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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: Tuesday 2019-09-24

Offshore: Winds will be Northwesterly at 10 to 15 knots shifting south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots early in the morning then tending east to southeasterly in the late afternoon, with seas at 1 to 1.5 metre and up to 2 metres offshore waters. Sunshine Reef had good snapper, tusk fish, Moses perch, bonito, longtail tuna, grass emperor and school mackerel. Grass sweetlip and small snapper from Old Women Island. Long tail tuna, cod, sweetlip and tusk fish from Coolum. Pearl perch, snapper, tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile. Quality snapper from the Blinker.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Golden, diamond, tealeaf and giant trevally throughout the lower system. Quality whiting from Munna Point and the frying pan. A 90cm Diamond trevally was caught and released from Woods Bays (www.fishingnoosa.com.au). Mangrove jack and big flathead from the Tewantin Stretch. Flathead, jacks and school jew inbetween the lakes.

Maroochydore: Whiting throughout the lower river. A few over sized flathead caught and released in the middle reaches. Trevally and the odd queenfish from the Cod Hole. Mangrove jack in the creeks and upper river. Trevally and flathead in Eudlo Creek.

Mooloolaba: Whiting from Mountain Creek and brightwater reach. Bream, dusky flathead and trevally from the boat moorings. Cod, bream and flathead from the twin bridges. Mangrove jack, cod, flathead and trevally in Mooloolaba Canals.

Caloundra: Cod, jack and flathead in Coochin Creek. Big flathead between the bar and golden beach. Whiting along the Golden Beach stretch. Trevally, cod and mangrove jack in Pelican Waters.

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Harry Somlyay with a nice Eudlo Creek GT caugth while feeding in the dirty water this week.

Local Fishing Report: Sunday 2019-09-23

Offshore: Winds will be North to northwesterly at 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots at times offshore in the early morning. Winds tending north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon, then turning northwesterly in the evening. Inshore winds easing to 10 to 15 knots in the evening. Sunshine Reef had good snapper, tusk fish, Moses perch, bonito, longtail tuna, grass emperor and school mackerel. Grass sweetlip and small snapper from Old Women Island. Long tail tuna, cod, sweetlip and tusk fish from Coolum. Pearl perch, snapper, tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile. Quality snapper from the Blinker.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Golden, diamond, tealeaf and giant trevally throughout the lower system. Quality whiting from Munna Point and the frying pan. A 90cm Diamond trevally was caught and released from Woods Bays (www.fishingnoosa.com.au). Mangrove jack and big flathead from the Tewantin Stretch. Flathead, jacks and school jew inbetween the lakes.

Maroochydore: Whiting throughout the lower river. A few over sized flathead caught and released in the middle reaches. Trevally and the odd queenfish from the Cod Hole. Mangrove jack in the creeks and upper river. Trevally and flathead in Eudlo Creek.

Mooloolaba: Whiting from Mountain Creek and brightwater reach. Bream, dusky flathead and trevally from the boat moorings. Cod, bream and flathead from the twin bridges. Mangrove jack, cod, flathead and trevally in Mooloolaba Canals.

Caloundra: Cod, jack and flathead in Coochin Creek. Big flathead between the bar and golden beach. Whiting along the Golden Beach stretch. Trevally, cod and mangrove jack in Pelican Waters.

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Travis Woollett was fishing around the top of tide in Mountain Creek over the weekend, when he hooked this 52cm mangrove on a prawn.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2019-09-21

Offshore: It's shaping up to be a good weekend for offshore fishing with favourbale boating conditions. Winds will be East to northeasterly at 10 to 15 knots, with seas at 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Tomorrow the winds will be Northeasterly at 10 to 15 knots decreasing to below 10 knots during the morning, then increasing to 10 to 15 knots again in the late afternoon, with seas around the 1m mark. Chardon's Reef has had for nice snapper, Maori cod and Moses perch. Sunshine Reef's also had good snapper, tusk fish, Moses perch, bonito, longtail tuna, grass emperor and school mackerel. Grass sweetlip, queenfish and small snapper from Old Women Island. Long tail tuna, cod, sweetlip and tusk fish from Coolum. Pearl perch, snapper, tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile. Quality snapper from the Blinker.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Golden, diamond, tealeaf and giant trevally throughout the lower system. Noosa River Fishing Safaris crews caught and released an 80cm queenfish and mangrove jack in the upper river. Big flathead have been caught and released opposite Gympie Terrace and along the Tewantin stretch. Flathead and school jew in between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Whiting throughout the lower river. Whiting throughout the lower river. A few over sized flathead caught and released in the middle reaches. Trevally and tarpon from the Cod Hole. Mangrove jack in the creeks and upper river. Flathead, cod and bream in Eudlo Creek.

Mooloolaba: Whiting from Mountain Creek and brightwater reach. Bream, dusky flathead and trevally from the boat moorings. Cod, bream and flathead from the twin bridges. Mangrove jack and cod in the upper river and canals.

Caloundra: Cod, jack and flathead in Coochin Creek. Big flathead between the bar and golden beach. Whiting along the Golden Beach stretch. Bream and trevally in Pelican Waters.

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Harry Somlyay with a 42cm dusky flathead that he caught flicking soft plastics in Eudlo Creek last weekend.

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Jarvis Henricks with a 50cm mangrove jack and flathead caught in the middle Maroochy River this week.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2019-09-19

Offshore: Good conditions offshore today with the afternoon sea breeze with winds, north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to northeasterly during the day and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Tomorrow is looking okay as well with winds east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots and seas around 1 metre. Cougar One skipper Nat Turner fished North Reef on Tuesday’s five hour charter. Conditions were bumpy on the way out with 15-20 knots of north west wind, however it was down to 5-10 knots by mid morning. We caught some nice snapper, yellowtail kingfish, venus tusk fish, moses perch and saw plenty of whales. Chardon's Reef has had for nice snapper, Maori cod and Moses perch. Sunshine Reef's also had good snapper, tusk fish, Moses perch, bonito, longtail tuna, grass emperor and school mackerel. School mackerel from Raper Shoal. Grass sweetlip, tusk fish, queenfish and tailor from Old Women Island. Pearl perch, snapper, tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Try for a few good size whiting in the lower river. Noosa River Fishing Safaris crews caught and released an 80cm queenfish on a frogmouth pilchard and a 41cm mangrove jack on tuesday in Woods Bays. Big flathead opposite Gympie Terrace. Tewantin and in between the lakes are producing queenfish, trevally, flathead and school jew.

Maroochydore: Good flathead, whiting and bream around the river mouth. Flathead and a few good trevally in the middle reaches of the river. Try for mangrove jack in the middle and upper river. Flathead some big in Petrie Creek.

Mooloolaba: Have a fish on Pt Cartwright for jew, tailor and small snapper. Bream, dusky flathead and golden trevally from the boat moorings and canals. Cod, bream and flathead from the twin bridges. Mangrove jack and cod from the rock bars in the upper river.

Caloundra: Bream and flathead in Coochin Creek. Theres been some good catches of whiting throughout the passage and from the Golden Beach stretch. Bream and trevally in Pelican Waters.

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Robert Whiting has landed a good eating size dusky flathead in the middle reaches of the river.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2019-09-18

Offshore: Choppy conditions offshore today particularly with the afternoon sea breeze with winds, north to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots, decreasing to 10 to 15 knots inshore after dawn. Winds shifting northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon and seas 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday. Tomorrow conditions will be a big improvement with winds a lighter easterly 10 to 15 knots turning south to southeasterly below 10 knots during the morning then tending easterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon and seas around 1 metre. So be ready to go tomorrow for Spanish mackerel from Halls Reef. Cougar One skipper fished North Reef on Sunday in fairly good conditions where the crew caught quality snapper, gold spot cod, venus tusk fish and moses perch. Chardon's Reef has had for nice snapper, Maori cod and Moses perch. Sunshine Reef's also had good snapper, tusk fish, Moses perch, bonito, longtail tuna, grass emperor and school mackerel. School mackerel from Raper Shoal. Grass sweetlip, tusk fish, queenfish and tailor from Old Women Island. Pearl perch, snapper, tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Try for a few good size whiting in the lower river. Trevally flathead and a queenies in Woods Bays. Big flathead opposite Gympie Terrace. Tewantin and in between the lakes are producing queenfish, trevally, flathead and school jew.

Maroochydore: Good flathead, whiting and bream around the river mouth. Flathead and a few good trevally in the middle reaches of the river. Try for mangrove jack in the middle and upper river. Flathead some big in Petrie Creek.

Mooloolaba: Have a fish on Pt Cartwright for jew, tailor and small snapper. Bream, dusky flathead and golden trevally from the boat moorings and canals. Cod, bream and flathead from the twin bridges. Mangrove jack and cod from the rock bars in the upper river.

Caloundra: Bream and flathead in Coochin Creek. Whiting from Golden Beach stretch. Bream and trevally in Pelican Waters.

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Super Keen young angler, Ben Lockwood, at it again catching and releasing feisty trevally off the Moterway Bridge pylons.

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