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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 2016-04-30

Offshore

Winds are easing back more today with easterly 10 to 15 knots. and seas decreasing 1 to 1.5 metres and then conditions improving even more and decreasing further tomorrow with east to northeasterly about 10 knots tending north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning and seas below 1 metre. It will be well worth a try for quality mackerel, tuna and a few good pearlies, sweetlip and snapper over the weekend.

Estuaries

Noosa: Looks like a good weekend to fish the gutters for bream, dart and perhaps the odd tailor. Bream, whiting, big flathead the odd tailor and trevally and grunter bream in the lower Noosa River. There’s been plenty of quality flathead throughout the river. Mangrove jack and a quality bream at the Tewantin ski run. Still potting good crabs throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Good quality prawns throughout the river particularly in Eudlo Creek. Whiting, bream and trevally from Dunethin Rock. Bream to 35cm and a few golden trevally from Cotton Tree area. Flathead around the creek mouths and Bli Bli. Giant and golden trevally around at Yinny street and the Cod Hole. Grunter bream, bream and cod in Petrie Creek. A few sand crabs throughout the lower river. A few good mud crabs from Bli Bli Islands.

Kawana: Dart and bream along Kawana Beach Bream at dawn and dusk, the odd mangrove jack and golden trevally along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River. Whiting and flathead along the La Balsa Park and near McKenzies Bridge. Whiting along bright water reach. Mud crabs above the kawana weir. Reach. Sand crabs around Minyama Island and in the canals..

Caloundra: Try the beaches for whiting, bream and dart. Whiting off the banks from the mouth of Bell’s Creek and along Golden Beach. Mangrove jack in Pelican Waters. Whiting and flathead in Currimundi Lake. Bream and tarwine from Currimundi beach. Sand crabs throughout the passage and a few good mud crabs in the Coochin Creek.

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Keen Angler Jake Johnson caught, tagged and released this school Jew in the Passage

Local Fishing Report: Friday 2016-04-29

Offshore

Winds are easing back more today with easterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore north of Maroochydore early in the morning and seas decreasing little to 1 to 1.5 metres, and then decreasing to 1 metre around midday. Conditions are looking much better tomorrow and through to Labour Day with winds tomorrow, being easterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the morning with seas below 1 metre. It will be well worth a try for quality mackerel, tuna and a few good pearlies, sweetlip and snapper over the weekend.

Estuaries

Noosa: Looks like a good weekend to fish the gutters for bream, dart and perhaps the odd tailor. Bream, whiting, big flathead to 72cm, the odd tailor and trevally and grunter bream in the lower Noosa River. There’s been plenty of quality flathead throughout the river. Mangrove jack and a quality bream at the Tewantin ski run. Still potting good crabs throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Good quality prawns throughout the river particularly in Eudlo Creek. Whiting, bream and trevally from Dunethin Rock. Bream to 35cm and a few golden trevally from Cotton Tree area. Flathead around the creek mouths and Bli Bli. Giant and golden trevally around at Yinny street and the Cod Hole. Grunter bream, bream and cod in Petrie Creek. A few sand crabs throughout the lower river. A few good mud crabs from Bli Bli Islands.

Kawana: Dart and bream along Kawana Beach Bream at dawn and dusk, the odd mangrove jack and golden trevally along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River. Whiting and flathead along the La Balsa Park and near McKenzies Bridge. Whiting along bright water reach. Mud crabs above the kawana weir. Reach. Sand crabs around Minyama Island and in the canals..

Caloundra: Try the beaches for whiting, bream and dart. Whiting off the banks from the mouth of Bell’s Creek and along Golden Beach. Mangrove jack in Pelican Waters. Whiting and flathead in Currimundi Lake. Bream and tarwine from Currimundi beach. Sand crabs throughout the passage and a few good mud crabs in the Coochin Creek.

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Matthew Planck fished the Bli Bli area for a few good quality fish using a combination of yabbies and sand worms and trolling a Trollcraft Pelagic, red head silver body lure for trevally.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2016-04-28

Offshore

Winds are easing back more today with east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore during the day and seas decreasing little to 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore. Conditions are looking much better by the end of the week.

Estuaries

Noosa: Bream and big flathead at the Noosa River mouth, bream, whiting and the odd tailor in the Frying Pan and bream and grunter bream in Woods Bay. There’s been plenty of quality flathead throughout the river. Mangrove jack and a quality bream at the Tewantin ski run. Still potting good crabs throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Whiting, bream and trevally from Dunethin Rock. Bream to 35cm and a few golden trevally from Cotton Tree area. Flathead around the creek mouths and Bli Bli. Giant trevally around the cod hole. Whiting from Picnic Point. Grunter bream, bream and cod in Petrie Creek. Sand crabs in good numbers throughout the lower river. Big mud crabs and a few prawns in the creeks. A few good mud crabs from Bli Bli Islands.

Kawana: Bream at dawn and dusk, the odd mangrove jack and golden trevally along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River. Whiting and flathead along the La Balsa Park and near McKenzies Bridge. Whiting along bright water reach. Mud crabs above the kawana weir. Reach. Sand crabs around Minyama Island and in the canals. Dart and bream along Kawana Beach.

Caloundra: Whiting off the banks from the mouth of Bell’s Creek and along Golden Beach. Mangrove jack in Pelican Waters. Whiting and flathead in Currimundi Lake. Bream and tarwine from Currimundi beach. Sand crabs throughout the passage and a few good mud crabs in the Coochin Creek.

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Buck Mud Crab Mark

Check out this fine buck mud crab potted by Mark in the Upper Maroochy River.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2016-04-27

Offshore

Strong Wind Warning today for Sunshine Coast Waters, giving more rough conditions with winds blowing southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the morning and early afternoon with seas 2 to 2.5 metres. So be prepared to fish in sheltered waters as conditions will only ease slightly tomorrow.

Estuaries

Noosa: Bream and big flathead at the Noosa River mouth, bream, whiting and the odd tailor in the Frying Pan and bream and grunter bream in Woods Bay. There’s been plenty of quality flathead throughout the river. Mangrove jack and a quality bream at the Tewantin ski run. Still potting good crabs throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Dart and flathead off Mount Coolum Beach. Bream to 35cm and a few golden trevally from Cotton Tree area. Flathead around the creek mouths and Bli Bli. Giant trevally around the cod hole. Whiting from Picnic Point. Grunter bream, bream and cod in Petrie Creek. Sand crabs in good numbers throughout the lower river. Good mud crabs and a few prawns in the creeks.

Kawana: Bream at dawn and dusk, the odd mangrove jack and golden trevally along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River. Whiting and flathead along the La Balsa Park and near McKenzies Bridge. Whiting along bright water reach. Mud crabs above the kawana weir. Reach. Sand crabs around Minyama Island and in the canals. Dart and bream along Kawana Beach.

Caloundra: Whiting off the banks from the mouth of Bell’s Creek and along Golden Beach. Mangrove jack in Pelican Waters. Whiting and flathead in Currimundi Lake. Bream and tarwine from Currimundi beach. Sand crabs throughout the passage and a few good mud crabs in the Coochin Creek.

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Shane Vuk Crab

Shane Vuk caught this nice buck mud crab on Anzac day in Petrie Creek.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2016-04-26

Offshore

Strong Wind Warning today for Sunshine Coast Waters, giving more rough conditions with winds blowing southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the morning and early afternoon with seas 2 to 2.5 metres. So be prepared to fish in sheltered waters as conditions will only ease slightly tomorrow.

Estuaries

Noosa: Bream and big flathead at the Noosa River mouth, bream, whiting and the odd tailor in the Frying Pan and bream and grunter bream in Woods Bay. There’s been plenty of quality flathead throughout the river system including 82cm flathead caught and released in Lake Weyba. Mangrove jack and a quality bream at the Tewantin ski run. Still potting good crabs throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Flathead to 70cm in the cod hole with a few smaller fish around the creek mouths. Trevally throughout the river. Flathead between Picnic Point and the Cod Hole. Good whiting and average size grunter bream in the lower river and in the canals. Flathead, grunter bream and whiting from Bli Bli. Sand crabs around Eudlo Creek and the lower river. Good mud crabs about with a big bucks potted in Petrie Creek yesterday.

Kawana: Bream at dawn and dusk, the odd mangrove jack and golden trevally along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River. Whiting and flathead along the La Balsa Park and near McKenzies Bridge and whiting in the upper reaches and Mountain Creek reach. Still worth putting the crab pots in. Dart, bream and flathead along the beaches, trevally off the rocks at Point Cartwright.

Caloundra: Whiting off the banks and grunter bream and trevally in the deep holes in Passage. Several mangrove jack tagged and released up to 60cm and trevally in the creeks and canals in the passage. Whiting and flathead in Currimundi Lake. Sand crabs throughout the passage and a few good mud crabs in the creeks and mangrove areas in the Passage.

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Ben Gordon was fishing near the mouth of Coolum Creek on Sunday when he boated this nice dusky flathead.

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