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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.

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Local Fishing Report: Monday 2019-09-09

Offshore: Winds will be Southwesterly at 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 20 to 25 knots in the morning then increasing to 25 to 30 knots in the late afternoon, with 2 to 3 metre seas in open waters. Spanish mackerel from Halls Reef. North Reef has had quality Maori cod, snapper, Moses perch and Venus tusk fish. Chardon's Reef has had for nice snapper, Maori cod and Moses perch. Sunshine Reef's also had good snapper, tusk fish, Moses perch, bonito, longtail tuna, grass emperor and school mackerel. School mackerel from Raper Shoal. Grass sweetlip, tusk fish, queenfish and tailor from Old Women Island. Pearl perch, snapper, tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Tailor off the beach along Sunshine Beach stretch. Whiting in the lower river. Big eye trevally to 55cm flathead went 65cm and a queenie to 55cm in Woods Bays. Big flathead opposite Gympie Terrace. Tewantin and in between the lakes are producing queenfish, trevally,flathead and school jew.

Maroochydore: Tailor over night from Marcoola Beach. Whiting on the incoming tide around ths sand banks in the lower river. Flathead to 68cm in the middle reaches of the river. Mangrove jack and school jew in the middle and upper river. Flathead in Petrie Creek.

Mooloolaba: Bream, dusky flathead and golden trevally from the boat moorings and canals. Cod, bream and flathead from the twin bridges. Mangrove jack and cod from the rock bars in the upper river.

Caloundra: Grass sweetlip off the rocks at Moffat Head. Bream and flathead in Coochin Creek. Whiting from Golden Beach stretch. Bream and trevally in Pelican Waters.

Khy Lawrence with a couple of solid Maroochy River GT's.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2019-09-07

Offshore: Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Sunshine Coast Waters. Rough conditions out wide, in offshore waters although there could be a great window of opportunity in the afternoon with decreasing winds. With winds west to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots, turning west to southwesterly in the early morning. Winds decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day, then increasing to 20 to 25 knots in the evening. Offshore winds reaching up to 30 knots in the early morning and evening with seas 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday, then increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 in the evening. Conditions improving a bit tomorrow but will start off pretty choppy to rough out wide with winds southwesterly 20 to 25 knots, decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon. Offshore winds increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the evening and seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon.When conditionds improve try Double Island Points where they have had good snapper, pearlies and cobia as well as quality scarlet sea perch. North Reef has had quality Maori cod, snapper, Moses perch and Venus tusk fish. Chardon's Reef has had for nice snapper, Maori cod and Moses perch. Sunshine Reef's also had good snapper, tusk fish, Moses perch, bonito, longtail tuna, grass emperor and school mackerel. Grass sweetlip and snapper snapper from Old Women Island. Snapper, Maori cod, and venus tusk fish from the Gneerings. Pearl perch, snapper, tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile. Good quality snapper, grassy sweetlip, pearlies, tusk fish and cobia. pearl perch and tusk fish from the Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Plenty of quality bass in the impoundments and the Mary River. Bream around structures at the river mouth. Big eye trevally to 55cm flathead went 65cm and a queenie to 55cm in Woods Bays. Big flathead opposite Gympie Terrace. Tewantin and upwards continued to fish well for queenfish, flathead and mulloway.

Maroochydore: Try for a few whiting on the incoming ride around ths sand banks in the lower river. Flathead to 68cm in the middle reaches of the river. Still good bream at the river mouth and in the south channel. Whiting and flathead in the mouth of Eudlo Creek. iant Trevally from the middle river.

Mooloolaba: Bream and several dusky flathead and golden trevally from the boat moorings and canals. Cod, bream and flathead from the twin bridges. Still a few mud crabs in the estuaries to be potted.

Caloundra: Bream and flathead in Coochin Creek. Whiting off the sand Banks and bream in the deeper holes and channels of the passage. Bream and trevally in Pelican Waters. Get ready to pot a few muddie in September.

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Ben Forgan caught and released two mangrove jack in the upper reaches of the Maroochy River on lures on Wednesday afternoon. They went 47cm (first) and 42cm second. Both swam away to fight another day.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2019-09-05

Offshore: Great conditions offshore with winds variable below 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon, with seas below 1 metre. Conditions tomorrow will start off choppy and turn rough in the afternoon with winds north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to northerly 15 to 20 knots during the morning and further increasing to 20 to 25 knots in the afternoon. Winds reaching up to 30 knots during the evening, most likely in the south, with seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon. Double Island Points had good snapper, pearlies and cobia as well as quality scarlet sea perch. Cougar One skipper Nat Turner fished North Reef on Sunday where they caught quality Maori cod, snapper, Moses perch and Venus tusk fish. Chardon's Reef has had for nice snapper, Maori cod and Moses perch. Sunshine Reef's also had good snapper, tusk fish, Moses perch, bonito, longtail tuna, grass emperor and school mackerel. Grass sweetlip and snapper snapper from Old Women Island. Snapper, Maori cod, and venus tusk fish from the Gneerings. Pearl perch, snapper, tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile. Good quality snapper, grassy sweetlip, pearlies, tusk fish and cobia. pearl perch and tusk fish from the Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Plenty of bass in the impoundments and the Mary River. Bream around structures at the river mouth. Big eye trevallyto 55cm and hard fighting queenfish in Woods Bays. Big flathead opposite Gympie Terrace. Tewantin stretrch and Lake Cooroibah are fishing well for bream, flathead, school jew, trevally and queenfish.

Maroochydore: Try for a few whiting on the incoming ride around ths sand banks in the lower river. Flathead in the middle reaches of the river. Still good bream at the river mouth and in the south channel. Whiting and flathead in the mouth of Eudlo Creek. iant Trevally from the middle river.

Mooloolaba: Before the wind gets up on Friday afternoon have a fish in the gutters or off Pt Cartwright for bream, jew and tailor. Still a few mud crabs in the estuaries to be potted.Bream and several dusky flathead and golden trevally from the boat moorings and canals. Cod, bream and flathead from the twin bridges.

Caloundra: Bream and flathead in Coochin Creek. Whiting off the sand Banks and bream in the deeper holes and channels of the passage. Bream and trevally in Pelican Waters. Get ready to pot a few muddie in September.

Alison Macdonald Bass in Mary River 

Check out Alison McDonald with a couple of good bass taken in their favourite hole in the Mary River.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2019-09-04

Offshore: Great conditions offshore with winds variable about 10 knots becoming northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the early morning then becoming variable about 10 knots in the early afternoon, with seas below 1 metre Conditions tomorrow will be very good with a bit of chop with a northerly seabreeze in th afternoon with winds variable below 10 knots becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon and seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the evening. Double Island Points had good snapper, pearlies and cobia as well as quality scarlet sea perch. Cougar One skipper Nat Turner fished North Reef on Sunday where they caught quality Maori cod, snapper, Moses perch and Venus tusk fish. Chardon's Reef has had for nice snapper, Maori cod and Moses perch. Sunshine Reef's also had good snapper, tusk fish, Moses perch, bonito, longtail tuna, grass emperor and school mackerel. Grass sweetlip and snapper snapper from Old Women Island. Snapper, Maori cod, and venus tusk fish from the Gneerings. Pearl perch, snapper, tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile. Good quality snapper, grassy sweetlip, pearlies, tusk fish and cobia. pearl perch and tusk fish from the Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Bream around structures at the river mouth. Big eye trevallyto 55cm and hard fighting queenfish in Woods Bays. Big flathead opposite Gympie Terrace. Tewantin stretrch and Lake Cooroibah are fishing well for bream, flathead, school jew, trevally and queenfish.

Maroochydore: Try for a few whiting on the incoming ride around ths sand banks in the lower river. Flathead in the middle reaches of the river. Still good bream at the river mouth and in the south channel. Whiting and flathead in the mouth of Eudlo Creek. iant Trevally from the middle river.

Mooloolaba: Worth a fish in the gutters or off Pt Cartwright for bream, jew and tailor. Still a few mud crabs in the estuaries to be potted.Bream and several dusky flathead and golden trevally from the boat moorings and canals. Cod, bream and flathead from the twin bridges.

Caloundra: Bream and flathead in Coochin Creek. Whiting off the sand Banks and bream in the deeper holes and channels of the passage. Bream and trevally in Pelican Waters. Get ready to pot a few muddie in September.

Melanie Ottaway 

Melanie Ottaway her standout Maori Cod taken aboard Cougar One on North Reef on Sunday.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2019-09-03

Offshore: Good conditions with maybe choppy out wide offshore with winds West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending southerly 10 to 15 knots during the morning, then east to southeasterly in the early afternoon. Winds becoming variable below 10 knots in the evening with seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday. Conditions tomorrow will be fantastic with winds west to southwesterly about 10 knots becoming east to southeasterly during the day then becoming northerly during the late evening and seas below 1 metre. Double Island Points had good snapper, pearlies and cobia as well as quality scarlet sea perch. Cougar One skipper Nat Turner fished North Reef on Sunday where they caught quality Maori cod, snapper, Moses perch and Venus tusk fish. www.fishingnoosa.com.au/bluewater.htm Chardon's Reef has had for nice snapper, Maori cod and Moses perch. Sunshine Reef's also had good snapper, tusk fish, Moses perch, bonito, longtail tuna, grass emperor and school mackerel. Grass sweetlip and snapper snapper from Old Women Island. Snapper, Maori cod, and venus tusk fish from the Gneerings. Pearl perch, snapper, tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile. Good quality snapper, grassy sweetlip, pearlies, tusk fish and cobia. pearl perch and tusk fish from the Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Bream around structures at the river mouth. Trevally and queenfish in Woods Bays. Big flathead opposite Gympie Terrace this week. Tewantin stretrch and Lake Cooroibah are fishing well for bream, flathead, school jew, trevally and queenfish. Joe Tomic caught and released a 116cm jew south of Coolum on Saturday night.

Maroochydore: Try for a few whiting on the incoming ride around ths sand banks in the lower river. Flathead in the middle reaches of the river. Still good bream at the river mouth and in the south channel. Whiting and flathead in the mouth of Eudlo Creek. iant Trevally from the middle river.

Mooloolaba: Worth a fish in the gutters or off Pt Cartwright for bream, jew and tailor. Still a few mud crabs in the estuaries to be potted.Bream and several dusky flathead and golden trevally from the boat moorings and canals. Cod, bream and flathead from the twin bridges.

Caloundra: Bream and flathead in Coochin Creek. Whiting off the sand Banks and bream in the deeper holes and channels of the passage. Bream and trevally in Pelican Waters. Get ready to pot a few muddie in September.

joe Tomic 

Joe Tomic caught this 116cm jewfish south of Coolum on Saturday night. It went for a well cast and retrieved Super Strike Bottle Plug lure and was successfully released after a couple of quick pix. www.fishingnoosa.com.au

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