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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: Wednesday 2016-06-29

Offshore

So still lumpy conditions today with winds southerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore early in the morning and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore. Tomorrow improved conditions with south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning then becoming north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening. When conditions are right hopefully by tomorrow be ready to head out to North Reef there’s been big gold spot cod  squire, pearl perch, moses perch, venus tusk fish and teraglin jewfish.  Off Coolum there’s been good tuna, a few nice snapper and parrot.  A few good squid, snapper and sweetlip from the gneerings. Tusk fish and grass sweetlip from the blinker. Snapper to 70cm from Murphy’s Reef. Spangled emperor and snapper to 60cm from Raper Shoal. North Reef has produced snapper, grass sweetlip, teraglin jewfish, many lined sweetlip, pearl perch, moses perch and coral trout.

Estuaries

Noosa: There have been jew along the beaches and off the headlands and tailor feeding in the gutters. The river mouth car park rocks had lots of activity with bream, flathead and luderick on the bite. There’s been tailor and trevally in the lower river and in Woods Bays. Flathead to 58cm from Munna Point. In Tewantin stretch there’s been a couple of GT's, big grunter bream, bream, flathead and moses perch. Whiting in the Frying Pan and solid bream feeding and flathead in the lower river. Flathead to 60cm caught Lake Cootharaba.

Maroochydore: Several good tailor to 55cm yesterday afternoon in the Twin Waters stretch of the river and off the beach at North Shore with good jew at night. Jew to 1.2m from Dunethin Rock. School jew along Bli Bli stretch. Flathead and bream at the entrance to Maroochy Waters Canal. Golden and Giant Trevally along with jew to 78m in the Cod Hole. Flathead and whiting from the mouth of Petrie Creek and the Northern side of Chambers Island. Bream, grunter and a few big whiting along Bli Bli reach. Bream and flathead from the mouth of Cornmeal creek.

Kawana: Jew and tailor off Point Cartwright and along the beaches particularly at night. Plenty of good dart, a few tailor and bream from the gutter along Kawana Beach. Big bream and trevally around the moorings. Grunter bream and flathead from La Balsa sand basin. Good whiting from mountain creek and bright water stretch. Mud throughout the river and canals systems.

Caloundra: Try for tailor and bream of the tip of Bribie. Plenty of good quality bream, a few schools of tailor and whiting up to 38cm feeding right throughout the passage and in the creek mouths. Flathead and trevally off the boardwalk. Whiting at Coochin Creek mouth, from the mouth of Bell’s Creek and along Golden Beach. Big bream in Currimundi Lake and off the beach south of the lakes entrance.

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MitchInniesJewMaroochyRivermouth

Local angler Mitchell Innes had a good time at the Maroochy River mouth taking an 80cm jew.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2016-06-28

Offshore

Strong Wind Warning today for Sunshine Coast Waters winds will be southwesterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the morning and seas 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning. So okay conditions close in but very lumpy out wide. Similar conditions tomorrow, but easing right back by Thursday. Until now at North Reef there’s been big gold spot cod  squire, pearl perch, moses perch, venus tusk fish and teraglin jewfish.  Off Coolum there’s been good tuna, a few nice snapper and parrot.  A few good squid, snapper and sweetlip from the gneerings. Tusk fish and grass sweetlip from the blinker. Snapper to 70cm from Murphy’s Reef. Spangled emperor and snapper to 60cm from Raper Shoal. North Reef has produced snapper, grass sweetlip, teraglin jewfish, many lined sweetlip, pearl perch, moses perch and coral trout.

Estuaries

Noosa: The river mouth car park rocks had lots of activity with bream, flathead and luderick on the bite. There’s been tailor and trevally in the lower river and inWoods Bays. Flathead to 58cm from Munna Point. In Tewantin stretch there’s been a couple of GT's, big grunter bream, bream, flathead and moses perch. Whiting in the Frying Pan and solid bream feeding and flathead in the lower river.

Maroochydore: Several good tailor to 55cm yesterday afternoon in the Twin Waters stretch of the river. Jew to 1.2m from Dunethin Rock. School jew along Bli Bli stretch. Flathead and bream at the entrance to Maroochy Waters Canal. Golden and Giant Trevally along with jew to 78m in the Cod Hole. Flathead and whiting from the mouth of Petrie Creek and the Northern side of Chambers Island. Bream, grunter and a few big whiting along Bli Bli reach. Bream and flathead from the mouth of Cornmeal creek.

Kawana: Plenty of good dart, a few tailor and bream from the gutter along Kawana Beach. Big bream and trevally around the moorings. Grunter bream and flathead from La Balsa sand basin. Good whiting from mountain creek and bright water stretch. Mud throughout the river and canals systems.

Caloundra: Try for tailor and bream of the tip of Bribie. Plenty of good quality bream, a few schools of tailor and whiting up to 38cm feeding right throughout the passage and in the creek mouths. Flathead and trevally off the boardwalk. Whiting at Coochin Creek mouth, from the mouth of Bell’s Creek and along Golden Beach. Big bream in Currimundi Lake and off the beach south of the lakes entrance.

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Tyson Vibe 73cm Flathead

Young Tysons Vibe, (11yrs) first ever flathead, a 73cm whopper!! What makes it even more impressive is it was on his own little kids combo rod and reel which I did not think stood a chance!

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2016-06-27

Offshore

Winds will be northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting southwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the early afternoon. Reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the evening. Seas will be below 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon, so get out early before it gets lumpy. On North Reef there’s been big gold spot cod  squire, pearl perch, moses perch, venus tusk fish and teraglin jewfish.  Off Coolum there’s been good tuna, a few nice snapper and parrot.  A few good squid, snapper and sweetlip from the gneerings. Tusk fish and grass sweetlip from the blinker. Snapper to 70cm from Murphy’s Reef. Spangled emperor and snapper to 60cm from Raper Shoal. North Reef has produced snapper, grass sweetlip, teraglin jewfish, many lined sweetlip, pearl perch, moses perch and coral trout.

Estuaries

Noosa: The river mouth car park rocks had lots of activity with bream, flathead and luderick on the bite. There’s good trevally in the Woods Bays. Flathead to 58cm from Munna Point. In Tewantin stretch there’s been a couple of GT's, big grunter bream, bream, flathead and moses perch. Whiting in the Frying Pan and solid bream feeding and flathead in the lower river.

Maroochydore: Jew to 1.2m from Dunethin Rock. School jew along Bli Bli stretch. Flathead and bream at the entrance to Maroochy Waters Canal. Golden and Giant Trevally along with jew to 78m in the Cod Hole. Flathead and whiting from the mouth of Petrie Creek and the Northern side of Chambers Island. Bream, grunter and a few big whiting along Bli Bli reach. Bream and flathead from the mouth of Cornmeal creek. Still mud crabs in the middle river and creeks.

Kawana: Plenty of good dart and bream from the gutter along Kawana Beach. Big bream and trevally around the moorings. Grunter bream and flathead from La Balsa sand basin. Good whiting from mountain creek and bright water stretch. Mud throughout the river and canals systems.

Caloundra: Plenty of good quality bream and whiting up to 38cm feeding right throughout the passage and in the creek mouths. Flathead and trevally off the boardwalk. Whiting at Coochin Creek mouth, from the mouth of Bell’s Creek and along Golden Beach. Big bream in Currimundi Lake and off the beach south of the lakes entrance.

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Alexander Dusky Picnic Point

Alexander caught this nice sized dusky flathead over the weekend while fishing from the bank opposite Picnic Point.

Local Fishing Report: Sunday 2016-06-26

Offshore

Looks like fantastic conditions today with winds variable about 10 knots and seas below 1 metre. On North Reef there’s been big gold spot cod squire, pearl perch, moses perch, venus tusk fish and teraglin jewfish. Off Coolum there’s been good tuna, a few nice snapper and parrot. A few good squid, snapper and sweetlip from the gneerings. Tusk fish and grass sweetlip from the blinker. Grass sweetlip and school mackerel from Raper Shoal. North Reef has produced snapper, grass sweetlip, teraglin jewfish, many lined sweetlip, pearl perch, moses perch and coral trout

Estuaries

Noosa: The river mouth car park rocks had lots of activity with bream, flathead and luderick on the bite. There’s good trevally in the Woods Bays. Flathead to 58cm from Munna Point. In Tewantin stretch there’s been a couple of GT's, big grunter bream, bream, flathead and moses perch. Whiting in the Frying Pan and solid bream feeding and flathead in the lower river.

Maroochydore: Flathead, grunter and bream in Eudlo Creek and in Maroochy Waters Canal. Golden and Giant Trevally in the Cod Hole. Flathead and whiting from the mouth of Petrie Creek and the Northern side of Chambers Island. Bream, grunter and a few big whiting along Bli Bli reach. Bream and flathead from the mouth of Cornmeal creek. Still mud crabs in the middle river and creeks.

Kawana: Plenty of good dart and bream from the gutter along Kawana Beach. Big bream and trevally around the moorings. Grunter bream and flathead from La Balsa sand basin. Good whiting from mountain creek and bright water stretch. Mud throughout the river and canals systems.

Caloundra: Plenty of good quality bream and whiting up to 38cm feeding right throughout the passage and in the creek mouths. Flathead and trevally off the boardwalk. Whiting at Coochin Creek mouth, from the mouth of Bell’s Creek and along Golden Beach. Big bream in Currimundi Lake.

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Ronnie and Aiden Whiting Trevally 1

There have been a few good catches of bream whiting and trevally over the past few days so be ready as the conditions improve and cool down with cold nights. Our old mate Ronnie Craine with trevally and big whiting from the lower Maroochy River.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2016-06-25

Offshore

Looks like rough conditions in the morning particularly out wide with easing conditions in the afternoon with a Strong Wind Warning for today in Sunshine Coast Waters with a southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore early in the morning. Tending southerly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon and seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon. Fantastic conditions tomorrow with winds variable about 10 knots  and seas below 1 metre. On North Reef there’s been big gold spot cod  squire, pearl perch, moses perch, venus tusk fish and teraglin jewfish.  Off Coolum there’s been good tuna, a few nice snapper and parrot.  A few good squid, snapper and sweetlip from the gneerings. Tusk fish and grass sweetlip from the blinker. Grass sweetlip and school mackerel from Raper Shoal. North Reef has produced snapper, grass sweetlip, teraglin jewfish, many lined sweetlip, pearl perch, moses perch and coral trout.

Estuaries

Noosa: The river mouth car park rocks had lots of activity yesterday morning with bream, flathead and luderick on the bite. There’s good trevally in the Woods Bays. Flathead to 58cm from Munna Point. In Tewantin stretch there’s been a couple of GT's, big grunter bream, bream, flathead and moses perch. Whiting in the Frying Pan and solid bream feeding and flathead in the lower river.

Maroochydore: Flathead, grunter and bream in Eudlo Creek and in Maroochy Waters Canal. Golden and Giant Trevally in the Cod Hole. Flathead and whiting from the mouth of Petrie Creek and the Northern side of Chambers Island. Bream, grunter and a few big whiting along Bli Bli reach. Bream and flathead from the mouth of Cornmeal creek. Still mud crabs in the middle river and creeks.

Kawana: Plenty of good dart and bream from the gutter along Kawana Beach. Big bream and trevally around the moorings. Grunter bream and flathead from La Balsa sand basin. Good whiting from mountain creek and bright water stretch. Mud throughout the river and canals systems.

Caloundra: Plenty of good quality bream and whiting up to 38cm feeding right throughout the passage and in the creek mouths. Flathead and trevally off the boardwalk. Whiting at Coochin Creek mouth, from the mouth of Bell’s Creek and along Golden Beach. Big bream in Currimundi Lake.

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LachlanBig Snapper

Lachlan Hutchinson from Swan Boat Hire, caught several snapper like this one close in off Mooloolaba on Wednesday night.

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