, venus tusk fish and amberjack out from Rainbow Beach. Katie Whelan fished Laguna Bay early morning on Sunday for two nice squire and a cracking 13kg cobia. The cobia took a lightly weighted pilly and fought hard. Cobia and grass sweetlip from Jew Shoal. North Reef had cobia, jewfish, pearl perch, Moses perch and venus tusk fish. Sunshine Reef had good snapper, tusk fish, Moses perch, bonito, longtail tuna, grass emperor and school mackerel. Cod, sweetlip, snapper and tusk fish from Coolum. Pearl perch, snapper, tusk fish and tuna from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Sundays New Moon has had a few fish on the bite. So go for trevally and mangrove jack in Woods Bays. Noosa River Fishing Safaris released a 39cm bream and a 55cm queenie in the lower reaches. Both were taken on prawn baits and both were released safely. Quality whiting in good numbers throughout the lower river. Flathead, queenfish and bream between the lakes. Flathead from the river mouth and frying pan.

Maroochydore: Bream and quality flathead from the river mouth. Big flathead in the middle river. Chopper tailor, flathead, bream and trevally under the motorway bridge. Whiting throughout the lower river. Mangrove jack in the creeks and upper river. Trevally and flathead up Eudlo Creek.

Mooloolaba: Mangrove jack in the Bightwater canal. Whiting from Mountain Creek and the La Balsa sand basin. Bream, cod and trevally from the boat moorings. Cod, mangrove jack and flathead from the twin bridges. Flathead and trevally in Mooloolaba Canals.

Caloundra: Cod, jack, flathead and the odd mud crab in Coochin Creek. Big flathead between the bar and golden beach. Elbow slapper whiting throughout the northern passage. Trevally, cod and mangrove jack in Pelican Waters.

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Check out Allan Buxton, who Caught and released a 78cm dusky flathead at Yinni Street In the Maroochy River.

 

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2019-09-30

Offshore: Finally we have blessed with some light varible winds at 10 knots this morning, becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon. Seas will be below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres by early evening. So get out early and make the most of the good conditions. Snapper, venus tusk fish and amberjack out from Rainbow Beach. Cobia and grass sweetlip from Jew Shoal. North Reef had cobia, jewfish, pearl perch, Moses perch and venus tusk fish.  Sunshine Reef had good snapper, tusk fish, Moses perch, bonito, longtail tuna, grass emperor and school mackerel. Cod, sweetlip, snapper and tusk fish from Coolum. Pearl perch, snapper, tusk fish and tuna from Caloundra 12 mile. 

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Trevally and mangrove jack in Woods Bays. Quality whiting in good numbers throughout the lower river. Flathead, queenfish and bream between the lakes.  Flathead from the river mouth and frying pan.    

Maroochydore: Bream and quality flathead from the river mouth. Big flathead in the middle river. Chopper tailor, flathead, bream and trevally under the motorway bridge. Whiting throughout the lower river. Mangrove jack in the creeks and upper river. Trevally and flathead up Eudlo Creek. 

Mooloolaba: Mangrove jack in the Bightwater canal. Whiting from Mountain Creek and the La Balsa sand basin. Bream, cod and trevally from the boat moorings. Cod, mangrove jack and flathead from the twin bridges. Flathead and trevally in Mooloolaba Canals. 

Caloundra: Cod, jack, flathead and the odd mud crab in Coochin Creek. Big flathead between the bar and golden beach. Elbow slapper whiting throughout the northern passage. Trevally, cod and mangrove jack in Pelican Waters.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2019-09-28

Offshore: Unfortunately another weekend of lumpy bumpy northerly winds and seas in offshore waters. Winds are North to northwesterly at 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore south of Maroochydore in the early morning. Inshore winds tending north to northeasterly with afternoon sea breezes. Offshore winds increasing to 20 to 25 knots in the late evening, with seas around 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday, then increasing to 1 to 2 metres by early evening. On Sunday the winds will be North to northwesterly at 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore before dawn and again in the late evening. Inshore winds turning north to northeasterly with afternoon sea breeze, with 1 to 1.5 metre seas, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore.

There have been cacthes of quality snapper, venus tusk fish and amberjack out from Rainbow Beach. North Reef had cobia, jewfish, pearl perch, Moses perch and venus tusk fish. Sunshine Reef had good snapper, tusk fish, Moses perch, bonito, longtail tuna, grass emperor and school mackerel. Cod, sweetlip, snapper and tusk fish from Coolum. Pearl perch, snapper, tusk fish and tuna from Caloundra 12 mile.

The Caloundra Powerboat Fishing Club is again holding its annual Take-A-Kid-Fishing Day on Sunday at Golden Beach. This is a perfect free event for those budding young anglers on the coast to attend during the their school holidays. For further information contact Ross Norman CPBC Fishing Club on 0419894046.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Trevally and mangrove jack in Woods Bays. Quality whiting in good numbers throughout the lower river. Flathead from the entrance of the lakes. Flathead from the river mouth and frying pan. 

Maroochydore: Big flathead released to 89cm in the middle river yesterday. Chopper tailor, flathead, bream and trevally under the motorway bridge. Whiting throughout the lower river. Mangrove jack in the creeks and upper river. Trevally and flathead up Eudlo Creek.

Mooloolaba: Whiting from Mountain Creek and the La Balsa sand basin. Bream, cod and trevally from the boat moorings. Cod, mangrove jack and flathead from the twin bridges. Flathead and trevally in Mooloolaba Canals.

Caloundra: Cod, jack, flathead and the odd mud crab in Coochin Creek. Big flathead between the bar and golden beach. Elbow slapper whiting throughout the northern passage. Trevally, cod and mangrove jack in Pelican Waters.

Noel Rossiter Snapper

Noel Rossiter with a solid snapper caught onboard Double Island Point Fising Charters, caught wide of Rianbow Beach.

Robert Whiting 89cm Dusky Released

Robert Whiting caught and released this 89cm dusky flathead while fishing with pilchards in the middel Maroochy River on friday. It's always good to see the big breeders swim away.

Riley Rieck Whiting

Riley Rieck is enjoying his school holidays fishing from the south Channel for a 30cm whiting.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2019-09-26

Offshore: Winds will be Northeasterly at 10 to 15 knots, with seas and swell around the 1 metre mark.

North Reef had cobia, jewfish, pearl perch, Moses perch and venus tusk fish. Sunshine Reef had good snapper, tusk fish, Moses perch, bonito, longtail tuna, grass emperor and school mackerel. Grass sweetlip and small snapper from Old Women Island. Long tail tuna, cod, sweetlip and tusk fish from Coolum. Pearl perch, snapper, tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile. Quality snapper from the Blinker.

The Caloundra Powerboat Fishing Club is again holding its annual Take-A-Kid-Fishing Day on 29 September at Golden Beach. This is a perfect free event for those budding young anglers on the coast to attend during the their school holidays. For further information contact Ross Norman CPBC Fishing Club on 0419894046.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Trevally and mangrove jack in Woods Bays. Quality whiting in good numbers throughout the lower river. Flathead from the entrance of the lakes. Flathead from the river mouth and frying pan.

Maroochydore: Whiting throughout the lower river. Big trevally to 60cm from the cod hole and in Maroochy Waters Canal. Mangrove jack in the creeks and upper river. Trevally and flathead in Eudlo Creek.

Mooloolaba: Whiting from Mountain Creek and the La Balsa sand basin. Bream, cod and trevally from the boat moorings. Cod, mangrove jack and flathead from the twin bridges. Flathead and trevally in Mooloolaba Canals.

Caloundra: Cod, jack, flathead and the odd mud crab in Coochin Creek. Big flathead between the bar and golden beach. Elbow slapper whiting throughout the northern passage. Trevally, cod and mangrove jack in Pelican Waters.

Bailey Dando Whiting 

Bailey Dando hire a boat yesterday and was working his micro mullet lure on the flats in the lower Maroochy River when he caught and released this nice whiting.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2019-09-25

Offshore: Winds will be East to southeast at 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore north of Maroochydore in the early morning. Winds turning east to northeast in the late afternoon, with seas around 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Sunshine Reef had good snapper, tusk fish, Moses perch, bonito, longtail tuna, grass emperor and school mackerel. Grass sweetlip and small snapper from Old Women Island. Long tail tuna, cod, sweetlip and tusk fish from Coolum. Pearl perch, snapper, tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile. Quality snapper from the Blinker.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Golden, diamond, tealeaf and giant trevally throughout the lower system. Quality whiting from Munna Point and the frying pan. A 90cm Diamond trevally was caught and released from Woods Bays (www.fishingnoosa.com.au). Mangrove jack and big flathead from the Tewantin Stretch. Flathead, jacks and school jew inbetween the lakes.

Maroochydore: Whiting throughout the lower river. Big trevally to 60cm from the cod hole and in Maroochy Waters Canal. Mangrove jack in the creeks and upper river. Trevally and flathead in Eudlo Creek.

Mooloolaba: Whiting from Mountain Creek and brightwater reach. Bream, dusky flathead and trevally from the boat moorings. Cod, bream and flathead from the twin bridges. Mangrove jack, cod, flathead and trevally in Mooloolaba Canals.

Caloundra: Cod, jack and flathead in Coochin Creek. Big flathead between the bar and golden beach. Whiting along the Golden Beach stretch. Trevally, cod and mangrove jack in Pelican Waters.

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Check out Glen from Deep End Fishing Charters having a fish off Maroochy Beach for pan sized flathead.

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