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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: Thursday 2017-08-24

Offshore

Conditions a bit choppy today with winds will be north to northwesterly at 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots. Inshore afternoon north to northeasterly sea breezes about 15 knots. A possible southwesterly change entering far southern waters late at night., with 1.5 to 2 metre seas, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday. Tomorrow there will be choppy to rough conditions with a southerly change with west to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting southwesterly early morning then tending to southerly 20 to 30 knots mid morning with seas getting up there from 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning. North Reefs has had moses perch, grass sweetlip, hussar and cod. Moses perch, tusk fish, coral trout and maori cod from Sunshine Reef. School mackerel, cobia and tailor from Halls Reef. Morwong, grass sweetlip and school mackerel south of Old Women Island. Cobia and sweetlip on the close reefs off Coolum. School and spotty mackerel on the close reefs between Caloundra and Coolum. Snapper, amberjack, cobia, pearl perch, venus tusk fish, gold spot wrasse, hussar and moses perch from the Hards. Venus tusk fish, snapper, gold spot wrasse, pearl perch and moses perch from the banks. Snapper, sweetlip and moses perch from the Blinker. Snapper, maori cod and tusk fish from Murphy’s Reef.  Sweetlip, tusk fish and snapper from Coolum Reef. Snapper from the NW fairway beacon, brays rock and the coffee rock off the tip of Bribie.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Chopper tailor, whiting and flathead along Teewah stretch. Bream and whiting between Castaways and Sunrise beaches. Flathead, whiting and bream were in good numbers at the river mouth. Big flathead and golden trevally in Woods Bays. Bream, trevally and jacks from behind the Sheraton. Big flathead and diamond trevally along Tewantin stretch. Flathead, bream and tailor in the frying pan.

Maroochydore: There have been tailor, whiting and bream in the surf gutter and around the river mouth. Good bream and flathead along Twin Waters stretch, Cotton Tree and in Cornmeal Creek. Flathead in the creeks and Bli Bli stretch. Quality whiting on the run out tide from Chambers Island and Black banks. Tailor and jew in the Cod Hole. Sand crabs in the lower river.

Mooloolaba: Bream and flathead along the Kawana/Warana Beach stretch. Bream, tailor and the odd mackerel from the rock walls. Tailor, flathead, bream and tarwhine around Point Cartwright and in the gutters south along the beach. Mangrove jack in the canals at Flathead and bream in the La Balsa Sand basin. Big bream, a few tailor and Trevally around the boat moorings.

Caloundra: Squid, sweetlip and snapper off moffat head. Squid and small snapper from Shelly Beach. Tailor, jew and flathead inside the bar. Tailor, bream and flathead from the Northern tip of Bribie. Big flathead and a few whiting from Golden Beach. Trevally and the odd jack in Pelican Waters Canal. Bream, flathead, trevally, the odd luderick and flathead off the boardwalk.

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Kurtis Saker Catch Release Flathead Noosa

Kurtis Saker caught and released this solid flathead while kayaking in the Noosa river on a lively lure.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2017-08-23

Offshore

Winds will be northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore. Winds tending north to northeasterly in the afternoon and increasing to 15 to 20 knots by the late afternoon, with 1 to 1.5 metre seas, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. North Reefs has had moses perch, grass sweetlip, hussar and cod. Moses perch, tusk fish, coral trout and maori cod from Sunshine Reef. School mackerel, cobia and tailor from Halls Reef. Morwong, grass sweetlip and school mackerel south of Old Women Island. Cobia and sweetlip on the close reefs off Coolum. School and spotty mackerel on the close reefs between Caloundra and Coolum. Snapper, amberjack, cobia, pearl perch, venus tusk fish, gold spot wrasse, hussar and moses perch from the Hards. Venus tusk fish, snapper, gold spot wrasse, pearl perch and moses perch from the banks. Snapper, sweetlip and moses perch from the Blinker. Snapper, maori cod and tusk fish from Murphy’s Reef.  Sweetlip, tusk fish and snapper from Coolum Reef. Snapper from the NW fairway beacon, brays rock and the coffee rock off the tip of Bribie.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Chopper tailor, whiting and flathead along Teewah stretch. Bream and whiting between Castaways and Sunrise beaches. Flathead, whiting and bream were in good numbers at the river mouth. Big flathead and golden trevally in Woods Bays. Bream, trevally and jacks from behind the Sheraton. Big flathead and diamond trevally along Tewantin stretch. Flathead, bream and tailor in the frying pan.

Maroochydore: There have been tailor, whiting and bream in the surf gutter and around the river mouth. Good bream and flathead along Twin Waters stretch, Cotton Tree and in Cornmeal Creek. Flathead in the creeks and Bli Bli stretch. Quality whiting on the run out tide from Chambers Island and Black banks. Tailor and jew in the Cod Hole. Sand crabs in the lower river.

Mooloolaba: Bream and flathead along the Kawana/Warana Beach stretch. Bream, tailor and the odd mackerel from the rock walls. Tailor, flathead, bream and tarwhine around Point Cartwright and in the gutters south along the beach. Mangrove jack in the canals at Flathead and bream in the La Balsa Sand basin. Big bream, a few tailor and Trevally around the boat moorings.

Caloundra: Squid, sweetlip and snapper off moffat head. Squid and small snapper from Shelly Beach. Tailor, jew and flathead inside the bar. Tailor, bream and flathead from the Northern tip of Bribie. Big flathead and a few whiting from Golden Beach. Trevally and the odd jack in Pelican Waters Canal. Bream, flathead, trevally, the odd luderick and flathead off the boardwalk.

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Ben Forgan Morwong Mooloolaba Released
Ben Forgan with a solid morwong caught and released in close off Mooloolaba over the weekend.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2017-08-22

Offshore

Winds will be north to northwesterly at 15 to 20 knots with seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. North Reefs has had pearl perch, cod, sweetlip, cobia and snapper. Cobia and sweetlip on the close reefs off Coolum. School and spotty mackerel in close between Mooloolaba and Mudjimba. Snapper, pearl perch, venus tusk fish, gold spot wrasse, rosey job fish and moses perch from the Hards. Venus tusk fish, snapper, gold spot wrasse, pearl perch and moses perch from the banks. Snapper, sweetlip and moses perch from the Blinker. Snapper and tusk fish from Murphy’s Reef. Snapper and spangled emperor form Murphy’s Reef.  Sweetlip, tusk fish and snapper from Coolum Reef. Snapper from the NW fairway beacon, brays rock and the coffee rock off the tip of Bribie.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead, whiting and bream were in good numbers at the river mouth and trevally and a few tailor in Woods Bay. Bream, trevally and jacks from behind the Sheraton. Flathead and diamond trevally along Tewantin stretch. Flathead and tailor from Munna bridge. Whiting and bream along Gympie Terrace and in the ski run.

Maroochydore: There have been tailor, whiting and bream in the surf gutter and around the river mouth. Good bream and flathead along Twin Waters stretch, Cotton Tree and in Cornmeal Creek. Flathead in the creeks and Bli Bli stretch. Quality whiting on the run out tide from Chambers Island and Black banks. Tailor in numbers and jew in the Cod Hole. Sand crabs in the lower river.

Mooloolaba: Bream, tailor and the odd mackerel from the rock walls. Tailor, flathead, bream and tarwhine around Point Cartwright and in the gutters south along the beach. Mangrove jack in the canals at Flathead and bream in the La Balsa Sand basin. Big bream, a few tailor and Trevally around the boat moorings. Flathead and Bream from McKenzies Bridge.

Caloundra: Squid, sweetlip and snapper off moffat head. Tailor, jew and flathead inside the bar. Tailor, bream and flathead from the Northern tip of Bribie. Big flathead and a few whiting from Golden Beach. Trevally and the odd jack in Pelican Waters Canal. Bream, flathead, trevally, the odd luderick and flathead off the boardwalk.

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Dallas Hollier Borumba Dam Bass
Dallas Hollier with a solid Borumba Dam bass taken from the timbers over the weekend.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2017-08-21

Offshore

Conditions will settle right down today with southwest to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, decreasing to 10 to 15 knots during the early morning and becoming variable below 10 knots in the late morning. Winds becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon with seas 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday. Tomorrow however they may become a bit choppy at times with north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore. Winds tending northeast to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon with seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. It would be worth fishing over the next few days with tomorrows new moon phase having the fish on the bite as there have been good catches on all local reefs recently. North Reefs has had pearl perch, cod, sweetlip, cobia and snapper. School and spotty mackerel in close between Mooloolaba and Mudjimba. Snapper, pearl perch, venus tusk fish, gold spot wrasse, rosey job fish and moses perch from the Hards. Venus tusk fish, snapper, gold spot wrasse, pearl perch and moses perch from the banks. Snapper, sweetlip and moses perch from the Blinker. Snapper and tusk fish from Murphy’s Reef. Snapper and spangled emperor form Murphy’s Reef.  Sweetlip, tusk fish and snapper from Coolum Reef. Snapper from the NW fairway beacon, brays rock and the coffee rock off the tip of Bribie.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Tomorrows New Moon Phase should have the fish feeding. Flathead, whiting and bream were in good numbers at the river mouth and trevally and a few tailor in Woods Bay. Flathead in between the lakes and along Tewantin stretch and out from the Marina. Flathead and tailor from Munna bridge. Whiting and bream along Gympie Terrace and in the ski run.

Maroochydore: There have been tailor, whiting and bream in the surf gutter and around the river mouth. Good bream and flathead along Twin Waters stretch and Cotton Tree. Flathead in the creeks and Bli Bli stretch. Quality whiting on the run out tide from Chambers Island and Black banks. Reports of good tailor in numbers and jew in the Cod Hole. Sand crabs in the lower river

Mooloolaba: Bream, tailor and the odd mackerel from the rock walls. Tailor, flathead, bream and tarwhine around Point Cartwright and in the gutters south along the beach. Flathead and bream in the La Balsa Sand basin. Big bream, a few tailor and Trevally around the boat moorings. Flathead and Bream from McKenzies Bridge.

Caloundra: Bream and flathead along Kawana and Warana Beaches. Tailor, bream and flathead from the Northern tip of Bribie. Big flathead and a few whiting from Golden Beach. Trevally and cod in Pelican Waters Canal. Bream, jew, trevally, the odd luderick and flathead off the boardwalk.

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Jack Allen 40cm Bream

Have a look at Jack Allen’s 40cm bream taken on a soft plastic where Cornmeal Creek meets the South Channel of the Maroochy River.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2017-08-19

Offshore

Strong Wind Warning for today in Sunshine Coast Waters, so stay in sheltered waters over the weekend as there are rough conditions forecast with winds southwesterly 25 to 30 knots. Winds 20 to 25 knots inshore in the morning with seas 2 to 3.5 metres. Tomorrow the cold snap conditions will be similar with gusty winds south to southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore. Winds decreasing to 15 to 20 knots through the evening and big seas from 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres offshore. However before these rough conditions there has been good catches on all local reefs. North Reefs has had pearl perch, cod, sweetlip, cobia and snapper. School and spotty mackerel in close between Mooloolaba and Mudjimba. Snapper, pearl perch, venus tusk fish, gold spot wrasse, rosey job fish and moses perch from the Hards. Venus tusk fish, snapper, gold spot wrasse, pearl perch and moses perch from the banks. Snapper, sweetlip and moses perch from the Blinker. Snapper and tusk fish from Murphy’s Reef. Snapper and spangled emperor form Murphy’s Reef.  Sweetlip, tusk fish and snapper from Coolum Reef. Snapper from the NW fairway beacon, brays rock and the coffee rock off the tip of Bribie.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: The cold snap over the weekend and the lead up to Tuesdays New Moon Phase should have the fish on the bite. Flathead, whiting and bream were in good numbers at the river mouth and at the bottom of the Dog Beach. Good flathead to 86cm, trevally and a few tailor in Woods Bay. Flathead in between the lakes and along Tewantin stretch. Flathead and tailor from Munna bridge. Whiting and bream along Gympie Terrace.

Maroochydore: There have been tailor, whiting and tarwhine along from Mudjimba and Marcoola in the surf gutter and in the river mouth. Good bream and flathead along Twin Waters stretch and Cotton Tree. Flathead in the creeks and Bli Bli stretch. Quality whiting on the run out tide from Chambers Island and Black banks. Reports of good tailor in numbers and jew in the Cod Hole. Sand crabs in the lower river

Mooloolaba: Try for school mackerel, bream and cod from the rock walls. Tailor, flathead, bream and tarwhine in the gutter south of Point Cartwright. Bream and tailor from the rock walls and moorings. Flathead in the La Balsa Sand basin. Big bream, a few tailor and Trevally around the boat moorings. Flathead and Bream from McKenzies Bridge.

Caloundra: A few good squid off the rocks on jigs from Shelly and Kings Beaches. Bream and flathead along Kawana and Warana Beaches. Tailor and flathead from the Northern tip of Bribie. Big flathead and a few whiting from Golden Beach. Trevally and cod in Pelican waters Canal. Bream, jew, trevally, the odd luderick and flathead off the boardwalk.

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Camo Weekend Jew Released Cod Hole

Cameron Sullivan with a catch and release jew from the Cod Hole in the Maroochy River last Sunday.

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