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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.

The daily Fishing Report and Catch of the Day photo will be updated DAILY, this is the same information which features in the sports section of the Sunshine Coast Daily.

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Local Fishing Report: Monday 2019-07-08

Offshore: Finally some fishable conditions in offshore waters this week. Winds will be East to southeasterly at 10 to 15 knots turning southeasterly below 10 knots during the afternoon. Light southerly winds inshore in the morning, with seas around 1m and 1.5 - 2.5m of Easterly swell. North Reefs has had a few good catches of Moses perch, pearl perch, venus tusk fish, snapper and sweetlip. Sunshine Reef has had spanish mackerel, coral trout, snapper and a few good sweetlip.Snapper and tusk fish from Mooloolaba 8 mile. Spanish mackerel, snapper and tuskfish around the Blinker. Snapper and mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa:  Bream throughout the lower system. Whiting between makepeace Island and Lake Cooroibah. Flathead, trevally and bream in the river mouth. Flathead along the Tewantin Stretch. Trevally and flathead in Woods Bays. Trevally and the odd tailor from Munna Point.

Maroochydore: Trevally in the middle river. Quality bream upstream from the Cod Hole and the lower river. Flathead from the Creek mouths, the Bli Bli Islands and Chambers Island. Bream, Tarwhine and flathead from the river mouth.

Mooloolaba: Tailor of the rock walls. A few gar fish around the moorings on the incoming tide. Bream and several dusky flathead and golden trevally from the boat moorings and canals. Cod and flathead from the twin bridges. Mud crabs in the canal and Mountain Creek.

Caloundra: Luderick off the Boardwalk. Bream from Military Jetty, the boardwalk and golden beach stretch. Bream and trevally in Pelican Waters. School jew in the deeper holes of the northern passage.

Young Flynn O'Toole was fishing in the Cod Hole fishing comp with his family around the Bli Bli Islands when he hooked this 59cm dusky flathead.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2019-07-06

Offshore: Strong Wind Warning for Today for Sunshine Coast Waters. Caution, with the strong winds, big seas and solid swells today, take care around coastal bars. Today will be a day to stay in the sheltered river systems  as winds will be easterly 25 to 30 knots, easing to 20 to 25 knots in the middle of the day and seas 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres during the afternoon with rediculously solid swells east erly 2.5 to 3 metres inshore, increasing to 3 to 3.5 metres offshore. Tomorrow will see some easing back of the conditions with winds easterly 20 to 25 knots, decreasing to 15 to 20 knots during the morning with seas 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the afternoon and swells still easterly 2.5 to 3 metres, decreasing to 2 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon. So, when conditions improve probably Monday or Tuesday be ready to take a sickie and go out to chase a few good snapper, as it looks like we are in for a great Winter snapper Season. North Reefs has had a few good catches of Moses perch, pearl perch, venus tusk fish, snapper and sweetlip. Sunshine Reef has had spanish mackerel, coral trout, snapper and a few good sweetlip.Snapper and tusk fish from Mooloolaba 8 mile. Spanish mackerel, snapper and tuskfish around the Blinker. Snapper and sweetlip from Brays Rock. Snapper and mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile. 

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: This weeks New Moon Phase will have the fish on the bite through the weekend! A few quality tailor off the beach between Peregian and Sunshine Beach. Flathead, tailor, trevally and bream in the river mouth.  Plenty of quality dusky flathead along the Tewantin Stretch. Golden and giant trevally, mangrove jack and whiting in Woods Bays. 

Maroochydore:  The Cod Hole Fishing Comp is bringing in some quality fish. Whiting and plenty of dusky flathead in the lower river and canals. Schools of herring feeding throughout the River. A few big trevally caught yesterday between the Moterway and Chambers Island. Quality bream yesterday to 42cm upstream from the Cod Hole and from the river mouth and cotton tree area.   

Mooloolaba: Tailor of the rock wall. A few gar fish around the moorings on the incoming tide. Bream and several dusky flathead and golden trevally from the boat moorings and canals. Mud crabs in the canal and Mountain Creek.   

Caloundra: Bream from Military Jetty, the boardwalk and golden beach. Bream and trevally in Pelican Waters. Mud crabs in the northern passage. Bream and flathead in Currimundi Lake. 
 
 

Scotty Hillier fishing with Nick Thompson ( nickfish_kidfishing ) on Thursday, while filming the BCF segment of Creek to Coast. Episode be aired around the 3rd of August. This 54cm flathead took a Zerek tango shad and put up a good fight on 3lb line.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2019-07-04

Offshore Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Sunshine Coast Waters. Caution, with the strong winds, big seas and solid swells today, take care around coastal bars. Today winds will be southeasterly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 25 knots in the early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the evening. Winds inshore south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the early morning and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning swells easterly 1.5 to 2 metres. Tomorrow will also be a day to stay in the sheltered river systems as well, with winds southeasterly 25 to 30 knots with seas 2 to 3 metres and solid swells Easterly 2 to 2.5 metres, tending southeasterly 2.5 to 3 metres during the morning. So, when conditions improve probably next Monday, be ready to go to chase a few good snapper, as it looks like we are in for a great Winter snapper Season. North Reefs has had a few good catches of Moses perch, pearl perch, venus tusk fish, snapper and sweetlip. Sunshine Reef has had spanish mackerel, coral trout, snapper and a few good sweetlip.Snapper and tusk fish from Mooloolaba 8 mile. Spanish mackerel, snapper and tuskfish around the Blinker. Snapper and sweetlip from Brays Rock. Snapper and mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa:  The New Moon Phase will have the fish on the bite into the weekend! A few quality tailor off the beach between Peregian and Sunshine Beach. Flathead, tailor, trevally and bream in the river mouth. Plenty of quality dusky flathead along the Tewantin Stretch. Golden and giant trevally, mangrove jack and whiting in Woods Bays.

Maroochydore: Whiting in the lower river and canals. Schools of herring feeding throughout the River. A few big trevally caught yesterday between the Moterway ang Chambers Island. Quality bream from the river mouth and cotton tree area. Mud crabs througout the river.

Mooloolaba: Tailor of the rock wall. A few gar fish around the moorings on the incoming tide.Bream and golden trevally from the boat mooring. Mud crabs in the canal and Mountain Creek.

Caloundra: Bream from Military Jetty, the boardwalk and golden beach. Bream and trevally in Pelican Waters. Mud crabs in the northern passage. Bream and flathead in Currimundi Lake.

Caleb, Amara, Will and their dad Wade caught a feed of bream and tarwhine yesterday near Cotton Tree. Loving the school holidays with dad.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2019-07-03

Offshore Strong Wind Warning for Today for Sunshine Coast Waters. Caution, with the strong winds, big seas and solid swells today, take care around coastal bars. Today will be a day to stay in the sheltered river systems as winds will be southeasterly 25 to 30 knots and seas 2 to 2.5 metres with swells easterly 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning. Tomorrow will be similar with winds Southeasterly 25 to 30 knot with seas 2.5 to 3 metres and rediculously solid swells east to southeasterly 2.5 to 3 metres inshore, increasing to 3 to 4 metres offshore. So, when conditions improve probably next Monday or Tuesday be ready to take a sickie and go out to chase a few good snapper, as it looks like we are in for a great Winter snapper Season. North Reefs has had a few good catches of Moses perch, pearl perch, venus tusk fish, snapper and sweetlip. Sunshine Reef has had spanish mackerel, coral trout, snapper and a few good sweetlip.Snapper and tusk fish from Mooloolaba 8 mile. Spanish mackerel, snapper and tuskfish around the Blinker. Snapper and sweetlip from Brays Rock. Snapper and mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: The New Moon Phase will have the fish on the bite into the weekend! A few quality tailor off the beach between Peregian and Sunshine Beach. Flathead, tailor, trevally and bream in the river mouth. Plenty of quality dusky flathead along the Tewantin Stretch. Golden and giant trevally, mangrove jack and whiting in Woods Bays.

Maroochydore: Whiting in the lower river and canals. Schools of herring feeding throughout the River. A few big trevally caught yesterday between the Moterway ang Chambers Island. Quality bream from the river mouth and cotton tree area. Mud crabs througout the river.

Mooloolaba: Tailor of the rock wall. A few gar fish around the moorings on the incoming tide.Bream and golden trevally from the boat mooring. Mud crabs in the canal and Mountain Creek.

Caloundra: Bream from Military Jetty, the boardwalk and golden beach. Bream and trevally in Pelican Waters. Mud crabs in the northern passage. Bream and flathead in Currimundi Lake.

Chance and Richard Sam, still recon there are a few buck crabs to be potted in the Maroochy River.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2019-07-02

Offshore Caution, with the solid swells today and take care on coastal bar crossings and in offshore waters. Today winds will be South to southeasterly at 15 to 20 knots, decreasing to 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon. Inshore winds south of Noosa Heads tending south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the morning and evening. Seas will be 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon, with Easterly swell at 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 2 to 2.5 metres during the morning. When conditions improve be ready to go to chase a few good snapper, as it looks like we are in for a great Winter snapper Season. North Reefs has had a few good catches of Moses perch, pearl perch, venus tusk fish, snapper and sweetlip. Sunshine Reef has had spanish mackerel, coral trout, snapper and a few good sweetlip. Chardon's Reef's had, Maori cod, pearl perch, Moses perch, good snapper, venus tusk fish, hussar and painted sweetlip. Big snapper, venus tusk fish, gold spot wrasse, hussar and a beautiful parrot form the Hards. Snapper and tusk fish from Mooloolaba 8 mile. Spanish mackerel, snapper and tuskfish around the Blinker. Snapper and sweetlip from Brays Rock. Snapper and mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa:  A few quality tailor off the beach between Peregian and Sunshine Beach. Flathead, tailor, trevally and bream in the river mouth. Plenty of quality dusky flathead along the Tewantin Stretch. Golden and giant trevally, mangrove jack and whiting in Woods Bays.

Maroochydore: Whiting in the lower river and canals. Trevally on the dirty water line in the lower river. Quality bream from the river mouth and cotton tree area. Mud crabs througout the river.

Mooloolaba: Tailor of the rock wall. Bream and golden trevally from the boat mooring. Mud crabs in the canal and Mountain Creek.

Caloundra: Bream from Military Jetty, the boardwalk and golden beach. Bream and trevally in Pelican Waters. Mud crabs in the northern passage. Bream and flathead in Currimundi Lake.

Ethan caught this nice queenfish in Pelican Waters canal recently.

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