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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: Thursday 2015-03-05

Offshore

Conditions should be okay if you stay close in with the wind tending north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots before dawn then shifting east to southeasterly in the evening. Seas are around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. Wind and sea conditions forecast will probably be unfavorable tomorrow as wind strength is set to increases. Sunshine Reef’s had Maori cod, grass sweetlip, some thumper venus tusk fish and several quality coral trout. The Blinker area has produced venus tusk fish and small snapper. The crews on Top Catch Charters fished the middle Banks for tusk to 3kg and job fish, pearl perch, small snapper, Moses perch and cobia.

Estuaries

Noosa: Noosa: Try for jew off the beaches and headlands. Bream, flathead, whiting and mangrove jack taken at the river mouth. Also there's been a few good flathead and mangrove jack caught in Weyba Creek. Try for whiting, bream and flathead that are feeding throughout the lower river. Muddies throughout the river and in the canals.

Maroochydore: With the full moon tomorrow morning the big jew will be feeding along the coast and in the deep holes in the river systems. Mangrove jack to 55cm in Petrie creek. Whiting to 38cm in the lower river. Several good size flathead caught in the lower river. Plenty of mud crabs have been potted throughout the river system.

Kawana: Dart, bream and whiting along the beaches, grass sweetlip and bream off Point Cartwright. Flathead, grunter bream and bream in the canals and rock walls in the lower river. Mud crabs will be throughout the river system.

Caloundra: Dart along the beaches, grunter bream and bream off the boardwalk. A few good whiting feeding off the sand banks in the top end of the passage, flathead opposite the Power Boat Club, bream and trevally in the canals. Mud crabs in the creeks and throughout the Pumicestone Passage.

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Mitch John Innes

My very good friends Mitch and John Innes did okay close in off Mooloolaba on Sunday for snapper and squire.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2015-03-04

Offshore

Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly in the evening. Seas are 1 metre and swell is 1-1.5m form the SE. Anglers fishing the dirty water on Sunshine Reef came back with Maori cod, grass sweetlip, some thumper venus tusk fish and several quality coral trout. The Blinker area has produced venus tusk fish and small snapper. The crews on Top Catch Charters fished the middle Banks for tusk to 3kg and job fish, pearl perch, small snapper, Moses perch and cobia.

Estuaries

Noosa: Bream, flathead, whiting and mangrove jack taken at the river mouth. Also there's been a few good flathead and mangrove jack caught in Weyba Creek. Try for whiting, bream and flathead that are feeding throughout the lower river. Muddies throughout the river and in the canals.

Maroochydore: Big jew 1.28m taken off the sand bags at the mouth. Mangrove jack to 55cm in Petrie creek. Whiting to 38cm in the lower river. Several good size flathead caught in the lower river. Plenty of mud crabs have been potted throughout the river system.

Kawana: Dart, bream and whiting along the beaches, grass sweetlip and bream off Point Cartwright. Flathead, grunter bream and bream in the canals and rock walls in the lower river. Mud crabs will be throughout the river system.

Caloundra: Dart along the beaches, grunter bream and bream off the boardwalk. A few good whiting feeding off the sand banks in the top end of the passage, flathead opposite the Power Boat Club, bream and trevally in the canals. Mud crabs in the creeks and throughout the Pumicestone Passage.

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Jeremy Smith Barred Grunter

Jeremy Smyth caught this solid barred grunter bream along Bradman Avenue this week.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2015-03-03

Offshore

Conditions are looking a bit choppy early and better later in the day with winds south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the evening. Seas are 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday. Tomorrow wind strength decreases back to 10 to 15 knots. Anglers fishing the dirty water on Sunshine Reef came back with Maori cod, grass sweetlip, some thumper venus tusk fish and several quality coral trout. The Blinker area has produced venus tusk fish and small snapper. The crews on Top Catch Charters fished the middle Banks for tusk to 3kg and job fish, pearl perch, small snapper, Moses perch and cobia.

Estuaries

Noosa: Bream, flathead, whiting and mangrove jack taken at the river mouth. Also there's been a few good flathead and mangrove jack caught in Weyba Creek. Try for whiting, bream and flathead that are feeding throughout the lower river. Muddies throughout the river and in the canals.

Maroochydore: Big jew 1.28m taken off the sand bags at the mouth on Saturday night and mangrove jack to 55cm in Petrie creek. Whiting and dart in the gutters at Mudjimba. Whiting to 38cm from Bli Bli and along the Black banks. Several good size flathead caught in the lower river. Plenty of mud crabs have been potted throughout the river system.

Kawana: Dart, bream and whiting along the beaches, grass sweetlip and bream off Point Cartwright. Flathead, grunter bream and bream in the canals and rock walls in the lower river. Mud crabs will be throughout the river system.

Caloundra: Dart along the beaches, grunter bream and bream off the boardwalk. A few good whiting feeding off the sand banks in the top end of the passage, flathead opposite the Power Boat Club, bream and trevally in the canals. Mud crabs in the creeks and throughout the Pumicestone Passage.

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Bruce Jarvis Jew Jack

Bruce and Jarvis Henricks fished the river mouth and Petrie Creek last night for a monster jew and solid mangrove jack. Well done boys!

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2015-03-02

Offshore

Conditions are looking good early with variable about 10 knots becoming southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day. Seas are below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. Anglers fishing the dirty water on Sunshine Reef yesterday came back with Maori cod, grass sweetlip, some thumper venus tusk fish and several quality coral trout. The Blinker area has produced venus tusk fish and small snapper. The crews on Top Catch Charters fished the middle Banks for tusk to 3kg and job fish, pearl perch, small snapper, Moses perch and cobia.

Estuaries

Noosa: Bream, flathead, whiting and mangrove jack taken at the river mouth. Also there's been a few good flathead and the odd mangrove jack caught in Weyba Creek. Try for whiting, bream and flathead are feeding on the sand banks throughout the lower river. Muddies on the move throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Big jew taken off the sand bags at the mouth on Saturday night and mangrove jack in Petrie creek Whiting and dart in the gutters at Mudjimba. Whiting to 38cm from Bli Bli and along the Black banks. Several catches of good size flathead caught in the lower river. Plenty of mud crabs have been potted throughout the river system and canals.

Kawana: Dart, bream and whiting along the beaches, grass sweetlip and bream off Point Cartwright. Flathead, grunter bream and bream in the canals and rock walls in the lower river. Mud crabs will be throughout the river system.

Caloundra: Dart along the beaches, grunter bream and bream off the boardwalk. A few good whiting feeding off the sand banks in the top end of the passage, flathead opposite the Power Boat Club, bream and trevally in the canals. Mud crabs in the creeks and throughout the Pumicestone Passage.

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WhitneyChambersIsland

Check out Whitney with a nice buck crab taken in her crab pot between Chambers Island and Picnic Point

Local Fishing Report: Sunday 2015-03-01

Offshore

Conditions are looking excellent with easterly winds at 10 to 15 knots. Seas are below 1m with a 1m increasing to  easterly swell. The Blinker area has produced venus tusk fish and small snapper. The crews on Top Catch Charters fished the middle Banks for tusk to 3kg and job fish, pearl perch, small snapper, Moses perch and cobia.

Estuaries

Noosa: Bream, flathead, whiting and mangrove jack taken at the river mouth and a 61cm flathead taken off the Sandy Cove rocks. Also there's been a few good flathead to 69cm and the odd mangrove jack and he caught in Weyba Creek. Try for whiting, bream and flathead are feeding on the sand banks throughout the lower river. Muddies on the move throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Whiting and dart in the gutters at Mudjimba. Jew from the river mouth over night. Whiting to 38cm from Bli Bli and along the Black banks. Bream now feeding in the lower river and a 57cm flathead taken near Picnic Point. Plenty of mud crabs have been potted throughout the river system and canals.

Kawana: Grass sweetlip and bream off Point Cartwright. With the calmer conditions try for bream, whiting and dart along the beach at Warana. Flathead, grunter bream and bream in the canals and rock walls in the lower river. Mud crabs will be throughout the river system.

Caloundra: Grunter bream and bream off the boardwalk. A few solid whiting feeding off the sand banks in the top end of the passage. Muddies in Pelican Waters Canal, Bells Creek and the Coochin Stretch.

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Rob Stokes dusky

Rob Stokes was flicking 3" soft plastics around Chambers Island when he hooked this 55cm dusky flathead yesterday morning.

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