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Sunshine Coast Fishing Reports

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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.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2020-02-06

Offshore: Looks like much better conditions for today and calming down even further tomorrow with winds easterly 15 to 20 knots easing to 10 to 15 knots inshore in the morning and seas 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. Tomorrow will have reasonable conditions with winds east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots. and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. As conditions improve be ready to go! Cougar One skipper Nat Turner, we fished Double Island Point last Sunday’s nine hour charter. Conditions were great however a strong current from the north forced us to drift most of the day which turned out to be successful. We 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, Grass sweetlip, good spotty and Spanish mackerel from Caloundra 5 and 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Trevally and the quality 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: Try for golden and giant trevally, mangrove jack, bream and cod lower reaches of the river and the Cod Hole. Flathead to 66cm from Petrie Creek. Grunter and whiting from Bli Bli. A few mud crabs in the creek and canals.

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

Caloundra: A few dart in the gutters, bream and grass sweetlip from Shelly Beach. 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.

Chrissie Bell Spotted Grunter Toorbul 

Chrissie Bell from the Maroochy RSL Fishing Club with a couple of good, Grunter Bream, caught around Toorbul in the Pumicestone Passage over the weekend.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2020-02-05

Offshore: Strong Wind Warning again for today in Sunshine Coast Waters. Looks like rough conditions to continue for today and calming down tomorrow with winds east to southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots south of Noosa Heads during the day and seas 1 to 2 metres. Tomorrow will easing back with choppy conditions with winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. Best to stay in more sheltered waters today! When conditions improve be ready to go as Chardon's Reef has had Spanish and spotted mackerel as well as plenty of tuna. Hall's Reef has had Spaniard mackerel to 7kg. Double Island Point has had nannygai, tusk fish, amberjack, squire, sweetlip, cobia, mahi mahi, grass emperor, tuna, moses perch and pearl perch.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, Grass sweetlip, good spotty and Spanish mackerel from Caloundra 5 and 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Trevally and the quality queenfish in the lower river system. A few good jacks 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: Try for golden and giant trevally, mangrove jack, bream and cod lower reaches of the river and the Cod Hole. Flathead to 66cm from Petrie Creek. Grunter and whiting from Bli Bli. A few mud crabs in the creek and canals.

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

Caloundra: A few dart in the gutters, bream and grass sweetlip from Shelly Beach. Mangrove jack, flathead and mud crabs in Coochin Creek. GT's, mangrove jack, queenfish and and few quality bream in Pelican Waters Canal.

Jason Milne Viking Kayaks Yellowfin Tuna 

Check out Jason Milne from Viking Kayaks with a hard fighting yellowfin tuna caught recently off our beautiful Sunny Coast.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2020-02-04

Offshore: Strong Wind Warning for today in Sunshine Coast Waters. Looks like choppy to rough conditions for the next few days with winds northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting south to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots in the late morning and early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 30 knots during the afternoon and evening and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 2 to 3 metres around midday. Tomorrow will ease back with choppy/rough conditions with winds easterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres. Best to stay in more sheltered waters today! Recently Chardon's Reef has had Spanish and spotted mackerel as well as plenty of tuna. Hall's Reef has had Spaniard mackerel to 7kg. Double Island Point has had nannygai, tusk fish, amberjack, squire, sweetlip, cobia, mahi mahi, grass emperor, tuna, moses perch and pearl perch.There's been Spanish and Spotty mackerel, yellowfin and bluefin tuna from the Gneerings. Spotty mackerel and Tuna from Old Women Island. Spotty mackerel and mac tuna out from Coolum. Snapper, Grass sweetlip, good spotty and Spanish mackerel from Caloundra 5 and 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Trevally and the quality queenfish in the lower river system. Big flathead and Gt's from Tewantin. A few good jacks 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: Golden and giant trevally, mangrove jack, bream and cod lower reaches and Cod Hole this week. Flathead from Petrie Creek. Grunter and whiting from Bli Bli. A few mud crabs in the creek and canals.

Mooloolaba: A few whiting, bream and grunter bream in the Mooloolah canals and from Mountain Creek reach. Mangrove jack, trevally and cod from the Twin Bridges. Bream and flathead from La Balsa Park. Worth a try for a few muddies

Caloundra: Bream and grass sweetlip from Shelly Beach. Mangrove jack, flathead and mud crabs in Coochin Creek. GT's, mangrove jack, queenfish and and few quality bream in Pelican Waters Canal.

WillRobins31and36cmwhitingTwinWatersRamp 

Check out will Robins with a couple of nice whiting to 36cm from near the Twin Waters Boat Ramp.

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