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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: Sunday 2014-10-05

Offshore

Nice conditions with north to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day. seas below 1 metre. Cobia, snapper and pearl perch at Caloundra Wide and 12 Mile, longtail tuna off Mooloolaba. Big yellowtail kingfish, snapper and pearl perch form the hards. Snapper and pearlies on the banks. Snapper to 7.1kg and cobia and jew also to 7kg taken  from The Coffee’s out from Noosa. Also quality snapper at Chardons Reef. Sweetlip, snapper, tuskies and big estuary cod on the Gneerings and off Caloundra. Big cobia, sweetlip and pearl perch on sunshine reef.

Estuaries

Noosa: Bream, whiting to 37cm and trevally around 2kg at the Noosa River mouth. Whiting, bream, flathead and trevally along the Noosaville reach and in Woods Bay, in the Frying Pan and off Munna Point. Jack and flathead in between the lakes. Flathead and bream along the Tewantin reach and a few bream, flathead, estuary cod and moses perch in Weyba Creek. Few mud crabs in the creeks and upper river.

Maroochydore: Dusky flathead in the lower Maroochy and around Bli Bli. Several trevally and tailor in the Cod Hole and Godfrey's Road. Flathead, jacks and a few chopper tailor showing up in Petrie Creek. Whiting around Goat and Channel Island over night. Mud crabs in the middle and upper river.

Kawana: Still getting big bream still around the moorings. Big flathead, trevally to 2kg and bream 26 to 30cm from McKenzie's bridge area and Minyama Island. Whiting and flathead in sand basin and in Mountain Creek. It's worth targeting mangrove jack in the creeks.

Caloundra: Whiting throughout the northern Passage, with best results over night. Squid off the rocks at Kings, Moffat and Shelly Beaches, flathead on the NE tip of Bribie Island and on soft plastics along the drop offs in Pumicestone Passage, Grunter bream along Roys reach, flathead at Bells Creek mouth and entrance to Pelican Waters Canals and mangrove jack around Pelican Waters Bridge.

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lucas 38cm bream all by himself mooloolah river

Check out young Lucus who caught this 38cm bream all by himself in the Mooloolah River

 

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2014-10-04

Offshore

Nice conditions with 10 knots Northeasterlies and seas below 1 metre. Big yellowtail kingfish, snapper and pearl perch form the hards. Snapper and pearlies on the banks. Snapper to 7.1kg and cobia and jew also to 7kg taken  from The Coffee’s out from Noosa. Also quality snapper at Chardons Reef. Sweetlip, snapper, tuskies and big estuary cod on the Gneerings and off Caloundra. Big cobia, sweetlip and pearl perch on sunshine reef.

Estuaries

Noosa: Bream, whiting to 37cm and trevally around 2kg at the Noosa River mouth. Whiting, bream, flathead and trevally along the Noosaville reach and in Woods Bay, in the Frying Pan and off Munna Point. Jack and flathead in between the lakes. Flathead and bream along the Tewantin reach and a few bream, flathead, estuary cod and moses perch in Weyba Creek. Few mud crabs in the creeks and upper river.

Maroochydore: Dusky flathead in the lower Maroochy and around Bli Bli. Several trevally and tailor in the Cod Hole and Godfrey's Road. Flathead, jacks and a few chopper tailor showing up in Petrie Creek. Whiting around Goat and Channel Island over night. Mud crabs in the middle and upper river.

Kawana: Still getting big bream still around the moorings. Big flathead, trevally to 2kg and bream 26 to 30cm from McKenzie's bridge area and Minyama Island. Whiting and flathead in sand basin and in Mountain Creek. It's worth targeting mangrove jack in the creeks.

Caloundra: Whiting throughout the northern Passage, with best results over night. Grunter bream along Roys reach, flathead at Bells Creek mouth and entrance to Pelican Waters Canals and mangrove jack around Pelican Waters Bridge.

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Bailey Watt Whiting Worms

Bailey Watt was fishing with worms in the upper river over night when he caught several solid whiting.

Local Fishing Report: Friday 2014-10-03

Offshore

Reasonable conditions, but with a pesky northeasterly 10 to 15 knots and seas below 1 metre. Yesterday, there were snapper to 7.1kg and cobia and jew also to 7kg taken  from The Coffee’s out from Noosa. Also quality snapper at Chardons Reef. There’s been sweetlip, snapper, tuskies and big estuary cod on the Gneerings and off Caloundra. Big cobia, sweetlip and pearl perch on sunshine reef.

Estuaries

Noosa: Bream, whiting to 37cm and trevally around 2kg at the Noosa River mouth. Whiting, bream, flathead and trevally along the Noosaville reach and in Woods Bay, in the Frying Pan and off Munna Point. Jack and flathead in between the lakes. Flathead and bream along the Tewantin reach and a few bream, flathead, estuary cod and moses perch in Weyba Creek. Few mud crabs in the creeks and upper river.

Maroochydore: The herring baitfish are moving through the river again particularly around Chambers Island. Dusky flathead in the lower Maroochy and around Bli Bli. Several trevally to 2kg in the Cod Hole, from Godfrey's Road and Twin Waters Weir. Flathead and jacks and a few chopper tailor showing up in Petrie Creek. Whiting around Goat and Channel Island over night. Mud crabs in the middle and upper river.

Kawana: Still getting big bream still around the moorings. Big flathead, trevally to 2kg and bream 26 to 30cm from McKenzie's bridge area and Minyama Island. Whiting and flathead in sand basin and in Mountain Creek. It's worth targeting mangrove jack in the creeks.

Caloundra: Whiting throughout the northern Passage, with best results over night. Grunter bream along Roys reach, flathead at Bells Creek mouth and entrance to Pelican Waters Canals and mangrove jack around Pelican Waters Bridge.

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Peg7Carol

Peg Jensen and Carol Armstrong from the Maroochy RSL Fising Club had a good old chat on Chambers Island

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2014-10-02

Offshore

Conditions are easing this morning with 10 knot of  NE winds turning easterly 10-15 knots. Seas are around 1m with 1-1.5m of southeasterly swell. There’s been sweetlip, snapper, tuskies and big estuary cod on the Gneerings and off Caloundra. Coral trout and snapper from The Coffee’s out from Noosa. Big cobia, sweetlip and a the odd pearl perch on sunshine reef.

Estuaries

Noosa: Bream, whiting and trevally at the Noosa River mouth. Whiting, bream, flathead and trevally along the Noosaville reach and in Woods Bay, in the Frying Pan and off Munna Point. Jack and flathead in between the lakes. Flathead and bream along the Tewantin reach and a few bream, flathead, estuary cod and moses perch in Weyba Creek. Few mud crabs in the creeks and upper river.

Maroochydore: Dusky flathead in the lower Maroochy and around Bli Bli. Trevally to 2kg in the Cod Hole, from Godfrey's Road and Twin Waters Weir. Flathead and jacks and a few chopper tailor showing up in Petrie Creek. Whiting around Goat and Channel Island over night. Mud crabs in the middle and upper river.

Kawana: Some good trevally feeding around the twin bridge and Minyama Island. Still getting big bream still around the moorings. Flathead to 76cm released, trevally and bream 26 to 30cm from McKenzie's bridge area. Whiting and flathead in sand basin and in Mountain Creek.

Caloundra: Whiting throughout the northern Passage, with best results over night. Grunter bream along Roys reach, flathead at Bells Creek mouth and entrance to Pelican Waters Canals and mangrove jack around Pelican Waters Bridge.

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Bailey Watts 1.75Kg Giant Trevally Atomic Vib 50

Bailey Watts with a 1.75kg Giant trevally caught on a Atomic Vib 50 lure from Godfrey's Road.

 

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2014-10-01

Offshore

Strong Wind Warning for today for Sunshine Coast Waters. Winds will be Southeasterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots early in the morning. Winds turning easterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.  Seas 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre by early evening. Looks like great conditions for Friday abnd Saturday. There’s been sweetlip, snapper, tuskies and big estuary cod on the Gneerings and off Caloundra. Coral trout and snapper from The Coffee’s out from Noosa. Big cobia, sweetlip and a the odd pearl perch on sunshine reef.

Estuaries

Noosa: Bream, whiting and trevally at the Noosa River mouth. Whiting, bream, flathead and trevally along the Noosaville reach and in Woods Bay, in the Frying Pan and off Munna Point. Jack and flathead in between the lakes. Flathead and bream along the Tewantin reach and a few bream, flathead, estuary cod and moses perch in Weyba Creek. Few mud crabs in the creeks and upper river.

Maroochydore: A few herring baitfish in the lower river yesterday. Still reasonable catches of dusky flathead in the lower Maroochy and around Bli Bli at present. Trevally to 2kg yesterday in the Cod Hole and downstream to Chambers Island. Flathead and jacks and a few chopper tailor showing up in Petrie Creek. Whiting around Goat and Channel Island over night. Flathead at twin waters weir. Mud crabs in the middle and upper river

Kawana: Some good trevally feeding around the twin bridge and Minyama Island. Still getting big bream still around the moorings. Flathead to 76cm released, trevally and bream 26 to 30cm from McKenzie's bridge area. Whiting and flathead in sand basin and in Mountain Creek.

Caloundra: Whiting some up to 39kg throughout the Passage, grunter bream along Roys reach, flathead at Bells Creek mouth and entrance to Pelican Waters Canals and mangrove jack around Pelican Waters Bridge. Whiting on the middle bank out from Military Jetty and northern tip of Bribie.

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RobertWhiting Trevally Chambers

Robert Whiting visiting from the UK is getting into some good trevally each day up near the Cod Hole.

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