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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: Friday 2016-11-18

Offshore

Pretty good conditions only with an afternoon sea breeze as winds will be southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning southeast to northeasterly in the afternoon and seas will be 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Tomorrow will be with a choppy with a southeasterly 15 to 20 knots with seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres during the morning.  North Reef for moses perch plus pearl perch, coral bream, snapper and jewfish. Amberjack and yellowtail king around the Mooloolaba Blinker. Spanish mackerel, cod, sweetlip and maori cod off Coolum.  School mackerel, snapper and from Currimundi reef. School mackerel from Raper Shoal and old women island. Snapper and school mackerel from Caloundra 5 mile.

Estuaries

Noosa: The odd big tailor and a few dart feeding along Teewah Beach. Good flathead being caught and released throughout the river particularly in the lower reaches. Mangrove jack, flathead and trevally in Noosa Sound and in Weyba Creek . School jew, trevally, whiting and jacks in Woods Bays. Whiting feeding throughout the Noosa River. Plenty of bream in the deep holes around the Frying Pan and Tewantin Marina.

Maroochydore: There’s been a few good tailor off the north shore over night. The tarpon, flathead, trevally, downstream of the Motorway Bridge, Jacks in the upper reaches, Twin Waters Canal, Petrie Creek, Eudlo Creek and the cod hole. Whiting in the lower river, Bli Bli and creek mouths. The massive tides have had the mud crabs moving throughout but mainly in the upper river.

Kawana: There’s trevally and bream on the incoming tide along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth. Jacks, cod and trevally in Parrearra Channel. Flathead upstream from McKenzies Bridge and mangrove jack and trevally around the bridge pylons and trawler moorings. Flathead, mangrove jack and whiting in Mountain Creek and mud crabs in the deep holes in the canals.

Caloundra: Flathead at the mouth of Bells Creek. Whiting to 35cm opposite Bells Creek and along Golden Beach. Mangrove jack, trevally and school jew in Pelican waters canal. Reports of good catches of mangrove jack and mud crabs in Coochin Creek. Queenfish off the boardwalk and south of Bells.

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42cm Mangrove Maroochy Andy

Andy caught this 42cm mangrove on fresh mullet strips in the upper reaches of the Maroochy River and released a couple of others too.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2016-11-17

Offshore

Pretty good conditions only with an afternoon sea breeze as winds will be southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning southeast to northeasterly in the afternoon and seas will be 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Tomorrow will be with a choppy with a southeasterly 15 to 20 knots with seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres during the morning.  North Reef for moses perch plus pearl perch, coral bream, snapper and jewfish. Amberjack and yellowtail king around the Mooloolaba Blinker. Spanish mackerel, cod, sweetlip and maori cod off Coolum.  School mackerel, snapper and from Currimundi reef. School mackerel from Raper Shoal and old women island. Snapper and school mackerel from Caloundra 5 mile.

Estuaries

Noosa: The odd big tailor and a few dart feeding along Teewah Beach. Good flathead being caught and released throughout the river particularly in the lower reaches. Mangrove jack, flathead and trevally in Noosa Sound and in Weyba Creek . School jew, trevally, whiting and jacks in Woods Bays. Whiting feeding throughout the Noosa River. Plenty of bream in the deep holes around the Frying Pan and Tewantin Marina.

Maroochydore: There’s been good tailor off the north shore over night. The tarpon, flathead, trevally, downstream of the Motorway Bridge, Jacks in the upper reaches, Twin Waters Canal, Petrie Creek, Eudlo Creek and the cod hole. Whiting in the lower river, Bli Bli and creek mouths. Mud crabs moving throughout but mainly in the upper river.

Kawana: There’s trevally and bream on the incoming tide along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth. Jacks, cod and trevally in Parrearra Channel. Flathead upstream from McKenzies Bridge and mangrove jack and trevally around the bridge pylons and trawler moorings. Flathead, mangrove jack and whiting in Mountain Creek and mud crabs in the deep holes in the canals.

Caloundra: Flathead at the mouth of Bells Creek. Whiting to 35cm opposite Bells Creek and along Golden Beach. Mangrove jack, trevally and school jew in Pelican waters canal. Reports of good catches of mangrove jack and mud crabs in Coochin Creek. Queenfish off the boardwalk and south of Bells.

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Jeff Vere 43cm Estuary Cod

A smiling Jeff Vere caught a nice 43cm estuary cod at Bli Bli Yesterday.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2016-11-16

Offshore

Pretty good conditions only with an afternoon sea breeze as winds will be southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning southeast to northeasterly in the afternoon and seas will be 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Tomorrow will be with a choppy with a southeasterly 15 to 20 knots with seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres during the morning.  North Reef for moses perch plus pearl perch, coral bream, snapper and jewfish. Amberjack and yellowtail king around the Mooloolaba Blinker. Spanish mackerel, cod, sweetlip and maori cod off Coolum.  School mackerel, snapper and from Currimundi reef. School mackerel from Raper Shoal and old women island. Snapper and school mackerel from Caloundra 5 mile.

Estuaries

Noosa: The odd big tailor feeding along North Shore, Teewah Beach and at the river mouth. Still big flathead being caught and released throughout the river particularly in the lower reaches. Mangrove jack and trevally in Noosa Sound. School jew, trevally, whiting and jacks in Woods Bays. Whiting feeding on top of the tide at the Noosa River mouth. Bream in the deep holes around the Frying Pan and Tewantin Marina. Flathead along the Tewantin stretch.

Maroochydore: There’s been tailor to 70cm off the north shore over night. The tarpon, flathead, trevally, downstream of the Motorway Bridge. Giant herring and trevally in the Cod Hole. Jacks in the upper reaches, Twin Waters Canal, Petrie Creek, Eudlo Creek and the cod hole. Whiting in the lower river, Bli Bli and creek mouths. Mud crabs in the southern channel and deep holes in the middle river.

Kawana: There’s trevally and bream on the incoming tide along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth. Jacks, cod and trevally in Parrearra Channel. Flathead upstream from McKenzies Bridge and mangrove jack and trevally around the bridge pylons and trawler moorings. Flathead, mangrove jack and whiting in Mountain Creek and mud crabs in the deep holes in the canals.

Caloundra: Try for big tailor off the local beaches this week. Flathead at the mouth of Bells Creek. Whiting to 35cm opposite Bells Creek and along Golden Beach. Mangrove jack, trevally and school jew in Pelican waters canal. Mud crabs in Coochin Creek. Queenfish off the boardwalk and south of Bells.

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Brenton Mansfield Lake Borumba Toga Bass

Brenton Mansfield practices catch and release and while fishing in Lake Borumba, found a spot with a heap of small togas and plenty of school bass.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2016-11-15

Offshore

I hope you all enjoyed the Super Moon last night, let’s hope the fish are on the bite. Winds will be southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southeasterly in the late morning and early afternoon and seas 1 to 2 metres. Tomorrow will be pretty good conditions with a southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning easterly during the day and seas around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to below 1 metre around midday. North Reef for moses perch plus pearl perch, coral bream, snapper and jewfish. Amberjack and yellowtail king around the Mooloolaba Blinker. Spanish mackerel, cod, sweetlip and maori cod off Coolum.  School mackerel, snapper and from Currimundi reef. School mackerel from Raper Shoal and old women island. Snapper and school mackerel from Caloundra 5 mile.

Estuaries

Noosa: The odd big tailor feeding along North Shore, Teewah Beach and at the river mouth. Still big flathead being caught and released throughout the river particularly in the lower reaches. Mangrove jack and trevally in Noosa Sound. School jew, trevally, whiting and jacks in Woods Bays. Whiting feeding on top of the tide at the Noosa River mouth. Bream in the deep holes around the Frying Pan and Tewantin Marina. Flathead along the Tewantin stretch.

Maroochydore: Ther’s been tailor to 70cm off the north shore over night. The tarpon, flathead, trevally, downstream of the Motorway Bridge. Hairtail, giant herring and trevally in the Cod Hole. Jacks in the upper reaches, Twin Waters Canal, Petrie Creek, Eudlo Creek and the cod hole. Whiting in the lower river, Bli Bli and creek mouths. Mud crabs in the southern channel and deep holes in the middle river.

Kawana: There’s trevally and bream on the incoming tide along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth. Jacks, cod and trevally in Parrearra Channel. Flathead upstream from McKenzies Bridge and mangrove jack and trevally around the bridge pylons and trawler moorings. Flathead, mangrove jack and whiting in Mountain Creek and mud crabs in the deep holes in the canals.

Caloundra: I hope you all enjoyed the Super Moon last night, let’s hope the fish are on the bite. Try for big tailor off the local beaches this week. Flathead at the mouth of Bells Creek. Whiting to 35cm opposite Bells Creek and along Golden Beach. Mangrove jack, trevally and school jew in Pelican waters canal. Mud crabs in Coochin Creek. Queenfish off the boardwalk and south of Bells.

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Gordon Lund67cmdusky 1

Here is Gordon Lund with a nice 67cm dusky flathead taken recently in the lower Maroochy River.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2016-11-12

Offshore

Mondays Super Full Moon Phase will have the fish ready for a big feed, so be ready. There will be a windows of opportunity with okay conditions  early with winds east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots but then turning to a choppy northerly 15 to 20 knots during the day and seas around 1 metre. Tomorrow will be choppy through the day particularly out wide with north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.  Some of the close in reefs like Little Halls, Coolum and of off Pt Cartwright will be worth a try for cobia yellowtail king and nice grassy sweetlip. North Reef for moses perch plus pearl perch, coral bream, snapper and jewfish. Amberjack and yellowtail king around the Mooloolaba Blinker. Pearl perch, sweetip and maori cod from Caloundra 12 mile. Tusk fish and sweetlip from Murphy’s Reef.

Estuaries

Noosa: Still big flathead in the 70 to 80cm range being was caught and released throughout the river particularly in the lower reaches. Try for mangrove jack in the sound and trevally feeding in Noosa Sound. There’s a few good whiting feeding on top of the tide at the Noosa River mouth. Bream in the deep holes around the Frying Pan and Tewantin Marina. Mangrove jack and mud crabs between the Lakes.

Maroochydore: The odd tailor, flathead, trevally, downstream of the Motorway Bridge. Hairtail, and trevally from the Cod Hole. Reports of a few jack defending their territory in the upper reaches and up Petrie Creek. Anglers are starting to catch a few elbow slapper whiting in the lower river using live yabbies and worms Reports of full buck mud crabs and hugh females that must be released in the middle to upper reaches.

Kawana: There’s trevally and bream on the incoming tide along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth. Flathead upstream from McKenzies Bridge and mangrove jack and trevally around the bridge pylons and trawler moorings. Flathead, mangrove jack and whiting in Mountain Creek and mud crabs in the deep holes in the canals.

Caloundra: Mondays Super Full Moon Phase will have the fish ready for a big feed, so be ready. Some quality flathead feeding in the entrances to all the creeks that feed into the passage. Whiting to 35cm opposite Bells Creek and along Golden Beach. Mangrove jack and mud crabs feeding up in the creeks and bigger bream at night in the deeper holes of the passage.

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Matt Lexi 59cm Tailor

My Son, Matthew Planck with his little helper Lexi, caught this 59cm tailor last weekend near the Cod Hole.

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