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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: Tuesday 2014-05-27

Offshore

The good offshore conditions should continue today with north to northwesterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon and seas below 1 metre and a southerly swell around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. Still plenth of mackerel feeding on local reefs, like the North,  Sunshine, gneerings, Currimundi.The banks fishing alright for cobia, wrasse, squire, amberjack, tusk fish, moses perch and nice size pearlies from the deeper sections. The 9 mile and 12mile reefs off Caloundra are a little slower. The odd sweetlip, pearly and a few cobia and mackerel from the northern reefs Coolum, sunshine and Chardons. In close the gneerings and murphys there’s been a few pearlies moses perch, tusk fish and squire.

Estuaries

Noosa: The New Moon on phase over this week will have fish feeding. Bream, flathead, tailor and heaps of trevally at the Noosa River mouth and in Woods Bay. Good bream and sand crabs in Weyba Creek. Flathead to 70cm, trevally and tailor around Munna Point Bridge.

Maroochydore: Jew in the deeper holes over night. Bigger bream at night from the Cod Hole and the south channel near Cotton Tree. Flathead opposite Chambers Island. Whiting out from Twin Water boat ramp. Sand crabs still in the lower river.

Kawana: Dart and bream along Kawana Beach. Trevally under McKenzies Bridge. Bigger bream showing up around the moorings, rock walls and jetties of the lower river and canals with the bigger fish feeding over night.

Caloundra: Chopper tailor from the NE tip of Bribie. Small snapper and sweetlip off the rocks at Kings Beach. Bream and whiting at the mouth of Currimundi Lake. Bream and jew in the Blue Hole. Trevally in Pelican Waters.

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some big spotties to 5kg coolum reef sunday

The crews on Top Catch Charters got into some quality spotty mackerel to 5kg off the Coolum Reef on Sunday.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2014-05-26

Offshore

The good offshore conditions should continue today with east to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the evening and seas below 1 metre and a 1 swell. Still plenth of mackerel feeding on local reefs, like the North, Sunshine, gneerings, Currimundi, the 5 and 9 mile reefs. Sweetlip and small snapper from old women island and Murphy’s Reef.

Estuaries

Noosa: The New Moon on phase over the next week will have fish feeding. Bream, flathead, tailor and heaps of trevally at the Noosa River mouth and in Woods Bay. Good bream and sand crabs in Weyba Creek. Flathead to 70cm, trevally and tailor around Munna Point Bridge.

Maroochydore: Jew in the deeper holes over night. Bigger bream at night from the Cod Hole and the south channel near Cotton Tree. Flathead opposite Chambers Island and Whiting off the island. Whiting out from Twin Water boat ramp. Sand crabs still in the lower river.

Kawana: Dart and bream along Kawana Beach. Good catches of sand crabs opposite the wharf. Trevally under McKenzies Bridge. Bigger bream showing up around the moorings, rock walls and jetties of the lower river and canals with the bigger fish feeding over night.

Caloundra: Chopper tailor from the NE tip of Bribie. Small snapper and sweetlip off the rocks at Kings Beach. Bream and whiting at the mouth of Currimundi Lake. Bream and jew in the Blue Hole. Trevally and queenfish in Pelican Waters.

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Milly Russell 60cm

Milly Russell is thrilled with her first deep sea fishing trip out of Mooloolaba in her Poppy’s Waverider boat. She reeled so many up the 60m from the bottom. Great day!

Local Fishing Report: Sunday 2014-05-25

Offshore

Really good offshore conditions today with variable about 10 knots, becoming east to northeasterly in the afternoon and seas below 1 metre and a 1 swell. Spanish mackerel on the outer gneerings, Currimundi, the 5 and 9 mile reefs. Sweetlip and small snapper from old women island and Murphy’s Reef.

Estuaries

Noosa: Sand crabs in the lower river. Bream, flathead, tailor and heaps of trevally at the Noosa River mouth and in Woods Bay. Good bream and sand crabs in Weyba Creek. Flathead, bream and trevally along the Tewantin reach, flathead to 70cm, trevally and tailor around Munna Point Bridge.

Maroochydore: Jew to 105cm in the deeper holes over night. Bigger bream to 38cm from the Cod Hole pontoon. Flathead opposite Chambers Island and Whiting off the island. Whiting from Twin Water boat ramp. Sand crabs opposite Chambers Island. Bream to 1kg from the river mouth.

Kawana: Dart, bream and chopper tailor along Kawana Beach. Mud crabs in the upper reaches. Good catches of sand crabs opposite the wharf. Trevally under McKenzies Bridge. Bigger bream showing up around the moorings, rock walls and jetties of the lower river and canals.

Caloundra: Chopper tailor from the NE tip of Bribie. Small snapper and sweetlip off the rocks at Kings Beach. Bream and whiting at the mouth of Currimundi Lake. Bream and jew in the Blue Hole. Trevally and queenfish in Pelican Waters.

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Harmony henke sweetlip

Harmony Henke catching a few sweetlip and small snapper out around Old Woman Island

 

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2014-05-24

Offshore

Really good offshore conditions today with 10 knot variable winds and seas below 1 metre and a 1 swell. Spanish mackerel on the outer gneerings, Currimundi, the 5 and 9 mile reefs. Sweetlip and small snapper from old women island and Murphy’s Reef.

Estuaries

Noosa: Sand crabs in the lower river. Bream, flathead, tailor and heaps of trevally at the Noosa River mouth and in Woods Bay. Good bream and sand crabs in Weyba Creek. Flathead, bream and trevally along the Tewantin reach, flathead to 70cm, trevally and tailor around Munna Point Bridge.

Maroochydore: Jew to 105cm in the deeper holes over night. Bigger bream to 38cm from the Cod Hole pontoon. Flathead opposite Chambers Island and Whiting off the island. Whiting from Twin Water boat ramp. Sand crabs opposite Chambers Island. Bream to 1kg from the river mouth.

Kawana: Dart, bream and chopper tailor along Kawana Beach. Mud crabs in the upper reaches. Good catches of sand crabs opposite the wharf. Trevally under McKenzies Bridge. Bigger bream showing up around the moorings, rock walls and jetties of the lower river and canals.

Caloundra: Chopper tailor from the NE tip of Bribie. Small snapper and sweetlip off the rocks at Kings Beach. Bream and whiting at the mouth of Currimundi Lake. Bream and jew in the Blue Hole. Trevally and queenfish in Pelican Waters.

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Kim Maas Sweetlip Mooloolaba

Kim Maas from the Maroochy RSL fishing club took advantage of the nice offshore condition yesterday and caught this keeper grass sweetlip off Mooloolaba.

 

Local Fishing Report: Friday 2014-05-23

Offshore

Really good offshore conditions today with winds west to northwesterly 10 knots and seas below 1 metre and a 1-1.5m easterly swell.

Estuaries

Noosa: Try for tailor and dart along Sunshine Beach and along Teewah. Bream, flathead, tailor and heaps of trevally at the Noosa River mouth and in Woods Bay and if you want to target Barra it could be worth a try. Good bream and sand crabs in Weyba Creek. Flathead, bream and trevally along the Tewantin reach, flathead to 70cm, trevally and tailor around Munna Point Bridge.

Maroochydore: Jew to 105cm in the deeper holes over night. Bigger bream to 38cm from the Cod Hole pontoon. Flathead opposite Chambers Island and Whiting off the island. Whiting from Twin Water boat ramp. Sand crabs opposite Chambers Island. Bream to 1kg from the river mouth.

Kawana: Dart, bream an whiting along Kawana Beach. Mud crabs in the upper reaches. Good catches of sand crabs opposite the wharf. Trevally under McKenzies Bridge. Bigger bream showing up around the moorings, rock walls and jetties of the lower river and canals.

Caloundra: Chopper tailor from the NE tip of Bribie and off Moffat head. Bream and whiting at the mouth of Currimundi Lake. Bream and jew in the Blue Hole. Trevally and queenfish in Pelican Waters.

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Jake 105cm jew

Jake was fishing with live silver biddy in the cod hole on Thursday night when he caught this 105cm jew fish.

 

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