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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 2020-02-03

Offshore: The calm winds will be replaced with choppy to rough conditions for the next few days with winds northerly 15 to 20 knots tending northwesterly 10 to 15 knots early in the morning then tending northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the morning. Winds reaching 20 to 25 knots inshore in the late evening and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon. Tomorrow will be similar with choppy/rough conditions with winds Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting southeasterly 20 to 25 knots behind a trough in the morning with seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore south of Maroochydore. 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: Mangrove jack, 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. 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.

kate McCurley 

A great day on the Mighty Maroochy River for Kate McCurley and her family. They went out for some good times, a bbq and some fishing and crabbing. @swanboathire

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2020-02-01

Offshore: Great conditions for fishing today with winds east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots with seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow will also be good with winds north to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore south of Maroochydore in the evening. Spotty mackerel in Laguna Bay and big Spanish mackerel up to 130cm and small a small sailfish out from Teewah Beach. Chardon's Reef has had Spanish and spotted mackerel as well as plenty of tuna. Hall's Reef has had Spaniard mackerel to 7kg . Cougar One skipper Nat Turner fished Sunshine Reef started off trolling but only landed a mack tuna for our efforts. Once anchored up it didn’t take long for a few spotted mackerel to find the berley trail though. We got a couple to the boat and got bitten off by a few more. On the bottom we caught squire, venus tusk fish and, to round the trip off, a quality coral trout. 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: Mangrove jack, trevally and the quality queenfish in the lower river system. Flathead and bream from Dog Beach. Big flathead and Gt's from Tewantin. A few good jacks from between the lakes. Whiting from the frying pan and Munna Point.

Maroochydore: Whiting from Twin Waters and the banks out from Picnic Point. Queen fish, 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, grunter bream and the odd good buck mud crabs 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.

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. Whiting and some big flathead from Golden Beach.

Jack Robinson trevcod hole Holt Production Lure 

Jack Robinson, with a nice GT caught and released on a Holt Production prawn lure over the long weekend in the Cod Hole. @swanboathire

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2020-01-30

Offshore: Wind will be East to northeasterly below 10 knots tending east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots early in the morning, with seas and swell below 1m. Spotty mackerel in Laguna Bay and big Spanish mackerel up to 130cm and small a small sailfish out from Teewah Beach. Chardon's Reef has had Spanish and spotted mackerel as well as plenty of tuna. Sunshine Reef's had grass sweetlip, venus tusk fish, moses perch, snapper, pearl perch and a large mouth nannygai. 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: Mangrove jack, trevally and the odd queenfish in the lower river system. Flathead from Dog Beach. Big flathead and Gt's from Tewantin. A few good jacks from between the lakes. Whiting from the frying pan and Munna Point.

Maroochydore: Whiting from Twin Waters and the banks out from Picnic Point. Queen fish trevally, mangrove jack, bream and cod lower. Flathead from Petrie Creek. Grunter and whiting from Bli Bli. A few mud crabs in the creek and canals.

Mooloolaba: A few whiting and the odd good buck mud crabs in the Mooloolah canals and from Mountain Creek reach. Grunter, and flathead along Brightwater reach. Mangrove jack, trevally and cod from the Twin Bridges. Bream and flathead from La Balsa Park.

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. Whiting and some big flathead from Golden Beach.

JoshFountain38cmsmallspottedgruntermiddleMooloolahRiver 

Josh Fountain fished the Mooloolah River over the weekend for this 38cm small spotted javelin fish (also know as a grunter bream).

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2020-01-29

Offshore: Great conditions today with winds east to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day with seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres inshore during the afternoon. Tomorrow will be similar with winds east to northeasterly about 10 knots tending east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the early morning and seas around 1 metre. Try Hall's Reef, casting 25gm metal slug lures at the boils, for some quality spotted mackerel. Spotty mackerel in Luguna Bay and big Spanish mackerel up to 130cm off Teewah Beach. Chardon's Reef has had Spanish and spotted mackerel as well as plenty of tuna. Sunshine Reef's had grass sweetlip, venus tusk fish, moses perch, snapper, pearl perch and a large mouth nannygai. Double Island Point has had nannygai, tusk fish, amberjack, squire, sweetlip, cobia, mahi mahi, grass emperor, tuna, moses perch and pearl perch.Try North reef for cobia, moses perch, gold spot cod, venus tusk fish, tuna and grass sweetlip. There's been Spanish and Spotty mackerel, yellowfin and bluefin tuna from the Gneerings. Spotty mackerel and Tuna from Old Women Island. Snapper, Grass sweetlip, good spotty and Spanish mackerel from Caloundra 5 and 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Mangrove jack, trevally and the odd queenfish in the lower river system. Flathead from Dog Beach. Big flathead and Gt's from Tewantin. A few good jacks from between the lakes. Whiting from the frying pan and Munna Point.

Maroochydore: Try for good whiting on the sand banks throughout the lower river. Queen fish trevally, mangrove jack, bream and cod lower and middle reaches of the river, particularly around the Cod Hole Mangrove jack in the creeks. A few mud crabs in the creek and canals.

Mooloolaba: A few whiting and the odd good buck mud crabs 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.

Caloundra: Mangrove jack, flathead and mud crabs in Coochin Creek. GT's, mangrove jack, queenfish and and few quality bream in Pelican Waters Canal. Whiting and some big flathead from Golden Beach.

JarvisHenricksmid60squeenfishupperriver 

Mad keen angler, Jarvis Henricks having a great time fishing in the Maroochy River catching these feisty Queenfish on Monday.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2020-01-28

Offshore: Pretty good conditions today with winds east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots with seas around 1 metre. Tomorrow will be similar with winds east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots and below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre in the afternoon. Try Hall's Reef, casting 25gm metal slug lures at the boils, for some quality spotted mackerel. Spotty mackerel in Luguna Bay and big Spanish mackerel up to 130cm off Teewah Beach. Chardon's Reef has had Spanish and spotted mackerel as well as plenty of tuna. Sunshine Reef's had grass sweetlip, venus tusk fish, moses perch, snapper, pearl perch and a large mouth nannygai. Trekka 2 skipper Mitch Bertacchini, did a nine hour trip up to Double Island Point. We caught nannygai, tusk fish, amberjack, squire, sweetlip, cobia, mahi mahi, grass emperor, tuna, moses perch and pearl perch.Try North reef for cobia, moses perch, gold spot cod, venus tusk fish, tuna and grass sweetlip. There's been Spanish and Spotty mackerel, yellowfin and bluefin tuna from the Gneerings. Spotty mackerel and Tuna from Old Women Island. Snapper, Grass sweetlip, good spotty and Spanish mackerel from Caloundra 5 and 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Noosa River Fishing Safaris charter caught and released, 56cm jack and a 49cm jack and a mid 50's flathead further up in Weyba. Flathead from Dog Beach. Big flathead and Gt's from Tewantin. A few good jacks from between the lakes. Whiting from the frying pan and Munna Point.

Maroochydore: Try for good whiting on the sand banks throughout the lower river. Trevally, mangrove jack, bream and cod from the motorway bridge. Mangrove jack in the creeks. A few mud crabs in the creeks, middle river and canals.

Mooloolaba: A few whiting and the odd good buck mud crabs in the Mooloolah canals and from Mountain Creek reach. Mangrove jack and cod from the Twin Bridges. Bream and flathead from La Balsa Park.

Caloundra: Mangrove jack, flathead and mud crabs in Coochin Creek. GT's, mangrove jack, queenfish and and few quality bream in Pelican Waters Canal. Whiting and some big flathead from Golden Beach.

Cameron Sullivan GT Motorway Bridge 

Cameron Sullivan went fishing while he should have been working for me on the boats where he caught and released a nice GT off the Motorway Bridge pylons.

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