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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 2020-02-13

Offshore: Conditions will deteriorate through the day and into the evening with winds north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, tending variable below 10 knots inshore in the early morning. Winds turning east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day and reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the evening, seas around 1 metre but with a big swell easterly 2 to 3 metres. The BOM has a Caution posted for today stating: Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing. Looking similar tomorrow with big swells and with winds east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending southerly 15 to 20 knots during the morning, reaching up to 25 knots offshore. Winds then turning east to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening, with seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore during the morning and big swells at east to southeasterly 2 to 3 metres inshore, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres offshore. Best to stay in sheltered waters for next few days and when conditions improve it will be worth fishing along the the dirty water line from the estuaries water meets the clean ocean waters, where the fish could be feeding. Spanish mackerel, yellowfin tuna, sweetlip and maori cod from Sunshine Reef. Hall's Reefs have been producing spotty and spanish mackerel. Spanish mackerel from Currimundi Reef. Spotty and spanish mackerel from Coolum. A few good reef fish including the odd coral trout, snapper and sweetlip along with spotty and Spanish mackerel from the Gneerings, Caloundra 5 and 12 mile. Small snapper and grass sweetlip around Brays Rock.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Mangrove jack and flathead from Tewantin. Trevally and mangrove jack in Woods Bays. A few good jacks and grunter bream from between the lakes and upper river system. Whiting throughout the lower river. Mud crabs on the move throughout the river.

Maroochydore: The mud crabs on the move throughout the coasts rivers, creeks and canals. Trevally, plenty of bream and a few good whiting feeding in the lower river around Chambers Island and Twin Waters. A few Mangrove jack in the structured/snaggy areas throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Whiting and grunter bream in Mountain creek and Kawana Canals. Try for mangrove jack around the bridges and jetties of the lower river. Bream from the moorings and rock wall. Mud crabs in the canals and moving .

Caloundra: Bream, Mangrove jack and trevally in Pelican Waters. Flathead and bream inside the bar. Flathead form the mouth of Bells Creek. Mud crabs throughout the passage. Quality whiting on the banks out from Golden Beach.

Harry Somlyay Bream Maroochy 

Harry somlyay loves catching and releasing fighting bream, this one released in one of the creeks in the mighty Maroochy River

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2020-02-12

Offshore: Pretty good conditions today particularly early with winds northerly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly in the late morning and afternoon and seas are around 1 metre. Tomorrow's looking okay but could be a bit choppy with winds north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning easterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning. inshore winds tending southeasterly in the morning and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning. It will be worth fishing along the line where the dirty water from the estuaries meets the clean ocean waters, where the fish could be feeding. Spanish mackerel, yellowfin tuna, sweetlip and maori cod from Sunshine Reef. Hall's Reefs have been producing spotty and spanish mackerel. Spanish mackerel from Currimundi Reef. Spotty and spanish mackerel from Coolum. A few good reef fish including the odd coral trout, snapper and sweetlip along with spotty and Spanish mackerel from the Gneerings, Caloundra 5 and 12 mile. Small snapper and grass sweetlip around Brays Rock.

The full moon Sunday is giving us some of the biggest tides of the year, this will definitely have the mud crabs on the move throughout the coasts rivers, creeks and canals.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Mangrove jack and flathead from Tewantin. Trevally and mangrove jack in Woods Bays. A few good jacks and grunter bream from between the lakes and upper river system. Whiting throughout the lower river. Mud crabs on the move throughout the river..

Maroochydore: Trevally feeding in the lower river around Twin Waters. Whiting from Chambers Island and Twin Waters in numbers. A few Mangrove jack in the structured/snaggy areas throughout the river. Grunter bream from Bli Bli. A few mud crabs throughout the system.

Mooloolaba: Whiting and grunter bream in Mountain creek and Kawana Canals. Mangrove jack around the bridges and jetties of the lower river. Bream from the moorings and rock wall. Mud crabs in the canals and moving .

Caloundra: Bream, Mangrove jack and trevally in Pelican Waters. Flathead and bream inside the bar. Flathead form the mouth of Bells Creek. Mud crabs throughout the passage. Quality whiting on the banks out from Golden Beach.

Mark Horton Stephens Bass Borumba 

Marc Horton-Stephens, caught this bass early morning on Lake Borumba with his son while fishing the lake’s sunken trees, sinking Berkley Gulp Minnow grubs and winding them up quickly. After a cracking battle, this beast was boat side and measured 48cm to the tail. Released to grow bigger!" see, www.fishingnoosa.com.au 

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2020-02-11

Offshore: Pretty good conditions today particularly early with winds northerly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly during the morning. Winds inshore northwesterly about 10 knots in the morning and seas are around 1 metre. Tomorrow's looking great with winds northerly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly during the morning and seas around 1 metre. It will be worth fishing along the line where the dirty water from the estuaries meets the clean ocean waters, where the fish could be feeding. Spanish mackerel, yellowfin tuna, sweetlip and maori cod from Sunshine Reef. Hall's Reefs have been producing spotty and spanish mackerel. Spanish mackerel from Currimundi Reef. Spotty and spanish mackerel from Coolum. A few good reef fish including the odd coral trout, snapper and sweetlip along with spotty and Spanish mackerel from the Gneerings, Caloundra 5 and 12 mile. Small snapper and grass sweetlip around Brays Rock.

 

The full moon Sunday is giving us some of the biggest tides of the year, this will definitely have the mud crabs on the move throughout the coasts rivers, creeks and canals.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Mangrove jack and flathead from Tewantin. Trevally and mangrove jack in Woods Bays. A few good jacks and grunter bream from between the lakes and upper river system. Whiting throughout the lower river. Mud crabs on the move throughout the river..

Maroochydore: Whiting from Chambers Island and Twin Waters in numbers. A few Mangrove jack in the structured/snaggy areas throughout the river. Grunter bream from Bli Bli. A few mud crabs throughout the system.

Mooloolaba: Whiting and grunter bream in Mountain creek and Kawana Canals. Mangrove jack around the bridges and jetties of the lower river. Bream from the moorings and rock wall. Mud crabs in the canals and moving .

Caloundra: Bream, Mangrove jack and trevally in Pelican Waters. Flathead and bream inside the bar. Flathead form the mouth of Bells Creek. Mud crabs throughout the passage. Quality whiting on the banks out from Golden Beach.

DeepEndFCMooloolaba3kgTrout 

Recently the crews on Deep End Fishing Charters out of Mooloolaba, got into some good reef fish including this quality Coral Trout.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2020-02-10

Offshore:Winds are easing to 10 to 15 knots Northerlies today, with lighter inshore northwesterlies at about 10 knots in the morning, tending northeasterly from late morning. Seas are around the 1 meter mark, but the Easterly swell is still up at around 1.5-2.5m in open waters. Spanish mackerel, yellowfin tuna, sweetlip and maori cod from Sunshine Reef. Hall's Reefs have been producing spotty and spanish mackerel. Spanish mackerel from Currimundi Reef. Spotty and spanish mackerel from Coolum. Spotty and Spanish mackerel from Caloundra 5 mile. Small snapper and grass sweetlip around Brays Rock.

With the full moon last night we are currently experiencing some of the biggest tides of the year, this will definitely have the mud crabs on the move throughout the coasts rivers, creeks and canals.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Mangrove jack and flathead from Tewantin. Trevally, tailor and mangrove jack in Woods Bays. A few good jacks and grunter bream from between the lakes and upper river system. Whiting throughout the lower river. Mud crabs on the move throughout the river..

Maroochydore: Whiting from Chambers Island and Twin Waters in numbers. Cod, flathead and school jew in the cod hole. A few quality jacks have been caught in the middle river. Grunter bream from Bli Bli. A few mud crabs throughout the system.

Mooloolaba: Whiting and grunter bream in Mountain creek and Kawana Canals. Mangrove jack around the bridges and jetties of the lower river. Bream from the moorings and rock wall. Mud crabs in the canals.

Caloundra: Bream, Mangrove jack and trevally in Pelican Waters. Flathead and bream inside the bar. Flathead form the mouth of Bells Creek. Mud crabs throughout the passage. Quality whiting on the banks out from Golden Beach.

KimMaas31cmWhiting 

Kim Maas from the Maroochy RSL Fishing Club fished off Chambers Island on sunday using green prawns for this 31cm whiting.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2020-02-08

Offshore: With the Full Moon on Sunday the fish should be on the bite! Reasonable conditions for most of the day today with winds north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots before dawn then becoming southeast to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon. Northeasterly winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the evening, seas below 1 metre, but keep your eye on the swells easterly 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore. Tomorrow should have choppy conditions but hopefully mostly okay with winds northeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Inshore winds 10 to 15 knots during the morning. and seas 1 to 1.5 metres. So be ready to go! Cougar One skipper Nat Turner, we fished Double Island Point recently and caught quality red emperor, gold spot wrasse, some of the biggest hussar we’ve ever seen, lots of venus tusk fish and Maori cod to name a few. fishingnoosa.com. au. Chardon's Reef has had Spanish and spotted mackerel as well as plenty of tuna. Hall's Reef and Jew Shoal is where the action was hot for spotty mackerel and longtail tuna . There's been Spanish and Spotty mackerel, yellowfin and bluefin tuna from the Gneerings. Spotty mackerel and mac tuna out from Coolum and around Mudjimba Island. Snapper, Mahi mahi (dolphin fish), grass sweetlip, good spotty and Spanish mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Sundays Full Moon will have the fish on the bite. Plenty of fresh water in the river system so best to fish the lower river. Trevally and queenfish in the lower river system. A few good jacks and grunter bream from between the lakes and upper river system. Whiting from the frying pan and Munna Point. Few mud crabs on the move in the upper reaches.

Maroochydore: There is plenty of fresh flood runoff in the river with many water hyacinth floating rafts and other debris so take extra care when boating. Best to fish the lower river for whiting, flathead particularly on the incoming tide. bream and Flathead to 66cm from Petrie Creek and 78cm released in the Cod Hole. Grunter and whiting from Bli Bli. A few mud crabs and the odd sandcrab throughout the system.

Mooloolaba: Try for a few whiting, bream and grunter bream in the Mooloolah canals and from Mountain creek, as well as mangrove jack, flathead and trevally from the Twin Bridges area. Bream and flathead from La Balsa Park. Worth a try for a few muddies throughout.

Caloundra: A few dart, bream and whiting in the gutters, Bream Mangrove jack, grunter bream, flathead and mud crabs throughout the Passage and in the creeks. GT's, mangrove jack, queenfish and and few quality bream in Pelican Waters Canal.

Jack Robinson Released 78cm Dusky 

Jack Robinson with a 78cm flathead released in the Cod Hole and caught on a Holt Production lure.

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