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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 2015-02-03

Offshore

Strong Wind Warning for today for Sunshine Coast Waters with a southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the afternoon and evening and seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres.  When conditions improve later in the week you can look forward to cobia and snapper from the Gneeings and a few spotty mackerel. Snapper, tusk fish, Spanish mackerel, grass sweetlip and coral trout from the Blinker. Snapper, tusk fish, moses perch, cobia, spotty mackerel on Sunshine Reef. School mackerel and sweetlip at Currimundi and yellowtail kingfish from the NW fairway beacon.

Estuaries

Noosa: A few quality flathead and mangrove jack at the Noosa River mouth. Trevally, whiting and flathead in Woods Bay. Grunter, bream, whiting, estuary cod and trevally along the Tewantin reach. Bream, flathead, moses perch, estuary cod and whiting in Weyba creek. Mud crabs throughout the river system.

Maroochydore: There's a few reasonable grunter throughout the river. Flathead at Yinni Street, Picnic Point and Cotton Tree. Mangrove jack in Petrie Creek the Cod Hole and around the Twin Waters Weir. Whiting in the lower river feeding on the sand banks in the lower river. Crabs are feeding throughout the river with the bucks more likely to be found in the deeper water of the middle river.

Kawana: Bream and a few grunter around the boat mooring. Trevally along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth, whiting along the La Balsa Park reach. Mangrove jack in the upper reaches, in Parrearra Canal, Mountain Creek and the Canals. Mud crabs in the canals and sand crabs in the lower reaches and mud crabs in the upper reaches and canals.

Caloundra: Golden trevally, grunter and bream off the boardwalk, Whiting from the mouth of Bells Creek. Bream and whiting near the entrance to Currimundi Lake. and inside Caloundra Bar Grunter bream and flathead from Military Jetty. Mud crabs at Roys, mouth of Bells and Coochin Creeks.

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Paul Evens Jack Cod Hole

Paul Evens landed this feisty mangrove jack while fishing off the bank between Yinni St and the Cod Hole.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2015-02-02

Offshore

Okay conditions early, with variable about 10 knots becoming southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day. Seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon. Cobia to 6kg from the Gneeings and a few spotty mackerel. Snapper, tusk fish, Spanish mackerel, grass sweetlip and coral trout from the Blinker. Snapper, tusk fish, moses perch, cobia, spotty mackerel on Sunshine Reef. School mackerel and sweetlip at Currimundi and yellowtail kingfish from the NW fairway beacon.

Estuaries

Noosa: A few quality flathead and mangrove jack at the Noosa River mouth. Trevally, whiting and flathead in Woods Bay. Grunter, bream, whiting, estuary cod and trevally along the Tewantin reach and Lake Cooroibah. Bream, flathead, moses perch, estuary cod and whiting in Weyba Mud crabs throughout the river system.

Maroochydore: There's a few reasonable grunter throughout the river. Flathead at Yinni Street, Picnic Point and Cotton Tree. Mangrove jack in Petrie Creek the Cod Hole and around the Twin Waters Weir. Whiting in the lower river feeding on the sand banks in the lower river. Crabs are feeding throughout the river particularly in the deeper water of the middle river and Twin Waters Canal.

Kawana: Dart, jew at night and flathead along the beachs. Bream and a few grunter around the boat mooring. Trevally along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth, whiting along the La Balsa Park reach. Mangrove jack in the upper reaches, in Parrearra Canal, Mountain Creek and the Canals. Mud crabs in the canals and sand crabs in the lower reaches and mud crabs in the upper reaches and canals.

Caloundra: Bream off the rocks at Kings Beach. Golden trevally, grunter and bream off the boardwalk, Whiting from the mouth of Bells Creek. Bream and whiting near the entrance to Currimundi Lake. and inside Caloundra Bar Grunter bream and flathead from Military Jetty. Mud crabs at Roys, mouth of Bells and Coochin Creeks.

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Allan Webster Jeff Vere Snapper Cobia

Allan Webster and Jeff Vere had a fun session catching snapper and a couple of cobia to 6kg, close in off Mooloolaba on Saturday.

Local Fishing Report: Sunday 2015-02-01

Offshore

Reasonable conditions early, with North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots early in the morning then tending east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day. Winds reaching up to 20 knots inshore in the afternoon. Seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres. Swells southeasterly around 1-1.5 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore. Cobia to 6kg from the gneeings and a few spotty mackerel. Snapper, tusk fish, Spanish mackerel, grass sweetlip and coral trout from the Blinker. Snapper, tusk fish, moses perch, cobia, spotty mackerel on Sunshine Reef. School mackerel and sweetlip at Currimundi and yellowtail kingfish from the NW fairway beacon.

Estuaries

Noosa: A few quality flathead and mangrove jack at the Noosa River mouth. Trevally, whiting and flathead in Woods Bay. Bream, flathead and trevally from the river mouth. Grunter between tewatin and lake Cooroibah. Mud crabs throughout the river system.

Maroochydore: Grunter throughout the river, with the best catches from the cod hole and bli bli. Flathead at Yinni Street, Picnic Point and Cotton Tree. Mangrove jack in the Cod Hole over night. Trevally to 54cm form twin waters, picnic point and following the dirty water line. Whiting in the lower river feeding on the sand banks under the cover of the dirty water. Crabs are feeding throughout the river particularly in the deeper water of the middle river and Twin Waters Canal.

Kawana: Dart, jew at night and flathead along Buddina Beach. Bream and a few grunter bream around the boat mooring. Schoo jew and travally along the rock walls. Mangrove jack in Parrearra Canal, Mountain Creek and the Wurtulla Canals. Mud crabs in the canals.

Caloundra: Bream off the rocks at Kings Beach. Golden Trevally, Grunter bream and flathead from Military Jetty. Whiting from the mouth of Bells Creek. Whiting and bream in Currimundi Lake. Grunter and bream off the boardwalk.

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Allan Webster Jeff Vere Snapper Coral Trout CobiaTusk

Allan Webster and Jeff Vere had a fun session catching snapper, coral trout, cobia and tusk fish close in off Mooloolaba yesterday.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2015-01-31

Offshore

Reasonable conditions early, with north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northwesterly before dawn then tending north to northeasterly in the middle of the day. Winds reaching up to 20 knots inshore in the late afternoon. Seas  around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres inshore around midday. Swells outheasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore. Lately there have been grass sweetlip and spotty mackerel off Point Cartwight. Snapper, tuskfish, moses perch, cobia, spotty mackerel on Sunshine Reef. Big Spotty and a few spanish mackerel at Caloundra 12 Mile.

Estuaries

Noosa: Try for a few tailor and dart along Noosa North Shore. A few quality flathead and mangrove jack at the Noosa River mouth. Trevally, whiting and flathead in Woods Bay. Bream and flathead at the Frying Pan. Grunter around Goat Island and the ski run. Mangrove jack to in Weyba Creek and the odd tarpon along the Tewantin reach. Mud crabs throughout the river system.

Maroochydore: There have been several catches of quality grunter throughout the river in the dirty water, with one measuring 54cm and several around 35cm. Flathead at Yinni Street, Picnic Point and Cotton Tree. Mangrove jack and jew in the Cod Hole over night. Whiting in the lower river feeding on the sand banks under the cover of the dirty water. Crabs are feeding throughout the river particulary in the deeper water of the middle river and Twin Waters Canal, with a large percentage being female which have to be released.

Kawana: Dart, jew at night and flathead along Buddina Beach. Bream and a few grunter bream around the boat mooring and jew along the rock walls and trevally around La Balsa park. Mangrove jack in Parrearra Canal, Mountain Creek and the Wurtulla Canals. Mud crabs in the canals.

Caloundra: Bream off the rocks at Kings Beach, grunter bream feeding throughout the creeks that run into the passage . Golden Trevally, Grunter bream and flathead from Military Jetty. It's worth chasing some of the good whiting that have been feeding on the sand banks in the top end of the passage. Flathead from the NW end of Bribie Island, mud crabs in Coochin Creek and Currimundi Lake.

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lots of maori cod and the odd squire from the banks

The crews on Top Catch Charters have been getting on to lots of Maori Cod and snapper on the Barwon Banks.

Local Fishing Report: Friday 2015-01-30

Offshore

Better conditions today with east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots early in the morning then becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening. Seas around 1 metre.  Conditions will be pretty good tomorrow early with a winds variable around 10 knot, so check it out and be ready to go! Lately there have been grass sweetlip and spotty mackerel off Point Cartwight. Snapper, tuskfish, moses perch, cobia, spotty mackerel on Sunshine Reef. Big Spotty and a few spanish mackerel at Caloundra 12 Mile.

Estuaries

Noosa: Try for a few tailor and dart along Noosa North Shore. A few quality flathead at the Noosa River mouth. Trevally, whiting and flathead in Woods Bay. Bream and flathead at the Frying Pan. Grunter around Goat Island and the ski run. Mangrove jack to in Weyba Creek and the odd tarpon along the Tewantin reach. Mud crabs throughout the river system.

Maroochydore: There have been several catches of quality grunter throughout the river in the dirty water, with one measuring 54cm. Flathead at Yinni Street, picnic point and cotton tree. Mangrove jack and jew in the Cod Hole over night. Flathead and bream from Cotton Tree. Whiting in the lower river. Crabs in the deeper water of the middle river, Twin Waters Canal and Cornmeal creek.

Kawana: Dart, jew at night and flathead along Buddina Beach. Bream and a few grunter bream around the boat mooring and jew along the rock walls and trevally around La Balsa park. Mangrove jack in Mountain Creek and the Wurtulla Canals. Mud crabs in the canals.

Caloundra: Bream off the rocks at Kings Beach, grunter bream on the ebb tide around Military Jetty. Golden Trevally, Grunter bream and flathead from Military Jetty. Whiting opposite the Power Boat Club and Gemini Towers. Flathead from the NW end of Bribie Island Mud crabs in Coochin Creek and Currimundi Lake.

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Abbey Oliver 33cm Grunter

Abbey and Oliver were fishing in the Cod Hole yesterday when Oliver landed this 33cm Grunter.

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