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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 2020-03-09

Offshore: Winds will be Southeasterly at 20 to 25 knots increasing to 25 to 30 knots, with seas increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning. Snapper from North reef and Wahoo from Sunshine Reef. Fishing Offshore Noosa caught school and Spanish mackerel, grass emperor, pearl perch, venus tusk fish, snapper and Moses perch from Sunshine Reef. Spotty mackerel from Coolum Reef and Currimundi. Grass sweetlip from Old Women Island. Longtail tuna and sweetlip out form Point Cartwright. Caloundra 5 has had spotty and spanish mackerel.

Estuaries and Beaches

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

Maroochydore: Jew to 86cm in the gutters and headlands around Coolum. Flathead, bream, grunter bream, trevally and whiting in the lower river. Mangrove jack form the creeks. Mud crabs throughout the river. 

Mooloolaba: Some good catches of dart in the gutters along the Kawana beach. Whiting, flathead and a few good grunter bream in Mountain creek. Bream and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Mud crabs in the canals and lower river.

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

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Michael Hutchinson trolled up a few GT's in the lower Maroochy River last week using the ever dependable Trollcraft Pelagic #4 lure.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2020-03-07

Offshore: Strong Wind Warning for today in Sunshine Coast Waters Conditions may be only okay very early in the morning with winds variable about 10 knots becoming south to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots in the middle of the day then increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the evening and seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday, then increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon. Tomorrow's conditions will be similar with winds southeasterly 20 to 30 knots and seas 2 to 2.5 metres. However there have been plenty of quality Spanish Mackerel taken by DIP Fishing Charters. Cougar One skipper Nat Turner took charters on Monday and Tuesday, to North Reef and Chardon's Reef respectively, landing quality pearl perch and Maori cod, as well as squire, moses perch, venus tusk fish and grass sweetlip. There was plenty of bait on the surface and mid water at North Reef. Jew Shoal and Sunshine Reef have been producing quality Spanish mackerel, spotty mackerel and longtail tuna. Spanish mackerel from Currimundi Reef. Spotty and spanish mackerel from Coolum and around Old Women Island. 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: There's been some good catches flathead to 70 cm released, bream, grunter bream, giant trevally and whiting in the lower river. Mangrove jack in Noosa Sound and in Woods Bay area. Mud crabs throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Jew to 86cm in the gutters and headlands around Coolum. There's been a few flathead, bream, grunter bream, trevally and whiting in the lower river. Mangrove jack throughout the river system. Mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Some good catches of dart in the gutters along the Kawana beach. Whiting, flathead and a few good grunter bream in Mountain creek and Kawana Canals. 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. This week there have been some good mud crabs throughout the passage and in the creeks.

Finn Horton Stephens with his catch and release 70 cm  

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Marc Horton-Stephens and his son Finn did well taking 2nd and 3rd champion anglers at the Noosa Chasebaits fishing comp. (last Weekend) Finn also caught and released biggest overall flathead. 22 hours Comp​..... would do it again tomorrow. Yew 🎣🎣

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2020-02-27

Offshore: Beautiful offshore conditions today with winds west to southwesterly below 10 knots, becoming northeasterly in the early afternoon. In the evening winds tending north to northwesterly with seas Below 0.5 metres. Tomorrow will be good conditions as well with winds west to northwesterly below 10 knots, becoming south to southwesterly during the morning. In the afternoon winds tending southeasterly 10 to 15 knots and seas around 1 metre. Hall's Reef, Jew Shoal and Sunshine Reef have been producing quality Spanish mackerel, spotty mackerel and longtail tuna. Spanish mackerel from Currimundi Reef. Spotty and spanish mackerel from Coolum and around Old Women Island. 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: Mangrove jack 50 and 51cm in Noosa Sound and in Woods Bay area. Trevally, flathead and also the odd tailor in Woods Bays. Quality elbow slapper whiting and a few grunter throughout the lower river. Mud crabs on the move throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Tuesdays rainfall has more dirty water moving down stream so try the lower river for a few bream, grunter bream, trevally and whiting in the lower river. Quality mangrove jack around the bridge pylons, rocks bars and snaggy seas throughout the lower and middle river. Mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Whiting and a few good grunter bream in Mountain creek and Kawana Canals. 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. Try for whiting on the banks out from Golden Beach.

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Matt Planck with a catch and release trevally taken on a Rapala Shadow Rap Jack Deep, Albino Shiner Lure, in store @swanboathire

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2020-02-26

Offshore: Winds will be East to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Winds tending south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots inshore in the morning and offshore in the afternoon. Winds decreasing to about 10 knots in the late afternoon, with seas at 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Hall's Reef, Jew Shoal and Sunshine Reef have been producing quality Spanish mackerel, spotty mackerel and longtail tuna. Spanish mackerel from Currimundi Reef. Spotty and spanish mackerel from Coolum and around Old Women Island. 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: Mangrove jack in Noosa Sound. Trevally, flathead and a few mangrove jack in Woods Bays. Quality elbow slapper whiting and a few grunter throughout the lower river. Mud crabs on the move throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Bream, grunter bream, golden trevally and whiting in the lower river. Quality mangrove jack around the bridge pylons, rocks bars and snaggy seas throughout the lower and middle river. 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.

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Mangrove jack have been feeding on open water under the cover of the dirty water. Jake Deans caught this 40cm+ specimen from Chambers Island Bridge over the weekend.

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.

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