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Sunshine Coast Fishing Reports

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Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2019-03-26

Offshore

Conditions, will be good today with a bit of northerly chop with winds northerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning. Inshore sea breezes to 15 knots during the afternoon, with seas around 1 metre. Tomorrow conditions will become pretty choppy to very uncomfortable and rough in offshore waters with winds southeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots early in the morning, then 15 to 20 knots from late morning and seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres 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. North Reefs had pearl perch, Maori cod, venus tusk fish and snapper, moses perch, grass sweetlip and some quality pearl perch. Spanish, yellow fin tuna, plenty of cobia, and snapper off Coolum Reef. Cobia, wahoo, spotty mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile. Reports today, of schools of good long tail tuna and spotty and spanish mackerel on the inshore reefs north of Caloundra and some Spanish Mackerel off Coolum and Sunshine. Local yak angler Warren Norup put in a bit of time and distance on Sunshine Reef yesterday morning and was well rewarded for his efforts when this 17.5kg Spanish mackerel jumped his trolled bull bonito bait.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: A few tailor up in the ski run diamond trevelly in the Woods Bay on a plastics. There's golden trevally to 61cm in the lower estuary. 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. Few good whiting and grunter in Eudlo Creek. Mangrove jack in all the creeks. Solid bream and mangrove jack in the Maroochy Waters Canal Reports of several good buck crabs 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 have been good mangrove 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.

Bill Conn 45cm 

Check out Bill Conn with a 45 cm tailor taken in the Cod Hole over the weekend.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2019-03-25

Offshore

So conditions, will be good today with a bit of northerly chop with winds northerly 10 to 15 knots and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres inshore around midday.Tomorrow conditions are looking evan better with winds northwest to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming east to northeasterly about 10 knots during the afternoon and seas around 1 metre. 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. North Reefs had pearl perch, Maori cod, venus tusk fish and snapper, moses perch, grass sweetlip and some quality pearl perch. Spanish, yellow fin tuna, plenty of cobia, and snapper off Coolum Reef. Cobia, wahoo, spotty mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile. Reports today, of schools of good long tail tuna and spotty and spanishon the inshore reefs north of Caloundra and some Spanish Mackerel off Coolum and Sunshine. Local yak angler Warren Norup put in a bit of time and distance on Sunshine Reef yesterday morning and was well rewarded for his efforts when this 17.5kg Spanish mackerel jumped his trolled bull bonito bait. See, www.fishingnoosa.com.au for details.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: A few tailor up in the ski run diamond trevelly in the Woods Bay on a plastics. There's golden trevally to 61cm in the lower estuary. 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: Trevelly, flathead and queen fish and bream around the motorway bridge. Few good whiting and grunter in Eudlo Creek. Mangrove jack in all the creeks. Solid bream and mangrove jack in the Maroochy Waters Canal Reports of several good buck crabs 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 have been good mangrove 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. Bream and sweetlip from Shelly Beach.

Warren Norup 

Local angler Warren Norup put in a bit of time and distance on Sunshine Reef yesterday morning and was well rewarded for his efforts when this 17.5kg Spanish mackerel took his trolled bonito bait

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2019-03-23

Offshore

Fantastic offshore conditions for the weekend and into early next week, as well as the Full Moon having the fish on the bite! S conditions, will be fantastic today with winds northeasterly about 10 knots and seas below 1 metres. Tomorrow conditions are looking impressive with winds North to northeasterly about 10 knots and seas below 1 metre. Sunshine Reef had pearl perch, tusk fish, grass emperor, Moses perch, painted sweetlip, gold spot cod, snapper and coral trout. While keen angler Simon Neuwirth, caught a fat 77cm coral trout (around the 7kg mark), caught close to shore 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 pearl perch, Maori cod, venus tusk fish and snapper, moses perch, grass sweetlip and some quality pearl perch. Spanish, yellow fin tuna, plenty of cobia, and snapper off Coolum Reef. Cobia, wahoo, spotty mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile. Reports today, of schools of good long tail tuna on the inshore reefs north of Caloundra and some Spanish Mackerel off Coolum and Sunshine.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: A few tailor up in the ski run diamond trevelly in the Woods Bay on a plastics. Nathan Meadows, caught and released this 61cm golden trevally in the lower estuary on Saturday. 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: Trevelly, flathead and queen fish and bream around the motorway bridge. Few good whiting and grunter in Eudlo Creek. Mangrove jack in all the creeks. Solid bream and mangrove jack in the Maroochy Waters Canal Reports of several good buck crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: The Full Moon Phase has the fish feeding. 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: With the hot, stormy and humid conditions there have been good mangrove 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. Bream and sweetlip from Shelly Beach.

BenForgan15kgspanishmackerel

Well, what can I say! Here is my friend Ben Forgan, "living the dream" catching a 15 kilo Spanish Mackerel out near Sunshine Reef off our beautiful Sunshine Coast.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2019-03-21

Offshore

Conditions, will be fantastic today with winds variable about 10 knots and seas below 1 metres. Tomorrow conditions are looking very impressive with winds east to northeasterly below 10 knots becoming south to southeasterly during the morning and seas below 1 metre. Sunshine Reef had pearl perch, tusk fish, grass emperor, Moses perch, painted sweetlip, gold spot cod, snapper and coral trout. While keen angler Simon Neuwirth, caught a fat 77cm coral trout (around the 7kg mark), caught close to shore 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 pearl perch, Maori cod, venus tusk fish and snapper, moses perch, grass sweetlip and some quality pearl perch. Spanish, yellow fin tuna, plenty of cobia, and snapper off Coolum Reef. Cobia, wahoo, spotty mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: A few tailor up in the ski run diamond trevelly in the Woods Bay on a plastics. Nathan Meadows, caught and released this 61cm golden trevally in the lower estuary on Saturday. 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: Trevelly, flathead and queen fish and bream around the motorway bridge. Few good whiting and grunter in Eudlo Creek. Mangrove jack in all the creeks. Solid bream and mangrove jack in the Maroochy Waters Canal Reports of several good buck crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Tonight's Full Moon Phase will have the fish feeding. 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: With the hot, stormy and humid conditions there have been good mangrove 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. Bream and sweetlip from Shelly Beach.

DIP Fishing Charters Mangrove Jack 

Check out Double Island Point Fishing Charters with the biggest Reef Mangrove Jack, I’ve ever seen caught in the middle of the day, most big ones are caught at night. Went 91cm with teeth and a bad attitude.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2019-03-20

Offshore

Conditions, will be good early today, with winds northerly 10 to 15 knots tending northwesterly before dawn then tending northwest to northeasterly in the morning. Winds reaching up to 20 knots inshore in the afternoon and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. Tomorrow is looking fantastic with winds variable about 10 knots and seas around 1 metre. Sunshine Reef had pearl perch, tusk fish, grass emperor, Moses perch, painted sweetlip, gold spot cod, snapper and coral trout. Trekka 2 skipper Mitch Bertacchini, did a nine hour trip up to Double Island Point on Sunday. Conditions were pretty nice apart from the odd rain squall which we managed to dodge. We caught gold band snapper, scarlet sea perch, moses perch, grass emperor, tusk fish, gold spot cod, frying pan snapper and spotty mackerel. North Reefs had pearl perch, Maori cod, venus tusk fish and snapper, moses perch, grass sweetlip and some quality pearl perch. Spanish, yellow fin tuna, plenty of cobia, and snapper off Coolum Reef. Cobia, wahoo, spotty mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: 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: Trevelly, flathead and queen fish and bream around the motorway bridge. Few good whiting and grunter in Eudlo Creek. Mangrove jack in all the creeks. Solid bream and mangrove jack in the Maroochy Waters Canal Reports of several good buck crabs 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: With the hot and humid conditions there have been good mangrove 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. Bream and sweetlip from Shelly Beach.

ck dekort 

Check out Jack Dekort with a hard fighting long tail tuna caught north of Coolum.

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