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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: Wednesday 2019-02-06

Offshore

Pretty choppy to rough conditions today so better in sheltered waters, with winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore north of Maroochydore during the afternoon. Similar rough conditions tomorrow with winds easterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore. So when conditions improve considerable Saturdayfor the weekend and into Monday be ready to go for some of the recent catches of Yellow fin tuna, and spanish mackerel from Sunshine Reef. Cobia, sweetlip and tuna and some quality spanish mackerel from North Reef. Spanish, yellow fin tuna, cobia, and snapper off Coolum Reef. Cobia, wahoo, spotty mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile. Maori cod, moses perch, snapper, pearl perch and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Gold band snapper, nannygai, snapper, tusk fish, Moses perch, frying pan snapper, cobia, grass emperor, painted sweetlip and gold spot wrasse from Double Island Point.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Yesterdays new moon and big tides will have the fish feeding. Target trevally, grunter and flathead in Woods Bays. Whiting from the frying pan and Woods Bays. Mangrove jack between the lakes and in the canals. Bream, flathead and tarwhine along Gympie Terrace. A few mud crabs in the upper river system.

Maroochydore: A few tailor at the Cod Hole as well as Golden trevally, giant herring and jew. Spotted grunter, flathead and jew from Bli Bli. Cod and jack from the rock bars in the middle river. Still plenty of Muddies but mostly females and under size bucks with the occasional keeper, until there is more rainfall. 

Mooloolaba: Bream and trevally from the moorings. Trevally from La Balsa park. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek. Target jacks, flathead and trevally, from McKenzies Bridge. Cod, mangrove jack and and muddies from the upper Mooloolah. 

Caloundra: A few bream, whiting and dart from along the beaches. Sand crabs in in the deeper channels and sea grass beds of the northern passage. Flathead, mangrove jack and mud crabs in Creeks. Jacks and trevally in Pelican Waters. Mud crabs in the creeks.

Chrissy Bell with spotted Grunter up to 42cm

Chrissy Bell from the Maroochy RSL Fishing Club weighed in a couple of quality Spotted grunter bream to 42 cm.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2019-02-04

Offshore

Winds will be blowing East to southeasterly at 10 to 15 knots, with 1m seas and 1-1.5m of swell. Spotty mackerel, cobia and Maori Cod from Currimundi wide. Spanaish and spotty mackerel and a few cobia in Luguna Bay. Yellow fin tuna, and spanish mackerel from Sunshine Reef. Cobia, wahoo, spotty mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile. Solid Cobia, sweetlip and tuna and some quality spanish mackerel from North Reef. Spanish, yellow fin tuna, cobia, and snapper off Coolum Reef.  Maori cod, moses perch, snapper, pearl perch and  tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Gold band snapper, nannygai, snapper, tusk fish, Moses perch, frying pan snapper, cobia, grass emperor, painted sweetlip and gold spot wrasse from Double Island Point (www.fishingnoosa.com.au/fishingoffshorenoosa.htm).

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Trevally and flathead in Woods Bays. Whiting from the frying pan and Woods Bays. Mangrove jack between the lakes and in the canals. Bream, flathead and tarwhine along Gympie Terrace. Bream and grunter bream from the ferry crossing.

Maroochydore: Golden trevally, giant herring and jew from the Cod Hole. Grunter, flathead and jew from Bli Bli. Cod and jack from the rock bars in the middle river. Flathead and tarwhine from the river mouth. Whiting throughout the lower reaches. 

Mooloolaba: Bream and trevally from the moorings. Trevally from La Balsa park. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek. Target jacks, flathead and trevally, from McKenzies Bridge. Cod, mangrove jack and and muddies from the upper Mooloolah.

Caloundra: A few bream, whiting and dart from along the beaches. Sand crabs in in the deeper channels and sea grass beds of the northern passage. Flathead, mangrove jack and mud crabs in Creeks. Jacks and trevally in Pelican Waters.

Deep End Charters Cobia Barwon Banks 

The crew aboard Deep End Charters caught several good cobia on a recent trip to the Barwon Banks.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2019-02-02

Offshore

Choppy conditions today with winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres. Tomorrows conditions will be a slight improvement but still will have choppy seas probably around the 15 knot mark through the morning with winds easterly 10 to 15 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon. Spotty mackerel, cobia and Maori Cod from Currimundi wide. Spanaish and spotty mackerel and a few cobia in Luguna Bay as well as sweetlip, red emperor, yellowtail kingfish and gold spot cod from Sunshine Reef. Cobia, wahoo, spotty mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile. Solid Cobia, sweetlip and tuna and some quality spanish mackerel from North Reef. Been several good catches Spanish, spotty mackerel, cobia, and snapper out from Point Arkwright and around Old Women Island. Cobia spotty mackerel and tuna and grass sweetlip from Coolum. North of the Barwon Banks a 16.5kg red emperor was taken on a mullet fillet, along with a 6kg gold spot cod, Maori cod, a snapper, morwong, pearl perch and a few tusk fish.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: The lower river is producing quality GT's, golden trevally, some reasonable bream, grunter and flathead. A few catches of reasonable whiting throughout the river at present. A few good catches of mangrove jack in the creeks, canals and around the bridge structures and up between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Giant and golden trevally, estuary cod and bream in the Cod Hole. Few quality Mangrove Jack to 50 cm and big GT's in the upper estuary. Flathead from the creek mouths. Mud Crabs where potted in the upper reaches. 

Mooloolaba: Bream and trevally from the moorings. Trevally from La Balsa park. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek. Target jacks, flathead and trevally, from McKenzies Bridge. Cod, mangrove jack and and muddies from the upper Mooloolah. 

Caloundra: A few bream, whiting and dart from along the beaches. Sand crabs in in the deeper channels and sea grass beds of the northern passage. Flathead, mangrove jack and mud crabs in Creeks. Jacks, cod and queenfish in Pelican Waters.

Brento nice Cobia 

Brenton Mansfield with a fighting cobia, caught and released off Mooloolaba.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2019-01-31

Offshore

Good conditions today with winds easterly 10 to 15 knots with seas below 1 metre. Tomorrows conditions will be pretty good most of the day with winds east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the day and reaching up to 20 knots at times during the evening and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore south of Maroochydore during the afternoon or evening. Spotty mackerel, cobia and Maori Cod from Currimundi wide. Spanaish and spotty mackerel and a few cobia in Luguna Bay as well as sweetlip, red emperor, yellowtail kingfish and gold spot cod from Sunshine Reef. Cobia, wahoo, spotty mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile. Solid Cobia, sweetlip and tuna and some quality spanish mackerel from North Reef. Been several good catches Spanish, spotty mackerel, cobia, and snapper out from Point Arkwright and around Old Women Island. Cobia spotty mackerel and tuna and grass sweetlip from Coolum. North of the Barwon Banks over the weekend a 91cm, 16.5kg red emperor on a mullet fillet, along with a 6kg gold spot cod, Maori cod, a snapper, morwong, pearl perch and a few tusk fish.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: The lower river is producing quality GT's, golden trevally, some reasonable bream, grunter and flathead. A few catches of reasonable whiting throughout the river at present. A few good catches of mangrove jack in the creeks, canals and around the bridge structures and up between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Giant and golden trevally, estuary cod and bream in the Cod Hole. Few quality Mangrove Jack to 50 cm in the upper estuary. Flathead from the creek mouths. Mud Crabs where potted in the upper reaches. 

Mooloolaba: Bream and trevally from the moorings. Trevally from La Balsa park. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek. Target jacks, flathead and trevally, from McKenzies Bridge. Cod, mangrove jack and and muddies from the upper Mooloolah. 

Caloundra: A few bream, whiting and dart from along the beaches. Sand crabs in in the deeper channels and sea grass beds of the northern passage. Flathead, mangrove jack and mud crabs in Creeks. Jacks, cod and queenfish in Pelican Waters. 

Bailey Watt 2 nice bass

Super keen angler, Bailey Watt has been catching and releasing some quality bass in Lake Mac Donald.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2019-01-30

Offshore

Reasonable conditions today with winds easterly east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots with seas around 1 metre. Tomorrows conditions will be pretty good particularly throughout the morning with winds easterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the morning and seas below 1 metre. Spotty mackerel, cobia and Maori Cod from Currimundi wide. Spanaish and spotty mackerel and a a few cobia in Luguna Bay and from Sunshine Reef. Cobia, wahoo, spotty mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile. Solid Cobia, sweetlip and tuna and some quality spanish mackerel from North Reef. Been several good catches Spanish, spotty mackerel, cobia, and snapper out from Point Arkwright and around Old Women Island. Cobia spotty mackerel and tuna and grass sweetlip from Coolum.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: The lower river is producing quality GT's, golden trevally, some reasonable bream, grunter and flathead. A few catches of reasonable whiting throughout the river at present. A few good catches of mangrove jack in the creeks, canals and around the bridge structures and up between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Giant and golden trevally, estuary cod and bream in the Cod Hole. Few quality Mangrove Jack to 50 cm in the upper estuary. Flathead from the creek mouths. Mud Crabs where potted in the upper reaches. 

Mooloolaba: Bream and trevally from the moorings. Trevally from La Balsa park. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek. Target jacks, flathead and trevally, from McKenzies Bridge. Cod, mangrove jack and and muddies from the upper Mooloolah.

Caloundra: A few bream, whiting and dart from along the beaches. Sand crabs in in the deeper channels and sea grass beds of the northenr passage. Flathead, mangrove jack and mud crabs in Coochin Creeks. Jacks, cod and queenfish in Pelican Waters. 

luke opelt12kg spanish Mac

Over the Australia Day Weekend, keen angler Luke Opelt caught this hard fighting 12kg Spanish Mackeral just off Yaroomba, Mount Coolum area.

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