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Sunshine Coast Fishing Reports

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Local Fishing Report: Sunday 2016-10-02

Offshore

Wind will be southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning then becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon,  with seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening. Snapper, tusk fish and pig fish from the middle banks. Snapper, tusk fish, pearl perch and cobia from the Hards.  Snapper, mackerel and grass sweetlip from Currimundi. At Big Hall's reef where there’s been snapper in the 2kg to 2.5kg range and a 17kg cobia taken. On Sunshine Reef, there’s coral trout, squire, grass sweetlip and pearl perch. Mackerel. Coral trout, sweetlip and mac tuna from Coolum Reef.

Estuaries

Noosa: Dart, whiting, bream and tarwhine along the beach gutters from Teewah to freshwater. Whiting in the frying pan area. Flathead on live baits and plastics in the lower river with bream and trevally at the river mouth. Bream, flathead and good size golden trevally in Woods Bays. Flathead, Moses Perch and Jacks in Weyba Creek. Mangrove jack and mud crabs along the Tewantin stretch, with sand crabs being caught in the lower river. Moses perch, bream, flathead and whiting from Munna Point.

Maroochydore: Elbow slapper whiting and flathead averaging 55cm in Maroochy Waters Canal. A 78cm barramundi was caught near the Bli Bli Bridge on Friday. Bream, tailor, trevally and jew around the Cod Hole at dawn and dusk. Flathead from Chambers Island and Picnic Point. Flathead and trevally in Petrie Creek. Whiting from muller park, as well chambers Island and picnic point early in the morning. Mud crabs in the deeper holes of the middle river with a few sand crabs being caught towards Cotton Tree.

Kawana: Dart and whiting along the Warana stretch. Jacks and Cod in Parrearra Channel and under the twin bridges. Mangrove jack around bridge structure and boat moorings in the upper river. A few golden trevally and sizeable GT’s in the Kawana Canals around the pontoons. Bream, Gar and trevally around the boat moorings and rock walls. Flathead and whiting in the Basin.

Caloundra: Flathead in the blue hole and at the entrance to Coochin Creek. Whiting on the banks between Bullock Beach and Bells Creek. Flathead from Military jetty. Bream, flathead and trevally from near Gemini Towers. Jew and bigger bream at night in the deeper hole of the northern passage. Mud crabs in Coochin Creek and up the canals. Bream, trevally, Mangrove Jack and Cod all of size caught in the Pelican Waters canal.

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Sam Sun Tusk Fish

Sam Sun was fishing on Murphy’s reef when he caught this venus tusk fish.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2016-10-01

Offshore

Wind will be west to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore early in the morning. Wind shifting north to northeasterly around midday then tending west to northwesterly in the evening, with seas around 1 to 1.5 metres. Yellowtail king fish, trevally and snapper from the Blinker. Spanish mackerel on trolled slimy mackerel between Old Women Island and the Blinker.  At Big Hall's reef where there’s been snapper in the 2kg to 2.5kg range and a 17kg cobia taken. On Sunshine Reef, there’s coral trout, squire, grass sweetlip and pearl perch. A few spotty mackerel and mac tuna off Coolum, with bigger numbers off the northern end of Bribie.

Estuaries

Noosa: Dart, whiting, bream and tarwhine along the beach gutters from Teewah to freshwater. Whiting in the frying pan area. Flathead on live baits and plastics in the lower river with bream and trevally at the river mouth. Bream, flathead and good size Golden Trevally caught around Woods Bays. Flathead, Moses Perch and Jacks in Weyba Creek. Grunter, mangrove jack and mud crabs along the Tewantin stretch, with sand crabs being caught in the lower river. Whiting and flathead at the mouth of lake Cooroibah and along the Noosaville stretch.

Maroochydore: Tailor up to 70cm from the river mouth over night. Bream, tailor, trevally and jew around the Cod Hole at dawn and dusk. Flathead to 70cm from Chambers Island and 88cm from Picnic Point. Flathead and trevally in Petrie Creek. Whiting from muller park, as well chambers Island and picnic point early in the morning. Mud crabs in the deeper holes of the middle river with a few sand crabs being caught towards Cotton Tree.

Kawana: Jacks and Cod in Parrearra Channel and under the twin bridges. Mangrove jack around bridge structure and boat moorings in the upper river. A few golden trevally and sizeable GT’s in the Kawana Canals around the pontoons. Bream, Gar and Trevally around the boat moorings and rock walls. Flathead and whiting in the Basin.

Caloundra: Flathead in the blue hole and at the entrance to Coochin Creek. Whiting on the banks between Bullock Beach and Bells Creek. Trevally and bream off the boardwalk. Jew and bigger bream at night in the deeper hole of the northern passage. Mud crabs in Coochin Creek and up the canals. Bream, Mangrove Jack and Cod all of size caught in the Pelican Waters canal.

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RobertWhiting 1 75m Shovelnose Shark

Robert Whiting had to work hard for this 1.75m shovelnose ray he caught and released in the Maroochy River.

Local Fishing Report: Friday 2016-09-30

Offshore

Wind will be north to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds tending southwest to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots from the west during the morning, with 2 to 3 metres seas, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning. Yellowtail king fish, trevally and snapper from the Blinker. Spanish mackerel on trolled slimy mackerel between Old Women Island and the Blinker.  At Big Hall's reef where there’s  been snapper in the 2kg to 2.5kg range and a 17kg cobia taken. On Sunshine Reef, there’s coral trout, snapper, tusk fish, pearl perch and grass sweetlip. A few spotty mackerel and mac tuna off Coolum. Spotty mackerel and tuna from the northern end of Bribie.

Estuaries

Noosa: Dart, whiting, bream and tarwhine along the beach gutters from Teewah to freshwater. Whiting in the frying pan area. Flathead, trevally and bream at the river mouth. Bream, flathead and trevally in the Woods Bays. Flathead , moses perch and jacks in Weyba Creek. Grunter, mangrove jack and mud crabs along the Tewantin stretch. Whiting and flathead at the mouth of lake Cooroibah.

Maroochydore: Tailor to 70cm from the river mouth over night. Bream, tailor, trevally and jew around the Cod Hole at dawn and dusk. Flathead to 70cm from Chambers Island and 88cm from Picnic Point. Flathead and trevally in Petrie Creek. Whiting from muller park, chambers Island and twin waters. Mud crabs in the deeper holes of the middle river.

Kawana: Jacks and cod in Parrearra Channel and under the twin bridges. Mangrove jack around structure in the upper river. A few golden trevally and a few GT’s in the Kawana Canals. Bream, gar and trevally around the boat moorings and rock walls. Flathead and whiting in the Basin.

Caloundra: Flathead in the blue hole and at the entrance to Coochin Creek. Whiting on the banks between Bullock Beach and Bells Creek. Trevally and bream off the boardwalk. Jew and bigger bream at night in the deeper hole of the northern passage. Mud crabs in Coochin Creek and up the canals. Mangrove jack, cod, trevally and bream in Pelican Waters canal.

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Lara Linder Whiting

Lara Lindner caught a nice summer whiting while fishing from chambers Island with her family his week.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2016-09-29

Offshore

Wind will be northerly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the afternoon and evening, with seas at 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres around midday. Yellowtail king fish, trevally and snapper from the Blinker. Spanish mackerel on trolled slimy mackerel between Old Women Island and the Blinker.  At Big Hall's reef where there’s  been snapper in the 2kg to 2.5kg range and a 17kg cobia taken. On Sunshine Reef, there’s coral trout, snapper, tusk fish, pearl perch and grass sweetlip. A few spotty mackerel and mac tuna off Coolum. Spotty mackerel and tuna from the northern end of Bribie.

Estuaries

Noosa: Dart, whiting, bream and tarwhine along the beach gutters from Teewah to freshwater. Whiting in the frying pan area. Flathead, trevally and bream at the river mouth. Bream, flathead and trevally in the Woods Bays. Flathead , moses perch and jacks in Weyba Creek. Grunter, mangrove jack and mud crabs along the Tewantin stretch. Whiting and flathead at the mouth of lake Cooroibah.

Maroochydore: Tailor to 70cm from the river mouth over night. Bream and jew up to 102cm around the Cod Hole. Flathead to 70cm from Chambers Island and 88cm from Picnic Point. Flathead and trevally in Petrie Creek. Whiting from muller park and twin waters. Mud crabs in the deeper holes of the middle river.

Kawana: Jacks and cod in Parrearra Channel and under the twin bridges. Mangrove jack around structure in the upper river. A few golden trevally and a few GT’s in the Kawana Canals. Bream, gar and trevally around the boat moorings and rock walls. Flathead and whiting in the Basin. .

Caloundra: Flathead in the blue hole and at the entrance to Coochin Creek. Whiting on the banks between Bullock Beach and Bells Creek. Trevally and bream off the boardwalk. Jew and bigger bream at night in the deeper hole of the northern passage. Mud crabs in Coochin Creek and up the canals. Mangrove jack, cod, trevally and bream in Pelican Waters canal.

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42cm Giant Trevally

Abigail Nicholls with her PB 42cm Giant Trevally taken on a Z-Man 3" white Minnowz off her kayak up Petrie Creek.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2016-09-28

Offshore

Wind will be northwest to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to southeasterly in the middle of the day then tending east to northeasterly in the evening, with seas around the 1 metre mark. Yellowtail king fish, trevally and snapper from the Blinker. Spanish mackerel on trolled slimy mackerel between Old Women Island and the Blinker.  At Big Hall's reef where there’s  been snapper in the 2kg to 2.5kg range and a 17kg cobia taken. On Sunshine Reef, there’s coral trout, snapper, tusk fish, pearl perch and grass sweetlip. A few spotty mackerel and mac tuna off Coolum. Spotty and Spanish mackerel from Caloundra 5 mile reef.

Estuaries

Noosa: Dart, whiting, bream and tarwhine along the beach gutters from Teewah to freshwater. There is good quality flathead, a few trevally, the odd tailor at night and bream at the Noosa River mouth. Bream, flathead and trevally in the Woods Bays. Flathead and bream in Weyba Creek. Grunter, mangrove jack and mud crabs along the Tewantin stretch. Whiting and flathead at the mouth of lake Cooroibah.

Maroochydore: Tailor to 70cm from the river mouth over night. Bream and jew up to 102cm around the Cod Hole. Flathead to 70cm from Chambers Island and 88cm from Picnic Point. Quality mangrove jack and school jew in the middle and upper river. Whiting from muller park and twin waters. Mud crabs in the deeper holes of the middle river.

Kawana: Whiting and dart from Wurtulla. Grass sweetlip and bream off Point Cartwright. A few golden trevally and a few GT’s in the Kawana Canals. Bream, gar and trevally around the boat moorings and rock walls. Flathead and whiting in the Basin. and bream around the trawler moorings.

Caloundra: Flathead inside the bar on plastics. Whiting from Golden Beach and the mouth of Bells Creek. Trevally and bream off the boardwalk. Jew and bigger bream at night in the deeper hole of the northern passage. Mud crabs in Coochin Creek and up the canals. Trevally and bream in Pelican Waters canal.

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88cm Dusky Released

Chris Lever caught and released this 88cm dusky flathead in his kayak out from Picnic Point Monday morning on a Zman StreakZ soft plastic.

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