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Sunshine Coast Fishing Reports

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Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2019-04-13

Offshore

Today's conditions will ease slightly and be choppy and unworkable so probably best to stay in sheltered waters, with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore north of Maroochydore. Tomorrow conditions are similar with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres. So when conditions improve be ready to go for a few good catches as follows: On Halls Reef there have been Spanish mackerel to 19kg. Double Island Point has had catches venus tusk fish, hussar and gold spot cod, big gold spot wrasse, quality snapper, spotty and Spanish mackeral and a few long tail tuna. Sunshine Reef, has had pearl perch, tusk fish, grass emperor, Moses perch, painted sweetlip, gold spot cod, snapper, coral trout, and as well as schools of long tail tuna and Spanish mackerel. Wild Thing 2 skipper Nat Turner's crew fished North Reef on Tuesday morning's five hour charter. We had 5 knots of wind from the south and no current making for pleasant conditions. We caught venus tusk fish, pearl perch, small snapper, moses perch, grass sweetlip in good numbers and spotted mackerel. Spanish mackerel, yellow fin and long tail tuna, plenty of cobia, and snapper off Coolum Reef and out from Mooloolaba. Spanish and spotty mackerel, long tail tuna and cobia from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: A few good trevelly and plenty of good whiting in the lower river and in the Woods Bay. Cod, jack and trevally in Weyba Creek. Mangrove jack and flathead between the lakes, round the Noosa Marina and Lake Cooroibah with the odd whiting and bream. The mud crabs on the move throughout the river. 

Maroochydore: Mangrove jack, in Petrie Creek, flathead, bream, grunter bream and trevelly from the the mouth of Eudlo Creek and the Cod Hole. Few good whiting in the lower river on the incoming tide. Good mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Bream and trevally from around the boat moorings. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek. Jack, cod and several good flathead caught throughout the river. Muddies throughout the Mooloolah River, particularly in the Kawana and Mooloolah canals.

Caloundra: Whiting, bream, a few solid trevally and flathead along Golden Beach flats and throughout th passage. There still getting Mangrove jack in the creeks that feed the Passage. Still woth putting the pots in for a few crabs.

Ben snapper Mooloolaba

Ben Forgan, off Mooloolaba recently, with two things he loves, a good snapper and a beautiful sunrise.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2019-04-11

Offshore

Today's conditions will will be too rough so stay in sheltered waters, with winds southeasterly 20 to 25 knots and seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres around midday. Tomorrow conditions relax a little with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1.5 metres. The winds will stay up there on Saturday and hopefully become workable by Sunday. Dave McGregor was trolling a whole garfish behind his kayak along the Halls Reef stretch over the weekend where he caught a 19kg Spanish mackerel. Cougar One skipper Theo Hewish, did a nine hour trip to Double Island Point on Monday in glass out conditions, where they caught gold spot wrasse, venus tusk fish, hussar and gold spot cod and a horse of a gold spot wrasse. Sunshine Reef, has had pearl perch, tusk fish, grass emperor, Moses perch, painted sweetlip, gold spot cod, snapper, coral trout, and as well as schools of long tail tuna and Spanish mackerel. Wild Thing 2 skipper Nat Turner's crew fished North Reef on Tuesday morning's five hour charter. We had 5 knots of wind from the south and no current making for pleasant conditions. We caught venus tusk fish, pearl perch, small snapper, moses perch, grass sweetlip in good numbers and spotted mackerel. Spanish mackerel, yellow fin and long tail tuna, plenty of cobia, and snapper off Coolum Reef and out from Mooloolaba. Spanish and spotty mackerel, long tail tuna and cobia from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Giant and diamond trevelly in the Woods Bay. Cod, jack and trevally in Weyba Creek. Mangrove jack and flathead between the lakes. The mud crabs on the move throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Mangrove jack, in Petrie Creek, several quality, flathead, grunter bream and trevelly from the the mouth of Eudlo Creek and the Cod Hole. Few good whiting in the lower river on the incoming tide. Good mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Bream and trevally from around the boat moorings. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek. Jack, cod and several good flathead caught throughout the river. Muddies throughout the Mooloolah River, particularly in the Kawana and Mooloolah canals.

Caloundra: There still getting jack, cod, bream and trevally in the creeks that feed the Passage. Whiting, bream and flathead along Golden Beach flats. There are still good quality crabs feeding.

EricFrie 95cm Jew 

Eric Frei was pretty happy with his 95 cm jew caught in his secret location offshore from Mooloolaba.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2019-04-09

Offshore

Fantastic conditions today with winds north to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots sea breeze in the early afternoon. Winds inshore tending west to northwesterly until mid morning and seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow conditions will be okay early, ahead of strengthening wind, with winds North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending west to northwesterly early in the morning then shifting southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon. Winds increasing to 20 to 25 knots in the evening and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres by early evening. Dave McGregor was trolling a whole garfish behind his kayak along the Halls Reef stretch over the weekend where he caught a 19kg Spanish mackerel. Sunshine Reef, has had pearl perch, tusk fish, grass emperor, Moses perch, painted sweetlip, gold spot cod, snapper, coral trout, and as well as schools of long tail tuna and Spanish mackerel. North Reefs had grass sweetlip, snapper, pearl perch, moses perch, venus tusk fish, gold spot cod and a 10.5kg cobia. Spanish mackerel, yellow fin and long tail tuna, plenty of cobia, and snapper off Coolum Reef. Spanish and spotty mackerel, long tail tuna and cobia from Caloundra 12 mile. Double Island Point had some good catches of early season snapper, scarlet sea perch, moses perch, grass emperor, tusk fish, big gold spot cod, long tail tuna and Spanish and spotty mackerel.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Giant and diamond trevelly in the Woods Bay. Cod, jack and trevally in Weyba Creek. Mangrove jack and flathead between the lakes. The flood runoff, will have the mud crabs on the move throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Mangrove jack, in Petrie Creek, several quality, flathead, grunter bream and big eyed and diamond trevelly from the the mouth of Eudlo Creek and the Cod Hole. Few good whiting and trevally in the lower river on the incoming tide. Good mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Bream and trevally from around the boat moorings. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek. Jack, cod and several good flathead caught throughout the river. Muddies throughout the Mooloolah River, particularly in the Kawana and Mooloolah canals.

Caloundra: There still getting jack, cod, bream and trevally in the creeks that feed the Passage. Whiting, bream and flathead along Golden Beach flats. There are still good quality crabs feeding.

AlanWebster Buck Crabs Eudlo Creek

Alan Webster from the Maroochy RSL Fishing Club with a couple of quality Buck Crabs take up in Eudlo Creek and releasing heaps of females and undersize crabs on Sunday.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2019-04-08

Offshore

Fantastic conditions today with winds east to northeasterly about 10 knots. Winds inshore light southerly until mid morning and seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow conditions real good for offshore waters with winds north to northeasterly about 10 knots. Winds inshore light and variable until mid morning and seas below 1 metre. Dave McGregor was trolling a whole garfish behind his kayak along the Halls Reef stretch yesterday morning where he caught a 19kg Spanish mackerel. Sunshine Reef, has had pearl perch, tusk fish, grass emperor, Moses perch, painted sweetlip, gold spot cod, snapper, coral trout, and as well as schools of long tail tuna and Spanish mackerel. North Reefs had grass sweetlip, snapper, pearl perch, moses perch, venus tusk fish, gold spot cod and a 10.5kg cobia. Spanish mackerel, yellow fin and long tail tuna, plenty of cobia, and snapper off Coolum Reef. Spanish and spotty mackerel, long tail tuna and cobia from Caloundra 12 mile. Double Island Point had some good catches of early season snapper, scarlet sea perch, moses perch, grass emperor, tusk fish, big gold spot cod, long tail tuna and Spanish and spotty mackerel.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Giant and diamond trevelly in the Woods Bay. Cod, jack and trevally in Weyba Creek. Mangrove jack and flathead between the lakes. The flood runoff, will have the mud crabs on the move throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Mangrove jack, in Petrie Creek, several quality, flathead, grunter bream and big eyed and diamond trevelly from the the mouth of Eudlo Creek and the Cod Hole. Few good whiting and trevally in the lower river on the incoming tide. Good mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Bream and trevally from around the boat moorings. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek. Jack, cod and several good flathead caught throughout the river. Muddies throughout the Mooloolah River, particularly in the Kawana and Mooloolah canals.

Caloundra: There still getting jack, cod, bream and trevally in the creeks that feed the Passage. Whiting, bream and flathead along Golden Beach flats. There are still good quality crabs feeding.

Mary Ann Eudlo Buck Crab 

Mary Ann has been crabbing again up in Eudlo Creek potting this nice buck and releasing heaps of females and undersize crabs yesterday.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2019-04-06

Offshore

Yesterdays New or black Moon phase will have the fish on the bite right though the weekend. Winds will be Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots. Winds inshore southerly until the late morning and seas around 1 metre.Tomorrow conditions real good for offshore waters with winds east to southeasterly about 10 knots. Winds inshore southerly until the late morning. and seas below 1 metre. With the good conditions particularly Sunday, trough to Wednesday be ready to go for good catches at Sunshine Reef, where they have had pearl perch, tusk fish, grass emperor, Moses perch, painted sweetlip, gold spot cod, snapper, coral trout, and as well as schools of long tail tuna and Spanish mackerel. North Reefs had grass sweetlip, snapper, pearl perch, moses perch, venus tusk fish, gold spot cod and a 10.5kg cobia. Spanish mackerel, yellow fin and long tail tuna, plenty of cobia, and snapper off Coolum Reef. Spanish and spotty mackerel, long tail tuna and cobia from Caloundra 12 mile. Double Island Point had some good catches of early season snapper, scarlet sea perch, moses perch, grass emperor, tusk fish, big gold spot cod, long tail tuna and Spanish and spotty mackerel.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Yesterdays, New or black Moon phase will have the fish on the bite right though the weekend. Giant and diamond trevelly in the Woods Bay. Cod, jack and trevally in Weyba Creek. Mangrove jack and flathead between the lakes. The flood runoff, will have the mud crabs on the move throughout the river.

Maroochydore: There has been a couple of quality barra caught and released in the river lately. Mangrove jack, in Petrie Creek, several quality, flathead, grunter bream and big eyed and diamond trevelly from the the mouth of Eudlo Creek and the Cod Hole. Few good whiting and trevally in the lower river on the incoming tide. Good mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Bream and trevally from around the boat moorings. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek. Jack, cod and several good flathead caught throughout the river. Muddies throughout the Mooloolah River, particularly in the Kawana and Mooloolah canals. 

Caloundra: There still getting jack, cod, bream and trevally in the creeks that feed the Passage. Whiting, bream and flathead along Golden Beach flats. There are still good quality crabs feeding.

luke Opelt 

Luke Opelt braved the rain on Thursday night for this 53cm dusky flathead caught and released on a Zman 4" minnow.

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