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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 2017-02-21

Offshore

Okay early but becoming choppy through the morning as winds will be southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the morning and seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. Tomorrow will  be a day to stay in sheltered waters  with winds southeasterly 15 to 25 knots with seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning. Good catches of long tail tuna to 18kg between Mooloolaba and Coolum on 20g Samaki torpedo slugs. Spanish and spotty mackerel on the Gneerings and the Blinker. Coral trout and grass sweetlip from the Gneerings. Grass sweetlip, pearl perch, cod, snapper and tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile. Big mackerel from Arkwright Shoal and north reef. At Sunshine Reef there’s a few quality Spanish mackerel as well as cobia and sweetlip.

Estuaries

Noosa: The bass and Saratoga have been feeding in the local dams, Boroumba and Lake MacDonald. Dart and whiting along Teewah Beach. Trevally between the Noosa River mouth and also at Tewantin an 82cm flathead was caught and released. Mangrove jack to 55cm caught at night on a live bait in the lower reaches of the Noosa River. A few nice whiting and flathead in the Frying Pan and in Woods Bay. Bream, estuary cod and moses perch in Weyba Creek. Mud and sand crabs throughout the system.

Maroochydore: Quality flathead around Twin Waters and the mouth of Petrie Creek. Plenty of good sand crabs in the lower river and the Maroochy Waters Canals. Whiting from Twin Waters, Picnic Point and Cotton Tree. Trevally throughout the system following the bait schools. Mud crabs in the middle and upper reaches. Jacks throughout the middle river, creeks and canals.

Kawana: Dart and whiting along the beaches. Trevally, bream and flathead along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth and along La Balsa Park Flathead upstream from McKenzies Bridge and reasonable whiting in the Basin. Mangrove jack, cod and barra in the upper reaches. Cod and trevally in Lake Kawana. Worth putting the pots in for sand crabs in the canal system a few mud crabs.

Caloundra: Try for a few dart along the beaches as well as trevally and flathead close to the Bar. Bream and trevally off the boardwalk and around jetties. Whiting off Golden Beach and Bells Creek mouth. Mangrove jack in the canals around bridge pylons and pontoons and jack, mud crabs and some quality flathead in the creeks that run into the Passage.

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Shantel Brooks Bass Boroumba

Keen angler, Shantel Brooks, catching and releasing a few bass at Boroumba Damrecently

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2017-02-20

Offshore

Winds will be northwest to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots at first, tending south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning before becoming southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon. Swell and seas will be around the 1m mark. Good catches of long tail tuna to 18kg between Mooloolaba and Coolum on 20g Samaki torpedo slugs. Spanish and spotty mackerel on the Gneerings and the Blinker. Coral trout and grass sweetlip from the Gneerings. Grass sweetlip, pearl perch, cod, snapper and tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile. Big mackerel from Arkwright Shoal and north reef. At Sunshine Reef there’s a few quality Spanish mackerel as well as cobia and sweetlip. North Reef has had Maori cod, squire, frying pan snapper and this nice jewfish. Pearl perch, amberjack, moses perch, jew, cobia and spanish and spotty mackerel on North Reef and off Double Island Point.

Estuaries

Noosa: The bass and Saratoga have been feeding in the local dams, Boroumba and Lake MacDonald. Dart and whiting along Teewah Beach. Trevally between the Noosa River mouth and also at Tewantin an 82cm flathead was caught and released. Mangrove jack to 55cm caught at night on a live bait in the lower reaches of the Noosa River. A few nice whiting and flathead in the Frying Pan and in Woods Bay. Bream, estuary cod and moses perch in Weyba Creek. Mud and sand crabs throughout the system.

Maroochydore: Quality flathead around Twin Waters and the mouth of Petrie Creek. Plenty of good sand crabs in the lower river and the Maroochy Waters Canals. Whiting from Twin Waters, Picnic Point and Cotton Tree. Trevally throughout the system following the bait schools. Mud crabs in the middle and upper reaches. Jacks throughout the middle river, creeks and canals.

Kawana: Dart and whiting along the beaches. Trevally, bream and flathead along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth and along La Balsa Park Flathead upstream from McKenzies Bridge and reasonable whiting in the Basin. Mangrove jack, cod and barra in the upper reaches. Cod and trevally in Lake Kawana. Worth putting the pots in for sand crabs in the canal system a few mud crabs.

Caloundra: Try for a few dart along the beaches as well as trevally and flathead close to the Bar. Bream and trevally off the boardwalk and around jetties. Whiting off Golden Beach and Bells Creek mouth. Mangrove jack in the canals around bridge pylons and pontoons and jack, mud crabs and some quality flathead in the creeks that run into the Passage.

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GrantOrielly

Grant O'Reilly with a 57cm Estuary Cod that he caught on live bait in Lake Kawana over the weekend.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2017-02-16

Offshore

Conditions have eased back today with winds southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning easterly during the day, with seas around 1 metre.  Conditions okay again tomorrow with winds forecast to be east to southeasterly about 10 knots tending east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon and seas below 1 metre.   So get ready for Spanish and spotty mackerel on the Gneerings and the Blinker. Coral trout and grass sweetlip from the Gneerings. Grass sweetlip, pearl perch, cod, snapper and tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile. A 20kg Spaniard was caught at Arkwright Shoal recently. At Sunshine Reef there’s a few quality Spanish mackerel as well as cobia and sweetlip. North Reef has had Maori cod, squire, frying pan snapper and this nice jewfish. Pearl perch, amberjack, moses perch, jew, cobia and spanish and spotty mackerel on North Reef and off Double Island Point.

Estuaries

Noosa: Trevally between the Noosa River mouth and also at Tewantin an 82cm flathead was caught and released. Mangrove jack to 55cm caught at night on a live bait in the lower reaches of the Noosa River. A few nice whiting and flathead in the Frying Pan and in Woods Bay. Bream, estuary cod and moses perch in Weyba Creek. Mud crabs in the mid to upper reaches.

Maroochydore: Quality flathead around Twin Waters. Plenty of good sand crabs in the lower river and the Maroochy Waters Canals.. Whiting, bream and reasonable flathead form Bli Bli, off Chambers Island and in the lower river. Trevally throughout the system in the Cod Hole over night and up Petrie Creek. Whiting, flathead Mud crabs in the middle and upper reaches.

Kawana: Dart and whiting along the beaches. Trevally, bream and flathead along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth and along La Balsa Park Flathead upstream from McKenzies Bridge and reasonable whiting in the Basin. Mangrove jack around the bridge pylons and rock walls. Worth putting the pots in for sand crabs in the canal system a few mud crabs.

Caloundra: Try for a few dart along the beaches as well as trevally and flathead close to the Bar. Bream and trevally off the boardwalk and around jetties. Whiting off Golden Beach and Bells Creek mouth. Mangrove jack in the canals around bridge pylons and pontoons and jack, mud crabs and some quality flathead in the creeks that run into the Passage.

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Rebecca Aslin Borumba Dam

Rebecca Aslin caught these beautiful bass (bag limit of 2) in Boroumba Dam last weekend.

Local Fishing Report: Friday 2017-02-17

Offshore

Good conditions today with winds east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming north to northeasterly about 10 knots during the afternoon and evening, with seas around 1 metre. Conditions okay early tomorrow ahead of a stiff afternoon sea breeze with winds forecast to be north to northwesterly about 10 knots tending north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the day and seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening. It is worth targeting the bays and around the shark nets off Mooloolaba for sand crabs. There have been Spanish and spotty mackerel on the Gneerings and the Blinker. Coral trout and grass sweetlip from the Gneerings. Grass sweetlip, pearl perch, cod, snapper and tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile. A 20kg Spaniard was caught at Arkwright Shoal recently. At Sunshine Reef there’s a few quality Spanish mackerel as well as cobia and sweetlip. North Reef has had Maori cod, squire, frying pan snapper and this nice jewfish. Pearl perch, amberjack, moses perch, jew, cobia and spanish and spotty mackerel on North Reef and off Double Island Point.

Estuaries

Noosa: The bass and Saratoga have been feeding in the local dams, Boroumba and Lake MacDonald. Dart and whiting along Teewah Beach. Trevally between the Noosa River mouth and also at Tewantin an 82cm flathead was caught and released. Mangrove jack to 55cm caught at night on a live bait in the lower reaches of the Noosa River. A few nice whiting and flathead in the Frying Pan and in Woods Bay. Bream, estuary cod and moses perch in Weyba Creek. Mud and sand crabs throughout the system.

Maroochydore: Quality flathead around Twin Waters. Plenty of good sand crabs in the lower river and the Maroochy Waters Canals.. Whiting, bream and reasonable flathead form Bli Bli, off Chambers Island and in the lower river. Trevally throughout the system in the Cod Hole over night and up Petrie Creek. Whiting, flathead Mud crabs in the middle and upper reaches.

Kawana: Dart and whiting along the beaches. Trevally, bream and flathead along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth and along La Balsa Park Flathead upstream from McKenzies Bridge and reasonable whiting in the Basin. Mangrove jack around the bridge pylons and rock walls. Worth putting the pots in for sand crabs in the canal system a few mud crabs.

Caloundra: Try for a few dart along the beaches as well as trevally and flathead close to the Bar. Bream and trevally off the boardwalk and around jetties. Whiting off Golden Beach and Bells Creek mouth. Mangrove jack in the canals around bridge pylons and pontoons and jack, mud crabs and some quality flathead in the creeks that run into the Passage.

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Ben Forgan

Ben Forgan had a great time out at Boroumba Dam catching good bass. He mainly practices catch and release fishing in estuary and dam fishing./strong>

Local Fishing Report: Weekend 2017-02-18

Offshore

Good conditions early this morning ahead of a stiff afternoon sea breeze with winds north to northwesterly about 10 knots tending north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day, with seas 1 to 1.5 metres.. Conditions similar tomorrow to this afternoon with winds forecast to be northerly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening, with seas1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. It is worth targeting the bays and around the shark nets off Mooloolaba for sand crabs. There have been Spanish and spotty mackerel on the Gneerings and the Blinker. Coral trout and grass sweetlip from the Gneerings. Grass sweetlip, pearl perch, cod, snapper and tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile. A 20kg Spaniard was caught at Arkwright Shoal recently. At Sunshine Reef there’s a few quality Spanish mackerel as well as cobia and sweetlip. North Reef has had Maori cod, squire, frying pan snapper and this nice jewfish. Pearl perch, amberjack, moses perch, jew, cobia and spanish and spotty mackerel on North Reef and off Double Island Point.

Estuaries

Noosa: The bass and Saratoga have been feeding in the local dams, Boroumba and Lake MacDonald. Dart and whiting along Teewah Beach. Trevally between the Noosa River mouth and also at Tewantin an 82cm flathead was caught and released. Mangrove jack to 55cm caught at night on a live bait in the lower reaches of the Noosa River. A few nice whiting and flathead in the Frying Pan and in Woods Bay. Bream, estuary cod and moses perch in Weyba Creek. Mud and sand crabs throughout the system.

Maroochydore: Quality flathead around Twin Waters. Plenty of good sand crabs in the lower river and the Maroochy Waters Canals.. Whiting, bream and reasonable flathead from Bli Bli, off Chambers Island and in the lower river. Trevally throughout the system in the Cod Hole over night and up Petrie Creek. Whiting, flathead Mud crabs in the middle and upper reaches.

Kawana: Dart and whiting along the beaches. Trevally, bream and flathead along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth and along La Balsa Park Flathead upstream from McKenzies Bridge and reasonable whiting in the Basin. Mangrove jack around the bridge pylons and rock walls. Worth putting the pots in for sand crabs in the canal system a few mud crabs.

Caloundra: Try for a few dart along the beaches as well as trevally and flathead close to the Bar. Bream and trevally off the boardwalk and around jetties. Whiting off Golden Beach and Bells Creek mouth. Mangrove jack in the canals around bridge pylons and pontoons and jack, mud crabs and some quality flathead in the creeks that run into the Passage.

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TateKeysBass

Super keen angler, Tate Keys has been catching and releasing quality bass in Boroumba Dam last weekend./strong>

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