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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: Tuesday 2018-04-03

Offshore

Conditions will be a bit choppy today with east southeasterly around 15 to 20 knots, seas at 1m  to 1.5m increasing to 2m offshore. The conditions will become rough with winds southeasterly up to 20 to 25 Knot during the day with seas again up from 1.5m to 2m.  Today will be worthwhile to head out and When conditions inprove go for a few coral trout, cod, snapper and parrot at North Reef. Similar species have been reported at Barwon Banks.  Trout, Spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and tusk fish from Sunshine Reef. Mac and long tail from most of the closer inshore reefs.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Reports over the long weekend of dart, whiting and flathead in the gutters along the beaches. The lower estuary is fishing well for flathead and whiting along the drop offs. A few queenfish, trevally and mangrove jack from Munna Point. Trevally and flathead in Woods Bays and Tewantin stretch. Target mud crabs throughout river.

Maroochydore: Dart and whiting inthe gutters between Twin Waters lifeguard and Pincushion. Mangrove jack, jew, bream and golden trevally in the Cod Hole. Bream, whiting and flathead along the Black Banks and Goat Island stretch, along with golden trevally at Cotton Tree. Still mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Bream and dart along Kawana Beach. Trevally around the rocks walls, pontoons and Jetties between the Mouth. Cale Cale and golden Trevally around Minyama Island. Cod, trevally and flathead from La Balsa Basin. Sand and mud crabs throughout the river.

Caloundra: Bream and jew in the gutters along the beaches and in the deeper holes of the northern passage. Golden and giant Trevally in Pelican Waters Canal. Whiting, bream, grunter and flathead between the bar and Golden Beach. Muddies in the creeks and mangrove areas throughout the passage.

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Deni Mariathi 78cm jew

Deni Mariathi landed this 78cm jew with the support of Bruce, Brad and Geoff at the Cod Hole on Easter Sunday/April Fools Day, on there last prawn bait cast, on a light rod and line combo for the day around 4.30 pm.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2018-04-02

Offshore

Conditions are favourable with Easterlies at 15 to 20 knots, seas at 1m and increasing to 1.5m offshore. The conditions will stay the same on Tuesday.   Today will be worthwhile tohead out and chase a few coral trout, cod, snapper and parrot Noosa North. Similar species have been reported at Barwon Banks.  Trout, Spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and tusk fish from Sunshine Reef. Mac and long tail from most of the closer inshore reefs.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Reports over the long weekend of dart, whiting and flathead in the gutters along the beaches. The lower estuary is fishing well for flathead and whiting along the drop offs. A few queenfish, trevally and mangrove jack from Munna Point. Trevally and flathead in Woods Bays and Tewantin stretch. Target mud crabs throughout river.

Maroochydore: Dart and whiting inthe gutters between Twin Waters lifeguard and Pincushion. Mangrove jack, bream and golden trevally in the Cod Hole. Bream, whiting and flathead along the Black Banks and Goat Island stretch, along with golden trevally at Cotton Tree. Still mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Bream and dart along Kawana Beach. Trevally around the rocks walls, pontoons and Jetties between the Mouth. Cale Cale and golden Trevally around Minyama Island. Cod, trevally and flathead from La Balsa Basin. Sand and mud crabs throughout the river.

Caloundra: Bream and jew in the gutters along the beaches and in the deeper holes of the northern passage. Golden and giant Trevally in Pelican Waters Canal. Whiting, bream, grunter and flathead between the bar and Golden Beach. Muddies in the creeks and mangrove areas throughout the passage.

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Trevally Jack Javis Cod Hole

Jarvis Henricks is at it again – an early Easter Sunday catch of trevally and mangrove jack at the Cod Hole.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2018-03-31

Offshore

Conditions: with winds today southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the late afternoon and evening and big sees 1.5 to 2 metres. Tomorrow conditions settle down and are fairly good but still choppy with winds easterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres. and . When conditions improve particularly Monday be ready to go and chase a few coral trout, cod, snapper, tusk fish and hussar from the Hards. Trout, snapper and tusk fish from the Banks. Dolphin fish, pearl perch and pig fish from Caloundra Wide. Trout, Spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and tusk fish from Sunshine Reef. Mac and long tail Tuna from Sunshine, Halls, Coolum Reef, the NW fairway beacon and the Blinker.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: When the sea settles down it will be worth chasing a few dart, whiting and jew over night in the gutters along the beaches. The lower estuary is fishing well for flathead. A few queenfish, trevally and mangrove jack from Munna Point. Trevally and flathead in Woods Bays. Flathead and grunter from along Tewantin stretch. Target mud crabs throughout river.

Maroochydore: Mangrove jack, bream and golden Trevally in the Cod Hole. Bream, whiting and flathead along the Twin Waters stretch. Golden Trevally whiting and flathead from Cotton Tree and around Goat and Channel Island. Still mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Todays Full Moon will have the fish on the bite through the weekend. Bream and Trevally around the rocks walls, pontoons and Jetties between the Mouth. Cale Cale and golden Trevally around Minyama Island. Cod, trevally and flathead from La Balsa Basin. Grunter bream from McKenzies Bridge area and sand and mud crabs throughout the river.

Caloundra: A few bigger bream from the boardwalk area. With the Full Moon be prepared to chase a few jew in the gutters along the beaches and in the deeper holes of the northern passage right though Easter. Golden and giant Trevally in Pelican Waters Canal. Whiting, bream, grunter and flathead between the bar and Golden Beach. Muddies in the creeks and mangrove areas throughout the passage.

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Ben Corbett 1.4m Shovelnose

Ben Corbett caught his first shovel nose Wednesday at the Cod Hole on 20lb braid and prawns measured just on 1.4m.

Local Fishing Report: Friday 2018-03-30

Offshore

Strong Wind Warning for Today (Thursday) for Sunshine Coast Waters.  So expect conditions to be rough for today and fairly choppy tomorrow, so check conditions before going offshore and be prepared to stay only in sheltered waters, with winds today southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the morning and big sees 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon and swells easterly 2 to 2.5 metres. Tomorrow on Good Friday conditions are still fairly choppy to rough with winds Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning and swells still up there easterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Conditions will improve throughout the weekend, particularly on Sunday and  Monday. When conditions improve over Easter be ready to go and chase a few coral trout, cod, snapper, tusk fish and hussar from the Hards. Trout, snapper and tusk fish from the Banks. Dolphin fish, pearl perch and pig fish from Caloundra Wide. Trout, Spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and tusk fish from Sunshine Reef. Mac and long tail Tuna from Sunshine, Halls, Coolum Reef, the NW fairway beacon and the Blinker.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: When the sea settles down more later in the weekend it will be worth chasing a few dart, whiting and jew over night in the gutters along the beaches.The lower estuary is fishing well for flathead in the 50 to 78cm range. A few queenfish, trevally and mangrove jack from Munna Point. Trevally and flathead in Woods Bays. Flathead and grunter from along Tewantin stretch. Target mud crabs throughout river.

Maroochydore: Mangrove jack, bream and golden Trevally in the cod hole. Bream, whiting and flathead along the Twin Waters stretch. Golden Trevally whiting and flathead from Cotton Tree and around Goat and Channel Island. Still mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Saturdays Full Moon will have the fish on the bite through the weekend. Bream and Trevally around the rocks walls, pontoons and Jetties between the Mouth. Cale Cale and golden Trevally around Minyama Island. Cod, trevally and flathead from La Balsa Basin. Grunter bream from McKenzies Bridge area and sand and mud crabs throughout the river.

Caloundra: A few bigger bream from the boardwalk area. With Easter Saturdays Full Moon be prepared to chase a few jew in the gutters along the beaches and in the deeper holes of the northern passage right thtough Easter. Golden and giant Trevally in Pelican Waters Canal. Whiting, bream, grunter and flathead between the bar and Golden Beach. Muddies in the creeks and mangrove areas throughout the passage.

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JohnClarkBream MRSLFC

Good on John Clark from the Maroochy RSL Fishing Club catching several bream in the lower Maroochy River.

Extended Fishing Report: Thursday 2018-03-29

Offshore

Strong Wind Warning for Today (Thursday) for Sunshine Coast Waters. So expect conditions to be rough for today and fairly choppy tomorrow, so check conditions before going offshore and be prepared to stay only in sheltered waters, with winds today southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the morning and big sees 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon and swells easterly 2 to 2.5 metres. Tomorrow on Good Friday conditions are still fairly choppy to rough with winds Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning and swells still up there easterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Conditions will improve throughout the weekend, particularly on Sunday and Monday. When conditions improve over Easter be ready to go and chase a few coral trout, cod, snapper, tusk fish and hussar from the Hards. Trout, snapper and tusk fish from the Banks. Dolphin fish, pearl perch and pig fish from Caloundra Wide. Trout, Spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and tusk fish from Sunshine Reef. Mac and long tail Tuna from Sunshine, Halls, Coolum Reef, the NW fairway beacon and the Blinker. From east of the Wide Bay Bar and Double Island you can expect some excellent catches of big cod, yellowfin tuna, mackerel, pearlies, red emperor, scarlet sea perch, hussar and gold spot wrasse and mahi mahi, while there are also large good size cod being fairly active on the closer in reefs.

Out and around Hervey Bay:

Remember the Full Moon on Saturday will have the fish feeding well into next week. Conditions settle down through the Easter weekend reasonable for Saturday but particularly by Sunday and Monday so have a go in Platypus Bay for longtail and mack tuna, trevally, queenfish and a few mackerel. There have been few good coral trout, grassy sweetlip, blackall, good quality cod, tusk fish, queenfish, big golden trevally and mackerel on the inshore reefs and around the islands and deeper ledges throughout the Bay. Great Sandy Strait, is producing, Barramundi, and threadfin salmon around the mouth of the Mary River including whiting, flathead and bream throughout. Barramundi and threadfin salmon in the lower Mary and Susan River. Barramundi, bream, grunter, whiting and Mangrove Jack in the lower Burrum River. There’s queenfish, golden trevally and giant trevally and a few barred and school mackerel around the Urangan Pier/Jetty, with the challenge of having to land your catch when fishing from the structure. For more information on fishing the Bay check out the Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing facebook page.

Estuaries and Beaches

Fraser Island:  Always best to travel closer to low tide as possible. A lot of erosion around the rocky outcrops like Poyungan and Yidney Rocks has made beach access impassable, so use the Bypass Tracks. Target dart, whiting, trevally and a few chopper tailor along the eastern beach gutters. On the western side of Fraser island there’s been plenty of whiting and catches of flathead and trevally, while in the creeks and the flats there’s a few good grunter bream and quality the muddies and some solid flathead have also been reported.

Rainbow Beach: Try for bream, flathead and dart along the beaches and Inskip Point. Flathead, dart, whiting in the gutters at Rainbow Beach, Double Island Point and Teewah Beach. Tin Can Bay is fishing well for whiting, bream, flathead, Trevally and mangrove jack in the snaggy areas in the creeks and a few good muddies. Mangrove jack, barramundi, flathead, estuary cod and mud crabs in Kauri Creek. A few good flathead, bream trevally and mackerel from the Barge Crossing. Also remember that the https://www.facebook.com/PoonaFishingComp/?fref=mentions&hc_location=group is on over Easter

Local Dams and Rivers: In the Dams quality bass, saratoga and yellowbelly feeding at present. Borumba Dam has bass and saratoga still hitting surface lures and fly. Plenty of quality bass and golden perch on trolled lures from the junctions in Boondooma Dam. Check out Southern Queensland Fishing facebook page, for more Dam Information including https://www.facebook.com/MatthewMottSportsFishing live weekly Report.

Noosa: The lower estuary is fishing well for flathead in the 50 to 78cm range. A few queenfish, trevally and mangrove jack from Munna Point. Trevally and flathead in Woods Bays. Flathead and grunter from along Tewantin stretch. Target mud crabs throughout river.

Maroochydore: Still a few good mud crabs throughout the river. Mangrove jack, bream and golden Trevally in the cod hole. Bream, whiting and flathead along the Twin Waters stretch. Golden Trevally whiting and flathead from Cotton Tree and around Goat and Channel Island.

Mooloolaba: Bream and Trevally around the rocks walls, pontoons and Jetties between the Mouth. Cale Cale and golden Trevally around Minyama Island. Cod, trevally and flathead from La Balsa Basin. Grunter bream from McKenzies Bridge area and sand and mud crabs throughout the river.

Caloundra: A few bigger bream from the boardwalk area. With Easter Saturdays Full Moon be prepared to chase a few jew in the gutters along the beaches and in the deeper holes of the northern passage right thtough Easter. Golden and giant Trevally in Pelican Waters Canal. Whiting, bream, grunter and flathead between the bar and Golden Beach. Muddies in the creeks and mangrove areas throughout the passage.

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DavidSchouwenburg57cmUpperRiver

David Schouwenburg, was working hard body lures when I hooked up a nice 57cm dusky flathead in upper reaches of Maroochy river.

Darby Small 1kg channel island

Darby Small with a feisty golden trevalla caught around Goat and Channell Island in the Maroochy River

David Mc Donald Borumba

David McDonald with a nice fat yellow belly from Borumba Dam

Rainbow EscspeeCod

Yep, the crews on Rainbow Escape have been fishing recently around Double Island Point and out from the Wide Bay Bar for some good quality Cod.

Mark Longtail Hervey Bay Fly and Sport Fish

Check out Mark this week in Hervey Bay with a nice Longtail Tuna, so for more great catches look at ‘Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing facebook page’.

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