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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: Thursday 2019-01-03

Offshore

Choppy conditions forecast with winds East to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots with seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore later in the evening.Tomorrow's conditions will also be a bit choppy with winds easterly 15 to 20 knots, with seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. Wild Thing 2 crews fished Chardon's Reef and found a patch of warmer water and sure enough some mahi mahi. We ended up landing three on pilchard floaters and caught snapper, pearl perch and venus tusk fish on the bottom. Also at Sunshine Reef they took coral trout, pearl perch, tuskfish, jew and cobia. Cobia, mackerel, snapper and cod from North Reef. Snapper, sweetlip and few spotty mackerel from the Blinker. Mahi mahi and spanish mackerel from the Mooloolaba 8 mile. Cobia, snapper, venus tusk fish and spanish mackerel off Coolum. Mackerel and maori cod from Caloundra 12 mile. Double Island Point has had a few good goldband snapper, cobia, venus tusk fish, pearl perch, moses perch, grass emperor and snapper.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead sand whiting and bream from the canal bridges and towards Noosa Sound. Whiting also from the Yacht Club and near the ferry stretch. A 53cm golden trevally taken and a few good tailor in the lower river. A 44cm jack on Tuesday on a Zerek Fish Trap at the start of the run in between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Good whiting throughout the lower reaches. Tailor to 55cm in the Cod Hole. Lots of average bream and flathead along the sand bank edges from the Maroochy Waters Canals and Chamber's Island, through to Godfrey's Rd. Worth targeting a few Mangrove Jack in the creeks and around jetties and structures in the lower river and Cod Hole. Mud Crabs potted througout the river. 

Mooloolaba: Fish the beaches for whiting and dart. Jacks, flathead, trevally, whiting and a few cod in the Mooloolaba canals and the lower river rock walls. Whiting, bream and flathead to 69cm from La Balsa Sand basin. Cod, mangrove jack and and muddies from the upper Mooloolah.

Caloundra: Try for flathead, mangrove jack and a few mud crabs in Coochin Creek. The Flathead, whiting and bream from Golden Beach. Whiting and flathead throughout the Passage. Mud crabs will be feeding in all the creeks that feed into the Passage.

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Bill Conn 55cm Tailor

My mate Bill Conn with a nice 55cm Tailor caught and released at the Cod Hole this week in the Maroochy River.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2019-01-02

Offshore

Great conditions forecast with winds east to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late evening with seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow's conditions will be nice early and becoming choppy in the afternoon with winds east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the late evening with seas around 1 metre. Wild Thing 2 crews fished Chardon's Reef and found a patch of warmer water and sure enough some mahi mahi. We ended up landing three on pilchard floaters and caught snapper, pearl perch and venus tusk fish on the bottom. Also at Sunshine Reef they took coral trout, pearl perch, tuskfish, jew and cobia. Cobia, mackerel, snapper and cod from North Reef. Snapper, sweetlip and few spotty mackerel from the Blinker. Mahi mahi and spanish mackerel from the Mooloolaba 8 mile. Cobia, snapper, venus tusk fish and spanish mackerel off Coolum. Mackerel and maori cod from Caloundra 12 mile. Double Island Point has had a few good goldband snapper, cobia, venus tusk fish, pearl perch, moses perch, grass emperor and snapper.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead sand whiting and bream from the canal bridges and towards Noosa Sound. Whiting also from the Yacht Club and near the ferry stretch. Good mangrove jack in the Tewantin reach of the river and upper reaches of the river.

Maroochydore: Good whiting throughout the lower reaches with a few bigger fish from Picnic Point and the Black Banks. Lots of average bream and flathead along the sand bank edges from the Maroochy Waters Canals and Chamber's Island, through to Godfrey's Rd. Worth targeting a few Mangrove Jack in the creeks and around jetties and structures in the lower river and Cod Hole. Mud Crabs potted througout the river. 

Mooloolaba: Fish the beaches for whiting and dart. Jacks, flathead, trevally, whiting and a few cod in the Mooloolaba canals and the lower river rock walls. Whiting, bream and flathead to 69cm from La Balsa Sand basin. Cod, mangrove jack and and muddies from the upper Mooloolah.

Caloundra: Try for flathead, mangrove jack and a few mud crabs in Coochin Creek. The Flathead, whiting and bream from Golden Beach. Whiting and flathead throughout the Passage. Mud crabs will be feeding in all the creeks that feed into the Passage.


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Matt 52cm Dusky Eudlo

Matt Planck with a good eating size 52cm dusky flathead taken in Eudlo Creek.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2019-01-01

Offshore

Great conditions forecast with winds east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots before dawn. Inshore afternoon sea breezes 10 to 15 knots.easterly 10 to 15 knots with seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. Tomorrow's conditions will be nice.with winds easterly to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots with less than 10 knots predawn. 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Try for sweetlip and spanish mackerel from Sunshine Reef. Cobia, mackerel, snapper and cod from North Reef. Snapper, sweetlip and few spotty mackerel from the Blinker. Mahi mahi and spanish mackerel from the Mooloolaba 8 mile. Cobia, snapper, venus tusk fish and spanish mackerel off Coolum.Spanish mackerel and maori cod from Caloundra 12 mile. Double Island Point has had a few good goldband snapper, cobia, venus tusk fish, pearl perch, moses perch, grass emperor and snapper.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Aim for flathead sand whiting and bream from the canal bridges and towards Noosa Sound. Whiting also from the Yacht Club and near the ferry stretch.

Maroochydore: Snodger whiting throughout the lower reaches - best weighing fish from Picnic Point and the Black Banks. Lots of average bream and flathead along the sand bank edges from the Maroochy Waters Canals and Chamber's Island, through to Godfrey's Rd. Worth targeting a few Mangrove Jack in the creeks and around jetties and structures in the lower river and Cod Hole. Mud Crabs potted througout the river. 

Mooloolaba: Fish the beaches for whiting and dart. Jacks, flathead, trevally, whiting and a few cod in the Mooloolaba canals and the lower river rock walls. Whiting, bream and flathead to 69cm from La Balsa Sand basin. Cod, mangrove jack and and muddies from the upper Mooloolah. 

Caloundra: Try for flathead, mangrove jack and a few mud crabs in Coochin Creek. The Flathead, whiting and bream from Golden Beach. Whiting and flathead throughout the Passage. Mud crabs will be feeding in all the creeks that feed into the Passage.

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sharky Barra

Sharky Schembri and his son Kaylab with some quality barra taken in Lenthalls Dam located North West of Maryborough.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2018-12-31

Offshore

Good conditions forecast with winds easterly 10 to 15 knots with seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. Tomorrow's conditions will be nice.with winds easterly to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots with less than 10 knots predawn. 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Try for sweetlip and spanish mackerel from Sunshine Reef. Cobia, mackerel, snapper and cod from North Reef. Snapper, sweetlip and few spotty mackerel from the Blinker. Mahi mahi and spanish mackerel from the Mooloolaba 8 mile. Cobia, snapper, venus tusk fish and spanish mackerel off Coolum.Spanish mackerel and maori cod from Caloundra 12 mile. Double Island Point has had a few good goldband snapper, cobia, venus tusk fish, pearl perch, moses perch, grass emperor and snapper.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Aim for flathead sand whiting and bream from the canal bridges and towards Noosa Sound. Whiting also from the Yacht Club and near the ferry stretch.

Maroochydore: Snodger whiting throughout the lower reaches - best weighing fish from Picnic Point and the Black Banks. Lots of average bream and flathead along the sand bank edges from the Maroochy Waters Canals and Chamber's Island, through to Godfrey's Rd. Worth targeting a few Mangrove Jack in the creeks and around jetties and structures in the lower river and Cod Hole. Mud Crabs potted througout the river.

Mooloolaba: Fish the beaches for whiting and dart. Jacks, flathead, trevally, whiting and a few cod in the Mooloolaba canals and the lower river rock walls. Whiting, bream and flathead to 69cm from La Balsa Sand basin. Cod, mangrove jack and and muddies from the upper Mooloolah.

Caloundra: Try for flathead, mangrove jack and a few mud crabs in Coochin Creek. The Flathead, whiting and bream from Golden Beach. Whiting and flathead throughout the Passage. Mud crabs will be feeding in all the creeks that feed into the Passage.

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 CaelenScriffignanoJEWXSPOTMurphys

Caelan Scriffignano with a prize jewfish caught a the “X spot “at Murphy’s Reef off Mooloolaba.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2018-12-29

Offshore

Today will have okay conditions early with winds easterly 10 to 15 knots, becoming choppy reaching up to 20 knots at times with seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. Tomorrows conditions will be workable with winds easterly 10 to 15 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. There's beeg a few sweetlip and spanish mackerel from Sunshine Reef. Cobia, mackerel, snapper and cod from North Reef. Snapper, sweetlip and few spotty mackerel from the Blinker. Mahi mahi and spanish mackerel from the Mooloolaba 8 mile. Cobia, snapper, venus tusk fish and spanish mackerel off Coolum.Spanish mackerel and maori cod from Caloundra 12 mile. Double Island Point has had a few good goldband snapper, cobia, venus tusk fish, pearl perch, moses perch, grass emperor and snapper.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Noosa River Fishing Safaris fished Woods Bays for some pretty big flathead sitting there as the tide slowed down. Plenty of bream and moses perch around most structures in the sound. We also caught some good whiting opposite the Yacht Club on live worms, with an 83cm flatty caught and released in the lower estuary. It went for a whole whitebait." www.fishingnoosa.com.au/riverfishingsafaris.htm

Maroochydore: Some good quality whiting and flathead throughout the lower river system. Worth targeting a few Mangrove Jack in the creeks and around jetties and structures in the lower river and Cod Hole. Mud Crabs potted througout the river.

Mooloolaba: Try the beaches for whiting and dart. Jacks, flathead, trevally, whiting and a few cod in the Mooloolaba canals and the lower river rock walls. Whiting, bream and flathead to 69cm from La Balsa Sand basin. Cod, mangrove jack and and muddies from the upper Mooloolah.

Caloundra: Try for flathead, mangrove jack and a few mud crabs in Coochin Creek. The Flathead, whiting and bream from Golden Beach. Whiting and flathead throughout the Passage. Mud crabs will be feeding in all the creeks that feed into the Passage.

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 Mick and TrudyJack

Mick Robbie and Trudy Adamson had a fantastic fish for mangrove Jack up in Petrie Creek on Thursday.

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