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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: Saturday 2019-12-07

Offshore: Very choppy to rough conditions mostly today with the winds North to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots tending north to northeasterly in the afternoon and seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Tomorrow conditions will be pretty choppy to rough but easing back in the afternoon and could drop out completely so keep your eyes on the conditions with winds north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots ahead of a trough moving northwards during the morning, with southerly winds 20 to 25 knots behind the trough. Winds tending north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots throughout during the afternoon and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Cougar One skipper Nat Turner fished Double Island Point Thursday on a nine hour charter. We had glorious conditions with no wind to speak of most of the trip and a very slight current that seemed to change direction a bit. The fishing was hot and cold but we managed to catch some stonker scarlet sea perch, red emperor, snapper, venus tusk fish, moses perch and longtail tuna. Trekka 2 skipper Mitch Bertacchin did a trip to Chardon's Reef on Tuesday where we caught tusk fish, moses perch, pearl perch, Maori cod and spotted mackerel. And we ran a five hour charter to North Reef on Thursday. Conditions were as good as they get with no swell and very light winds. The river is still a bit tricky but the bar is quite deep to the rock groyne side. We caught gold spot cod, pearl perch, grass emperor, tusk fish and moses perch. Cobia to 130cm, spotty mackerel, grass sweetlip and coral trout from Sunshine Reef. Big grass sweetlip from the Gneerings. Spotty and a few spanish mackerel and small snapper form Caloundra 5 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: A few tailor around Double Island Point. Still catching trevally, bream and a few quality flathead in the lower river. Bream, mangrove jack and trevally in the Woods Bays. A few good whiting showing up from throughout lower river.

Maroochydore: There are schools of herring bait fish around Chambers Island. Trevally and bream from the Cod Hole. Flathead, bream and whiting from Chambers Island. Whiting and bream from Cotton Tree. Flathead to 84cm released and mangrove jack in Petrie Creek. A few mud crabs in the creeks. 

Mooloolaba: Whiting from the La Balsa sand basin. Flathead on soft plastics in the Mooloolaba canals. Bream, flathead and trevally around the moorings. Mangrove jack and a cod from the Kawana Weir. Mud crabs in the upper river.

Caloundra: Whiting and some big flathead from Golden Beach. Grunter, bream and flathead south of Coochin Creek. Bream and trevally in Pelican Waters. Few sand crabs between the bar and Bells Creek, worth chasing a few muddies as well.

DIPFishing Charters 

Have a look at some of the quality snapper taken on board by the crews of DIP Fishing Charters

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2019-12-05

Offshore: Good conditions mostly today with with a northerly chop with the winds northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning north to northeasterly in the late morning and reaching up to 20 knots at times and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening. Tomorrow conditions will be pretty choppy to rough, with winds north to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon or evening. Cougar One skipper Nat Turner on a charter to Double Island Point Tuesday Couldn’t have asked for much more. Got our bag limit of squire, some monster pearlies, a few scarlet sea perch, mulloway, venus tusk fish and moses perch. Cobia to 130cm, spotty mackerel, grass sweetlip and coral trout from Sunshine Reef. Big grass sweetlip from the Gneerings. Spotty and a few spanish mackerel and small snapper form Caloundra 5 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: A few tailor around Double Island Point. Still catching trevally, bream and a few quality flathead in the lower river. Bream, mangrove jack and trevally in the Woods Bays. A few good whiting showing up from throughout lower river.

Maroochydore: There are schools of herring bait fish around Chambers Island. Trevally and bream from the Cod Hole. Flathead, bream and whiting from Chambers Island. Whiting and bream from Cotton Tree. Flathead to 84cm released and mangrove jack in Petrie Creek. A few mud crabs in the creeks.

Mooloolaba: Whiting from the La Balsa sand basin. Flathead on soft plastics in the Mooloolaba canals. Bream, flathead and trevally around the moorings. Mangrove jack and a cod from the Kawana Weir. Mud crabs in the upper river.

Caloundra: Whiting and some big flathead from Golden Beach. Grunter, bream and flathead south of Coochin Creek. Bream and trevally in Pelican Waters. Few sand crabs between the bar and Bells Creek, worth chasing a few muddies as well.

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Check out Allison McDonald (affectionately known as the Bikini Girl Fish Magnet) with some of her Golden Perch from fishing last weekend at Borumba Dam

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2019-12-04

Offshore: Fantastic conditions today with the winds settling down with winds west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting northeasterly in the middle of the day then tending northerly in the evening and seas around 1 metre. Tomorrow will be conditions particularly in the morning and choppy later in the day, with winds northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, easing to west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the morning. Winds shifting north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the evening. So be ready to go chasing some quality reefies! Cobia to 130cm, spotty mackerel, grass sweetlip and coral trout from Sunshine Reef. Big grass sweetlip from the Gneerings. Spotty and a few spanish mackerel and small snapper form Caloundra 5 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: A few tailor around Double Island Point. trevally, bream and a few quality flathead in the lower river. Bream, mangrove jack and trevally in the Woods Bays. A few good whiting showing up from throughout lower river. Flathead and school jew along the Tewantin stretch.

Maroochydore: Big eyed trevally and bream from the Cod Hole. Flathead, bream and whiting from Chambers Island. Whiting and bream from Cotton Tree. Flathead to 84cm released and mangrove jack in Petrie Creek. Mangrove jack and cod from Bli Bli reach. A few mud crabs in the creeks.

Mooloolaba: Whiting from the La Balsa sand basin. Flathead on soft plastics in the Mooloolaba canals. Bream, flathead and trevally around the moorings. Mangrove jack and a cod from the Kawana Weir. Mud crabs in the upper river.

Caloundra: Whiting and some big flathead from Golden Beach. Grunter, bream and flathead south of Coochin Creek. Bream and trevally in Pelican Waters. Few sand crabs between the bar and Bells Creek, worth chasing a few muddies as well.

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Check out Ben Wilson with a nice jack caught and released in the upper Maroochy River.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2019-12-03

Offshore: Better conditions today with the winds settling down with winds south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots easing to 10 to 15 knots in the early morning, then shifting east to northeasterly in the afternoon. Winds tending north to northwesterly in the evening and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Tomorrow will be even better offshore conditions with winds West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending west to southwesterly during the morning then shifting north to northeasterly during the afternoon and seas around 1 metre. So be ready to go chasing some quality reefies! Cobia, spotty mackerel, grass sweetlip and coral trout from Sunshine Reef. Big grass sweetlip from the gneerings. Spotty and a few spanish mackerel and small snapper form Caloundra 5 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Trevally, bream and a few quality flathead in the lower river. Bream, mangrove jack and trevally in the Woods Bays. A few good whiting showing up from throughout lower river. Flathead and school jew along the Tewantin stretch.

Maroochydore: Big eyed trevally and bream from the Cod Hole. Flathead, bream and whiting from Chambers Island. Whiting and bream from Cotton Tree. Flathead to 84cm released and mangrove jack in Petrie Creek. Mangrove jack and cod from Bli Bli reach. A few mud crabs in the creeks.

Mooloolaba: Whiting from the La Balsa sand basin. Flathead on soft plastics in the Mooloolaba canals. Bream, flathead and trevally around the moorings. Mangrove jack and a cod from the Kawana Weir. Mud crabs in the upper river.

Caloundra: Whiting and some big flathead from Golden Beach. Grunter, bream and flathead south of Coochin Creek. Bream and trevally in Pelican Waters. Few sand crabs between the bar and Bells Creek, worth chasing a few muddies as well.

Peter Batey jack

Check out Peter Batey catching and releasing some fighting mangrove jack that are feeding in the upper river systems as it warms up for the Summer holidays.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2019-12-02

Offshore: Winds will be North to northwesterly at 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore. Inshore winds tending westerly 15 to 20 knots in the late evening, with 1.5- 2.5 m seas. Cobia, spotty mackerel, grass sweetlip and coral trout from Sunshine Reef. Big grass sweetlip from the gneerings. Spotty and a few spanish mackerel and small snapper form Caloundra 5 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Trevally, bream to 32cm and big flathead in the lower river. Bream, mangrove jack and trevally in the Woods Bays. A few good whiting showing up from throughout lower river. Flathead and school jew along the Tewantin stretch.

Maroochydore: Big eyed trevally adn bream from the cod hole. Flathead, bream and whiting from Chambers Island. Whiting and bream from Cotton Tree. Flathead and mangrove jack in Petrie Creek. Mangrove jack and cod from Bli Bli reach. A few mud crabs in the creeks.

Mooloolaba: Whiting from the La Balsa sand basin. Flathead on soft plastics in the Mooloolaba canals. Bream, flathead and trevally around the moorings. Mangrove jack and a cod from the Kawana Weir. Mud crabs in the upper river.

Caloundra: Whiting and some big flathead from Golden Beach. Grunter, bream and flathead south of Coochin Creek. Bream and trevally in Pelican Waters. Few sand crabs between the bar and Bells Creek.

ChrisCrissyBell

Chrissy and Chris Bell from the MRSL Fishing Club with a couple of solid Grunter taken from the southern passage on a recent camp.

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