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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 2015-05-09

Offshore

More great conditions for the whole weekend with today’s winds southeast to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day then becoming southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening. Seas below 1 metre. And tomorrow southwesterly 10 to 15 knots. Trekka 2 fished Massoud's Reef yesterday morning for squire, venus tusk fish, moses perch and Spanish mackerel. There were also lots of mack tuna. Spotty mackerel, yellow fin and long tail tuna have been  feeding in Laguna Bay. North Reef has had snapper to 3kg, jew, pearl perch and parrot. Also cobia at and yellow fin tuna at North Reef. Some good quality snapper and cod Moses perch, spangled emperor, tusk fish and mackerel from the blinker and the Outer Gneerings.

Estuaries

Noosa: Flathead to 60cm, golden and giant trevally at the Noosa River mouth and in Woods Bay. Flathead to 65cm at Tewantin and grunter and bream showing up in the deeper holes throughout the river. A few bream, flathead and whiting at the Frying Pan. Muddies still on the move throughout the river and in the creeks.

Maroochydore: Giant, golden and big eyed trevally have been working throughout the lower and middle river on the daily tides. Mud crabs are widespread in the river at present. Whiting up to 38cm throughout the lower river. Bream to 33cm in around Picnic Point and the Cod Hole. Flathead from Picnic Point and Oyster bank road.

Kawana: Bream along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth. Flathead and whiting in the Basin and bream and trevally on top of the tide along the La Balsa Park reach and around the moorings. Crabs around Minyama Island and in Kawana Waters.

Caloundra: Elbow slapper whiting in Currimundi Creek. Bream around the Coastguard Jetty and Boardwalk. Good flathead and a few chopper tailor off the NW tip of Bribie, whiting on the banks out from Military Jetty and near the boat ramp in Bells Creek and sand crabs in Pumicestone Passage and mud crabs in the creeks.

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rob Stokes 4

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Rob Stokes fished out from Mooloolaba for several sweetlip, moses perch and tusk fish this week.

Local Fishing Report: Friday 2015-05-08

Offshore

Conditions will end up a bit choppy with winds south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas 1 to 1.5 metres. Spotty mackerel, yellow fin and long tail tuna have been  feeding in Laguna Bay. North Reef has had snapper to 3kg, jew, pearl perch and parrot. Also cobia at and yellow fin tuna at North Reef. Moses perch, spangled emperor, tusk fish and mackerel from the blinker.

Estuaries

Noosa: Flathead to 60cm, golden and giant trevally at the Noosa River mouth and in Woods Bay. Flathead to 65cm at Tewantin and grunter and bream showing up in the deeper holes throughout the river. A few bream, flathead and whiting at the Frying Pan. Muddies on the move throughout the river and in the creeks.

Maroochydore: Giant, golden and big eyed trevally have been working throughout the lower and middle river on the daily tides. Mud crabs are widespread in the river at present. Whiting up to 38cm throughout the lower river. Bream to 33cm in the cod hole. Flathead from Picnic Point and Oyster bank road.

Kawana: Bream along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth. Flathead and whiting in the Basin and bream and trevally on top of the tide along the La Balsa Park reach and around the moorings. Crabs around Minyama Island and in Kawana Waters.

Caloundra: Elbow slapper whiting in Currimundi Creek. Bream around the Coastguard Jetty and Boardwalk. Good flathead and a few chopper tailor off the NW tip of Bribie, whiting on the banks out from Military Jetty and near the boat ramp in Bells Creek and sand crabs in Pumicestone Passage and mud crabs in the creeks.

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Gordon Lund Bream

Gordon Lund's been at his favorite spot near Picnic Point, for a few solid bream.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2015-05-06

Offshore

Good conditions particularly early with winds variable about 10 knots becoming south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots before dawn and reaching up to 20 knots at times. Winds then tending south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon and evening. Seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning. Trekka 2 fished North Reef for squire, teraglin jewfish, coral bream, sweetlip, scarlet sea perch and mowong. They also caught and released a number of juvenile red emperor. Also cobia at and yellow fin tuna at North Reef. Spanish and spotty mackerel form the 12 mile, Coolum and the blinker. There’s been sweetlip, squire, tusk fish, pearlies and moses perch on bottom rigs Spanish mackerel and grass sweetlip off Coolum. A few good sweetlip and tusk fish from the Gneerings.

Estuaries

Noosa: Flathead to 60cm, and golden trevally at the Noosa River mouth and in Woods Bay. Flathead to 65cm at Tewantin and grunter and bream showing up in the deeper holes throughout the river. A few bream, flathead and whiting at the Frying Pan. Muddies on the move throughout the river and in the creeks.

Maroochydore: Mud crabs are widespread in the river at present. Whiting up to 38cm throughout the lower river. Bream throughout the lower river at the Black Bank, Picnic Point in the canals with the best quality fish from Cotton Tree. Flathead from Picnic Point.

Kawana: Bream along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth. Flathead and whiting in the Basin and bream and trevally on top of the tide along the La Balsa Park reach and around the moorings. You should have the crab pots in for the big buck crabs are down in the lower river.

Caloundra: Bream around the Coastguard Jetty and Boardwalk. Good flathead and a few chopper tailor off the NW tip of Bribie, whiting on the banks out from Military Jetty and near the boat ramp in Bells Creek and sand crabs in Pumicestone Passage and mud crabs in the creeks.

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Ashton Lachlan Reedy Red Claw

Ashton and Lachlan Reedy potted heaps of red claw while camped out at Borumba Dam last weekend

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2015-05-05

Offshore

Great conditions today with winds south to southeasterly below 10 knots becoming west to southwesterly before dawn then becoming north to northeasterly in the early afternoon. Seas below 1 metre. North Reef morning for snapper, pearl perch, moses perch, sweetlip, cobia and spotted mackerel. There were also good scarlet sea perch at North Reef. Spanish and spotty mackerel form the 12 mile, Coolum and the blinker. There’s been sweetlip, squire, tuskers, pearlies and moses perch on bottom rigs Spanish mackerel, yellowtail king fish and big grass sweetlip off Coolum. A few good sweetlip and tusk fish from the Gneerings.

Estuaries

Noosa: Flathead to 60cm, and golden at the Noosa River mouth and in Woods Bay. Flathead to 65cm yesterday at Tewantin and grunter and bream showing up in the deeper holes throughout the river. A few bream, flathead and whiting at the Frying Pan. Muddies on the move throughout the river and in the creeks.

Maroochydore: Still heaps of fresh runoff coming down the river, so fish the lower river for best results. Whiting from Chambers Island and around Goat and Channel Islands. Bream throughout the river and in the canals with the best quality fish from Cotton Tree. Flathead from Picnic Point. Grunter bream throughout the river with fish to 45cm at the mouth of Eudlo Creek. Mud crabs throughout the river system.

Kawana: Bream along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth. Flathead and whiting in the Basin and bream and trevally on top of the tide along the La Balsa Park reach and around the moorings. Youshould have the crab pots out as the big buck crabs will be down in the lower river today.

Caloundra: Bream around the Coastguard Jetty and Boardwalk. Good flathead and a few chopper tailor off the NW tip of Bribie, whiting on the banks out from Military Jetty and near the boat ramp in Bells Creek and sand crabs in Pumicestone Passage and mud crabs in the creeks.

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Jeff Vere Huge Tusk Fish 1

Jeff Vere Huge Tusk Fish two

Jeff Vere has been out to his favorite spot south of the Gneerings for some beautiful tusk fish.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2015-05-04

Offshore

Great conditions today with winds southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning south to southeasterly below 10 knots in the late morning and early afternoon then becoming variable in the evening. Seas below below 1 metre. Cougar One fished North Reef yesterday morning for snapper, pearl perch, moses perch, sweetlip, cobia and spotted mackerel. There were also good scarlet sea perch at North Reef. Spanish and spotty mackerel form the 12 mile, Coolum and the blinker. There’s been sweetlip, squire, tuskers, pearlies and moses perch on bottom rigs Spanish mackerel, yellowtail king fish and big grass sweetlip off Coolum. A few good sweetlip and parrot from the Gneerings.

Estuaries

Noosa: Flathead to 60cm, and golden at the Noosa River mouth and in Woods Bay. Flathead along the drop offs and reasonable bream showing up in the deeper holes throughout the river. A few bream, flathead and whiting at the Frying Pan. Muddies on the move throughout the river and in the creeks.

Maroochydore: Still heaps of fresh runoff coming down the riverJew from the river mouth over night. Whiting from Chambers Island and Twin Waters. Bream throughout the river and in the canals with the best quality fish from Cotton Tree. Flathead from Picnic Point. Grunter bream throughout the river with fish to 45cm at the mouth of Eudlo Creek. Mud crabs throughout with the best sized bucks in the creeks and canals.

Kawana: Bream along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth. Flathead and whiting in the Basin and bream and trevally on top of the tide along the La Balsa Park reach and around the moorings. Youshould have the crab pots out as the big buck crabs will be down in the lower river today.

Caloundra: Bream around the Coastguard Jetty and Boardwalk. Good flathead and a few chopper tailor off the NW tip of Bribie, whiting on the banks out from Military Jetty and near the boat ramp in Bells Creek and sand crabs in Pumicestone Passage and mud crabs in the creeks.

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Frank Bartosek Crabs

Old Frank Bartosek has been at it again potting and releasing heaps of jenny crabs just keeping 2 nice buck crabs for his dinner.

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