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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.

The daily Fishing Report and Catch of the Day photo will be updated DAILY, this is the same information which features in the sports section of the Sunshine Coast Daily.

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Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2020-03-31

Offshore: Great conditions today as winds will be variable about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon, easing to about 10 knots in the evening with seas below 1 metre. Lon​g tail tuna and Spanish Mackerel off DIP. Long tail tuna out from Sunshine Beach and Halls Reef. The Barwon Banks has had hussar, tuskfish, red emperor and red throat sweetlip. Spanish mackerel, tuna and grass sweetlip from Coolum reef.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead are in the deeper channels and holes near the river mouth and along the Tewantin stretch. Whiting around the frying pan. GT's and queenfish at the car park rocks, in Woods Bay and the odd tailor and golden trevally. Mangrove jacks throughout the lower river. Mud crabs throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Plenty of Big eye, Giant and golden trevally along with school jew, grunter bream, flathead,bream and cod between the motorway bridge and Chambers Island. Whiting from Black Banks. Mangrove jack and trevally in Twin Waters Canal and in the creeks. Mud crabs still throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Some quality flathead and a few grunter around the Twin Bridges. Whiting and bream from the La Balsa sand basin. Mangrove jack from the bridges and snaggy areas of the river. Mud crabs in the canals and lower river.

Caloundra: Flathead, bream and whiting along Golden Beach. Cod and trevally in Pelican waters. Mangrove jack, grunter and flathead in Coochin Creek. Mud crabs throughout the passage.

Camo Sullivan School Jew 

Cameron (Camo) Sullivan Caught and Released this feisty school Jew in the Cod Hole while fishing on Saturday over the weekend.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2020-03-23

Offshore: Winds will be North to northeasterly at about 10 knots tending southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the morning, then increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon. Winds increasing to 20 to 25 knots in the evening. Seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres south of Maroochydore by early evening. Deed End Charters fished the Barwon Banks for hussar, tuskfish, red emperor and red throat sweetlip. Spanish mackerel and grass sweetlip from Coolum reef. Spanish mackerel and snapper from Halls Reef. Yellowfin Tuna, snapper and sweetlip from Sunshine Reef.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead are in the deeper channels and holes near the river mouth. Whiting around the frying pan. GT's and queenfish at the car park rocks, in Woods Bay and the odd tailor and golden trevally, along the Current Line. Mangrove jacks throughout the lower river. Mud crabs throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Flathead from the creek mouths. Trevally and heaps of average size bream from around and the Cod Hole and Chambers Island. Whiting and bream in the lower river. Mangrove jack in the creeks and around structures in the system. Mud crabs still throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Some quality flathead and a few grunter around the Twin Bridges. Whiting and bream from the La Balsa sand basin. Mangrove jack from the bridges and snaggy areas of the river. Mud crabs in the canals and lower river.

Caloundra: Whiting and bream in Currimundi Lake. Flathead, bream and whiting along Golden Beach. Cod and trevally in Pelican waters. Mud crabs throughout the passage and in the creeks.

Jayden Rob Craven Bream Flathead 

Jayden and Rob Craven had a good session up the Maroochy River on a Swan Hire boat over the weekend catching bream and flathead.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2020-03-21

Offshore: Today's we'll have fantastic offshore fishing conditions, so be ready to fish with winds northerly 10 to 15 knots turning west to northwesterly below 10 knots early in the morning then becoming east to northeasterly in the morning and seas below 1 metre. Tomorrows conditions will be pretty good, with winds easterly about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon and seas beautiful and below 1 metre. Go for a few mackerel and quality reef fish in Sunshine Coast waters.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead are in the deeper channels and holes near the river mouth on the run out tide and nice sized whiting on the flats as well. GT's and queenfish at the car park rocks, in Woods Bay and the odd tailor and golden trevally, along the Current Line. Mangrove jacks were worth targeting at the Sand Bags. Mud crabs throughout the river. "

Maroochydore: Flathead, trevally and heaps of average size bream from around and the Cod Hole and Chambers Island. Whiting and bream in the lower river. Mangrove jack in the creeks and around structures in the system. Mud crabs still throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Some quality flathead and a few grunter around the Twin Bridges. Whiting and bream from the La Balsa sand basin. Mangrove jack from the bridges and snaggy areas of the river. Mud crabs in the canals and lower river.

Caloundra: Worth a try fishing in the sheltered waters of the Pumicestone Passage. Whiting and bream in Currimundi Lake. Flathead, bream and whiting along Golden Beach. Cod and trevally in Pelican waters. Mud crabs throughout the passage and in the creeks.

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Keen angler, Harry Somlyay with a nice catch and release dusky flathead in Eudlo Creek, Maroochy River. 

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2020-03-18

Offshore: Today's winds and seas will ease back a fair bit but still keep you in sheltered waters with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots with seas 1.5 to 2 metres. Tomorrows conditions will be the best we have for over a week or so be ready to fish, with winds south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the morning and seas 1 to 1.5 metres. As conditions improve be ready to go for a few mackerel and quality reef fish in Sunshine Coast waters.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead, bream, trevally and whiting in the lower river with a few grunter and flathead along Tewantin stretch. Mangrove jack and trevally in Noosa Sound and in Woods Bay area. Mud crabs throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Flathead, trevally and heaps of average size bream from around and the Cod Hole and Chambers Island. Whiting and bream in the lower river. Mangrove jack in the creeks and around structures in the system. Mud crabs still throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Some quality flathead and a few grunter around the Twin Bridges. Whiting and bream from the La Balsa sand basin. Mangrove jack from the bridges and snaggy areas of the river. Mud crabs in the canals and lower river.

Caloundra: Worth a try fishing in the sheltered waters of the Pumicestone Passage. Whiting and bream in Currimundi Lake. Flathead, bream and whiting along Golden Beach. Cod and trevally in Pelican waters. Mud crabs throughout the passage and in the creeks.

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Keen and very dedicated angler, Luke Opelt with a beautiful catch and release Dusky Flathead taken in the Mooloolah River.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2020-03-17

Offshore: No fishing report for offshore waters due to strong winds, big seas and swells. Today winds will be south to southeasterly 20 to 25 knots with seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Tomorrows conditions will slightly improve but still keep you in sheltered waters, with winds south to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots and seas 1.5 to 2 metres.So best to stay at home or fish in the protected rivers or Pumicestone Passage.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead, bream, giant trevally and whiting in the lower river with a few grunter and flathead along Tewantin stretch. Mangrove jack and trevally in Noosa Sound and in Woods Bay area. Mud crabs throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Flathead and heaps of average size bream from around and the Cod Hole and Chambers Island. Whiting and bream in the lower river. Mangrove jack, cod and trevally in the creeks and around structures in the system. Mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Big flathead and a few grunter around the Twin Bridges. Whiting and bream from the La Balsa sand basin. Mangrove jack from the bridges and snaggy areas of the river. Mud crabs in the canals and lower river.

Caloundra: Worth a try fishing in the beautifully sheltered waters of the Pumicestone Passage. Whiting and bream in Currimundi Lake. Flathead, bream and whiting along Golden Beach. Cod and trevally in Pelican waters. Mud crabs throughout the passage and in the creeks.

mudcrab Lachie Reedy 

Have a look at keen and dedicated angler and crabber, Lachlan Reedy who has been potting some great buck crabs up near at Hervey Bay.

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