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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 2019-10-19

Offshore: Great conditions for most of the day with a bit of chop in the evening, with winds variable about 10 knots becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon then tending north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening with seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres later in the evening. Tomorrow will be choppy conditions still with winds picking up from a northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting southeasterly 20 to 25 knots during the morning and seas also rising to 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon. So be ready to go as the fish have been on local reefs recently! A monster 25kg cobia was caught at North Reef. Also at North Reef there's been jew along with quality snapper, grass sweetlip, Maori cod and some big pearl perch. Double Island Point there's been good snapper plus amberjack, plenty of tuskies and some gold spot wrasse. Sunshine Reef big tusk fish, grass sweetlip and cobia. Spangled emperor, snapper, amberjack and yellowtail kingfish from the Barwon Banks. Snapper, tusk fish and tuna from Mooloolaba 8 and 12 mile reefs.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: There have been plenty of quality dusky flathead taken throughout the river over the past week, many of them released in the 65cm to 86cm range. Trevally and queenfish in Woods Bay. Whiting from dog beach, river mouth and the frying pan. Flathead, queenfish and bream between the lakes and along Tewantin stretch.

Maroochydore: Schools of herring bait fish now moving into the lower river system with chopper tailor and trevally feeding on them, particularly around Chambers Island on high tide. Quality flathead in Eudlo Creek and in the Northern Channel and whiting from Cotton Tree. Jew around the Cod Hole most released as under size, off the beaches and at Yaroomba. Big flathead in the middle river. Golden, giant trevally and Queenfish around the motorway bridge. Mangrove jack in the creeks. Mud crabs potted up the creeks and canals.

Mooloolaba: Schools of herring bait fish now moving into the lower river systems. Whiting from Mountain Creek and the La Balsa sand basin. Bream and trevally from the boat moorings. Flathead and trevally in Mooloolaba Canals. Cod and trevally from Kawana Waters. Bream and jack from the Parrearra Weir.

Caloundra: Whiting, flathead and bream from golden beach. Flathead in the deeper channels of the northern passage and in the mouth of Coochin Creek. Trevally, cod and mangrove jack in the bcreeks and Pelican Waters. Few mud crabs in the creeks.

Alex Knight flathead 55cm 

Alex Knight has been having some fun catching flathead to 55cm, trolling a Trollcraft red head silver body lure (In store @Swan Boat Hire) in the Maroochy River.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2019-10-17

Offshore: Strong Wind Warning for Today in Sunshine Coast Waters. So best to stay in Port today and fish the river systems, with rough conditions with winds northerly 20 to 25 knots, increasing to 25 to 30 knots during the late morning and afternoon. Winds turning northwesterly 20 to 25 knots in the late evening with seas 2 to 3 metres. Tomorrow will be choppy conditions still with winds winds northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting southeasterly during the morning as a trough moves northwards. Winds tending easterly during the afternoon with seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore. When conditions improve be ready to go as the fish have been on local reefs recently! A monster 25kg cobia was caught at North Reef on Sunday. Also at North Reef there's been jew along with quality snapper, grass sweetlip, Maori cod and some big pearl perch. Double Island Point there's been good snapper plus amberjack, plenty of tuskies and some gold spot wrasse. Sunshine Reef big tusk fish, grass sweetlip and cobia. Spangled emperor, snapper, amberjack and yellowtail kingfish from the Barwon Banks. Snapper, tusk fish and tuna from Mooloolaba 8 mile reef.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: There have been plenty of quality dusky flathead taken throughout the river over the past week, many of them released in the 65cm to 86cm range. Trevally and queenfish in Woods Bay. Whiting from dog beach, river mouth and the frying pan. Flathead, queenfish and bream between the lakes and along Tewantin stretch.

Maroochydore: Quality flathead in Eudlo Creek and in the Northern Channel and whiting from Cotton Tree. Jew around the Cod Hole, off the beaches and at Yaroomba. Big flathead in the middle river. Golden, giant trevally and Queenfish yesterday morning around the motorway bridge. Mangrove jack in the creeks. Mud crabs potted up the creeks and canals.

Mooloolaba: Schools of herring bait fish now moving into the lower river systems. Whiting from Mountain Creek and the La Balsa sand basin. Bream and trevally from the boat moorings. Flathead and trevally in Mooloolaba Canals. Cod and trevally from Kawana Waters. Bream and jack from the Parrearra Weir.

Caloundra: Whiting, flathead and bream from golden beach. Flathead in the deeper channels of the northern passage and in the mouth of Coochin Creek. Trevally, cod and mangrove jack in Pelican Waters. Few mud crabs in the creeks.

Allan Buxton Released 

Local angler Allan Buxton, released this fish Tuesday night and has been catching and releasing several under size jew on dusk at Yinni Street over the past week.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2019-10-16

Offshore: Choppy to rough conditions particularly later in the afternoon and evening as, winds today will be ortherly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon and reaching up to 25 knots in the evening with seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon. Tomorrow will be pretty ordinary conditions as well with choppy to rough conditions from the northerlies as winds will be northerly 15 to 25 knots turning northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the evening with seas well up there at 1.5 to 2.5 metres. When conditions improve be ready to go as the fish have been on local reefs recently! Joel Hautala caught a monster 25kg cobia at North Reef on Sunday. Also at North Reef there's been jew along with quality snapper, grass sweetlip, Maori cod and some big pearl perch. Double Island Point there's been good snapper to about 4kg, plus amberjack, plenty of tuskies and some gold spot wrasse. Sunshine Reef big tusk fish, grass sweetlip and cobia. Spangled emperor, snapper, amberjack and yellowtail kingfish from the Barwon Banks. Snapper, tusk fish and tuna from Mooloolaba 8 mile reef.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: There have been plenty of quality dusky flathead taken throughout the river over the past week, many of them released in the 65cm to 86cm range. Trevally and queenfish in Woods Bay. Whiting from dog beach, river mouth and the frying pan. Flathead, queenfish and bream between the lakes and along Tewantin stretch.

Maroochydore: Quality flathead ain Eudlo Creek and in the Northern Channel and whiting from Cotton Tree. Quality jew off the beaches and at Yaroomba. Big flathead in the middle river. Golden and giant trevally under the motorway bridge. Mangrove jack in the creeks. Mud crabs potted up the creeks and canals.

Mooloolaba: Whiting from Mountain Creek and the La Balsa sand basin. Bream and trevally from the boat moorings. Flathead and trevally in Mooloolaba Canals. Cod and trevally from Kawana Waters. Bream and jack from the Parrearra Weir.

Caloundra: Whiting, flathead and bream from golden beach. Flathead in the deeper channels of the northern passage and in the mouth of Coochin Creek. Trevally, cod and mangrove jack in Pelican Waters. Few mud crabs in the creeks.

Finn Horton Stephens 

Keen Local angler Finn Horton-Stephens with one of the quality dusky flathead he caught and released in the Maroochy River last weekend.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2019-10-15

Offshore: Choppy to rough conditions particularly later in the afternoon and evening, as, winds today will be Northerly 15 to 20 knots easing to 10 to 15 knots for a period from early to late morning. Winds reaching up to 25 knots in the late afternoon and early evening with seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon. Tomorrow will be choppy conditions from the northerlies as winds will be northerly 15 to 20 knots and seas to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening. Joel Hautala caught a monster 25kg cobia at North Reef on Sunday. Also at North Reef there's been jew along with quality snapper, grass sweetlip, Maori cod and some big pearl perch. Double Island Point there's been good snapper to about 4kg, plus amberjack, plenty of tuskies and some gold spot wrasse. Sunshine Reef big tusk fish, grass sweetlip and cobia. Spangled emperor, snapper, amberjack and yellowtail kingfish from the Barwon Banks. Snapper, tusk fish and tuna from Mooloolaba 8 mile reef.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: There have been plenty of quality dusky flathead taken throughout the river over the past few days many of them released in the 65cm to 86cm range. Trevally and queenfish in Woods Bay. Whiting from dog beach, river mouth and the frying pan. Flathead, queenfish and bream between the lakes and along Tewantin stretch.

Maroochydore: Quality flathead and whiting from Cotton Tree. Quality jew off the beaches and at Yaroomba. Big flathead in the middle river. Golden and giant trevally under the motorway bridge. Mangrove jack and a few estuary cod in the creeks. Mud crabs potted up the creeks and canals.

Mooloolaba: Whiting from Mountain Creek and the La Balsa sand basin. Bream and trevally from the boat moorings. Flathead and trevally in Mooloolaba Canals. Cod and trevally from Kawana Waters. Bream and jack from the Parrearra Weir.

Caloundra: Whiting, flathead and bream from golden beach. Flathead in the deeper channels of the northern passage and in the mouth of Coochin Creek. Trevally, cod and mangrove jack in Pelican Waters. Few mud crabs in the creeks.

MaryAnne 

Keen Local crabbers, Mick and Mary-Anne Meyers, using her special crab holding device, took this nice buck crab near their home in The Maroochy Waters Canals.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2019-10-14

Offshore: The Full Moon today will have the fish on the bite. Pretty good conditions for most of the day but choppy in the afternoon and evening, as, winds today will be southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly below 10 knots in the morning then tending northerly 15 to 20 knots in the evening with seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres later in the evening. Tomorrow will be choppy conditions from the northerlies as winds will be northerly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore north of Maroochydore during the afternoon or evening. North Reef has had cobia and jew fish around the bait schools, along with quality snapper, grass sweetlip, Maori cod and some big pearl perch. Double Island Point theres been good snapper to about 4kg, plus amberjack, plenty of tuskies and some gold spot wrasse. Sunshine Reef big tusk fish, grass sweetlip and cobia. Spangled emperor, snapper, amberjack and yellowtail kingfish from the Barwon Banks. Snapper, tusk fish and tuna from Mooloolaba 8 mile reef.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: There have been plenty of quality dusky flathead taken throughout the river over the past few days many of them released in the 65cm to 86cm range. Trevally and queenfish in Woods Bay. Whiting from dog beach, river mouth and the frying pan. Flathead, queenfish and bream between the lakes and along Tewantin stretch.

Maroochydore: Quality flathead and whiting from Cotton Tree. Quality jew off the beaches and at Yaroomba. Big flathead in the middle river. Golden and giant trevally under the motorway bridge. Mangrove jack and estuary cod in the creeks. Mud crabs potted up the creeks.

Mooloolaba: Be worth fishing Pt Cartwright overnight for Jew. Whiting from Mountain Creek and the La Balsa sand basin. Bream and trevally from the boat moorings. Flathead and trevally in Mooloolaba Canals. Cod and trevally from Kawana Waters. Bream and jack from the Parrearra Weir.

Caloundra: Whiting, flathead and bream from golden beach. Flathead in the deeper channels of the northern passage and in the mouth of Coochin Creek. Trevally, cod and mangrove jack in Pelican Waters. Few mud crabs in the creeks.

Allan Buxton 60 tre 

Check out Local angler Allan Buxton with a feisty Golden Trevally from near Yinni Street in theMaroochy River.

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