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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: Monday 2015-03-23

Offshore

Still a bit choppy today with an easterly 10 to 15 knots turning north to northeasterly below 10 knots early in the morning. Seas around 1 metre. There’s been good catches of spottyand Spanish mackerel and plenty of tuna running along the coast and in the bays.

Estuaries

Noosa: Big flathead caught and released from near Tewantin. Bream, flathead, solid whiting to 40cm and trevally at the Noosa River mouth and Frying Pan. Bream, flathead, whiting, mangrove jack, cod and moses perch in Weyba Creek. Whiting between the car ferry at Tewantin and mouth of Lake Cooroibah and it would be worth setting a few pots for mud crabs.

Maroochydore: Several good catches of quality whiting have been reported off the sand banks in the lower reaches. A 50cm mangrove jack taken in the Maroochy Waters Canal on Saturday. Big flathead taken off Chambers Island and Picnic Point. Trevally and bream in Twin waters Canal. Mud crabs in Maroochy Waters, Eudlo Creek and Bli Bli.

Kawana: There are jew cruising the gutters and headlands overnight and dart and whiting along the beaches. Flathead and reasonable trevally around McKenzie's Bridge area. Flathead, grunter bream and bream in the canals and rock walls in the lower river. Bream and trevally from La Balsa Park on the high tide. Mud crabs will be throughout the river system.

Caloundra: There's been a few school mackerel and mack tuna off the headlands. Try for dart along Dicky and Currimundi Beaches, school jew at night on fresh squid at Wurtulla. A few good whiting feeding up to 40cm off the sand banks in the top end of the passage. Bream from Military and coastguard jetties. Mud crabs and plenty of trevally and a few tarpon on surface lures in the Canals and the creeks.

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Rob, a local angler had a bit of fun yesterday, fishing in the lower Mooloolah River for this 60 cm dusky flathead

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2015-03-21

Offshore

Better conditions, but still a little bit of northerly chop today with a northerly 10 to 15 knots turning east to northeasterly below 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to below 1 metre around middad. Similar conditions tomorrow. Worth chasing mackerel on local reef along with coral trout, tusk fish and snapper.

Estuaries

Noosa: With the New Moon Phase the fish will be feeding right through the weekend. Bream, flathead, solid whiting to 40cm and trevally at the Noosa River mouth and Frying Pan. Bream, flathead, whiting, mangrove jack, cod and moses perch in Weyba Creek. Flathead to 55cm at Tewantin on soft plastics. Muddies between the lakes and in the canals.

Maroochydore: Several good catches of quality whiting have been reported from the lower reaches of the river. There's been schools of big trevally feeding between the Cod Hole and Chambers Island over the past few days on the high tide. Big flathead taken off Chambers Island and Picnic Point. Jacks, trevally and bream in Twin waters Canal. Mud crabs in Maroochy Waters, Eudlo Creek and Bli Bli.

Kawana: The New Moon there will be jew cruising the gutters and headlands overnight. Try for flathead and reasonable trevally around McKenzie's Bridge area. Flathead, grunter bream and bream in the canals and rock walls in the lower river. Bream and trevally from La Balsa Park on the high tide. Mud crabs will be throughout the river system.

Caloundra: Try for dart, bream and jew at night along the beaches. Grunter bream and bream off the boardwalk area. A few good whiting feeding up to 40cm off the sand banks in the top end of the passage, flathead opposite Gemini Towers. Bream from Military and coastguard jetties. Mud crabs and plenty of trevally in the Canals and the creeks.

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Check out Luke Miller's 16cm buck crab potted in Petrie Creek yesterday. Well done Luke!

Local Fishing Report: Friday 2015-03-20

Offshore

Best to fish the estuary’s and sheltered areas today as there’s still a Strong Wind Warning for Sunshine Coast Waters current, with northerly winds 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the morning. Seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres.  However, good news as conditions easing back for tomorrow with northerly winds 10 to 15 knots turning east to northeasterly below 10 knots during the day and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.

Estuaries

Noosa: The stiff northerly winds are making conditions for beach fishing tough. Bream, flathead, solid whiting to 40cm and trevally at the Noosa River mouth and Frying Pan. Bream, flathead, whiting, mangrove jack, cod and moses perch in Weyba Creek. Flathead to 55cm at Tewantin on soft plastics. Muddies between the lakes and in the canals.

Maroochydore: There's been big schools of trevally feeding between the Cod Hole and Chambers Island over the past few days on the high tide. Moses perch and plenty of bream around the motorway bridge. Big flathead taken off Chambers Island and Picnic Point. Jacks, trevally and bream in Twin waters Canal. Grunter, bream and whiting from Bli Bli and in the lower river. Mud crabs in Maroochy Waters, Eudlo Creek and Bli Bli.

Kawana: The New Moon there will be jew cruising the gutters and headlands overnight. Try for flathead and reasonable trevally around McKenzie's Bridge area. Flathead, grunter bream and bream in the canals and rock walls in the lower river. Bream and trevally from La Balsa Park on the high tide. Mud crabs will be throughout the river system.

Caloundra: When the wind eases back try for dart, bream and jew along the beaches. Grunter bream and bream off the boardwalk area. A few good whiting feeding up to 40cm off the sand banks in the top end of the passage, flathead opposite Gemini Towers. Bream from Military and coastguard jetties. Mud crabs and plenty of trevally in the Canals and the creeks.

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When conditions improve, try for mackerel like this crew member caught with Top Catch Charters on a recent trip to Caloundra 9 Mile.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2015-03-19

Offshore

Best to fish the estuary’s and sheltered areas today as there’s a Strong Wind Warning for Sunshine Coast Waters current, with northerly winds 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the evening. Seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres.

Estuaries

Noosa: Dart and whiting along North shore around the Third Cutting and a few tailor in the gutters near the First cutting. Bream, flathead, solid whiting to 40cm and trevally at the Noosa River mouth and Frying Pan. Bream, flathead, whiting, mangrove jack, cod and moses perch in Weyba Creek. Flathead to 55cm at Tewantin on soft plastics. Muddies between the lakes and in the canals.

Maroochydore: There's been big schools of trevally feeding between the Cod Hole and Chambers Island over the past few days on the high tide. Moses perch and plenty of bream around the motorway bridge. Big flathead taken off Chambers Island and Picnic Point. Jacks, trevally and bream in Twin waters Canal. Grunter, bream and whiting from Bli Bli and in the lower river. Mud crabs in Maroochy Waters, Eudlo Creek and Bli Bli.

Kawana: As we lead up to Fridays New Moon there will be jew cruising the gutters and headlands. Try for flathead and reasonable trevally around McKenzie's Bridge area. Flathead, grunter bream and bream in the canals and rock walls in the lower river. Bream and trevally from La Balsa Park on the high tide. Mud crabs will be throughout the river system.

Caloundra: Dart, bream and jew along the beaches. Grunter bream and bream off the boardwalk area. A few good whiting feeding up to 40cm off the sand banks in the top end of the passage, flathead opposite Gemini Towers. Bream from Military and coastguard jetties. Mud crabs and plenty of trevally in the Canals and the creeks.

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Josh Edwards had a bit of fun yesterday chasing a few dusky flathead in the Maroochy River.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2015-03-18

Offshore

Better conditions real early with winds northerly about 10 knots increasing and becoming choppy to 15 to 20 knots in the morning and then winds reaching up to 25 knots inshore in the evening. Seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday. Still plenty of swell around with northerly swell around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.

Estuaries

Noosa: Dart and whiting along North shore around the Third Cutting and a few tailor in the gutters near the First cutting. Bream, flathead, solid whiting to 40cm and trevally at the Noosa River mouth and Frying Pan. Bream, flathead, whiting, mangrove jack, cod and moses perch in Weyba Creek. Flathead to 55cm at Tewantin on soft plastics. Muddies between the lakes and in the canals.

Maroochydore: Schools of trevally, feeding yesterday along with, moses perch and plenty of bream around the motorway bridge. Big flathead taken off Chambers Island and Picnic Point. Jacks, trevally and bream in Twin waters Canal. Grunter, bream and whiting from Bli Bli and in the lower river. Mud crabs in Maroochy Waters, Eudlo Creek and Bli Bli.

Kawana: As we lead up to Fridays New Moon there will be jew cruising the gutters and headlands over the next week. A couple of big flathead taken around McKenzie's Bridge area. Flathead, grunter bream and bream in the canals and rock walls in the lower river. Bream and trevally from La Balsa Park on the high tide. Mud crabs will be throughout the river system.

Caloundra: Dart, bream and jew along the beaches. Grunter bream and bream off the boardwalk area. A few good whiting feeding up to 40cm off the sand banks in the top end of the passage, flathead opposite Gemini Towers. Bream from Military and coastguard jetties. Mud crabs and plenty of trevally in the Canals and the creeks.

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Kim Maas from the Maroochy RSL Fishing Club landed this nice grunter bream, weighing 580gms, with a length 35cm, in the Maroochy River.

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