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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: Tuesday 2020-02-25

Offshore: Today's conditions will be a bit choppy throughout the day with winds south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, tending east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots offshore and seas 1 to 1.5 metres. Tomorrow's conditions will improve throughout the morning so be ready to go, with winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the early morning. Winds tending north to northeasterly about 10 knots in the evening and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Mackerel and tuna have been feeding on local reefs as well as sweetlip and snapper. The Noosa Kayak Fishing Challenge was held on Saturday. Contestants fished the Hall's Reef stretch, Jew Shoal and Sunshine Reef with with Spanish mackerel, spotted mackerel, grass sweetlip, longtail tuna and cobia making up the bulk of the catch. The competition winner, was Tim Kreis with a 157cm Spaniard. www.fishingnoosa.com.au Trekka 2 skipper Mitch Bertacchini, did a five hour trip to Sunshine Reef on last Wednesday in near perfect conditions. We caught plenty of fish despite having a couple of bananas on board. Coral trout, squire, grass emperor, spangled emperor, tusk fish and Moses perch. And we fished there again on Thursday morning. The fishing was pretty consistent the whole trip catching plenty of grass emperor and few squire and tusk fish. There was plenty of surface activity on the reef pretty much the whole trip with some large tuna seen jumping clean out of the water. Spanish mackerel from Currimundi Reef. Spotty and spanish mackerel from Coolum. Caloundra The Gneerings, Caloundra 5 and 12 mile reefs have had a few solid spanish mackerel as well as keeper snapper, grass emperor, spangled emperor, tusk fish and Moses perch.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Trevally, flathead grunter bream and a few mangrove jack to 48cm in Woods Bays. Quality elbow slapper whiting with fish in the 40cm range and a few grunter throughout the lower river. Mud crabs on the move throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Plenty of bream and a few quality golden trevally on the making tide in the lower river. Whiting to 36cm in the lower river. Quality mangrove jack from the Cod Hole around the pylons. Flathead from the mouth of Eudlo Creek. Plenty of buck mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Whiting and a few good grunter bream in Mountain creek and Kawana Canals. Estuary cod and bream from the Twin Bridges. Bream and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Mud crabs in the canals and lower river.

Caloundra: Trevally, bream and tarwhine between the bar and Coast guard Jetty. Flathead and grunter in Bells Creek. Mud crabs throughout the passage and in the creeks . Quality whiting on the banks out from Golden Beach.

John Ian and Tom Thalanders 

(Three generations of local Sunshine Coast anglers) John, his Dad Ian and John's son Tom Thelander had a lovely day out fishing on the Maroochy River on Friday. For an over 40cm trevally, heaps of under size bream and Grunter released, keeper tarwhine, bream and whiting.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2020-02-24

Offshore: Today's New Moon phase will have the fish on the bite well into the week, so be ready to go! Today's conditions will be a bit choppy throughout the day with winds east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots offshore. Inshore winds tending south to southeasterly during the morning and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. Tomorrow's conditions will be similar with winds east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots offshore and seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. Mackerel and tuna have been feeding on local reefs as well as sweetlip and snapper. Trekka 2 skipper Mitch Bertacchini, did a five hour trip to Sunshine Reef on Wednesday in near perfect conditions. We caught plenty of fish despite having a couple of bananas on board. Coral trout, squire, grass emperor, spangled emperor, tusk fish and Moses perch. And we fished there again on Thursday morning. The fishing was pretty consistent the whole trip catching plenty of grass emperor and few squire and tusk fish. There was plenty of surface activity on the reef pretty much the whole trip with some large tuna seen jumping clean out of the water. Hall's Reefs have been producing spanish mackerel and small snapper. Spanish mackerel from Currimundi Reef. Spotty and spanish mackerel from Coolum. Caloundra The Gneerings, Caloundra 5 and 12 mile reefs have had a few solid spanish mackerel as well as keeper snapper, grass emperor, spangled emperor, tusk fish and Moses perch.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Today's New Moon phase will have the fish on the bite well into next week, so be ready to go! Trevally, flathead grunter bream and a few mangrove jack to 48cm in Woods Bays. Quality elbow slapper whiting with fish in the 40cm range and a few grunter throughout the lower river. Mud crabs on the move throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Plenty of bream and a few quality golden trevally on the making tide in the lower river. Whiting to 36cm in the lower river. Quality mangrove jack from the Cod Hole around the pylons. Flathead from the mouth of Eudlo Creek. Plenty of buck mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Whiting and a few good grunter bream in Mountain creek and Kawana Canals. Estuary cod and bream from the Twin Bridges. Bream and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Mud crabs in the canals and lower river.

Caloundra: Trevally, bream and tarwhine between the bar and Coast guard Jetty. Flathead and grunter in Bells Creek. Mud crabs throughout the passage and in the creeks . Quality whiting on the banks out from Golden Beach.

Finn Horton Stephens MangroveJack 

Have a look at Finn Horton-Stephens with a magnificent Mangrove jack that he caught and released over the weekend.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2020-02-22

Offshore: Mondays, New Moon phase will have the fish on the bite well into next week, so be ready to go! Today's conditions will become choppy throughout the day with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres during the morning Tomorrow may be better to stay in sheltered waters with annoying choppy to rough conditions with winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, increasing to 20 to 25 knots offshore and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore. Recently the mackerel have been feeding on local reefs as well as sweetlip and snapper. Trekka 2 skipper Mitch Bertacchini, did a five hour trip to Sunshine Reef on Wednesday in near perfect conditions. We caught plenty of fish despite having a couple of bananas on board. Coral trout, squire, grass emperor, spangled emperor, tusk fish and Moses perch. And we fished there again on Thursday morning. The fishing was pretty consistent the whole trip catching plenty of grass emperor and few squire and tusk fish. There was plenty of surface activity on the reef pretty much the whole trip with some large tuna seen jumping clean out of the water. www.fishingnoosa.com.au/bluewater.htm  Hall's Reefs have been producing spanish mackerel and small snapper. Spanish mackerel from Currimundi Reef. Spotty and spanish mackerel from Coolum. Caloundra The Gneerings, Caloundra 5 and 12 mile reefs have had a few solid spanish mackerel as well as keeper snapper, grass emperor, spangled emperor, tusk fish and Moses perch.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: New Moon phase will have the fish on the bite well into next week, so be ready to go! Trevally, flathead grunter bream and a few mangrove jack to 48cm in Woods Bays. Quality elbow slapper whiting with fish in the 40cm range and a few grunter throughout the lower river. Mud crabs on the move throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Plenty of bream and a few quality golden trevally on the making tide in the lower river. Whiting to 36cm in the lower river. Quality mangrove jack from the Cod Hole yesterday around the pylons. Flathead from the mouth of Eudlo Creek. PLenty of buck mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Whiting and a few good grunter bream in Mountain creek and Kawana Canals. Estuary cod and bream from the Twin Bridges. Bream and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Mud crabs in the canals and lower river.

Caloundra: Trevally, bream and tarwhine between the bar and Coast guard Jetty. Flathead and grunter in Bells Creek. Mud crabs throughout the passage and in the creeks . Quality whiting on the banks out from Golden Beach.

Brian and Kathy Dayes from Windorah 

Brian Dayes from Windorah had a great day on Tuesday in the lower Maroochy, for whiting to 36cm as well as plenty of throw back grunter and his wife Kathy's hard fighting golden trevally.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2020-02-20

Offshore: Today's conditions will be a bit choppy at times with winds north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending west to southwesterly in the morning, then tending south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late morning. Inshore winds north of Noosa Heads reaching up to 20 knots in the afternoon and seas 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Tomorrow will be similar with annoying choppy conditions with winds east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots at times in the afternoon and early evening and seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. Recently the mackerel have been feeding on local reefs as well as sweetlip and snapper. Cougar One skipper Nat Turner, fished on the outside of Sunshine Reef towards Chardon's on Tuesday in very good conditions. The current was running from the north bringing some nice blue water. We caught snapper, Moses perch, Maori cod, gold spot cod and venus tusk fish. We did have one bite on the floater but didn’t hookup. www.fishingnoosa.com.au/bluewater.htm Hall's Reefs have been producing spanish mackerel and small snapper. Spanish mackerel from Currimundi Reef. Spotty and spanish mackerel from Coolum. Caloundra 5 mile reef has had a few solid spanish mackerel.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Trevally, flathead grunter bream and a few mangrove jack to 48cm in Woods Bays. Quality elbow slapper whiting with fish in the 40cm range and a few grunter throughout the lower river. Mud crabs on the move throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Plenty of bream and a few quality golden trevally on the making tide in the lower river. Whiting to 36cm in the lower river. Mangrove jack from the Cod Hole and Twin Waters Canal. Flathead from the mouth of Eudlo Creek.Mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Whiting and a few good grunter bream in Mountain creek and Kawana Canals. Estuary cod and bream from the Twin Bridges. Bream and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Mud crabs in the canals and lower river.

Caloundra: Trevally, bream and tarwhine between the bar and Coast guard Jetty. Flathead and grunter in Bells Creek. Mud crabs throughout the passage. Quality whiting on the banks out from Golden Beach.

KathyDayesBrianGolden lower river 

Cathy and Brian Dayes from Windorah had a great day on Tuesday in the lower Maroochy, for whiting to 36cm and Cathy's fighting golden trevally.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2020-02-19

Offshore: Today's conditions will have the winds picking up a bit in the afternoon making conditions choppy with winds north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon. Winds turning a hot north to northwesterly in the evening and seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening. Tomorrow will be similar with annoying choppy conditions out wide with winds northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting southeasterly during the late morning and afternoon and seas 1 to 1.5 metres. Recently the mackerel have been feeding on local reefs as well as sweetlip and snapper. Hall's Reefs have been producing spanish mackerel and small snapper. Spanish mackerel from Currimundi Reef. Spotty and spanish mackerel from Coolum. Caloundra 5 mile reef has had a few solid spanish mackerel.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Trevally, and a flathead released, went 86cm on a trolled diver and a few mangrove jack to 48cm in Woods Bays. Quality elbow slapper whiting with fish in the 40cm to 42cm range and a few grunter throughout the lower river. Mud crabs on the move throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Plenty of bream and a few trevally on the making tide in the lower river. Whiting throughout the lower river. Mangrove jack from the Cod Hole and Twin Waters Canal. Flathead from the mouth of Eudlo Creek.Mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Whiting and grunter bream in Mountain creek and Kawana Canals. Estuary cod and bream from the Twin Bridges. Bream and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Mud crabs in the canals and lower river.

Caloundra: Trevally, bream and tarwhine between the bar and Coast guard Jetty. Flathead in Bells Creek. Mud crabs throughout the passage. Quality whiting on the banks out from Golden Beach.

Rainbow escape Fishing charters Off Rainbow 

Have a look at some of the crew on a Rainbow Escape Charter off Rainbow Beach, with a nice catch of Pearl Perch taken recently.

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