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Sunshine Coast Fishing Reports

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Local Fishing Report: Monday 2019-01-21

Offshore

Winds will be easterly at 10 to 15 knots, with seas below a meter and east to northeasterly swell below a meter.Some good catches of spotty mackerel from the close in reefs between Caloundra and Noosa. Quality spanaish mackerel on trolled baites from Sunshine Reef. Cobia and Dolphin Fish from the Mooloolaba 8 mile and Caloundra 12 mile. Cobia, sweetlip and tuna from North Reef. Spanish and spotty mackerel from the Blinker. Also cobia, trout, sweetlip and pearl perch from Sunshine Reef.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Noosa Sound area has been producing quality GT's, golden trevally, some reasonable bream, grunter bream and flathead. Whiting also from the Yacht Club and near the ferry stretch. Also a few tailor in the lower river. A few good catches of mangrove jack to 54cm in the creeks and around the bridge structures and up between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Bream and a few flathead from Cotton Tree. A few big whiting throughout the lower reaches. Golden trevally and flathead from Picnic Point. Tailor and bream to 30cm from the cod hole. Flathead from the creek mouths. Mud Crabs potted mainly in the upper river. 

Mooloolaba: Bream and trevally from the moorings. Trevally from La Balsa park. Jacks, flathead to 60cm, trevally, from McKenzies Bridge. Cod, mangrove jack and and muddies from the upper Mooloolah. 

Caloundra: Grass sweetlip, bream and jew from Shelly Beach. Bream and sweetlip from Moffat head. Some big flathead, mangrove jack and mud crabs in Coochin Creek. Quality whiting south of Bells Creek over night. Mud crabs will be feeding in all the creeks that feed into the Passage.

daniel west yellow fin bream
Check out Daniel West with a couple of nice yellow fin bream from the middle Maroochy River.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2019-01-19

Offshore

Be ready to go for the next few days right through to Mondays Full Moon Phase which will have the fish feeding, with okay conditions today with a bit of northerly chop in the afternoon as winds will be northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon then decreasing to about 10 knots in the evening and seas below 1 metre.Tomorrow conditions will also be workable as well with winds east to northeasterly about 10 knots tending east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning with seas below 1 metre. Still catching some quality Snapper and there have been reports of plenty of dolphin fish, or Mahi mahi on local reefs off Mooloolaba. Plenty of of cobia on the closer inshore reefs off the Sunshine Coast at present with floating pilchards and live baits doing the job. Sunshine Reef for a great catch of cobia, Spanish and spotty mackerel, coral trout, moses perch, striped tuna, tusk fish, snapper, grass emperor, sweetlip and quite a few pearl perch. Cobia, mackerel, snapper and cod from North Reef. Spanish and spotty mackerel out from Mooloolaba. Cobia, snapper, venus tusk fish and spanish mackerel off Coolum. Mackerel and maori cod from Caloundra 12 mile. Double Island Point has had cobia, venus tusk fish, pearl perch, moses perch, grass emperor and snapper.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Noosa Sound area has been producing quality GT's, golden trevally, some reasonable bream, grunter bream and flathead. Whiting also from the Yacht Club and near the ferry stretch. Also a few tailor in the lower river. A few good catches of mangrove jack to 54cm in the creeks and around the bridge structures and up between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Bream and a few flathead from Cotton Tree. A few big whiting throughout the lower reaches. Golden trevally and flathead from Picnic Point. Mangrove Jack from the creeks and Bli Bli reach. Flathead from the creek mouths. Mud Crabs potted mainly in the upper river. 

Mooloolaba: Definatly worth a try for whiting, bream and trevally in the Mooloolah canals. Bream and trevally from the moorings. Jacks, flathead to 60cm, trevally, from McKenzies Bridge. Cod, mangrove jack and and muddies from the upper Mooloolah. 

Caloundra: Some big flathead, mangrove jack and mud crabs in Coochin Creek. Try for flathead, a few whiting and bream from Golden Beach. Quality whiting south of Bells Creek over night. Mud crabs will be feeding in all the creeks that feed into the Passage. 

EricFrei Snapper

Have a look at Eric Frei with some top quality snapper taken at his secret spot off Mooloolaba

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2019-01-17

Offshore

Be ready to go for the next few days with okay conditions today with winds a bit choppy with northeasterly 10 to 15 knots and seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow conditions will also be okay with winds but with a bit of northerly chop with northeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots with seas below 1 metre. Reports of plenty of cobia on the closer inshore reefs off the Sunshine Coast at present with floating pilchards and live baits doing the job. Sunshine Reef for a great catch of cobia , spottie mackerel and quite a few pearl perch. Cobia, mackerel, snapper and cod from North Reef. Spanish and spotty mackerel from Mooloolaba. Cobia, snapper, venus tusk fish and spanish mackerel off Coolum. Mackerel and maori cod from Caloundra 12 mile. Double Island Point has had cobia, venus tusk fish, pearl perch, moses perch, grass emperor and snapper.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Noosa Sound area has been producing quality GT's, golden trevally, some reasonable bream, grunter bream and flathead. Whiting also from the Yacht Club and near the ferry stretch. Also a few tailor in the lower river. A few good catches of mangrove jack to 54cm in the creeks and around the bridge structures and up between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Bream and a few flathead from Cotton Tree. A few big whiting throughout the lower reaches. Golden trevally and flathead from Picnic Point. Mangrove Jack from the creeks and Bli Bli reach. Flathead from the creek mouths. Mud Crabs potted mainly in the upper river. 

Mooloolaba: Definatly worth a try for whiting, bream and trevally in the Mooloolah canals. Bream and trevally from the moorings. Jacks, flathead to 60cm, trevally, from McKenzies Bridge. Cod, mangrove jack and and muddies from the upper Mooloolah. 

Caloundra: Some big flathead up to 70cm, mangrove jack and mud crabs in Coochin Creek. Try for flathead, a few whiting and bream from Golden Beach. Quality whiting south of Bells Creek over night. Mud crabs will be feeding in all the creeks that feed into the Passage. 

Suzanne Bryant and kids Dusky

Susanne Bryant with her boys were happy with their nice Dusky Flathead taken while on a BBQ Pontoon Boat.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2019-01-16

Offshore

Be ready to go for the next few days with good conditions today with winds east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots. Lighter winds inshore in the morning and seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow also pretty good conditions with winds east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots with seas below 1 metre. Reports of plenty of cobia on the closer inshore reefs off the Sunshine Coast at present with floating pilchards and live baits doing the job. Sunshine Reef for a great catch of cobia , spottie mackerel and quite a few pearl perch. Cobia, mackerel, snapper and cod from North Reef. Spanish and spotty mackerel from Mooloolaba. Cobia, snapper, venus tusk fish and spanish mackerel off Coolum. Mackerel and maori cod from Caloundra 12 mile. Double Island Point has had cobia, venus tusk fish, pearl perch, moses perch, grass emperor and snapper.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Noosa Sound area has been producing quality GT's, golden trevally, some reasonable bream, grunter bream and flathead. Whiting also from the Yacht Club and near the ferry stretch. Also a few tailor in the lower river. A few good catches of mangrove jack to 54cm in the creeks and around the bridge structures and up between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Bream and a few flathead from Cotton Tree. A few big whiting throughout the lower reaches. Golden trevally and flathead from Picnic Point. Mangrove Jack from the creeks and Bli Bli reach. Flathead from the creek mouths. Mud Crabs potted mainly in the upper river. 

Mooloolaba: Definatly worth a try for whiting, bream and trevally in the Mooloolah canals. Bream and trevally from the moorings. Jacks, flathead to 60cm, trevally, from McKenzies Bridge. Cod, mangrove jack and and muddies from the upper Mooloolah.

Caloundra: Some big flathead up to 70cm, mangrove jack and mud crabs in Coochin Creek. Try for flathead, a few whiting and bream from Golden Beach. Quality whiting south of Bells Creek over night. Mud crabs will be feeding in all the creeks that feed into the Passage.

kim whiting
Kim Maas from the Maroochy RSL Fishing Club with a couple of stonker whiting taken from Picnic Point, one of his favourite spots on the Sunny Coast.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2019-01-15

Offshore

Be ready to go for the next few days with great conditions today so much better than yesterday with winds easterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the morning and seas around 1 metre. Tomorrow also pretty good conditions with winds east to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the day with seas below 1 metre. Sunshine Reef for a great catch of cobia , spottie mackerel and quite a few pearl perch. Cobia, mackerel, snapper and cod from North Reef. Spanish and spotty mackerel from Mooloolaba. Cobia, snapper, venus tusk fish and spanish mackerel off Coolum. Mackerel and maori cod from Caloundra 12 mile. Double Island Point has had a few good snapper, cobia, venus tusk fish, pearl perch, moses perch, grass emperor and snapper.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Noosa Sound area has been producing quality GT's, golden trevally, some grunter bream, flathead and the odd big whiting. Whiting also from the Yacht Club and near the ferry stretch. Golden trevally taken and a few good tailor in the lower river. A few good catches of mangrove jack in the creeks and around the bridge structures and up between the lakes. 

Maroochydore: Big bream and plenty of flathead from Cotton Tree. A couple of tailor to 45 cm upstream from the Cod Hole. A few big whiting throughout the lower reaches. Golden trevally and flathead from Picnic Point. Mangrove Jack from the creeks and Bli Bli reach. Flathead from the creek mouths. Mud Crabs potted mainly in the upper river.

Mooloolaba: Quality whiting, bream and trevally in the Mooloolah canals. Bream and trevally from the moorings. Jacks, flathead to 60cm, trevally, from McKenzies Bridge. Big whiting in Mountain Creek Reach. Cod, mangrove jack and and muddies from the upper Mooloolah. 

Caloundra: Some big flathead up to 70cm, mangrove jack and a few mud crabs in Coochin Creek. Good numbers of flathead, a few whiting and bream from Golden Beach. Quality whiting south of Bells Creek over night. Mud crabs will be feeding in all the creeks that feed into the Passage.

Finn H StevensNoosa Harbour 

Finn Horton-Stephens out fishes his Dad Marc, with this feisty Giant Trevally in Weyba Creek. Released with a smile. www.fishingnoosa.com.au/fishoftheweek.htm 

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