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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: Monday 2020-02-17

Offshore: Winds will be East to southeasterly at 15 to 20 knots, easing to 10 to 15 knots in the evening, with 1-1.5m seas and 1m of swell. 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: A few large flathead caught and released between Woods bays and Gympie Terrace stretch. Trevally, flathead and mangrove jack in Woods Bays. A few good jacks and grunter bream from the ski run. Quality elbow slapper whiting throughout the lower river. Mud crabs on the move throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Mud crabs throughout the river. Trevally and giant herring on the making tide in the lower river. Bream from Twin Waters and Cotton Tree. Whiting throughout the lower river. Mangrove jack from the cod hole and Twin Waters Canal. Flathead from the mouth of Eudlo Creek.

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 on the last of the incoming tide. Flathead in Bells Creek. Mud crabs throughout the passage. Quality whiting on the banks out from Golden Beach.

Harry Somlyay 59cm Flathead Zerek Tango Shad Released 

Harry Somlyay with a 59cm dusky flathead that ate his Zerek Tango shad in murky water, in the middle Maroochy River and was released after a few quick photos.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2020-02-15

Offshore: Except for a solid swell the wind and sea conditions are okay with winds east to northeasterly about 10 knots, increasing to 10 to 15 knots inshore during the afternoon. Winds inshore variable about 10 knots during the early morning seas below 1 metre and swells southeasterly 2 to 2.5 metres, tending easterly 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning. Looking similar tomorrow with swells easing back with winds east to southeasterly about 10 knots tending east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon, then decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening., seas below 1 metre and swells easterly 1 to 1.5 metres. As 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: Trevally, flathead 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, bream and a few good whiting feeding in the lower river around Chambers Island and Twin Waters. Try for 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 and trevally in Pelican Waters. Flathead form the mouth of Bells Creek. Mud crabs throughout the passage. Quality whiting on the banks out from Golden Beach.

Jimmy Free 

Jimmy Free, Noosa River Fishing Safaris... "Brian from Sydney caught this 65cm flathead in the lower estuary on Tuesday's charter. It went for a live prawn." www.fishingnoosa.com.au/riverfishingsafaris.htm 

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.

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