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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: Thursday 2018-08-30

Offshore

Good conditions today with winds south to southwesterly about 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly in the afternoon with seas below 1 metre.Tomorrow will just be okay early morning ahead of some choppy to rough conditions in the afternoon and evening with north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning north to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots during the afternoon. Winds increasing to 25 to 30 knots south of Noosa in the evening. Winds inshore northwesterly below 10 knots during the early morning with seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres around midday.  Wild Thing 2 fished North Reef pearl perch, moses perch hussar, venus tusk fish and some solid grass sweetlip." www.fishingnoosa.com.au/noosacharters.htm . There's been some quality snapper, long tail tuna, cobia, pearl perch, tusk fish from the Gneerings and Caloundra 12 mile. Snapper, grass sweetlp, moses perch and parrot from Murphy's. Keeper snapper and good sweetlip close in off Coolum around Old Women Island. Snapper and Sweetlip around Brays Rock. Double Island Point reefs producing good quality snapper, some nice red emperor, pearl perch, moses perch, tusk fish and a number of quality cobia. There's been grass sweetlip, cobia, cod, quality snapper and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: A few tailor, bream and dart to be taken along Teewah Beach. Big golden trevally and flathead in Woods Bays. There has been plenty of whiting in the lower river. Flathead up to 70cm just outside Lake Doonella. Golden trevally and queenfish around the ski run area, and also up into Lake Cooroibah.

Maroochydore: A few tailor, queenfish, bream and a few trevally between Chambers Island and the mouth of Eudlo Creek. Flathead in Eudlo Creek. Fathead and bream from around Goat and Channel Islands. Whiting to 43cm in the lower river on yabbie and worm on the run out tide.

Mooloolaba: Good hard fighting trevally around Minyama Island. Bream and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Bream and mangrove jack at night around McKenzies Bridge and the rock walls the Kawana Boat Ramp. Bream and tailor off the rocks at Point Cartwright.

Caloundra: Flathead and whiting along Golden Beach. Bream, tailor and grass sweetlip from the rocky headland between Moffat and Shelly Beaches. Luderick, bream, the odd tailor and flathead off the boardwalk. Trevally, queenfish and tailor in Pelican Waters Canal.

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Amber Hopkins Whiting

A nice whiting caught by Amber Hopkins, on Saturday. They got 6 that day in the Mooloolah River.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2018-08-29

Offshore

Good conditions today with winds westerly 10 to 15 knots tending southwesterly early in the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots in the late afternoon with seas below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre offshore. Tomorrow there will be more excellent conditions with winds Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning and seas below 1 metre. So be ready to go  as there have been good catches, Wild Thing 2 fished North Reef on Saturday.for a catch consisting of pearl perch, moses perch hussar, venus tusk fish and some solid grass sweetlip." www.fishingnoosa.com.au/noosacharters.htm . Double Island Point reefs producing good quality snapper, pearl perch, moses perch, tusk fish and a number of quality cobia. There's been grass sweetlip, cobia, cod, quality snapper and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. There's been some quality snapper, long tail tuna, cobia, pearl perch, tusk fish from the Gneerings and Caloundra 12 mile. Snapper, grass sweetlp, moses perch and parrot from Murphy's. Keeper snapper and good sweetlip close in off Coolum around Old Women Island. Snapper and Sweetlip around Brays Rock.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: A few tailor, bream and dart to be taken along Teewah Beach. Big golden trevally and flathead in Woods Bays. There has been plenty of whiting in the lower river. Flathead up to 70cm just outside Lake Doonella. Golden trevally and queenfish around the ski run area, and also up into Lake Cooroibah.

Maroochydore: Tailor, queenfish, bream and a few trevally between Chambers Island and the mouth of Eudlo Creek. Flathead in Eudlo Creek. Fathead and bream from around Goat and Channel Islands. Whiting to 43cm in the lower river on yabbie and worm on the run out tide.

Mooloolaba: Good hard fighting trevally around Minyama Island. Bream and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Bream and mangrove jack at night around McKenzies Bridge and the rock walls the Kawana Boat Ramp. Bream and tailor off the rocks at Point Cartwright.

Caloundra: Flathead and whiting along Golden Beach. Bream, tailor and grass sweetlip from the rocky headland between Moffat and Shelly Beaches. Luderick, bream, the odd tailor and flathead off the boardwalk. Trevally, queenfish and tailor in Pelican Waters Canal.

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sam tailor Flathead

Sam Pritchard with a nice Dusky Flathead and tailor from caught near the Cod Hole n the Maroochy River over the weekend.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2018-08-28

Offshore

Winds will be southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, decreasing to 10 to 15 knots during the morning then becoming east to southeasterly about 10 knots in the afternoon, with seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Tomorrow there will be great conditions with winds Variable about 10 knots and seas below 1 metre. So be ready to go  as there have been good catches, Double Island Point reefs producing pearl perch, moses perch, tusk fish and a number of quality cobia. There's been grass sweetlip, cobia, cod, quality snapper and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. There's been some quality snapper, long tail tuna, cobia, pearl perch, tusk fish from the Gneerings and Caloundra 12 mile. Snapper, grass sweetlp, moses perch and parrot from Murphy's. Keeper snapper and good sweetlip close in off Coolum around Old Women Island. Snapper and Sweetlip around Brays Rock.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Jew, tailor, bream and dart to be taken along Teewah Beach. Big golden trevally and flathead in Woods Bays. There has been plenty of whiting opposite the Yacht Club. Flathead up to 70cm just outside Lake Doonella. Golden trevally and queenfish around the ski run area, and also up into Lake Cooroibah. Luderick in the lower river. Bream from Harbour Town.

Maroochydore: Tailor, queenfish, bream and a few trevally between Chambers Island and the mouth of Eudlo Creek. Flathead in Eudlo Creek. Fathead and bream from around Goat and Channel Islands. Whiting to 43cm in the lower river on yabbie and worm on the run out tide.

Mooloolaba: Good hard fighting trevally around Minyama Island. Bream and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Bream, mangrove jack at night and a few luderick around McKenzies Bridge and the rock walls the Kawana Boat Ramp. Bream and tailor off the rocks at Point Cartwright.

Caloundra: Flathead and whiting along Golden Beach. Bream, tailor and grass sweetlip from the rocky headland between Moffat and Shelly Beaches. Luderick, bream, the odd tailor and flathead off the boardwalk. Trevally, queenfish and tailor in Pelican Waters Canal.

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Jack Witek Jack Mooloolah River

Just have a look at Jack Witek with his excellent Mangrove Jack caught in the Mooloolah River over the weekend.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2018-08-27

Offshore

Winds will be west to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting southerly 20 to 25 knots in the afternoon and evening, with 1 to 2 metre seas, increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres in the afternoon and evening and 1m of swell. Double Island Point reefs have been producing pearl perch, moses perch, tusk fish and a number of quality cobia. There's been grass sweetlip, cobia, cod, quality snapper and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. The crews on Deep End Charters out of Mooloolaba have been getting some quality snapper, long tail tuna, cobia, pearl perch, tusk fish from the Gneerings and Caloundra 12 mile. Snapper, grass sweetlp, moses perch and parrot from Murphy's. Big grass sweetlip and nice keeper snapper close in off Coolum around Old Women Island. Snapper and Sweetlip around Brays Rock.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Jew, tailor, bream and dart to be taken along Teewah Beach. Big golden trevally and flathead in Woods Bays. There has been plenty of whiting opposite the Yacht Club. Flathead up to 70cm just outside Lake Doonella. Golden trevally and queenfish around the ski run area, and also up into Lake Cooroibah. Luderick in the lower river. Bream from Harbour Town.

Maroochydore: Tailor, queenfish, bream and a few trevally between Chambers Island and the mouth of Eudlo Creek. Flathead in Eudlo Creek. Fathead and bream from around Goat and Channel Islands. Whiting to 43cm in the lower river on yabbie and worm on the run out tide.

Mooloolaba: Golden and tea leaf trevally around Minyama Island. Tailor, bream and solid golden trevally from the boat moorings. Bream and a few luderick around McKenzies Bridge, the rock walls and the Kawana Boat Ramp. Big bream and tailor off the rocks at Point Cartwright. Gar in the La Balsa sand basin.

Caloundra: Flathead and whiting along Golden Beach. Bream, tailor and grass sweetlip from the rocky headland between Moffat and Shelly Beaches. Luderick, bream, the odd tailor and flathead off the boardwalk. Trevally, queenfish and tailor in Pelican Waters Canal.

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Eric Frei with a 62cm venus tuskfish caught out from Mooloolaba on Thrusday last week.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2018-08-25

Offshore

With Sundays Full Moon Phase there will be some great fish feeding activity to be had over the next few days. Good condition with a bit of northerly chop with winds east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots with seas around 1 metre.Tomorrow will have fairly choppy conditions hopfully mainly in the morning, with winds north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots shifting south to southwesterly during the afternoon then becoming west to southwesterly about 10 knots during the evening with seas 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the evening.  Double Island Point theirs been pearl perch, moses perch, tusk fish and a number of quality cobia. There's been grass sweetlip, cobia, cod, quality snapper and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. The crews on Deep End Charters out of Mooloolaba have been getting some quality snapper, long tail tuna, cobia, pearl perch, tusk fish from the Gneerings and Caloundra 12 mile. Snapper, grass sweetlp, moses perch and parrot from Murphy's. Big grass sweetlip and nice keeper snapper close in off Coolum around Old Women Island. Snapper and Sweetlip around Brays Rock.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Jew, tailor, bream and dart to be taken along Teewah Beach.There has been plenty of whiting opposite the Yacht Club and some really good flathead up to 70cm just outside Lake Doonella on the run out tide. Decent golden trevally to 60 cm and queenfish around the ski run area, and also up into Lake Cooroibah Luderick in the lower river. Bream around the bridges and rocky areas of the lower river.

Maroochydore: Try for jew off Coolum Beach and tailor at the river mouth and along the beaches try at dawn and dusk or over night. Several Big queenfish up to 75 cm all caught and released except one over past two days, chopper tailor, bream and a few trevally with better catches over night from the motorway bridge pylons and along Oyster bank road. Good fathead caught through out the river and quality bream from around Goat and Channel Islands.

Mooloolaba: A few good tailor and solid golden trevally in the lower river. Bream and a few luderick around McKenzies Bridge, the rock walls and the Kawana Boat Ramp. Big bream and tailoroff the rocks at Point Cartwright. Gar in the La Balsa sand basin.

Caloundra: Be worth targeting he jew over night along the beaches with the Full Moon on Saturday Night. The beaches have bream, tailor and jew at dawn and dusk. Luderick, bream, the odd tailor and flathead off the boardwalk. Bream, flathead and whiting along Golden beach. Trevally, cod, the odd tailor and bream in Pelican Waters Canal.

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Chrissy Bell 60cm Dusky

Chrissy Bell from The Maroochy RSL Fishing Club did well on her kayak for this 60 cm dusky flathead off Chambers island yesterday.

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