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Sunshine Coast Fishing Reports

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Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2019-04-03

Offshore

Winds will be southeasterly at 20 to 25 knots, with seas 2.5 metres. Tomorrow conditions will be similar with winds southeasterly 20 to 25 knots with seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres. When conditions improve probably on the weekend or next week, be ready for good catches at Sunshine Reef where they have had pearl perch, tusk fish, grass emperor, Moses perch, painted sweetlip, gold spot cod, snapper coral trout, and as well as schools of long tail tuna and Spanish mackerel. North Reefs had grass sweetlip, snapper, pearl perch, moses perch, venus tusk fish, gold spot cod and a 10.5kg cobia. Spanish mackerel, yellow fin and long tail tuna, plenty of cobia, and snapper off Coolum Reef. Spanish and spotty mackerel, long tail tuna and cobia from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Giant and diamond trevelly in the Woods Bay. Cod, jack and trevally in Weyba Creek. Mangrove jack and flathead between the lakes. The flood runoff, will have the mud crabs on the move throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Jew to 16 kg caught at the river mouth over the weekend. Mangrove jack, quality grunter bream and big eyed trevelly from the the mouth of Eudlo Creek and the Cod Hole. Few good whiting in the lower river. Trevally on the making tide from the Twin Waters stretch. Good mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Bream and trevally from around the boat moorings. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek. Jack, cod and flathead from the rocks bars in the upper river. Muddies throughout the Mooloolah River, particularly in the Kawana and Mooloolah canals.

Caloundra: There still getting jack, cod, bream and trevally in the creeks that feed the Passage. Whiting, bream and flathead along Golden Beach flats. With the run of fresh water, be sure you have your crab pots out, there are still good quality crabs feeding.

John Ogrady barra

Check out keen angler John O'Grady with a solid 91cm, 15 kg Maroochy river caught Barramundi. John caught it land based on 20lb line with a 20 lb leader on a recent overnight session and it put up a solid 15 minute fight. This awesome fish was released after a couple of quick pics, to allow another angler the ability to catch it one day. Well done mate.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2019-04-01

Offshore

Choppy conditions will continue, with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots with seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore north of Maroochydore. Tomorrow conditions will be similar with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore. So when conditions improve, these are the fish that will be waiting for you; At Sunshine Reef had pearl perch, tusk fish, grass emperor, Moses perch, painted sweetlip, gold spot cod, snapper coral trout, and as well as schools of long tail tuna and Spanish mackerel. North Reefs had grass sweetlip, snapper, pearl perch, moses perch, venus tusk fish, gold spot cod and a 10.5kg cobia. Spanish mackerel, yellow fin and long tail tuna, plenty of cobia, and snapper off Coolum Reef. Spanish and spotty mackerel, long tail tuna and cobia from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Giant and diamond trevelly in the Woods Bay. Cod, jack and trevally in Weyba Creek. Mangrove jack and flathead between the lakes. The flood runoff, will have the mud crabs on the move throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Try for trevelly, flathead and bream around the motorway bridge and along Bradman Av. Few good whiting in the lower river feeding under the cover of the dirty flood runoff water. Mangrove jack in all the creeks. Plenty of mud crabs been flushed out throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Bream and trevally from around the boat moorings. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek. Jack, cod and flathead from the rocks bars in the upper river. Muddies throughout the Mooloolah River, particularly in the Kawana and Mooloolah canals.

Caloundra: There still getting jack, cod, bream and trevally in the creeks that feed the Passage. Whiting, bream and flathead along Golden Beach flats. With the run of fresh water, be sure you have your crab pots out, there are still good quality crabs feeding.

Adam Morris Crabs

Checkout a very happy Adam Morris, who put his pots out from one of our BBQ Boats on wet Saturday and ended up with 3 delicious buck crabs.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2019-03-30

Offshore

Conditions, will be quite choppy to rough through today and not to mention the possibility of a storm, with winds north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots before dawn. Winds tending north to northwesterly in the early afternoon with seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.Tomorrow conditions will be similar with winds northwest to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning. So when conditions improve or thee is a window of opportunity, these are the fish that will b waiting for you; At Sunshine Reef had pearl perch, tusk fish, grass emperor, Moses perch, painted sweetlip, gold spot cod, snapper coral trout, and as well as schools of long tail tuna and Spanish mackerel. Double Island Point had some good catches of gold band snapper, scarlet sea perch, moses perch, grass emperor, tusk fish, gold spot cod, frying pan snapper and spotty mackerel. North Reefs had grass sweetlip, snapper, pearl perch, moses perch, venus tusk fish, gold spot cod and a 10.5kg cobia. Spanish mackerel, yellow fin and long tail tuna, plenty of cobia, and snapper off Coolum Reef. Spanish and spotty mackerel, long tail tuna and cobia from Caloundra 12 mile. Reports of schools of good long tail tuna and spotty and spanish mackerel on the close inshore reefs north of Caloundra. Warren Norup off Sunshine Reef took a 17.5kg Spanish mackerel on trolled bonito bait last weekend.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa:There have been longtail tuna caught up to 7.5kg from off the rocky headlands in the Noosa national park. A few tailor up in the ski run diamond trevelly in the Woods Bay on a plastics. Cod, jack and trevally in Weyba Creek. Mangrove jack and flathead between the lakes. The flood runoff, will have the mud crabs on the move throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Try for trevelly, flathead and bream around the motorway bridge and along Bradman Av. Few good whiting in the lower river feeding under the cover of the dirty flood runoff water. Good whiting in the lower river yesterday. Mangrove jack in all the creeks. Plenty of mud crabs been flushed out throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Bream, trevally and cod from the boat moorings. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek. Jack, cod and flathead from the rocks bars in the upper river. Muddies throughout the Mooloolah River, particularly in the Kawana and Mooloolah canals.

Caloundra: There still getting jack, cod, bream and trevally in Pelican Waters canals and in the creeks that feed the Passage. Whiting, bream and flathead along Golden Beach flats. With the run of fresh water, be sure you have your crab pots out, there are still good quality crabs feeding.

Wayne Cross 60cmjack Maroochy river

Checkout Wayne Cross with a fabulous 60 cm mangrove jack taken in the upper Maroochy River last weekend.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2019-03-28

Offshore

Conditions, will be rough to choppy later today, so stay in sheltered waters with winds easterly 20 to 25 knots decreasing to 15 to 20 knots during the morning and seas 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. Tomorrow conditions will improve and be workable in offshore waters with winds easterly about 10 knots tending northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the day and seas around 1 metre. So as conditions improve these are the fish that will b waiting for you; At Sunshine Reef had pearl perch, tusk fish, grass emperor, Moses perch, painted sweetlip, gold spot cod, snapper coral trout, and as well as schools of long tail tuna and Spanish mackerel. Double Island Point had some good catches of gold band snapper, scarlet sea perch, moses perch, grass emperor, tusk fish, gold spot cod, frying pan snapper and spotty mackerel. North Reefs had grass sweetlip, snapper, pearl perch, moses perch, venus tusk fish, gold spot cod and a 10.5kg cobia. Spanish mackerel, yellow fin and long tail tuna, plenty of cobia, and snapper off Coolum Reef. Spanish and spotty mackerel, long tail tuna and cobia from Caloundra 12 mile. Reports of schools of good long tail tuna and spotty and spanish mackerel on the close inshore reefs north of Caloundra. Warren Norup off Sunshine Reef took a 17.5kg Spanish mackerel on trolled bonito bait over the weekend.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: There have been longtail tuna caught up to 7.5kg from off the rocky headlands in the Noosa national park. A few tailor up in the ski run diamond trevelly in the Woods Bay on a plastics. Cod, jack and trevally in Weyba Creek. Mangrove jack and flathead between the lakes. The wet conditions will have the mud crabs on the move throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Try for trevelly, the odd tailor, flathead and queen fish and bream around the motorway bridge and along Bradman Av. Few good whiting in the lower river and whiting and grunter in Eudlo Creek. Mangrove jack in all the creeks. Reports of several good buck crabs throughout the river particularly in Petrie Creek 

Mooloolaba: Bream, trevally and cod from the boat moorings. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek. Jack, cod and flathead from the rocks bars in the upper river. Muddies throughout the Mooloolah River, particularly in the Kawana and Mooloolah canals.

Caloundra: There still getting jack, cod, bream and trevally in Pelican Waters canals and in the creeks that feed the Passage. Whiting, bream and flathead along Golden Beach flats. With the wet weather be sure you have your crab pots out, there are still good quality crabs feeding.

Barton Bielby 48cmChanbers 

On Tuesday, Barton Bielby was pretty happy with his 48cm dusky flathead as well as several, just size bream he released.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2019-03-27

Offshore

Strong Wind Warning for today in Sunshine Coast Waters Conditions, will be rough today particularly in the afternoon, so stay in sheltered waters with winds easterly below 10 knots tending southeasterly 10 to 15 knots before dawn. Winds increasing to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots in the early afternoon, briefly reaching up to 30 knots south of Maroochydore in the late afternoon and seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning. Tomorrow conditions will improve throughout the day with winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 from mid morning. Light southwesterly winds inshore early and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Sunshine Reef had pearl perch, tusk fish, grass emperor, Moses perch, painted sweetlip, gold spot cod, snapper and coral trout. Double Island Point had some good catches of gold band snapper, scarlet sea perch, moses perch, grass emperor, tusk fish, gold spot cod, frying pan snapper and spotty mackerel. Wild Thing 2 skipper Nat Turner fished North Reef on Saturday and caught grass sweetlip, snapper, pearl perch, moses perch, venus tusk fish and gold spot cod. North Reefs had a 10.5kg cobia yesterday as well. Spanish mackerel, yellow fin and long tail tuna, plenty of cobia, and snapper off Coolum Reef. Spanish and spotty mackerel, long tail tuna and cobia from Caloundra 12 mile. Reports of schools of good long tail tuna and spotty and spanish mackerel on the close inshore reefs north of Caloundra and some Spanish Mackerel off Coolum and Sunshine. Local yak angler Warren Norup off Sunshine Reef took a 17.5kg Spanish mackerel on trolled bonito bait over the weekend.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Off the rocks at Hells Gates yesterday, Manuel was casting out lures when a small surface boil erupted less than 50 metres from them. He quickly flicked a 70gm Halco for a nice 7.5kg longtail tuna. A few tailor up in the ski run diamond trevelly in the Woods Bay on a plastics. Cod, jack and trevally in Weyba Creek. Mangrove jack and flathead between the lakes. A few mud crabs still on the move throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Try for trevelly, the odd tailor, flathead and queen fish and bream around the motorway bridge and along Bradman Av. Few good whiting in the lower river and whiting and grunter in Eudlo Creek. Mangrove jack in all the creeks. Reports of several good buck crabs throughout the river particularly in Petrie Creek.

Mooloolaba: Bream, trevally and cod from the boat moorings. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek. Jack, cod and flathead from the rocks bars in the upper river. Muddies throughout the Mooloolah River, particularly in the Kawana and Mooloolah canals.

Caloundra: There still getting jack, cod, bream and trevally in Pelican Waters canals and in the creeks that feed the Passage. Whiting, bream and flathead along Golden Beach flats. Make sure you have your crab pots out, there are still good quality crabs feeding.

Rob Stokes 51cm dusky flathead 

Check out Rob Stokes with a nice eating 51 cm dusky flathead taken yesterday morning off the bank along Bradman Avenue, on a 4’ pumpkin seed soft plastic.

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