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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: Thursday 2018-04-12

Offshore

With the New Moon Phase on Monday the fish will be feeding over the next week or so. Conditions a bit choppy early today but looking good in the late afternoon and for tomorrow with east to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon and evening, with seas around 1 metre. Tomorrow, Friday the 13th, will have pretty good conditions with winds northerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning then becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the day with seas around 1 metre. With the good conditions it's worth heading out to the inshore reefs to chase the schooling long tail tuna, a few mackerel and mixed bag of reef fish.

Local Dams and Rivers

In the Dams quality bass, saratoga and yellowbelly feeding at present. Borumba Dam has has been on fire for quality bass and also some good saratoga. Check out Southern Queensland Fishing facebook page, for more Dam Information.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: With the New Moon Phase on Monday the fish will be feeding over the next week or so. Target dart, bream and whiting along the beaches as conditions improve. sWhiting throughout the lower system. Flathead, bream and trevally from the River mouth. A few queenfish, trevally in Woods bays. Mangrove jack, cod and bream from Munna Point. Good grunter bream around Goat Island. Mud crabs throughout river.

Maroochydore: Jew, bream and trevally in the Cod Hole. Bream, whiting and flathead along the Black Banks and Goat Island stretch. Bream to 40cm and golden trevally at Cotton Tree. Still big mud crabs throughout the river particularly in the creeks.

Mooloolaba: Trevally around the rocks walls, pontoons and Jetties between the Mouth. Good fighting golden trevally around Minyama Island. Cod, trevally and flathead from La Balsa Basin and mangrove jack around the structures and rock walls. Mud crabs and some flathead to 61 cm in the creeks, canals and generally throughout the river.

Caloundra: Trevally, mangrove jack and cod in Pelican Waters Canal. Whiting, bream, grunter and flathead on the flats between the bar and Golden Beach and in the creek mouths. Trevally and bream off the Muddies in the creeks and mangrove areas throughout the passage.

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Will Robins 61cm dusky Mooloolaba

Keen angler, Will Robins landed this 61 cm dusky flathead in the canals in the Mooloolah River.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2018-04-11

Offshore

Conditions a bit choppy today but looking good for tomorrow with southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning easterly in the evening, with seas 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. Tomorrow will have good conditions with winds east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northeasterly during the afternoon with seas around 1 metre. With good conditions early today it's worth heading out to the inshore reefs to chase the schooling long tail tuna and mixed bag of reef fish.

Local Dams and Rivers

In the Dams quality bass, saratoga and yellowbelly feeding at present. Borumba Dam has bass and saratoga still hitting lures and fly particularly. Check out Southern Queensland Fishing facebook page, for more Dam Information.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Whiting throughout the lower system. Flathead, bream and trevally from the River mouth. A few queenfish, trevally in Woods bays. Mangrove jack, cod and bream from Munna Point. Good grunter bream around Goat Island. Mud crabs throughout river.

Maroochydore: Jew, bream and trevally in the Cod Hole. Bream, whiting and flathead along the Black Banks and Goat Island stretch. Bream to 40cm and golden trevally at Cotton Tree. Still big mud crabs throughout the river particularly in the creeks.

Mooloolaba: Trevally around the rocks walls, pontoons and Jetties between the Mouth. Good fighting golden trevally around Minyama Island. Cod, trevally and flathead from La Balsa Basin and mangrove jack around the structures and rock walls. Mud crabs in the creeks, canals and throughout the river.

Caloundra: Trevally, mangrove jack and cod in Pelican Waters Canal. Whiting, bream, grunter and flathead on the flats between the bar and Golden Beach and in the creek mouths. Trevally and bream off the Muddies in the creeks and mangrove areas throughout the passage.

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Noel Rossi

Noel Rossi fished Sandy Straits in the to get out of the windy conditions, aboard Double Island Fishing Charters for these huge Blue Parrot.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2018-04-10

Offshore

Lighter winds early with increasing winds and seas in the afternoon with southeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon and reaching 20 to 25 knots at times offshore, with seas starting below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres by early evening. Tomorrow winds will be southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning easterly during the afternoon with seas 1 to 2 metres. With good conditions early today it's worth heading out to the inshore reefs to chase the schooling long tail tuna and mixed bag of reef fish.

Local Dams and Rivers

In the Dams quality bass, saratoga and yellowbelly feeding at present. Borumba Dam has bass and saratoga still hitting lures and fly particularly. Check out Southern Queensland Fishing facebook page, for more Dam Information.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Whiting throughout the lower system. Flathead, bream and trevally from the River mouth. A few queenfish, trevally in Woods bays. Mangrove jack, cod and bream from Munna Point. Good grunter bream around Goat Island. Mud crabs throughout river.

Maroochydore: Jew, bream and trevally in the Cod Hole. Bream, whiting and flathead along the Black Banks and Goat Island stretch. Bream to 40cm and golden trevally at Cotton Tree. Still big mud crabs throughout the river particularly in the creeks.

Mooloolaba: Trevally around the rocks walls, pontoons and Jetties between the Mouth. Good fighting golden trevally around Minyama Island. Cod, trevally and flathead from La Balsa Basin and mangrove jack around the structures and rock walls. Mud crabs in the creeks, canals and throughout the river.

Caloundra: Trevally, mangrove jack and cod in Pelican Waters Canal. Whiting, bream, grunter and flathead on the flats between the bar and Golden Beach and in the creek mouths. Trevally and bream off the Muddies in the creeks and mangrove areas throughout the passage.

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Oliveparsey6yrsChambersIsPrawn

Six year old Olive Parsey was very happy with her quality flathead taken on second cast of prawn bait, off Chambers Island .

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2018-04-09

Offshore

Winds will be southeasterly at 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the morning, with seas around 1m and easterly swell around 1m inshore increasing to 1.5m in offshore waters. With easing conditions today it's worth heaping out to the inshore reefs to chase the schooling long tail tuna and mixed bag of reef fish.

Local Dams and Rivers

In the Dams quality bass, saratoga and yellowbelly feeding at present. Borumba Dam has bass and saratoga still hitting lures and fly particularly. Check out Southern Queensland Fishing facebook page, for more Dam Information.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Whiting throughout the lower system. Flathead, bream and trevally from the River mouth. A few queenfish, trevally in Woods bays. Mangrove jack, cod and bream from Munna Point. Mud crabs throughout river.

Maroochydore: Jew, bream and trevally in the Cod Hole. Bream, whiting and flathead along the Black Banks and Goat Island stretch. Bream to 40cm and golden trevally at Cotton Tree. Still big mud crabs throughout the river particularly in the creeks.

Mooloolaba: Trevally around the rocks walls, pontoons and Jetties between the Mouth. Good fighting golden trevally around Minyama Island. Cod, trevally and flathead from La Balsa Basin. Few sand and mud crabs throughout the river.

Caloundra: Trevally and cod in Pelican Waters Canal. Whiting, bream, grunter and flathead on the flats between the bar and Golden Beach. Trevally and bream off the Muddies in the creeks and mangrove areas throughout the passage.

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DanielVoglerBream40cm

Daniel Vogler does it again with a 40cm yellow fin bream from the lower river.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2018-04-07

Offshore

Conditions today will be fairly choppy to rough so be prepared to stay in sheltered waters, with winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore north of Maroochydore during the morning and seas 1.5 to 2 metres. Tomorrow conditions are still fairly choppy with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres. Hopefully there will be more improvement by Monday and Tuesday. So when conditions improve go for a few coral trout, cod, snapper and parrot at North Reef. Similar species have been reported at Barwon Banks. Trout, Spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and tusk fish from Sunshine Reef. Mac and long tail from most of the closer inshore reefs.

Local Dams and Rivers

In the Dams quality bass, saratoga and yellowbelly feeding at present. Borumba Dam has bass and saratoga still hitting lures and fly particularly on Jackall tn60 lures. Check out Southern Queensland Fishing facebook page, for more Dam Information.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Try for dart, whiting and flathead target areas around the now exposed coffee rock in the gutters or good deep holes along the beaches. The lower estuary is fishing well for flathead and whiting along the drop offs. A few queenfish, trevally and mangrove jack from Munna Point. Trevally and flathead in Woods Bays and Tewantin stretch. Target mud crabs throughout river.

Maroochydore: Dart and whiting in the gutters between Twin Waters lifeguard and Pincushion. Jew, Mangrove jack, jew, bream and golden trevally in the Cod Hole. Bream, whiting and flathead along the Black Banks and Goat Island stretch, along with golden trevally at Cotton Tree. Still big mud crabs throughout the river particularly in the creeks.

Mooloolaba: Bream and dart along Kawana Beach. Trevally around the rocks walls, pontoons and Jetties between the Mouth. Good fighting golden trevally around Minyama Island. Cod, trevally and flathead from La Balsa Basin. Few sand and mud crabs throughout the river.

Caloundra: Bream and jew in the gutters along the beaches and in the deeper holes of the northern passage. Golden and giant Trevally in Pelican Waters Canal. Whiting, bream, grunter and flathead between the bar and Golden Beach. Muddies in the creeks and mangrove areas throughout the passage.

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Daniel Vogler Buck Mud Crab Petrie

Check out Daniel Vogler with a huge buck mud crab taken up Petrie Creek.

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