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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 2016-03-07

Offshore

Good conditions early today with winds east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 1 metre. Sunshine Reef has had venus tusk fish, mowong and small snapper. Wild Thing 2 fished Sunshine Reef yesterday and came back with venus tusk fish, grass sweetlip, coral trout, Maori cod and gold spot wrasse. Spanish mackerel on the Gneering Shoals. Maori cod, moses perch and spotty mackerel at Caloundra 12 Mile

Estuaries

Noosa: There's good bream, flathead and trevally at the Noosa River mouth and trevally in Woods Bay. There have been some quality mangrove jack taken throughout the river system. Flathead, a few cod, and bream in Weyba Creek. Estuary cod and a golden trevally yesterday along the Tewantin reach. Been some good crabs in the middle and upper reaches of the river.

Maroochydore: Reports of school prawn from Eudlo Creek and at Dunethan Rock area as we head towards Black or New Moon phase on Wednesday the 9th. There's a few good whiting, bream and a few trevally showing up in the lower river and river mouth. Mangrove Jack in Petrie Creek and the upper river around snaggy areas and around structures in the Maroochy Waters Canal. Mud crabs throughout the river.

Kawana: Dart and whiting at the Washing Machine on the southern side of Pt Cartwright. Bream at dawn and dusk along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth. Whiting from the Mountain Creek reach, trevally and estuary cod around Minyama Island. The lower reaches producing plenty of flathead, bream and whiting. The mud crabs and big king salmon on the move in the middle river and canals

Caloundra: Bream, sweetlip and small snapper along Moffat Beach. It is worth trying for a few prawns as well Good flathead in the top end of the passage, whiting at the NW end of Bribie Island and opposite the Power Boat Club. Mangrove jack in the canals, creeks and Currimundi Lake. The Passage and creeks are producing a few mud crabs. Trevally on surface lures in the canals and sand crabs in Pumicestone Passage

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Lachlan Akerman Chambers Island

Check out keen young angler Lachlan Ackerman giving his whiting a kiss before he releases it. Yes, a lovely day on Chambers Island for the family.

Local Fishing Report: Sunday 2016-03-06

Offshore

Good conditions early today with winds southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning easterly in the morning. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the evening. Seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore by early evening. Sunshine Reef has had venus tusk fish, mowong and small snapper. Wild Thing 2 fished Sunshine Reef yesterday and came back with venus tusk fish, grass sweetlip, coral trout, Maori cod and gold spot wrasse.

Estuaries

Noosa: There's good flathead released, bream, whiting and trevally around the Noosa River and Woods Bay area. There have been some quality mangrove jack taken throughout the river system. Flathead, a few cod, and bream in Weyba Creek. Estuary cod and a golden trevally yesterday along the Tewantin reach. Been some good crabs in the middle and upper reaches of the river.

Maroochydore: The bait fish are back with reports of school prawn and plenty of mullet downstream from Eudlo Creek. There's a few good whiting, bream and a few trevally showing up in the lower river and river mouth. Mangrove Jack in Petrie Creek and the upper river around snaggy areas and around structures in the Maroochy Waters Canal. Mud crabs throughout the river.

Kawana: Bream at dawn and dusk along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth. Whiting from the Mountain Creek reach, trevally and estuary cod around Minyama Island. The lower reaches producing plenty of flathead, bream and whiting. The mud crabs and big king salmon on the move in the middle river and canals.

Caloundra: It is worth trying for a few prawns as we head towards next week's Black or New Moon phase. Good flathead in the top end of the passage, whiting at the NW end of Bribie Island and opposite the Power Boat Club. Mangrove jack in the canals and creeks. The Passage and creeks are producing a few mud crabs. Trevally on surface lures in the canals and sand crabs in Pumicestone Passage

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3 Yr old Harry Hooper - 9kg King threadfin caught in Mooloolaba Canal

Great effort for 3 year old Harry Hooper in helping catch this monster 9kg King Salmon (also called Burnett Salmon or Tassel-Fish) in the Mooloolaba Canals.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2016-03-05

Offshore

Good conditions today with winds southeasterly 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 1 metre. Still okay conditions tomorrow morning with winds southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning easterly 15 to 20 knots during the day. Sunshine Reef has had venus tusk fish, mowong and small snapper. Wild Thing 2 fished North Reef yesterday for grass sweetlip, pearl perch, moses perch, coral bream, venus tusk fish, Maori cod and gold spot cod.

Estuaries

Noosa: There's good flathead released, bream, whiting and trevally around the Noosa River and Woods Bay area. There have been some quality mangrove jack taken throughout the river system. Flathead, a few cod, and bream in Weyba Creek. Estuary cod and a golden trevally yesterday along the Tewantin reach. Been some good crabs in the middle and upper reaches of the river.

Maroochydore: The bait fish are back with reports of school prawn and plenty of mullet downstream from Eudlo Creek. There's a few good whiting, bream and a few trevally showing up in the lower river and river mouth. Mangrove Jack in Petrie Creek and the upper river around snaggy areas and around structures in the Maroochy Waters Canal. Mud crabs throughout the river particularly in the middle and upper reaches.

Kawana: Bream at dawn and dusk along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth. Whiting from the Mountain Creek reach, trevally and estuary cod around Minyama Island. The lower reaches producing plenty of flathead, bream and whiting. The mud crabs on the move in the middle river and canals.

Caloundra: It is worth trying for a few prawns as we head towards next week's Black or New Moon phase. Good flathead in the top end of the passage, whiting at the NW end of Bribie Island and opposite the Power Boat Club. Mangrove jack in the canals and creeks. The Passage and creeks are producing a few mud crabs. Trevally on surface lures in the canals and sand crabs in Pumicestone Passage

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StephanieKurtz 3

Great effort from Stephanie Kurtz from the Maroochy RSL Fishing Club with a 35cm Golden Trevally from the Cod Hole.

Local Fishing Report: Friday 2016-03-04

Offshore

Better conditions today with winds easterly 10 to 15 knots turning southeasterly early in the morning. Seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Even better conditions on Saturday with winds Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots. Trekka 2 fished Sunshine Reef and conditions were fishable. The catch was venus tusk fish, mowong and small snapper. There were birds working the baitfish schools, with what appeared to be small longtail tuna, feeding on them not far out from 'A' Bay.

Estuaries

Noosa: There's good flathead and school jew caught and released, bream, whiting and trevally around the Noosa River and Woods Bay. There have been some quality mangrove jack taken throughout the river system. Flathead, a few cod, and bream in Weyba Creek. Bream, flathead, trevally along the Tewantin reach. Been some good crabs in the middle and upper reaches of the river.

Maroochydore: Good bream, flathead as well as Jack and trevally on the high tide. There's a few good whiting, bream and a few trevally showing up in the lower river and river mouth. Mangrove Jack in Petrie Creek and the upper river around snaggy areas and around structures in the Maroochy Waters Canal. Mud crabs throughout the river particularly in the middle and upper reaches.

Kawana: Bream at dawn and dusk along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth. Whiting from the Mountain Creek reach, trevally and estuary cod around Minyama Island. The lower reaches producing plenty of flathead, bream and whiting. The mud crabs on the move in the middle river and canals.

Caloundra: Good flathead in the top end of the passage, whiting at the NW end of Bribie Island and opposite the Power Boat Club. Mangrove jack in the canals and creeks. The Passage and creeks are producing a few mud crabs. Trevally on surface lures in the canals and sand crabs in Pumicestone Passage

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Taran Cassin 2

Taran Cassin was pretty excited when he caught this mahi mahi out wide on a recent offshore trip.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2016-03-03

Offshore

Conditions are settling down futher with winds will be southeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas still 1 to 1.5 metres. Swells easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. Better conditions tomorrow with winds easterly 10 to 15 knots turning southeasterly during the morning. Yesterday Trekka 2 fished Sunshine Reef and conditions were fishable with 15 knot south easterly winds, 1.5m sloppy seas and swell and a strong current to the north. The catch was venus tusk fish, mowong and small snapper. There were birds working the baitfish schools, with what appeared to be small longtail tuna, feeding on them not far out from 'A' Bay.

Estuaries

Noosa: There's good flathead and school jew caught and released, bream, whiting and trevally around the Noosa River and Woods Bay. There have been some quality mangrove jack taken throughout the river system. Flathead, a few cod, and bream in Weyba Creek. Bream, flathead, trevally along the Tewantin reach. Been some good crabs in the middle and upper reaches of the river.

Maroochydore: Good bream, flathead to 68cm as well as Jack and trevally on the high tide. There's a few good whiting, bream and a few trevally showing up in the lower river and river mouth. Mangrove Jack in Petrie Creek and the upper river around snaggy areas and around structures in the Maroochy Waters Canal. Mud crabs throughout the river particularly in the middle and upper reaches.

Kawana: Bream at dawn and dusk along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth. Whiting from the Mountain Creek reach, revally and estuary cod around Minyama Island. The lower reaches producing plenty of flathead, bream and whiting. The mud crabs on the move in the middle river and canals.

Caloundra: Good flathead in the top end of the passage, whiting at the NW end of Bribie Island and opposite the Power Boat Club. Mangrove jack in the canals and creeks. The Passage and creeks are producing a few mud crabs. Trevally on surface lures in the canals and sand crabs in Pumicestone Passage

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Warren norup from woombye caught at little halls on trolling dead bait 14kg  137cm Spanish mackerel

Warrren Norup caught this 14kg Spanish Mackerel off Little Halls Reef recently.

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