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Sunshine Coast Fishing Reports

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Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2019-01-29

Offshore

Reasonable conditions today with winds easterly 10 to 15 knots with seas around 1 metre. Tomorrows conditions will become pretty choppy through the day, with winds starting off at easterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching 20 knots offshore during the morning and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore north of Maroochydore. 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 of spotty mackerel, cobia, and snapper from 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. Flathead, bream and whiting in the Frying Pan. 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.

Ben Lockwood

Ben Lockwood caught and released this fighting trevally recently near the Cod Hole

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2019-01-28

Offshore

Winds will be blowing north to northeasterly at 10 to 15 knots tending east to northeasterly during the day. Seas are about 1m, with 1m of easterly swell. Spotty mackerel and Maori Cod from Currimundi wide. Quality Spanaish mackerel up to 14kg on trolled baits close in shore 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. Spotty mackerel, cobia, tusk fish and snapper from Old Women Island. Cobia and grass sweetlip from Coolum.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: The lower river is producing quality GT's, golden trevally, some reasonable bream, grunter bream and flathead. Flathead, bream and whiting in the Frying Pan. The Woods Bay fishing well for flathead, bream and trevally Whiting also from the Yacht Club and near the ferry stretch. A few good catches of mangrove jack in the creeks, canals and around the bridge structures and up between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Bream to 33cm throughout the middle river. Giant and golden trevally, estuary cod and bream in the Cod Hole early in the morning. Few quality Mangrove Jack to 50 cm in the upper estuary. Flathead from the creek mouths. Mud Crabs where potted in the channel out from Goat Island and in the upper creeks. 

Mooloolaba: Bream and trevally from the moorings. Trevally from La Balsa park. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek. Jacks, flathead to 60cm, 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. 

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Well done, Dave Spencer with a solid spotty mackerel caught out on Murphy's Reef recently.

Local Fishing Report: Australia Day Saturday 2019-01-26

Offshore

Australia Day conditions will be great but with a northerly chop later in the day as winds will be northeasterly below 10 knots, increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the day, with seas around 1 metre. Tomorrows conditions are looking good as well with a bit of northerly chop with winds Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots and seas around 1 metre. Some good catches of spotty mackerel from the close in reefs between Caloundra and Noosa. Quality Spanaish mackerel up to 14kg on trolled baits close in shore in Luguna Bay and from Sunshine Reef. Cobia and Dolphin Fish from the Mooloolaba 8 mile and Caloundra 12 mile. Solid Cobia, sweetlip and tuna and some quality spanish mackerel from North Reef. Spanish and spotty mackerel from the Blinker. Also cobia, trout, sweetlip and pearl perch from Sunshine Reef. On Double Island Point reefs here's been a few good catches of scarlet sea perch and some quality pearl perch, gold band snapper, amberjack and nice cod.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: The lower river is producing quality GT's, golden trevally, some reasonable bream, grunter bream and flathead. Flathead, bream and whiting in the Frying Pan. The Woods Bay fishing well for flathead, bream and trevally Whiting also from the Yacht Club and near the ferry stretch. A few good catches of mangrove jack in the creeks, canals and around the bridge structures and up between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Bream and a few flathead from Cotton Tree. A few big whiting throughout the lower reaches. Some big trevally to 60cm early yesterday morning, a good estuary cod and bream to 30cm from the Cod Hole. Few quality Mangrove Jack to 50 cm in the upper estuary. Flathead from the creek mouths. Mud Crabs potted mainly in the upper river. 

Mooloolaba: Bream and trevally from the moorings. Trevally from La Balsa park. Jacks, flathead to 60cm, 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. Bream and sweetlip from Moffat head. Some quality flathead, a few big hard fighting mangrove jack and mud crabs in the Creeks that flow into the Pumicestone Passage. Worth a try for a few good whiting around the sand banks throughout the passage. 

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Check out keen angler, Benny Forgan with a 50cm mangrove jack caught and released in the upper Maroochy River recently

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2019-01-24

Offshore

Offshore conditions will be okay with winds north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots before dawn, with seas around 1 metre. Tomorrow will be great conditions with winds east to northeasterly about 10 knots. and seas below 1 metre. Some good catches of spotty mackerel from the close in reefs between Caloundra and Noosa. Quality Spanaish mackerel up to 14kg on trolled baits close in shore in Luguna Bay and from Sunshine Reef. Cobia and Dolphin Fish from the Mooloolaba 8 mile and Caloundra 12 mile. Solid Cobia, sweetlip and tuna and some quality spanish mackerel from North Reef. Spanish and spotty mackerel from the Blinker. Also cobia, trout, sweetlip and pearl perch from Sunshine Reef. On Double Island Point reefs here's been a few good catches of scarlet sea perch and some quality pearl perch, gold band snapper, amberjack and nice cod.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: The lower river is producing quality GT's, golden trevally, some reasonable bream, grunter bream and flathead. Whiting also from the Yacht Club and near the ferry stretch. A few good catches of mangrove jack in the creeks, canals and around the bridge structures and up between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Bream and a few flathead from Cotton Tree. A few big whiting throughout the lower reaches. Some big trevally to 60cm early yesterday morning, a good estuary cod and bream to 30cm from the Cod Hole. Flathead from the creek mouths. Mud Crabs potted mainly in the upper river. 

Mooloolaba: Bream and trevally from the moorings. Trevally from La Balsa park. Jacks, flathead to 60cm, 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. Bream and sweetlip from Moffat head. Some big flathead, mangrove jack and mud crabs in Coochin Creek. Quality whiting south of Bells Creek over night. Mud crabs will be feeding in all the creeks that feed into the Passage. 

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Jai Cardona, did very well catching this big estuary cod, in the Maroochy River at the Cod Hole on Tuesday night

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2019-01-23

Offshore

Offshore conditions will be workable with a bit of northerly chop with winds northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, with seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow may be even better with winds east to northeasterly about 10 knots and seas still below 1 metre. Some good catches of spotty mackerel from the close in reefs between Caloundra and Noosa. Quality Spanaish mackerel up to 14kg on trolled baits close in shore in Luguna Bay and from Sunshine Reef. Cobia and Dolphin Fish from the Mooloolaba 8 mile and Caloundra 12 mile. Solid Cobia, sweetlip and tuna and some quality spanish mackerel from North Reef. Spanish and spotty mackerel from the Blinker. Also cobia, trout, sweetlip and pearl perch from Sunshine Reef. On Double Island Point reefs here's been a few good catches of scarlet sea perch and some quality pearl perch, gold band snapper, amberjack and nice cod.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Noosa Sound area has been producing quality GT's, golden trevally, some reasonable bream, grunter bream and flathead. Whiting also from the Yacht Club and near the ferry stretch. Also a few tailor in the lower river. A few good catches of mangrove jack to 54cm in the creeks and around the bridge structures and up between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Bream and a few flathead from Cotton Tree. A few big whiting throughout the lower reaches.Tailor and some 60cm trevally early yesterday morning and bream to 30cm from the Cod Hole. Flathead from the creek mouths. Mud Crabs potted mainly in the upper river. 

Mooloolaba: Bream and trevally from the moorings. Trevally from La Balsa park. Jacks, flathead to 60cm, trevally, from McKenzies Bridge. Cod, mangrove jack and and muddies from the upper Mooloolah. 

Caloundra: Grass sweetlip, bream and jew from Shelly Beach. Bream and sweetlip from Moffat head. Some big flathead, mangrove jack and mud crabs in Coochin Creek. Quality whiting south of Bells Creek over night. Mud crabs will be feeding in all the creeks that feed into the Passage.

Rebecca and Will Smith with several good whiting

Rebecca and Will Smith with the biggest whiting of the several whiting they caught in the lower Maroochy River on Monday.

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