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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: Wednesday 2020-01-15

Offshore: Winds will be Easterly at 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly in the afternoon, with seas around a meter and 1 - 1.5m of swell. Cougar One fished Double Island Point for mahi mahi, large and small mouth nannygai, pearl perch, mulloway , gold spot cod and moses perch. Fishing Offshore Noosa worked Sunshine Reef and North Reef for snapper, spotty mackerel, cobia, moses perch, gold spot cod, grass emperor and a few Spanish mackerel. Deep End Fishing Charters, caught good spotty and spanish mackerel, cobia, big Mahi Mahi, sweetlip and snapper from Caloundra 12 mile. Spotty mackerel and yellow fin tuna from Caloundra 5 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Noosa River Fishing Safaris crews caught a 65cm tailor and a 55cm tarpon. Both fish went for prawn baits and were successfully released. Quality GT's to 55cm on surface poppers in Woods Bays. Big flathead and Gt's from Tewantin Reach. A few good jacks from between the lakes. Whiting from the frying pan and Munna Point. A few quality muddies throughout the River System.

Maroochydore: Whiting throughout the lower river. Queenfish, trevally and cod from the motorway bridge. Trevally, cod and flathead from Chambers Island. Mangrove jack in the creeks and from Bli Bli reach. A few mud crabs in the creeks, middle river and canals.

Mooloolaba: Big whiting in the Mooloolah canals and from Mountain Creek reach. Flathead, mangrove jack and giant trevally in the Mooloolaba canals. Bream and cod around the moorings. Mangrove jack from the Twin bridges and rocky areas of the middle river.

Caloundra: Mangrove jack, cod and flathead in Coochin Creek. Big GT's and and few quality bream in Pelican waters Canal. Whiting and some big flathead from Golden Beach. A few good crabs at the creek entrances. Bream and flathead from the Military Jetty.

Joe Bartley 47cm Mangrove Jack Maroochy River 

Joe Bartley 47cm Mangrove Jack

Joe Bartley was trolling a deep diving lure in the middle Maroochy River, when he hooked this 47cm mangrove jack.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2020-01-14

Offshore: Winds will be Southeasterly at 15 to 25 knots turning easterly at 10 to 15 knots in the evening, with seas at 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Cougar One fished Double Island Point for mahi mahi, large and small mouth nannygai, pearl perch, mulloway , gold spot cod and moses perch. Fishing Offshore Noosa worked Sunshine Reef and North Reef for snapper, spotty mackerel, cobia, moses perch, gold spot cod, grass emperor and a few Spanish mackerel. Deep End Fishing Charters, caught good spotty and spanish mackerel, cobia, big Mahi Mahi, sweetlip and snapper from Caloundra 12 mile. Spotty mackerel and yellow fin tuna from Caloundra 5 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Noosa River Fishing Safaris crews caught a 65cm tailor and a 55cm tarpon. Both fish went for prawn baits and were successfully released. Quality GT's to 55cm on surface poppers in Woods Bays. Big flathead and Gt's from Tewantin Reach. A few good jacks from between the lakes. Whiting from the frying pan and Munna Point. A few quality muddies throughout the River System.

Maroochydore: Whiting throughout the lower river. Queenfish, trevally and cod from the motorway bridge. Trevally, cod and flathead from Chambers Island. Mangrove jack in the creeks and from Bli Bli. A few mud crabs in the creeks and middle river.

Mooloolaba: Big whiting in the Mooloolah canals and from Mountain Creek reach. Flathead, mangrove jack and giant trevally in the Mooloolaba canals. Bream and cod around the moorings. Mangrove jack from the Twin bridges and rocky areas of the middle river.

Caloundra: Mangrove jack, cod and flathead in Coochin Creek. Big GT's and and few quality bream in Pelican waters Canal. Whiting and some big flathead from Golden Beach. A few good crabs at the creek entrances. Bream and flathead from the Military Jetty.

Lachlan Reedy Mud Crabs 

The big tides have got a few mud crabs on the move in the middle Maroochy River. Lachlan Reedy potted this specimen near Petrie Creek.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2020-01-13

Offshore: Strong Wind Warning for Monday for Sunshine Coast Waters. Conditions will be rough, so stay in sheltered waters, with winds southeasterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots early in the morning and seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Conditions tomorrow will improve through the day with winds and seas 1 to 1.5 metres. Cougar One skipper Nat Turner ran a charter to Double Island Point on Saturday. Conditions were great with a light north easterly breeze and slight current to the south. We had to move around a bit with the fish being a little shy, but we ended up with a great mixed bag of fish including some real trophies. We caught mahi mahi, large and small mouth nannygai, pearl perch, mulloway or jewfish, gold spot cod and moses perch. Sunshine Reef had big Spanish Mackerel to 127cm. North Reef had Maori cod, gold spot cod, cobia, quality venus tusk fish, moses perch and squire. Wahoo and spanish mackerel from Jew Shoal. Deep End Fishing Charters, caught good spotty and spanish mackerel, cobia, big Mahi Mahi (Dolphin Fish), sweetlip and snapper from Caloundra 12 mile. Spotty mackerel from Caloundra 5 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Noosa River Fishing Safaris crews caught a 65cm tailor and a 55cm tarpon. Both fish went for prawn baits and were successfully released. Diamond and tea leaf trevally and flathead between the river mouth and Woods Bays. Big flathead and queenfish from Tewantin Reach. A few good jacks from between the lakes. Whiting from the frying pan and Munna Point. A few quality muddies throughout the River System.

Maroochydore: Whiting and bream around Chambers Island and Twin Waters. Grunter bream, whiting and moses perch from the Bli Bli reach. Flathead, giant trevally and mangrove jack in the creeks. A few mud crabs in the creeks and upper river

Mooloolaba: Try for trevally in the Kawana Waters canals. Flathead, mangrove jack and giant trevally in the Mooloolaba canals. Bream and cod around the moorings. Mangrove jack from the Twin bridges and rocky areas of the middle river.

Caloundra: Dart off the beach at Currimundi. Mangrove jack in the creeks and in Pelican waters canal. Whiting and some big flathead from Golden Beach. A few good crabs throughout the Passage and in the creeks. Grunter bream and flathead in Coochin Creek.

Aidan Greenwood Aaron Smith Estuary Cod 

Aidan Greenwood and Aaron Smyth had a good time with a night time fish near Chambers Island for a couple of good eating estuary cod taken on pilchards.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2020-01-11

Offshore: Great conditions with winds north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots with seas below 1 metre. Conditions tomorrow will deteriorate through the day with winds east to northeasterly about 10 knots becoming southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the late morning and afternoon. Inshore winds reaching up to 25 knots in the afternoon and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres south of Maroochydore during the afternoon. Sean van der Walt headed out to Sunshine Reef on his kayak on Thursday morning at first light and he was lucky enough to get a big Spanish Mackerel which went 127cm. Also kayak angler Jason Milne fished in close on Sunshine Reef Tuesday morning and picked up a solid yellowfin tuna around 6.00am on a trolled, squid skirted garfish. Cougar One skipper Nat Turner fished North Reef on Tuesday’s seven hour charter. There were a few pelagics about early with Spanish mackerel hitting trolled hard bodies and dolphin fish taking pilchard floaters. The rest of the catch was moses perch, pearl perch, grass sweetlip and venus tusk fish. Noosa Blue water Charters fished Double Island point for scarlet sea perch, venus tusk fish, snapper, pearl perch, moses perch, teraglin jewfish and gold spot cod. North Reef had Maori cod, gold spot cod, cobia, quality venus tusk fish, moses perch and squire. Wahoo and spanish mackerel from Jew Shoal. The Barwon Banks recently has had quality snapper to 92cm and good good Mahi Mahi, cobia, tusk fish, moses perch, pearl perch, Maori cod and mackerel on the reef. All fish went for pilchard floaters. North Reef for big grass sweetlip, Maori Cod, mosese perch, gold spot cod and small snapper. Deep End Fishing Charters, caught good spotty and spanish mackerel, cobia, big Mahi Mahi (Dolphin Fish), sweetlip and snapper from Caloundra 12 mile. Spotty mackerel from Caloundra 5 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Diamond and tea leaf trevally and flathead between the river mouth and Woods Bays. Big flathead and queenfish from Tewantin Reach. A few good jacks from between the lakes. Whiting from the frying pan and Munna Point. A few quality muddies throughout the River System.

Maroochydore: Whiting and golden trevally around Chambers Island and Twin Waters. Grunter bream, whiting and moses perch from the Bli Bli reach. Flathead, giant trevally and mangrove jack in the creeks. Diamond scale mullet and bream from Cotton Tree.

Mooloolaba: Dart and bream off the beach at Warana. Diamond and giant trevally in the Kawana Waters canals. Flathead, mangrove jack and giant trevally in the Mooloolaba canals. Bream and cod around the moorings. Mangrove jack from the Twin bridges and rocky areas of the middle river.

Caloundra: Dart off the beach at Currimundi. Mangrove jack in the creeks and in Pelican waters canal. Whiting and some big flathead from Golden Beach. A few good crabs throughout the Passage and in the creeks. Grunter bream and flathead in Coochin Creek.

MichaelSizer 

Keen local angler Michael Sizer with a feisty trevally caught and released in the Maroochy River.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2020-01-09

Offshore: Great conditions 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. More good conditions tomorrow with winds northeasterly 10 to 15 knots and seas below 1 metre. The Mc Gregor clan, Emily, Dave and James, launched their kayaks off the beach up past Teewah yesterday morning and got into the Spaniards, coming back in with four good fish. They gave one away but kept three so they could get a family photo at Davo's. Also kayak angler Jason Milne fished in close on Sunshine Reef Tuesday morning and picked up a solid yellowfin tuna around 6.00am on a trolled, squid skirted garfish. Noosa Blue water Charters fished Double Island point for scarlet sea perch, venus tusk fish, snapper, pearl perch, moses perch, teraglin jewfish and gold spot cod. North Reef had Maori cod, gold spot cod, cobia, quality venus tusk fish, moses perch and squire. Wahoo and spanish mackerel from Jew Shoal. The Barwon Banks recently has had quality snapper to 92cm and good good Mahi Mahi, cobia, tusk fish, moses perch, pearl perch, Maori cod and mackerel on the reef. All fish went for pilchard floaters. North Reef for big grass sweetlip, Maori Cod, mosese perch, gold spot cod and small snapper. Deep End Fishing Charters, caught good spotty and spanish mackerel, cobia, big Mahi Mahi (Dolphin Fish), sweetlip and snapper from Caloundra 12 mile. Spotty mackerel from Caloundra 5 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Noosa River Fishing Safaris caught and released an 85cm flatty in the lower estuary on a recent charter. Diamond and tea leaf trevally and flathead between the river mouth and Woods Bays. Big flathead and queenfish from Tewantin Reach. A few good jacks from between the lakes. Whiting from the frying pan and Munna Point. A few quality muddies throughout the River System.

Maroochydore: Whiting and golden trevally around Chambers Island and Twin Waters. Grunter bream, whiting and moses perch from the Bli Bli reach. Flathead, giant trevally and mangrove jack in the creeks. Diamond scale mullet and bream from Cotton Tree.

Mooloolaba: Dart and bream off the beach at Warana. Diamond and giant trevally in the Kawana Waters canals. Flathead, mangrove jack and giant trevally in the Mooloolaba canals. Bream and cod around the moorings. Mangrove jack from the Twin bridges and rocky areas of the middle river.

Caloundra: Dart off the beach at Currimundi. Mangrove jack in the creeks and in Pelican waters canal. Whiting and some big flathead from Golden Beach. A few good crabs throughout the Passage and in the creeks. Grunter bream and flathead in Coochin Creek.

Daniel Vogler whiting 

Super keen angler Danial Vogler on holidays from Ipswich landed a great feed of whiting in the lower Maroochy River.

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