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Sunshine Coast Fishing Reports

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Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2020-01-21

Offshore: More choppy northerly sea breezes today and tomorrow with winds northerly 15 to 20 knots easing to 10 to 15 knots in the early morning, then increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon with seas 1 to 1.5 metres. Tomorrow will be choppy to rough in the afternoon as well with winds northerly 15 to 20 knots easing to 10 to 15 knots in the early morning. Winds increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon, reaching up to 25 knots offshore and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore south of Maroochydore during the evening. May be better to stay closer in and in sheltered waters by Wednesday afternoon. Cougar One skipper Nat Turner and his crew fished Chardon's Reef on Sunday morning on a five hour charter. We opted to troll hard bodies and cast metal slugs most of the morning due to all the surface activity. We landed Spanish and spotted mackerel as well as plenty of tuna. We lost a few to sharks and bite-offs but it made for an exciting morning for our guests. Sunshine Reef's had grass sweetlip, venus tusk fish, moses perch, snapper, pearl perch and a large mouth nannygai. Try North reef for cobia, moses perch, gold spot cod, venus tusk fish, tuna and grass sweetlip. Theres been Spanish and Spotty mackerel, yellow fin and bluefin tuna from the Gneerings. Spotty mackerel and Tuna from Old Women Island. Grass sweetlip, spotty and spanaish mackerel from Caloundra 5 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Giant trevally on surface poppers and a few mangrove jack in Woods Bays. 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. A few quality muddies throughout the System.

Maroochydore: Whiting feeding on the sand banks throughout the lower river. Try for trevally, mangrove jack, bream and cod from the motorway bridge. Bream, flathead and cod from Oyster bank Road. Mangrove jack in the creeks. A few mud crabs in the creeks, middle river and canals.

Mooloolaba: Big 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. Big GT's, mangrove jack, queenfish and and few quality bream in Pelican Waters Canal. Whiting and some big flathead from Golden Beach.

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Deep End Fishing Charters out of Mooloolaba with a recent catch of Mahi Mahi or Dolphin Fish from the Barwon Banks.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2020-01-20

Offshore: Winds will be North to northwesterly at 10 to 15 knots becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon then tending northerly in the late evening, with seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening. Noosa Blue Fishing Charters fished Sunshine Reef for grass sweetlip, venus tusk fish, moses perch, snapper, pearl perch and a large mouth nannygai. Fishing Offshore Noosa fished North reef for cobia, moses perch, gold spot cod, venus tusk fish, tuna and grass sweetlip. Sunshine Reef has also had good spanish mackerel and yellow fin tuna. Smithy Fishing Charters caught mackerel, yellow fin and bluefin tuna from the Gneerings. Spotty mackerel and Tuna from Old Women Island. Grass sweetlip, spotty and spanaish mackerel from Caloundra 5 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Quality GT's on surface poppers and a few mangrove jack in Woods Bays. 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. A few quality muddies throughout the System.

Maroochydore: Whiting throughout the lower river. Trevally, jacks, bream and cod from the motorway bridge. Bream, mosese perch, flathead and cod from Oyster bank Road. Mangrove jack in the creeks. A few mud crabs in the creeks, middle river and canals.

Mooloolaba: Big whiting in the Mooloolah canals and from Mountain Creek reach. Mangrove jack and cod from the Twin Bridges. Bream and flathead from La Balsa Park. Mud crabs in the middel river and canals.

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

Tiffany Holder Golden Trevally 

Have a look at Tiffany Holder and her kids with a feisty golden trevally caught on Chambers Island. 

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2020-01-18

Offshore: Good conditions today with winds east to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the morning.and seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow conditions will become choppy later in the afternoon with winds east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the late afternoon and seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. Double Island Point has had good catches of 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, good numbers of spotty mackerel, cobia, moses perch, gold spot cod, grass emperor and a few Spanish mackerel. Mike Duncan on his jet ski fished Sunshine Reef, he had three Spaniards in the bag (top weight 12kg) taken on whole bonito baits. 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: 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 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.

DougCooke Dusky Flathead 

Another good day of fishing on the Mighty Maroochy River yesterday, with Doug Cooke taking home a delicious feed of dusky flathead for last night’s dinner. @swanboathire

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2020-01-16

Offshore: Good conditions tomorrow with winds will be northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, with seas around 1 metre. Tomorrow conditions will become choppy throughout the afternoon with winds north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots inshore throughout the afternoon and seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. 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, good numbers of 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: A 65cm tailor and a 55cm tarpon successfully released in the lower river. 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 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.

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Keen Angler, Camo Sullivan with his 71cm queenfish caught and released at the Cod Hole recently.

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.

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