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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: Monday 2019-03-18

Offshore

Conditions, will be good today with a bit of northerly chop, with winds northeast to northwesterly about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon then becoming north to northwesterly about 10 knots in the late evening with seas below 1 metre. Tomorrows conditions will be pretty good with winds northerly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the evening with seas below 1 metre Sunshine Reef has had good Coral trout, tusk fish, brown sweetlip, mackerel and a couple of quality cod. Mark North was pretty happy with a 6.5kg snapper which he boated at Double Island Point on Saturdary. North Reefs had pearl perch, Maori cod, venus tusk fish and snapper, moses perch, grass sweetlip and some thumper 60cm+ pearl perch. Cougar One fished Double Island Point where they caught horse scarlet sea perch or large mouth nannygai, plenty of big tusk fish, pearl perch, hussar, moses perch and sweetlip. Spanish, yellow fin tuna, plenty of cobia, and snapper off Coolum Reef. Cobia, wahoo, spotty mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Been some good bream, trevally and several quality flathead, from the river mouth, frying pan and in Woods Bays. Cod, jack and trevally in Weyba Creek. Mangrove jack and flathead between the lakes. A few mud crabs still on the move throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Trevelly, flathead to 62cm, tarpon and fighting queen fish and bream around the motorway bridge. Few good whiting and grunter in Eudlo Creek. Mangrove jack in all the creeks. Solid bream and mangrove jack in the Maroochy Waters Canal Reports of several good buck crabs throughout the river. 

Mooloolaba: Bream, trevally and cod from the boat moorings. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek. Jack, cod and flathead from the rocks bars in the upper river. Muddies throughout the Mooloolah River, particularly in the Kawana and Mooloolah canals.

Caloundra: With the hot and humid conditions there have been good mangrove jack, cod, bream and trevally in Pelican Waters canals and in the creeks that feed the Passage. Whiting, bream and flathead along Golden Beach flats. Bream and sweetlip from Shelly Beach. 

BenForgan 

Keen angler, Ben Forgan with a couple of solid bream caught in the canals over the weekend.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2019-03-16

Offshore

Conditions, will be okay today with a bit of northerly chop, with winds northerly 10 to 15 knots becoming east to northeasterly in the afternoon and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Tomorrows conditions will be fantastic with winds northeasterly about 10 knots, with seas easterly around 1 metre and swells easterly around 1 metre. Chicko Vella, Davo's Tackle World had a great day out he says with humour, "Haven't been out for some weeks so the intentions were to shop around for some fresh fish. After a late start, our first pick drop was Sunshine Reef. Coral trout were on special so we put a couple of them in the basket, along with some tusk fish, a couple of brown sweetlip for good luck, one mackerel for steaks and a couple of cod for the chowder. www.fishingnoosa.com.au North Reefs had pearl perch, Maori cod, venus tusk fish and snapper, moses perch, grass sweetlip and some thumper 60cm+ pearl perch. Cougar One fished Double Island Point where they caught horse scarlet sea perch or large mouth nannygai, plenty of big tusk fish, pearl perch, hussar, moses perch and sweetlip. Spanish, yellow fin tuna, cobia, and snapper off Coolum Reef. Cobia, wahoo, spotty mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Been some good bream, trevally and several quality flathead around the 60cm size, from the river mouth, frying pan and in Woods Bays. Cod, jack and trevally in Weyba Creek. Mangrove jack and flathead between the lakes. A few mud crabs still on the move throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Giant trevelly, flathead to 62cm, tarpon and fighting queen fish and bream around the motorway bridge. Few good whiting and grunter in Eudlo Creek. Mangrove jack in all the creeks. Bream, jacks and flathead in the southern channel and from Cotton Tree. Reports of several good buck crabs throughout the river with one local taking 8 Keeper crabs in a week. 

Mooloolaba: Bream, trevally and cod from the boat moorings. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek. Jack, cod and flathead from the rocks bars in the upper river. Muddies throughout the Mooloolah River, particularly in the Kawana and Mooloolah canals.

Caloundra: With the hot and humid conditions there have been good mangrove jack, cod, bream and trevally in Pelican Waters canals and in the creeks that feed the Passage. Whiting, bream and flathead along Golden Beach flats. Bream and sweetlip from Shelly Beach.

62cmflatheadCodholeCamo 

Check out crazy keen angler, Camo (Cameron) Sullivan, on Wednesday this week fishing around the Maroochy Motorway bridge He landed a 62cm dusky flathead, a hard fighting Queen-fish (released) and his pb, 42cm whiting.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2019-03-14

Offshore

Conditions, will be pretty good today, with winds south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to southeasterly below 10 knots during the early evening and seas around 1 metre. Tomorrows conditions will be fantastic with winds variable about 10 knots becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day, with seas below 1 metre. Trekka 2 skipper Mitch Bertacchini did a five hour trip to Sunshine Reef on Monday morning in beautiful conditions where they caught tusk fish, coral trout, grass emperor and Spanish mackerel, caught on a live yakka. North Reefs had pearl perch, Maori cod, venus tusk fish and snapper, moses perch, grass sweetlip and some thumper 60cm+ pearl perch. Cougar One fished Double Island Point with the Noosa Yachtie Fishing Club on Sunday, where they caught horse scarlet sea perch or large mouth nannygai, plenty of big tusk fish, pearl perch, hussar, moses perch and sweetlip. Spanish, yellow fin tuna, cobia, and snapper off Coolum Reef. Cobia, wahoo, spotty mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Been some good bream, trevally and several quality flathead around the 60cm size, from the river mouth, frying pan and in Woods Bays. Cod, jack and trevally in Weyba Creek. Mangrove jack and flathead between the lakes. A few mud crabs still on the move throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Giant trevelly, flathead, tarpon and bream around the motorway bridge.Few good whiting and grunter in Eudlo Creek. Mangrove jack in the creeks. Bream, jacks and flathead in the southern channel and from Cotton Tree. Mud crabs throughout the river. 

Mooloolaba: Bream, trevally and cod from the boat moorings. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek. Jack, cod and flathead from the rocks bars in the upper river. Muddies throughout the Mooloolah River, particularly in the Kawana and Mooloolah canals. 

Caloundra: With the hot and humid conditions there have been good mangrove jack, cod, bream and trevally in Pelican Waters canals and in the creeks that feed the Passage. Whiting, bream and flathead along Golden Beach flats. Bream and sweetlip from Shelly Beach.

Ben Forgan Mangrove Jack

Ben Forgan loves catching and releasing these hard fighting and very feisty Mangrove jack throughout the sunny coast rivers and streams at present.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2019-03-13

Offshore

Conditions, will be choppy most of the day but settle down by evening for a great day tomorrow, with winds northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting southeasterly during the morning then becoming east to southeasterly about 10 knots in the evening and seas 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore south of Maroochydore around midday. Tomorrows conditions will be fantastic with winds variable about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly in the late afternoon or early evening.with seas below 1 metre. Sunshine Reef has had some good snapper, moses perch, pearl perch, coral trout, tusk fish, painted sweetlip, grass emperor and a cracker dark tailed sea perch. North Reefs had pearl perch, Maori cod, venus tusk fish and snapper, moses perch, grass sweetlip and some thumper 60cm+ pearl perch. Cougar One did a nine hour trip to Double Island Point with the Noosa Yachtie Fishing Club on Sunday, where they caught horse scarlet sea perch or large mouth nannygai, plenty of big tusk fish, pearl perch, hussar, moses perch and sweetlip. Spanish, yellow fin tuna, cobia, and snapper off Coolum Reef. Cobia, wahoo, spotty mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Been some good bream, trevally and quality flathead around the 60cm size, from the river mouth, frying pan and in Woods Bays. Cod, jack and trevally in Weyba Creek. Mangrove jack and flathead between the lakes. A few mud crabs on the move throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Giant trevelly, flathead, tarpon and bream around the motorway bridge.Few good whiting and grunter in Eudlo Creek. Mangrove jack in the creeks. Bream, jacks and flathead in the southern channel and from Cotton Tree. Mud crabs throughout the river. 

Mooloolaba: Bream, trevally and cod from the boat moorings. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek. Jack, cod and flathead from the rocks bars in the upper river. Muddies throughout the Mooloolah River, particularly in the Kawana and Mooloolah canals.

Caloundra: With the hot and humid conditions there have been good mangrove jack, cod, bream and trevally in Pelican Waters canals and in the creeks that feed the Passage. Whiting, bream and flathead along Golden Beach flats. Bream and sweetlip from Shelly Beach.

RachelLeeLyriq andDallasHill 

Great to see kids, getting away from the screens and having a great time on the beautiful Maroochy River. Nana, Rachell Lee with Lyrig and Dallas Hill having a ball, swimming and catching and releasing several bream.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2019-03-12

Offshore

Stay in port today's as conditions are looking pretty choppy to rough particularly in late afternoon, with winds northerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching 20 to 25 knots offshore south of Maroochydore during the morning and again in the evening and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore. Tomorrows conditions will be better but still a bit choppy early with winds northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting southeasterly during the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots during the evening with seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Sunshine Reef has had some good snapper, moses perch, pearl perch, coral trout, tusk fish, painted sweetlip, grass emperor and a cracker dark tailed sea perch. North Reefs had pearl perch, Maori cod, venus tusk fish and snapper, moses perch, grass sweetlip and some thumper 60cm+ pearl perch. Cougar One did a nine hour trip to Double Island Point with the Noosa Yachtie Fishing Club on Sunday, where they caught horse scarlet sea perch or large mouth nannygai plenty of big tusk fish, pearl perch, hussar, moses perch and sweetlip.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Been some good bream, trevally and quality flathead around the 60cm size, from the river mouth, frying pan and in Woods Bays. Cod, jack and trevally in Weyba Creek. Mangrove jack and flathead between the lakes. A few mud crabs on the move throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Giant trevelly, flathead, tarpon and bream around the motorway bridge.Few good whiting and grunter in Eudlo Creek. Mangrove jack in the creeks. Bream, jacks and flathead in the southern channel and from Cotton Tree. Mud crabs throughout the river. 

Mooloolaba: Bream and cod from the boat moorings. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek. Jack, cod and flathead from the rocks bars in the upper river. Muddies throughout the Mooloolah River, particularly in the Kawana and Mooloolah canals.

Caloundra: Mangrove jack, cod, bream and trevally in Pelican Waters canals. Whiting, bream and flathead along Golden Beach flats. Bream and sweetlip from Shelly Beach.

Tom Ian Flanders

 

Ian Flanders went fishing in the mouth of Eudlo Creek with his grandson Tom where thy took home a 1/2 dozen good whiting a few bream and 2 nice grunter bream 

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