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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: Thursday 2018-02-15

Offshore

Caution: If you are planning offshore activities this weekend remember that the forecast is for large 2 to 3 meter, long-period easterly swells developing through southern Queensland waters from late Friday and over the weekend.  Choppy conditions again later today particularly out wide, so probably best to stay in close or in sheltered waters, with winds blowing north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore. Winds tending north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon, with seas 1 to 2 metres. Easing back  tomorrow on the New Moon with a north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to northeasterly around 10 knots during the morning and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.  When conditions ease back remember there have been plenty of quality cobia being caught on all local reefs at present and some good Spanish mackerel to 13.5kg around Halls and Sunshine Reefs.  Cobia, parrot, snapper and pearl perch from Wide Caloundra. Cobia and grass sweetlip from Sunshine Reef. Cobia, snapper, pearl perch and Spanish mackerel form the banks. A few big Spanish mackerel from Jew shoal, Halls, Coolum and Sunshine Reef.  Wild Thing 2 fished Double Island Point on Saturday for moses perch, venus tusk fish, gold spot wrasse, Maori cod, cobia, pearl perch and some nice scarlet sea perch.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: With the New moon tomorrow there could be a few fish on the bite for the next week including a few big jew on headlands and in the rivers, but be aware, the prediction is for big long period swells from 2 to 3 metres on our beaches this weekend. Big Flathead, bream and Tarwhine from the river mouth and Woods Bays. Bream out from Munna Point. Flathead and grunter from along Tewantin stretch. Mangrove from Weyba Creek, behind the Sheraton and under Munna Bridge. Good mud crabs throughout the upper river.

Maroochydore: Heaps of pike eels and mud crabs between the cod Hole and the Motorway Bridge. Bream to 32 cm and flathead from the river mouth. Mangrove jack in the creeks. Whiting to 38cm predominantly in the lower river around Chambers Island and Twin waters. Golden, giant herring and trevally in the lower river.

Mooloolaba: Bream and trevally from around the boat moorings and local jetties. Cod, trevally, whiting and flathead from La Balsa Basin. Mangrove jack and cod around structure in the canals and Parrearra Channel. Mud crabs throughout the river.

Caloundra: Whiting, bream, trevally and mangrove jack in Currimundi Lake. Flathead and golden trevally off the boardwalk. Whiting, bream and flathead throughout the passage. Muddies are moving around the creek and canal entrances.

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HarrisonMalia JohnstonBorumbaDamFridayafternoon79cm2ndcast onYellowCicad

Harrison Johnston and his daughter Malia caught and released this 79cm Saratoga in Borumba Dam last Friday afternoon. Taken 2nd cast on a yellow cicada and also got a feed of a couple dozen Red claw.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2018-02-14

Offshore

Caution: If you are planning offshore activities this weekend remember that the forecast is for large, long-period easterly swells will be developing through southern Queensland waters from late Friday and over the weekend.  Choppy conditions today particularly out wide, so probably best to stay in sheltered waters, with winds blowing north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore. Winds tending north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon and evening, with seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.. Easing back a bit tomorrow with a northerly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly during the day. When conditions ease back remember there have been plenty of quality cobia being caught on all local reefs at present and some good Spanish mackerel to 13.5kg around Halls and Sunshine Reefs.  Cobia, parrot, snapper and pearl perch from Wide Caloundra. Cobia and grass sweetlip from Sunshine Reef. Cobia, snapper, pearl perch and Spanish mackerel form the banks. A few big Spanish mackerel from Jew shoal, Halls, Coolum and Sunshine Reef.  Wild Thing 2 fished Double Island Point on Saturday for moses perch, venus tusk fish, gold spot wrasse, Maori cod, cobia, pearl perch and some nice scarlet sea perch.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: With the New moon this Friday there could be a few fish on the bite for the next week including a few big jew on headlands and in the rivers, but be aware, the prediction is for big long period swells to be pounding our beaches this weekend. Big Flathead, bream and Tarwhine from the river mouth and Woods Bays. Bream out from Munna Point. Flathead and grunter from along Tewantin stretch. Mangrove from Weyba Creek, behind the Sheraton and under Munna Bridge. Good mud crabs throughout the upper river.

Maroochydore: Heaps of pike eels and mud crabs between the cod Hole and the Motorway Bridge. Bream to 32 cm and flathead from the river mouth. Mangrove jack in the creeks. Whiting to 38cm predominantly in the lower river around Chambers Island and Twin waters. Golden, giant herring and trevally in the lower river.

Mooloolaba: Bream and trevally from around the boat moorings and local jetties. Cod, trevally, whiting and flathead from La Balsa Basin. Mangrove jack and cod around structure in the canals and Parrearra Channel. Mud crabs throughout the river.

Caloundra: Whiting, bream, trevally and mangrove jack in Currimundi Lake. Flathead and golden trevally off the boardwalk. Whiting, bream and flathead throughout the passage. Muddies are moving around the creek and canal entrances.

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AlexWhitley38cm whiting

Have a look at Alex Whitley with his 38cm elbow slapper whiting taken off Chambers Island Yesterday.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2018-02-13

Offshore

Pretty choppy to rough conditions today so stay in the rivers, with winds blowing northerly 15 to 25 knots, with seas 1 to 2 metres. Easing back a bit tomorrow but still with a northerly chop with winds northerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching 20 knots at times and seas 1 to 2 metres. There are plenty of quality cobia being caught on all local reefs at present. Cobia, parrot, snapper and pearl perch from Wide Caloundra. Cobia and grass sweetlip from Sunshine Reef. Cobia, snapper, pearl perch and Spanish mackerel form the banks. A few big Spanish mackerel from Jew shoal, Halls, Coolum and Sunshine Reef.  Wild Thing 2 fished Double Island Point on Saturday for moses perch, venus tusk fish, gold spot wrasse, Maori cod, cobia, pearl perch and some nice scarlet sea perch.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Big Flathead, bream and Tarwhine from the river mouth and Woods Bays. Bream out from Munna Point. Flathead and grunter from along Tewantin stretch. Mangrove from Weyba Creek, behind the Sheraton and under Munna Bridge. Good mud crabs throughout the upper river.

Maroochydore: Bream to 32 cm and flathead from the river mouth. Mangrove jack in the creeks. Whiting predominantly in the lower river and from Twin waters. Golden, giant herring and blue spot trevally on the dirty water line in the lower river. Mud crabs throughout the river system.

Mooloolaba: Bream and trevally from the boat moorings. Cod, trevally, whiting and flathead from La Balsa Basin. Jack and cod around structure in the canals and Parrearra Channel. Mud crabs throughout the river.

Caloundra: Whiting, bream, trevally and mangrove jack in Currimundi Lake. Flathead and golden trevally off the boardwalk. Whiting, bream and flathead throughout the passage. Muddies are moving around the creek and canal entrances.

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Paul Blackwell 12kg Cobia Murphys

Paul Blackwell was ecstatic when with a 12kg Cobia he caught using floating pilchard at Murphys reef on Saturday the 10th February.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2018-02-12

Offshore

Winds will be blowing northerly at 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the late evening, with 1 -2  Seas. Cobia, parrot, snapper and pearl perch from Wide Caloundra. Cobia and grass sweetlip from Sunshine Reef. Cobia, snapper, pearl perch and Spanish mackerel form the banks. A few big Spanish mackerel from Jew shoal, Halls, Coolum and Sunshine Reef.  Wild Thing 2 fished Double Island Point on Saturday for moses perch, venus tusk fish, gold spot wrasse, Maori cod, cobia, pearl perch and some nice scarlet sea perch.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Big Flathead, bream and Tarwhine from the river mouth. Trevally, bream and flathead in the Woods Bays. Bream out from Munna point. Flathead and grunter from along Tewantin stretch. Mangrove from Weyba Creek, behind the Sheraton and under Munna Bridge. Plenty of bream and a few good muddies in Weyba Creek. Good mud crabs throughout the upper river.

Maroochydore: Trevally on high tide and flathead in the Cod Hole. Bream to 32 cm and flathead from the river mouth. Mangrove jack in the creeks. Whiting predominantly in the lower river and from Twin waters. Golden, giant herring and blue spot trevally on the dirty water line in the lower river. Mud crabs throughout the river system.

Mooloolaba: Bream and trevally from the boat moorings. Cod and trevally from the Kawana Rock wall. Whiting and flathead from La Balsa Basin. Jack and cod around structure in the canals and Parrearra Channel. Mud crabs throughout the river.

Caloundra: Whiting, bream, trevally and mangrove jack in Currimundi Lake and up the Creek. Flathead and golden trevally off the boardwalk. Whiting, bream and flathead throughout the passage. Muddies are moving around the creek and canal entrances.

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Cobia Mooloolaba TopCatch

The Crew aboard Top Catch Charters have been out recently with a few good Cobia taken wide of Mooloolaba.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2018-02-10

Offshore

Great conditions today, with winds variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon with seas below 1 metre. Looking like it could be choppy tomorrow with a pesky northerly around 15 to 20 knots and seas rising later in the day from around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres during the evening. So be ready to venture out today to the local reefs for some quality mackerel and reef fish like grass sweetlip, moses perch, pearl perch, big coral trout and a few mackerel and tuna. Try for snapper, cod, venus tusk, pearl perch, spotty mackerel and tuna from Caloundra reefs and  spotty mackerel and yellowfin tuna, from the Blinker, Arkwright shoal, Sunshine Reef and in the bay at Noosa.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead, bream and Tarwhine from the river mouth. Trevally, bream and flathead in the Woods Bays. Bream out from Munna point. Flathead and grunter from along Tewantin stretch. Mangrove throughout the river in around the pylons and snaggy areas. Plenty of bream and a few good muddies in Weyba Creek. Good mud crabs throughout the upper river.

Maroochydore: Trevally on high tide and flathead in the Cod Hole. Bream to 32 cm yesterday and flathead from the river mouth. Mangrove jack in the creeks. Whiting predominantly in the lower river and from Twin waters. Golden, giant herring and blue spot trevally on the dirty water line in the lower river. Mud crabs throughout the river system.

Mooloolaba: Bream and trevally from the boat moorings. Whiting and flathead from La Balsa Basin. Giant Herring and tarpon in Mountain Creek. Jack and cod around structure in the canals. Mud crabs throughout the river.

Caloundra: Whiting, bream, trevally and mangrove jack in Currimundi Lake and up the Creek. Flathead and golden trevally off the boardwalk. Whiting, bream and flathead throughout the passage. Muddies are moving around the creek and canal entrances.

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Bev Clark MRSLFC Bream

Keen Angler Bev Clark from the Maroochy RSL Fishing Club weighed in several nice bream to 32cm, taken in the lower Maroochy

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