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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 2019-02-21

Offshore

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sunshine Coast Waters, so stay in port, as winds will be blowing southeasterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 25 to 30 knots in the afternoon and reaching up to 33 knots in the evening. Winds dependent on the movement and development of tropical cyclone Oma with seas 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning. Tomorrow will be a tough one, with south to southeasterly 30 to 35 knots increasing to 30 to 40 knots during the day. Winds dependent on the movement and development of tropical cyclone Oma and seas 3 to 5 metres and huge swells easterly 3 to 4 metres, tending southeasterly 4 to 7 metres offshore during the morning. So caution will be required anywhere near the ocean, as there will be large and powerful surf conditions which will be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing. Better to spend time at home cleaning an working on your fishing gear to get ready for better conditions.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Trevally, with a few bigger whiting and flathead from the river mouth. Been several quality mangrove jack to 50cm and the odd jew between the lakes and in the canals. Trevally and flathead from the Tewantin ski run. Mud crabs throughout but mainly in the upper river system. Good buck crabs 

Maroochydore: Several whiting to 40cm overnight drifting the tide out and around Picnic Point. Matt Planck went out with Scotty Hillier and crew, filming a segment for Creek to Coast and caught a 46cm jack and released 2 legal size dusky flathead from Petrie Creek and a 17cm mud crab potted just near Chambers island, yesterday. Bream and trevally at the Cod Hole

Mooloolaba: Bream, grunter and trevally from the moorings. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek an around McKenzies Bridge. Cod, mangrove jack and and muddies from the middle and upper Mooloolah River. 

Caloundra: Sand crabs in in the deeper channels and sea grass beds of the northern passage and a few good buck mud crabs there as well as in the creeks. Flathead and whiting from Golden Beach and the entrance to Bell's Creek. Mangrove jack and trevally in Pelican Waters.

Scotty and Matt 

Matt Planck from Swan Boat Hire, went out with Scotty Hillier and crew, filming a segment for Creek to Coast and caught a 46cm jack and released 2 legal size dusky flathead from Petrie Creek and a 17cm mud crab potted just near Chambers island, yesterday.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2019-02-20

Offshore

Choppy to rough conditions with a decent swell running so maybe stay in port will be wise as winds will be blowing Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots with seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore by early evening and swells east to northeasterly 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 metres later in the evening. So caution, as there will be large and powerful surf conditions in the evening are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing. Tomorrow will have choppy conditions and a decent swell , so it may be better to stay in more sheltered waters with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning southerly 20 to 30 knots during the morning seas 2 to 3 metres and swells east to northeasterly 2 to 2.5 metres.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Trevally, whiting and flathead from the river mouth. Been several quality mangrove jack and the odd jew between the lakes and in the canals. Trevally and flathead from the Tewantin ski run. Mud crabs throughout but mainly in the upper river system.

Maroochydore: Try for a few good whiting around Goat and Channel island taken on yabby's, worm or small surface poppers. Bream and trevally at the Cod Hole. Cod and Mangrove Jack from the rock bars in the middle river. A few big mud crabs in the creeks and throughout river. 

Mooloolaba: Bream, grunter and trevally from the moorings. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek an around McKenzies Bridge. Cod, mangrove jack and and muddies from the middle and upper Mooloolah River. 

Caloundra: Sand crabs in in the deeper channels and sea grass beds of the northern passage and a few good buck mud crabs there as well as in the creeks. Flathead and whiting from Golden Beach and the entrance to Bell's Creek. Mangrove jack and trevally in Pelican Waters.

 Elle Meuwissen tuna off Mudjimba Island recently

Keen Angler, Elle Meuwissen had a great time fishing for feisty tuna around Mudjimba (Old Woman) Island last weekend.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2019-02-19

Offshore

Pretty good conditions except for the big swells so take extra care as winds will be blowing southeasterly 10 to 15 knots with seas around 1 metre.and 2m of easterly swell. So caution, as there will be large and powerful surf conditions in the evening are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing. Tomorrow will have choppy conditions and a decent swell , so it may be better to stay in more sheltersd waters with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots., seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon and swells still easterly 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 metres during the evening. Yellow fin tuna, and spotty mackerel from Sunshine Reef. Spotty mackerel from Halls Reef. Cobia, sweetlip and tuna and some quality spanish mackerel from North Reef. Spotty mackerel from the NW fairway beacon. Spotty mackerel off Coolum Reef. Cobia, sweetlip and spotty mackerel from the Gneerings. Dolphin Fish from the caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Trevally, whiting and flathead from the river mouth. Mangrove jack and the odd jew between the lakes and in the canals. Trevally and flathead from the Tewantin ski run. Mud crabs throughout but mainly in the upper river system.

Maroochydore: There have been a few good whiting around Goat and Channel island taken on yabby's, worm or small surface poppers. Flathead and bream from the river mouth. Bream and trevally at the Cod Hole. Cod and Mangrove Jack from the rock bars in the middle river. Mud crabs in the creeks and middle river. 

Mooloolaba: Bream, grunter and trevally from the moorings. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek an around McKenzies Bridge. Cod, mangrove jack and and muddies from the middle and upper Mooloolah River.

Caloundra: Sand crabs in in the deeper channels and sea grass beds of the northern passage and for mud crabs there as well as in the creeks. Flathead and whiting from Golden Beach and the entrance to Bell's Creek. Mangrove jack and trevally in Pelican Waters.

 Jack Clow with a cracker Mary River cod he caught and released

Jack Clow with a Mary River cod that he caught and released safely. The Mary River Cod is a 'No Take' and listed as an endangered species in Queensland except for a few listed impoundments, so check the Fisheries Queensland Facebook or Web Site for precise details.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2019-02-18

Offshore

Winds will be blowing 10-15 knots from the southeast, with 1-1.5m seas and 2m of easterly swell. Yellow fin tuna, and spotty mackerel from Sunshine Reef. Spotty mackerel from Halls Reef. Cobia, sweetlip and tuna and some quality spanish mackerel from North Reef. Spotty mackerel from the NW fairway beacon. Spotty mackerel off Coolum Reef. Cobia, sweetlip and spotty mackerel from the Gneerings. Dolphin Fish from the caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Trevally, whiting and flathead from the river mouth. Mangrove jack and the odd jew between the lakes and in the canals. Trevally and flathead from the Tewantin ski run. Mud crabs throughout but mainly in the upper river system.

Maroochydore: There have been a few good whiting up to 42cm in the lower river around Goat and Channel island taken on yabby's, worm or small surface poppers. Flathead and bream from the river mouth. Bream and trevally at the Cod Hole. Cod and Mangrove Jack from the rock bars in the middle river. Mud crabs in the creeks and middle river. 

Mooloolaba: Bream, grunter and trevally from the moorings. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek an around McKenzies Bridge. Cod, mangrove jack and and muddies from the middle and upper Mooloolah River.

Caloundra: Sand crabs in in the deeper channels and sea grass beds of the northern passage and for mud crabs there as well as in the creeks. Flathead and whiting from Golden Beach and the entrance to Bell's Creek. Mangrove jack and trevally in Pelican Waters.

 Mary Anne Crab

Mary Ann did well yesterday morning in the middle Maroochy River with a solid buck mud crab for her efforts.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2019-02-15

Offshore

Still a Strong Wind Warning for today in Sunshine Coast Waters, so be prepared to stay in Port with winds southeasterly 25 to 30 knots decreasing to 20 to 25 knots before dawn and rough seas 2 to 2.5 metres. Tomorrows conditions are easing back a bit with moderate to strong winds and rough to choppy seas, with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots at times offshore and seas 1.5 to 2 metres. The windy conditions look sticking around through this week, and possibly increasing further later in the week. But, for something to look forward too, before the winds there's been some good catches of yellow fin tuna, and spotty mackerel from Sunshine Reef. Spotty mackerel from Halls Reef. Cobia, sweetlip and tuna and some quality spanish mackerel from North Reef. Spotty mackerel from the NW fairway beacon. Spotty mackerel, yellow fin tuna, cobia, and sweetlip off Coolum Reef. Cobia, sweetlip, wahoo, spotty mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Trevally, whiting and flathead in the lower river. Mangrove jack and the odd jew between the lakes and in the canals. Bream and flathead along Gympie Terrace and up around Tewantin , a few trevally, estuary cod,bream, grunter and dusky flathead. Plenty of mud crabs throughout but mainly in the upper river system.

Maroochydore: There have been a few good whiting up to 42cm in the lower river around Goat and Channel island taken on yabby's, worm or small surface lures lie poppers. Flathead and bream from the river mouth. Bream and trevally at the Cod Hole. Small spotted grunter, flathead and the odd chopper tailor from Bli Bli. Cod and Mangrove Jack from the rock bars in the middle river. Mud crabs in the middle river.

Mooloolaba: Bream, grunter and trevally from the moorings. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek an around McKenzies Bridge. Cod, mangrove jack and and muddies from the middle and upper Mooloolah River.

Caloundra: Try for sand crabs in in the deeper channels and sea grass beds of the northern passage and for mud crabs there as well as in the creeks. Flathead and whiting from Golden Beach and the entrance to Bell's Creek. Mangrove jack and trevally in Pelican Waters.

Peter Batey with a nice Saratoga caught on a Bass Jig made by Nambours Simon Carters Sharp Lake Boondoomba Point Jigheadsjpg 

Peter Batey with a nice Saratoga caught and released at Lake Boondoomba, on a Bass Jig made by Nambours Simon Carters Sharp, Point Jigheads.

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