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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: Saturday 2020-01-11

Offshore: Great conditions with winds north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots with seas below 1 metre. Conditions tomorrow will deteriorate through the day with winds east to northeasterly about 10 knots becoming southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the late morning and afternoon. Inshore winds reaching up to 25 knots in the afternoon and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres south of Maroochydore during the afternoon. Sean van der Walt headed out to Sunshine Reef on his kayak on Thursday morning at first light and he was lucky enough to get a big Spanish Mackerel which went 127cm. Also kayak angler Jason Milne fished in close on Sunshine Reef Tuesday morning and picked up a solid yellowfin tuna around 6.00am on a trolled, squid skirted garfish. Cougar One skipper Nat Turner fished North Reef on Tuesday’s seven hour charter. There were a few pelagics about early with Spanish mackerel hitting trolled hard bodies and dolphin fish taking pilchard floaters. The rest of the catch was moses perch, pearl perch, grass sweetlip and venus tusk fish. Noosa Blue water Charters fished Double Island point for scarlet sea perch, venus tusk fish, snapper, pearl perch, moses perch, teraglin jewfish and gold spot cod. North Reef had Maori cod, gold spot cod, cobia, quality venus tusk fish, moses perch and squire. Wahoo and spanish mackerel from Jew Shoal. The Barwon Banks recently has had quality snapper to 92cm and good good Mahi Mahi, cobia, tusk fish, moses perch, pearl perch, Maori cod and mackerel on the reef. All fish went for pilchard floaters. North Reef for big grass sweetlip, Maori Cod, mosese perch, gold spot cod and small snapper. Deep End Fishing Charters, caught good spotty and spanish mackerel, cobia, big Mahi Mahi (Dolphin Fish), sweetlip and snapper from Caloundra 12 mile. Spotty mackerel from Caloundra 5 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Diamond and tea leaf trevally and flathead between the river mouth and Woods Bays. Big flathead and queenfish from Tewantin Reach. A few good jacks from between the lakes. Whiting from the frying pan and Munna Point. A few quality muddies throughout the River System.

Maroochydore: Whiting and golden trevally around Chambers Island and Twin Waters. Grunter bream, whiting and moses perch from the Bli Bli reach. Flathead, giant trevally and mangrove jack in the creeks. Diamond scale mullet and bream from Cotton Tree.

Mooloolaba: Dart and bream off the beach at Warana. Diamond and giant trevally in the Kawana Waters canals. Flathead, mangrove jack and giant trevally in the Mooloolaba canals. Bream and cod around the moorings. Mangrove jack from the Twin bridges and rocky areas of the middle river.

Caloundra: Dart off the beach at Currimundi. Mangrove jack in the creeks and in Pelican waters canal. Whiting and some big flathead from Golden Beach. A few good crabs throughout the Passage and in the creeks. Grunter bream and flathead in Coochin Creek.

MichaelSizer 

Keen local angler Michael Sizer with a feisty trevally caught and released in the Maroochy River.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2020-01-09

Offshore: Great conditions with winds east to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day with seas below 1 metre. More good conditions tomorrow with winds northeasterly 10 to 15 knots and seas below 1 metre. The Mc Gregor clan, Emily, Dave and James, launched their kayaks off the beach up past Teewah yesterday morning and got into the Spaniards, coming back in with four good fish. They gave one away but kept three so they could get a family photo at Davo's. Also kayak angler Jason Milne fished in close on Sunshine Reef Tuesday morning and picked up a solid yellowfin tuna around 6.00am on a trolled, squid skirted garfish. Noosa Blue water Charters fished Double Island point for scarlet sea perch, venus tusk fish, snapper, pearl perch, moses perch, teraglin jewfish and gold spot cod. North Reef had Maori cod, gold spot cod, cobia, quality venus tusk fish, moses perch and squire. Wahoo and spanish mackerel from Jew Shoal. The Barwon Banks recently has had quality snapper to 92cm and good good Mahi Mahi, cobia, tusk fish, moses perch, pearl perch, Maori cod and mackerel on the reef. All fish went for pilchard floaters. North Reef for big grass sweetlip, Maori Cod, mosese perch, gold spot cod and small snapper. Deep End Fishing Charters, caught good spotty and spanish mackerel, cobia, big Mahi Mahi (Dolphin Fish), sweetlip and snapper from Caloundra 12 mile. Spotty mackerel from Caloundra 5 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Noosa River Fishing Safaris caught and released an 85cm flatty in the lower estuary on a recent charter. Diamond and tea leaf trevally and flathead between the river mouth and Woods Bays. Big flathead and queenfish from Tewantin Reach. A few good jacks from between the lakes. Whiting from the frying pan and Munna Point. A few quality muddies throughout the River System.

Maroochydore: Whiting and golden trevally around Chambers Island and Twin Waters. Grunter bream, whiting and moses perch from the Bli Bli reach. Flathead, giant trevally and mangrove jack in the creeks. Diamond scale mullet and bream from Cotton Tree.

Mooloolaba: Dart and bream off the beach at Warana. Diamond and giant trevally in the Kawana Waters canals. Flathead, mangrove jack and giant trevally in the Mooloolaba canals. Bream and cod around the moorings. Mangrove jack from the Twin bridges and rocky areas of the middle river.

Caloundra: Dart off the beach at Currimundi. Mangrove jack in the creeks and in Pelican waters canal. Whiting and some big flathead from Golden Beach. A few good crabs throughout the Passage and in the creeks. Grunter bream and flathead in Coochin Creek.

Daniel Vogler whiting 

Super keen angler Danial Vogler on holidays from Ipswich landed a great feed of whiting in the lower Maroochy River.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2020-01-04

Offshore: More reasonable conditions today with winds northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon and evening with seas below 1 metre. With more good conditions tomorrow with winds northeasterly 10 to 15 knots and seas below 1 metre. Cougar One skipper Nat Turner fished Sunshine Reef where they caught coral trout, pearl perch, Spanish mackerel, cobia, and some nice venus tusk fishand a few quality grass sweetlip. The sharks took more than their fair share though. Mitchell Huddleston fished Sunshine Reef, the other day Trolling a whole pilchard on a ''Chicko Troll Rig' he caught a 9kg Spanish mackerel. www.fishingnoosa.com.au The Barwon Banks recently has had quality snapper to 92cm and good good Mahi Mahi, cobia, tusk fish, moses perch, pearl perch, Maori cod and mackerel on the reef. Local angler Dan Lever, caught two good Spanish and a spotty mackerel while fishing Sunshine Reef. All fish went for pilchard floaters. Sunshine Reef has also had big Spanish mackerel, spotty mackerel, cobia, mac tuna, big yellow fin tuna and snapper. Cougar One skipper fished North Reef for big grass sweetlip, Maori Cod, mosese perch, gold spot cod and small snapper. Spotty and spanish mackerel, cobia, sweetlip and snapper from Caloundra 12 mile reef. Spotty mackerel to 90cm from Caloundra 5 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Diamond and tea leaf trevally and flathead between the river mouth and Woods Bays. Big flathead and queenfish from Tewantin Reach. A few good jacks from between the lakes. Whiting from the frying pan and Munna Point. A few quality muddies throughout the River System

Maroochydore: There has been whiting to 42cm and bream over 40cm around Chambers Island and Twin Waters. Big flathead in Eudlo Creek. Flathead giant trevally and mangrove jack in the creeks. Trevally, mangrove jack, mud crabs and flathead in Maroochy Waters canal.

Mooloolaba: Dart off the beach at Warana. Diamond and giant trevally in the Kawana Waters canals. Flathead, mangrove jack and giant trevally in the Mooloolaba canals. Bream and cod around the moorings. Mangrove jack from the Twin bridges and rocky areas of the middle river.

Caloundra: Dart off the beach at Currimundi. Whiting in Currimundi lake and mangrove jack in Currimundi Creek and in the creeks throughout the passage. Whiting and some big flathead from Golden Beach. Bream and trevally in Pelican Waters.

42cm bream todayJeff Herning 

Have a look at Jeff with his 42cm bream taken in the lower Maroochy River.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2020-01-02

Offshore: More reasonable conditions today with winds east to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late evening with seas below 1 metre. With more good conditions tomorrow with winds easterly 10 to 15 knots and seas below 1 metre. Cougar One skipper Nat Turner fished Sunshine Reef on back to back five hour charters on Tuesday. Overall, conditions weren’t too bad however there were a few solid waves on the bar. On the morning trip we caught Spanish mackerel, cobia, and some nice venus tusk fish, while the afternoon trip was similar with the added bonus of quality grass sweetlip. The sharks took more than their fair share though. Mitchell Huddleston fished Sunshine Reef, the other day Trolling a whole pilchard on a ''Chicko Troll Rig' he caught a 9kg Spanish mackerel. www.fishingnoosa.com.au The Barwon Banks recently has had quality snapper to 92cm and good good Mahi Mahi, cobia, tusk fish, moses perch, pearl perch, Maori cod and mackerel on the reef. Local angler Dan Lever, caught two good Spanish and a spotty mackerel while fishing Sunshine Reef. All fish went for pilchard floaters. Sunshine Reef has also had big Spanish mackerel, spotty mackerel, cobia, mac tuna, big yellow fin tuna and snapper. Cougar One skipper fished North Reef for big grass sweetlip, Maori Cod, mosese perch, gold spot cod and small snapper. Spotty and spanish mackerel, cobia, sweetlip and snapper from Caloundra 12 mile reef. Spotty mackerel to 90cm from Caloundra 5 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Diamond and tea leaf trevally and flathead between the river mouth and Woods Bays. Big flathead and queenfish from Tewantin Reach. A few good jacks from between the lakes. Whiting from the frying pan and Munna Point. A few quality muddies throughout the River System

Maroochydore: There has been whiting to 42cm and bream over 40cm around Chambers Island and Twin Waters. Big flathead in Eudlo Creek. Flathead giant trevally and mangrove jack in the creeks. Trevally, mangrove jack, mud crabs and flathead in Maroochy Waters canal.

Mooloolaba: Dart off the beach at Warana. Diamond and giant trevally in the Kawana Waters canals. Flathead, mangrove jack and giant trevally in the Mooloolaba canals. Bream and cod around the moorings. Mangrove jack from the Twin bridges and rocky areas of the middle river.

Caloundra: Dart off the beach at Currimundi. Whiting in Currimundi lake and mangrove jack in Currimundi Creek and in the creeks throughout the passage. Whiting and some big flathead from Golden Beach. Bream and trevally in Pelican Waters.

Aaron and Steve Vogler 

Aaron and Steve Vogler had a great day fishing in the lower Maroochy River over Christmas for excellent Whiting and Grunter Bream. @swanboathire

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2020-01-01

Offshore: The Team at Swan Boat Hire wish every one a Safe and Happy New Year. More reasonable conditions today with winds northeasterly 10 to 15 knot and seas with seas below 1 metre. With more good conditions tomorrow with winds east to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon and seas below 1 metre. Mitchell Huddleston from Bribie crossed the bar early this morning and headed out to Sunshine Reef. Trolling a whole pilchard on a ''Chicko Troll Rig' he hit pay dirt around 6.00am when a 9kg Spanish mackerel crashed the party. www.fishingnoosa.com.au The Barwon Banks recently has had quality snapper to 92cm and good good Mahi Mahi, cobia, tusk fish, moses perch, pearl perch, Maori cod and mackerel on the reef. Local angler Dan Lever, caught two good Spanish and a spotty mackerel while fishing Sunshine Reef. All fish went for pilchard floaters. Sunshine Reef has also had big Spanish mackerel, spotty mackerel, cobia, mac tuna, big yellow fin tuna and snapper. Cougar One skipper fished North Reef for big grass sweetlip, Maori Cod, mosese perch, gold spot cod and small snapper. A 1,2 m gold spot cod caught off Murphy's reef. Spotty and spanish mackerel, cobia, sweetlip and snapper from Caloundra 12 mile reef. Spotty mackerel to 90cm from Caloundra 5 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Diamond and tea leaf trevally and flathead between the river mouth and Woods Bays. Big flathead and queenfish from Tewantin Reach. A few good jacks from between the lakes. Whiting from the frying pan and Munna Point. A few quality muddies throughout the River System

Maroochydore: Queenfish and flathead from Bli Bli reach. There has been whiting to 42cm and bream over 40cm around Chambers Island and Twin Waters. Big flathead in Eudlo Creek. Flathead giant trevally and mangrove jack in the creeks. Trevally, mangrove jack, mud crabs and flathead in Maroochy Waters canal.

Mooloolaba: Dart off the beach at Warana. Diamond and giant trevally in the Kawana Waters canals. Flathead, mangrove jack and giant trevally in the Mooloolaba canals. Bream and cod around the moorings. Mangrove jack from the Twin bridges and rocky areas of the middle river.

Caloundra: Dart off the beach at Currimundi. Whiting in Currimundi lake and mangrove jack in Currimundi Creek and in the creeks throughout the passage. Whiting and some big flathead from Golden Beach. Bream and trevally in Pelican Waters.

billy joe barns 

Keen Angler, Billie-Jo Barnes caught her PB in the lower Mooloolah River, on the troll, estuary cod Released it to fight another day.

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