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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: Saturday 2016-06-04

Offshore

Gale Warning today for Sunshine Coast Waters as conditions will deteriorate as the day progresses with northeasterly 25 to 35 knots increasing to 25 to 40 knots in the evening along with a big high night tide. Seas 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 5 metres during the morning. Please be advised of the caution on dangerous surf conditions are expected to be hazardous during the afternoon and evening for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing. Tomorrow conditions will slowly improve through the day with a northeasterly 25 to 40 knots shifting westerly 20 to 30 knots during the morning.

Estuaries

Noosa: A 68cm flathead caught and released at the back of Noosa Sound on whole prawn bait. There have been catches of good keeper whiting to 34cm on beach worms at the Frying Pan. Tailor and flathead at North Shore and at the Noosa River mouth, whiting at the Frying Pan and bream around Noosa Sound bridge. A few 40cm+ pilot bream feeding around the jetties off Gympie Terrace. Trevally and good whiting are in Weyba Creek and Gympie Terrace. With the constant rainfall it will be worth putting the crab pots out.

Maroochydore: The New moon on Sunday will have the bream feeding in the shelter of the estuaries over the weekend with the westerly winds forecast on Sunday hopefully providing the best conditions for fishing. It is still worth while putting the pots in for a few muddies and sand crabs during the wet conditions. Good mud crabs and whiting to 32cm from the Bli Bli reach. There’s been jew at night in the Cod Hole and along north shore and Yaroomba stretch however todays forecast gale force north-easterly winds indicates it is not recommended for beach fishing. Whiting to 38cm in the lower river. Bigger bream to 32 cm off the jetties at Cotton Tree and off Bradman Avenue. Trevally, school jew and flathead from the middle river.

Kawana: Trevally, bream and tailor off the rock walls. Good bream from the moorings particularly at night. Elbow slapper whiting and prawns still schooling up in the Mooloolaba and kawana waters Canals. Flathead along the La Balsa Park and near McKenzies Bridge and in Mountain Creek. Still Mud and sand crabs around Minyama Island and in the canals.

Caloundra: Bream, flathead and trevally off the boardwalk and in the Pelican Waters Canal system. Whiting at Coochin Creek mouth, from the mouth of Bell’s Creek and along Golden Beach. Whiting and bream in Currimundi Lake. Could be worth putting the crab pots out in the shelterd areas.

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Chris McCormack Sand Crab

Chris McCormack has been getting a few sand crabs in the lower Maroochy River.

Local Fishing Report: Friday 2016-06-03

Offshore

Conditions will deteriorate as the day progresses with easterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon and evening. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the late evening. Seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon. Then tomorrow conditions become of serious concern for coastal waters with northeasterly 25 to 35 knots increasing to 25 to 40 knots during the evening, with seas 2.5 to 3.5 metres. With a caution on dangerous surf conditions are expected to be hazardous during the afternoon and evening for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing. This week Chardon's Reef there were quality snapper as well as moses perch, grass sweetlip, school mackerel, amberjack and gold spot cod. Sunshine Reef, has had moses perch, grass sweetlip, Maori cod, gold spot cod, coral trout and yellowtail kingfish.  Long tail tuna and spotty mackerel from Arkwright shoal. Long tail tuna, spotty mackerel, jew and grass sweetlip from the Gneerings. Pearl perch snapper and tusk fish from wide Caloundra. Spotty and school mackerel in close right along the coast.

Estuaries

Noosa: A 68cm flathead caught and released at the back of Noosa Sound on whole prawn bait. There have been catches of good keeper whiting to 34cm on beach worms at the Frying Pan. Tailor and flathead at North Shore and at the Noosa River mouth, whiting at the Frying Pan and bream around Noosa Sound bridge. A few 40cm+ pilot bream feeding around the jetties off Gympie Terrace. Trevally and good whiting are in Weyba Creek and Gympie Terrace. With the constant rainfall it will be worth putting the crab pots out.

Maroochydore: Mud crabs and whiting to 32cm from the Bli Bli reach. Jew at night along north shore and Yaroomba stretch. Whiting to 38cm in the lower river. Bigger bream to 32 cm off the jetties at Cotton Tree and off Bradman Avenue. Trevally, school jew and flathead from the middle river.

Kawana: Trevally, bream and tailor off the rock walls. Good bream from the moorings particularly at night. Elbow slapper whiting and prawns still schooling up in the Mooloolaba and kawana waters Canals. Flathead along the La Balsa Park and near McKenzies Bridge and in Mountain Creek. Still Mud and sand crabs around Minyama Island and in the canals.

Caloundra: Bream, flathead and trevally off the boardwalk. Whiting at Coochin Creek mouth, from the mouth of Bell’s Creek and along Golden Beach Whiting and bream in Currimundi Lake, bream and dart off Currimundi Beach.

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Hoop Gail Mass Crab Whiting

Hoop and Gail Mass from the Maroochy RSL Fishing Club potted a few good buck crabs and decent size whiting this week!

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2016-06-01

Offshore

Good conditions as winds will be Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots and seas below 1 metre and similar favourable conditions again tomorrow except for an increasing swell, South to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres offshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres around midday.  Trekka 2 charter to Chardon's Reef took quality snapper as well as moses perch, grass sweetlip, school mackerel, amberjack and gold spot cod. Sunshine Reef, has had moses perch, grass sweetlip, Maori cod, gold spot cod, coral trout and yellowtail kingfish.  Long tail tuna and spotty mackerel from Arkwright shoal. Long tail tuna, spotty mackerel, jew and grass sweetlip from the Gneerings. Pearl perch snapper and tusk fish from wide Caloundra. Spotty and school mackerel in close right along the coast. Amberjack at the southern end of the Barwon Banks, snapper and sweetlip on Murphys Reef and cobia near the NW Fairway Buoy.

Estuaries

Noosa: Tailor were feeding on the coastal surf beaches. Tailor and flathead at the Noosa River mouth, whiting at the Frying Pan and bream around Noosa Sound bridge. A few 40cm+ pilot bream feeding around the jetties off Gympie Terrace. Trevally are feeding at Munna Point and at the back of the Sound while good whiting are in Weyba Creek, the Frying Pan and Gympie Terrace. A few good sand crabs in the lower reaches.

Maroochydore: Whiting and dart off the beach at Coolum. Dart, bream and flathead from around the river mouth and north shore. Still worth chasing prawns in the Middle Reaches. Few good whiting to 34cm around Bli Bli, the lower river and the north shore. Bigger bream to 32 cm off the jetties at Cotton Tree and off Bradman Avenue. Trevally, school jew and flathead from the middle river.

Kawana: Try for tailor, bream and sweetlip off the rocks at Point Cartwight. Trevally and school mackerel along the rock walls. Good bream from the moorings particularly at night. Elbow slapper whiting and prawns still schooling up in the Mooloolaba and kawana waters Canals. Flathead along the La Balsa Park and near McKenzies Bridge and in Mountain Creek. Few sand crabs around Minyama Island and in the canals.

Caloundra: Squid and big grass sweetlip off Moffat heads. Jew, good bream and flathead from the NE tip of Bribie. Bream, flathead and trevally off the boardwalk. Whiting at Coochin Creek mouth, from the mouth of Bell’s Creek and along Golden Beach Whiting and bream in Currimundi Lake, bream and dart off Currimundi Beach.

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Some Guy Whiting

A local anglers has been catching a few good bream and whiting in the lower estuaries.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2016-05-31

Offshore

Good conditions as winds will be south to southeasterly about 10 knots, tending east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas below 1 metre and similar favourable conditions agaon tomorrow.  Wild Thing 2 ran a charter to North Reef  and came back with Spanish mackerel, spotted mackerel, school mackerel, gold spot cod, northern bluefin tuna, moses perch, coral bream and pearl perch. Sunshine Reef, has had moses perch, grass sweetlip, Maori cod, gold spot cod, coral trout and yellowtail kingfish.  Long tail tuna and spotty mackerel from Arkwright shoal. Long tail tuna, spotty mackerel, jew and grass sweetlip from the Gneerings. Pearl perch snapper and tusk fish from wide Caloundra. Spotty and school mackerel in close right along the coast. Amberjack at the southern end of the Barwon Banks, snapper and sweetlip on Murphys Reef and cobia near the NW Fairway Buoy.

Estuaries

Noosa: Tailor were feeding on the coastal surf beaches with a few reasonable choppers. There’s been good quality flathead caught and released on Noosa River mouth recently. Tailor at the Noosa River mouth, whiting at the Frying Pan and bream around Noosa Sound bridge. A few 40cm+ pilot bream feeding around the jetties off Gympie Terrace. Trevally are feeding at Munna Point and at the back of the Sound while good whiting are in Weyba Creek, the Frying Pan and Gympie Terrace. A few good sand crabs in the lower reaches.

Maroochydore: Whiting and dart off the beach at Coolum. Dart, bream and flathead from the river mouth. Still good catches of prawns in the Middle Reaches. Tailor and trevally under the motorway bridge. Few good whiting to 34cm around Bli Bli, the lower river and the north shore. Bigger bream to 32 cm off the jetties at Cotton Tree and off Bradman Avenue. Trevally, school jew and flathead from the middle river. Still potting good mud crabs throughout the river at present.

Kawana: Tailor, bream and sweetlip off the rocks at Point Cartwight. Trevally and school mackerel along the rock walls. Good bream from the moorings particularly at night. Elbow slapper whiting and prawns still schooling up in the Mooloolaba and kawana waters Canals. Flathead along the La Balsa Park and near McKenzies Bridge and in Mountain Creek. Few sand crabs around Minyama Island and in the canals.

Caloundra: Squid and big grass sweetlip off Moffat heads. Jew, good bream and flathead from the NE tip of Bribie. Bream, flathead and trevally off the boardwalk. Whiting at Coochin Creek mouth, from the mouth of Bell’s Creek and along Golden Beach Whiting and bream in Currimundi Lake, bream and dart off Currimundi Beach. Mud crabs still in the creeks.

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Kevin Grosser Bream

Our good friend Kevin Grosser from the Maroochy RSL Fishing Club has been chasing a few bream

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2016-05-30

Offshore

Winds will be Southeasterly about 10 knots. Below 1 metre with the swell decreasing to 1m during the morning. Trekka 2 fished Chardons Reef for moses, lippers, squire, tusk fish, gold spot cod, Maori cod and this 8.5kg jewfish, taken by Jac Ogle from Melbourne on a whole squid bait. North Reef’s had pearl perch, Maori Cod, sweetlip and big mulloway. Sunshine Reef, has had moses perch, grass sweetlip, Maori cod, gold spot cod, coral trout and yellowtail kingfish.  Long tail tuna and spotty mackerel from Arkwright shoal. Long tail tuna, spotty mackerel, jew and grass sweetlip from the Gneerings. Pearl perch snapper and tusk fish from wide Caloundra. Spotty and school mackerel in close right along the coast. Amberjack at the southern end of the Barwon Banks, snapper and sweetlip on Murphys Reef and cobia near the NW Fairway Buoy.

Estuaries

Noosa: Tailor were feeding on the coastal surf beaches with choppers in reasonable numbers. There’s been good quality flathead caught and released on Noosa River mouth recently. Tailor at the Noosa River mouth, whiting at the Frying Pan and bream around Noosa Sound bridge. Trevally are feeding at Munna Point and at the back of the Sound while good whiting are in Weyba Creek, the Frying Pan and Gympie Terrace. A few good sand crabs in the lower reaches.

Maroochydore: Whiting and dart off the beach at Coolum. Dart, bream and flathead from the river mouth. Tailor and trevally under the motorway bridge. Few good whiting to 34cm around Bli Bli, the lower river and the north shore. Bigger bream off the jetties at Cotton Tree. Trevally, school jew and flathead from the middle river. Still potting good mud crabs throughout the river at present.

Kawana: Tailor, bream and sweetlip off the rocks at Point Cartwight. Trevally and school mackerel along the rock walls. Good bream from the moorings particularly at night. Elbow slapper whiting in the Mooloolaba and kawana waters Canals. Flathead along the La Balsa Park and near McKenzies Bridge and in Mountain Creek. Few sand crabs around Minyama Island and in the canals.

Caloundra: Squid and big grass sweetlip off Moffat heads. Jew, good bream and flathead from the NE tip of Bribie. Bream, flathead and trevally off the boardwalk. Whiting at Coochin Creek mouth, from the mouth of Bell’s Creek and along Golden Beach Whiting and bream in Currimundi Lake, bream and dart off Currimundi Beach. Mud crabs still in the creeks.

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John Cara whiting

John Cara had a bumper session fishing for whiting in the Mooloolaba Canals with several with nine fish up to 37cm for his efforts.

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