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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 2018-01-11

Offshore

It’s looking like a pretty good today and into the weekend for fishing. Good conditions again today with winds east to northeasterly about 10 knots and seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow will be similar with winds east to northeasterly about 10 knots and seas below 1 metre This week, Cougar One crews caught Maori cod, pearl perch, cobia, venus tusk fish, gold spot cod and spotty mackerel on North Reef. While Wild Thing 2 crews fished Sunshine Reef where they  heaps of cobia, moses perch, tusk fish, pearl perch, spotty mackerel, spanish mackerel, coral trout, trevally and a beautiful dolphin fish. Spanish Mackerel out from Noosa on North, Chardons and Sunshine reefs as well as cobia and there are also good Moses perch, tusk fish, pearl perch, hussar, sea perch, coral bream, and gold spot cod. Snapper, cod venus tusk, red throat emperor and pearl perch from Caloundra 12 mile. Wahoo, venus tusk fish, pearl perch and mahi mahi from the banks. D.I.P has had catches of Spanish Mackerel, snapper, goldband snapper, cobia, coral bream, scarlet sea perch, tuna, some nice pearl perch and dolphin fish. Cobia, grass sweetlip, mackerel average snapper and venus tusk fish from the Blinker. The crews on Rainbow Escape Charters took advantage of the great conditions for some huge Red Emperor this week. While there have also been excellent catches of pearlies, red emperor, coral trout, good snapper and plenty of mahi mahi taken around the 12 and 15 to 20nm’s east of the Wide Bay Bar this week.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flatties on trolled Zerek Tango Shads, with a 70cm fish caught and released off the banks around Tewantin, also trevally and queenfish on poppers in the Woods Bays on daybreak. Bream and a few good quality whiting in the frying pan. Good mangrove jack feeding in the creeks and around bridge pylons. Plenty of bream and a few big muddies in Weyba Creek. Good mud crabs throughout the river and canal systems.

Maroochydore: Mangrove jack in the upper river and in Petrie Creek. A few excellent whiting from 30cm to 42cm taken on the incoming tide, and flathead from the river mouth. Bream from Bli Bli, plenty of average size golden trevally and bream from off oyster bank road. Whiting from Twin Waters. Schools of giant trevally in the lower river. Mud crabs throughout the river, and up Maroochy Waters canal.

Mooloolaba: Dart, whiting and tarwhine from the beach gutters. Bream, grunter and giant and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Plenty of good whiting throughout the lower river and bream from La Balsa and basin. Whiting, grunter and jack above the twin bridges area. Mangrove jack around the structures in the upper river. Mud crabs throughout including the lower river and canals.

Caloundra: Dart, whiting, tarwhine and trevally in the Surf at Warana. A few big whiting, trevally and bream in Currimundi Lake. Flathead and bream inside the bar. Jew and grunter in the deeper holes of northern passage. A few quality whiting feeding on the flats throughout the passage. Muddies throughout the Passage and the creeks that feed into the Passage.

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The crews on Rainbow Escape Charters took advantage of the great conditions for some huge Red Emperor off Rainbow Beach, this week.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2018-01-10

Offshore

It’s looking like a pretty good for the next couple of days for fishing.  Good conditions again today with winds northerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable below 10 knots early in the morning then becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon and seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow will be even better with winds east to southeasterly about 10 knots and seas below 1 metre. Cougar One crews caught Maori cod, pearl perch, cobia, venus tusk fish, gold spot cod and spotty mackerel on North Reef. Wild Thing 2 crews fished Sunshine Reef where they  heaps of cobia, moses perch, tusk fish, pearl perch, spotty mackerel, spanish mackerel, coral trout, trevally and a beautiful dolphin fish. Spanish Mackerel out from Noosa on North, Chardons and Sunshine reefs as well as cobia and there are also good Moses perch, tusk fish, pearl perch, hussar, sea perch, coral bream, and gold spot cod. Halls Reef has had a few good spotty mackerel to 83cm. Snapper, cod venus tusk, red throat emperor and pearl perch from Caloundra 12 mile. Wahoo, venus tusk fish, pearl perch and mahi mahi from the banks. D.I.P has had catches of Spanish Mackerel, snapper, goldband snapper, cobia, coral bream, scarlet sea perch, tuna, some nice pearl perch and dolphin fish. Cobia, grass sweetlip, mackerel average snapper and venus tusk fish from the Blinker.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flatties on trolled Zerek Tango Shads, with a 70cm fish caught and released off the banks around Tewantin, also trevally and queenfish on poppers in the Woods Bays on daybreak. Bream and a few good quality whiting in the frying pan. Good mangrove jack feeding in the creeks and around bridge pylons. Plenty of bream and a few big muddies in Weyba Creek. Good mud crabs throughout the river and canal systems.

Maroochydore: Mangrove jack in the upper river and in Petrie Creek. A few excellent whiting from 30cm to 42cm taken on the incoming tide, and flathead from the river mouth. Bream from Bli Bli, plenty of average size golden trevally and bream from off oyster bank road. Whiting from Twin Waters. Schools of giant trevally in the lower river. Mud crabs throughout the river, and up Maroochy Waters canal.

Mooloolaba: Dart, whiting and tarwhine from the beach gutters. Bream, grunter and giant and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Plenty of good whiting throughout the lower river and bream from La Balsa and basin. Whiting, grunter and jack above the twin bridges area. Mangrove jack around the structures in the upper river. Mud crabs throughout including the lower river and canals.

Caloundra: Dart, whiting, tarwhine and trevally in the Surf at Warana. A few big whiting, trevally and bream in Currimundi Lake. Flathead and bream inside the bar. Jew and grunter in the deeper holes of northern passage. A few quality whiting feeding on the flats throughout the passage. Muddies throughout the Passage and the creeks that feed into the Passage.

Jemma Henricks

Bruce Henricks with his keen angling children, Jarvis and Gemma with a couple of feisty mangrove jack from Petrie Creek.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2018-01-09

Offshore

It’s looking like a pretty good for the next couple of days for fishing.  Good conditions again today with winds north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots. Winds tending southwesterly below 10 knots inshore during the early morning and seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow will be good as well with winds northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning easterly during the afternoon and seas below 1 metre. Wild Thing 2 crews fished Sunshine Reef where they  heaps of cobia, moses perch, tusk fish, pearl perch, spotty mackerel, spanish mackerel, coral trout, trevally and a beautiful dolphin fish. Spanish Mackerel out from Noosa on North, Chardons and Sunshine reefs as well as cobia and there are also good Moses perch, tusk fish, pearl perch, hussar, sea perch, coral bream, and gold spot cod. Halls Reef has had a few good spotty mackerel to 83cm. Snapper, cod venus tusk, red throat emperor and pearl perch from Caloundra 12 mile. Wahoo, venus tusk fish, pearl perch and mahi mahi from the banks. D.I.P has had catches of Spanish Mackerel, snapper, goldband snapper, cobia, coral bream, scarlet sea perch, tuna, some nice pearl perch and dolphin fish. Cobia, grass sweetlip, mackerel average snapper and venus tusk fish from the Blinker.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Plenty of good flathead around 60cm, grunter bream and giant and golden trevally from the river mouth and Woods Bay. Bream and a few good quality whiting in the frying pan. Good mangrove jack feeding in the creeks and around bridge pylons. Plenty of bream and a few big muddies in Weyba Creek. Good mud crabs throughout the river and canal systems.

Maroochydore: Mangrove jack and queenfish feeding in the Cod Hole, upper river and in Petrie Creek. A few excellent whiting from 30cm to 42cm taken on the incoming tide, and flathead from the river mouth. Bream from Bli Bli, plenty of average size golden trevally and bream from off oyster bank road. Whiting from Twin Waters. Schools of giant trevally in the lower river. Mud crabs throughout the river, and up Maroochy Waters canal.

Mooloolaba: Bream, grunter and giant and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Plenty of good whiting throughout the lower river and bream from La Balsa and basin. Whiting, grunter and jack above the twin bridges area. Mangrove jack around the structures in the upper river. Mud crabs throughout including the lower river and canals.

Caloundra: Dart, whiting, tarwhine and trevally in the Surf at Warana. A few big whiting, trevally and bream in Currimundi Lake. Flathead and bream inside the bar. Jew and grunter in the deeper holes of northern passage. A few quality whiting feeding on the flats throughout the passage. Muddies throughout the Passage and the creeks that feed into the Passage.

Daniel Vogler Mud Crab

Have a look at Daniel Vogler with a whopping mud crab from the upper Maroochy River.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2018-01-08

Offshore

It’s looking like a pretty good for the next couple of days for fishing.  Good conditions again today with winds northeasterly 10 to 15 knots. Winds tending southwesterly below 10 knots inshore during the early morning and seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow will be good as well with winds northeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to below 10 knots during the morning then increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the day and seas around 1 metre.  Wild Thing 2 crews fished Sunshine Reef where they  heaps of cobia, moses perch, tusk fish, pearl perch, spotty mackerel, spanish mackerel, coral trout, trevally and a beautiful dolphin fish. Spanish Mackerel out from Noosa on North, Chardons and Sunshine reefs as well as cobia and there are also good Moses perch, tusk fish, pearl perch, hussar, sea perch, coral bream, and gold spot cod. Halls Reef has had a few good spotty mackerel to 83cm. Snapper, cod venus tusk, red throat emperor and pearl perch from Caloundra 12 mile. Wahoo, venus tusk fish, pearl perch and mahi mahi from the banks. D.I.P has had catches of Spanish Mackerel, snapper, goldband snapper, cobia, coral bream, scarlet sea perch, tuna, some nice pearl perch and dolphin fish. Cobia, grass sweetlip, mackerel average snapper and venus tusk fish from the Blinker.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Plenty of good flathead around 60cm, grunter bream and giant and golden trevally from the river mouth and Woods Bay. Bream and a few good quality whiting in the frying pan. Good mangrove jack feeding in the creeks and around snaggy areas. Plenty of bream and moses perch in Weyba Creek. Good mud crabs throughout the river and canal systems.

Maroochydore: Mangrove jack and queenfish feeding in the Cod Hole, upper river and in Petrie Creek. A few excellent whiting to 42cm taken on the incoming tide, and flathead from the river mouth. Bream from Bli Bli, plenty of average size golden trevally and bream from off oyster bank road. Whiting from Twin Waters. Schools of giant trevally in the lower river. Mud crabs throughout the river, and up Maroochy Waters canal.

Mooloolaba: Bream, grunter and giant and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Plenty of good whiting throughout the lower river and bream from La Balsa and basin. Whiting, grunter and jack above the twin bridges area. Mangrove jack around the structures in the upper river. Mud crabs throughout including the lower river and canals.

Caloundra: Dart, whiting, tarwhine and trevally in the Surf at Warana. A few big whiting, trevally and bream in Currimundi Lake. Flathead and bream inside the bar. Jew and grunter in the deeper holes of northern passage. Big whiting feeding on the flats throughout the passage. Muddies throughout the Passage and the creeks that feed into the Passage.

Trent Smith Whiting Grunter

Have a look at Trent Smith with a few good whiting and grunter from the lower river.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2018-01-06

Offshore

It’s looking like a pretty good couple of days for fishing right through the weekend. Good conditions today day with winds southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning easterly in the evening and seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow will be good as well with winds easterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly during the evening and seas below 1 metre. Spanish Mackerel out from Noosa on local reefs. Chardons and Sunshine reefs have been producing by trolling whole garfish under a squid skirt Spanish mackerel and cobia and there are also good Moses perch, tusk fish, pearl perch, hussar, sea perch, coral bream, cobia and gold spot cod. Halls Reef has had a few good spotty mackerel to 83cm. North reef had a few mackerel, cobia, moses perch, grass sweetlip, quality pearl perch, coral bream, venus tusk fish and Maori cod. Snapper, cod venus tusk, red throat emperor and pearl perch from Caloundra 12 mile. Wahoo, venus tusk fish, pearl perch and mahi mahi from the banks. D.I.P has had catches of Spanish Mackerel, snapper, goldband snapper, cobia, coral bream, scarlet sea perch, tuna, some nice pearl perch and dolphin fish. Cobia, grass sweetlip, mackerel average snapper and venus tusk fish from the Blinker.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Plenty of good flathead, grunter bream and giant and golden trevally from the river mouth and Woods Bay. Bream and a few good quality whiting in the frying pan. A 54cm mangrove jack was caught and released in the lower estuary. Good mangrove jack feeding in the creeks and around snaggy areas. Plenty of bream and moses perch in Weyba Creek. Good mud crabs throughout the river and canal systems.

Maroochydore: Mangrove jack and queenfish feeding in the Cod Hole, upper river and in Petrie Creek. A few excellent whiting to 42cm taken on the incoming tide, and flathead from the river mouth. Bream from Bli Bli, school jew and bream from oyster bank road. Whiting from Twin Waters. Schools of giant trevally in the lower river. Mud crabs throughout the river, and up Maroochy Waters canal.

Mooloolaba: Bream, grunter and giant trevally from the boat moorings. Plenty of good whiting throughout the lower river and bream from La Balsa and basin. Whiting, grunter and jack above the twin bridges area. Mangrove jack around the structures in the upper river. Mud crabs throughout including the lower river and canals.

Caloundra: Dart, whiting, tarwhine and trevally in the Surf at Warana. A few big whiting, trevally and bream in Currimundi Lake. Flathead and bream inside the bar. Jew and grunter in the deeper holes of northern passage. Big whiting feeding on the flats throughout the passage. Muddies throughout the Passage and the creeks that feed into the Passage.

John Kennedy Queenfish Cod Hole

Have a look at John Kennedy with this quality Queenfish, taken on fresh prawn at the Cod Hole Yesterday.

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