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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.

The daily Fishing Report and Catch of the Day photo will be updated DAILY, this is the same information which features in the sports section of the Sunshine Coast Daily.

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Local Fishing Report: Monday 2020-03-16

Offshore: No fishing report for offshore waters due to the bad weather. Winds will be South to southeasterly at 30 to 35 knots, decreasing to 25 to 30 knots in the early afternoon. Winds decreasing to 20 to 25 knots in the late evening. Seas are 3-4m with swell increasing to 3-4m during the day.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead, bream, giant trevally and whiting in the lower river. Grunter and flathead along Tewantin stretch. Mangrove jack and trevally in Noosa Sound and in Woods Bay area. Mud crabs throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Flathead and bream from Chambers Island. Good catches of whiting and bream in the lower river. Mangrove jack, cod and trevally in the creeks and around structures in the system. Mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Big flathead around the Twin bridges. Whiting and bream from the La Balsa sand basin. Mangrove jack from the bridges and snaggy areas of the river. Mud crabs in the canals and lower river.

Caloundra: Whiting and bream in Currimundi Lake. Flathead, bream and whiting along Golden Beach. Cod and trevally in Pelican waters. Mud crabs throughout the passage and in the creeks.

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Five year old Dustin Kidd was fishing with his family from Chambers Island yesterday when he caught this nice dusky flathead.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2020-03-14

Offshore: Strong Wind Warning for Today in Sunshine Coast Waters, with winds southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots north of Noosa Heads in the evening with seas 2 to 2.5 metres and swells easterly 2 to 2.5 metres. Tomorrow will not be any better with winds and seas increasing to south to southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots at times and seas 2 to 3 metres. So be prepared to stay and fish in sheltered waters well into next week pending on movement of potential cyclonic activity.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead, bream, grunter bream, giant trevally and whiting in the lower river. Mangrove jack and trevally in Noosa Sound and in Woods Bay area. Mud crabs throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Trevally on the dirty water line of the making tide. Mangrove jack, cod and trevally in the creeks and around structures in the system. Mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Whiting, flathead and a few good grunter bream in Mountain creek. Mangrove jack and trevally in Kawana Waters canal. Mud crabs in the canals and lower river.

Caloundra: Whiting and flathead in Currimundi Lake. Flathead and whiting along Golden Beach. Cod and trevally in Pelican waters. Mud crabs throughout the passage and in the creeks.

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Check out keen local angler, Luke Opelt with a feisty catch and release Mangrove Jack from one of his favourite mystery fishing spots on the coast but is that a concrete pylon behind him possibly a clue??

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2020-03-12

Offshore: Strong Wind Warning for Today for Sunshine Coast Waters, with winds southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the evening with seas 2 to 2.5 metres. Tomorrow Friday the 13th will not much better with winds south to southeasterly 20 to 25 knots and seas
2 to 2.5 metres. So be prepared to stay and fish in sheltered waters well into next week pending on movement of a Low Pressure system and potential cyclonic activity.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead, bream, grunter bream, giant trevally and whiting in the lower river. Mangrove jack and trevally in Noosa Sound and in Woods Bay area. Mud crabs throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Trevally on the dirty water line of the making tide. Mangrove jack, cod and trevally in the creeks. Mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Whiting, flathead and a few good grunter bream in Mountain creek. Mangrove jack and trevally in Kawana Waters canal. Mud crabs in the canals and lower river.

Caloundra: Whiting and flathead in Currimundi Lake. Flathead and whiting along Golden Beach. Cod and trevally in Pelican waters. Mud crabs throughout the passage and in the creeks.

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Before the strong wind warnings and the rough conditions the crews on DIP Fishing Charters were catching some real quality Spanish Mackerel off DIP and the Wide Bay Bar. So be ready to go when conditions improve in the next week or so!

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2020-03-11

Offshore: Winds will be Southeasterly at 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore north of Maroochydore in the late afternoon, with 2-2.5m seas.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead, bream, grunter bream, giant trevally and whiting in the lower river. Mangrove jack and trevally in Noosa Sound and in Woods Bay area. Mud crabs throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Trevally on the dirty water line of the making tide. Mangrove jack, cod and trevally in the creeks. Mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Whiting, flathead and a few good grunter bream in Mountain creek. Mangrove jack and trevally in Kawana Waters canal. Mud crabs in the canals and lower river.

Caloundra: Whiting and flathead in Currimundi Lake. Flathead and whiting along Golden Beach. Cod and trevally in Pelican waters. Mud crabs throughout the passage and in the creeks.

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Chad Harper with a nice Golden Trevally taken trolling a Trollcraft Pelagic #4 in the middle Maroochy River.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2020-03-10

Offshore: Conditions are not favourable for offshore waters today, with strong southeasterly winds and 2.5-3m seas.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead, bream, grunter bream, giant trevally and whiting in the lower river. Mangrove jack and trevally in Noosa Sound and in Woods Bay area. Mud crabs throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Trevally between Twin Waters and the motorway bridge. Mangrove jack, cod and trevally in the creeks. Mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Whiting, flathead and a few good grunter bream in Mountain creek. Mangrove jack and trevally in Kawana Waters canal. Mud crabs in the canals and lower river.

Caloundra: Whiting and flathead in Currimundi Lake. Flathead and whiting along Golden Beach. Cod and trevally in Pelican waters. Mud crabs throughout the passage and in the creeks.

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Harry Somlyay with a nice Maroochy River cod taken on a Jackall Squirrel Hank Tune 4" lure.

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