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Sunshine Coast Fishing Report | Thursday 10 August

After what seems like weeks of wet and windy weather, this weekend is looking perfect to get out and wet a line! Spring-like conditions are expected over the weekend with warm sunny days and light winds. Conditions look pretty good up until next Thursday when the winds start to pick up. The Solunar Calendar indicates Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday next week to be the best days for fishing efficiency. You can find out more info to plan your next fishing trip at Fish Ranger.


Offshore has seen catches of Tuskfish, Red Emperor, Amberjack, Cobia and Hussar on the Barwon Banks and the Hards. Those fishing off Double Island Point have reported some good Sweetlip, Moses Perch and Tuskfish, while those off Caloundra have had luck with Tuskfish and Sweetlip.

A reminder that the closed season applies to snapper and pearl perch throughout Queensland tidal waters from 15 July to 15 August.

Noosa & Maroochy

Noosa fishos have reported Bream at the river mouth, along with some good sized Flathead for those willing to persist. Catches of Tailor and Trevally continue to be reported in Woods Bay, whilst Bream are still in good numbers at Tewantin.

The Maroochy River has been quiet, with a few catches of Bream and Flathead reported over the last week. There’s been good sized Tailor around Bli Bli and towards the upper reaches. Around the Cod Hole and up to Chambers Island has been the pick of the spots if you’re chasing big Flathead or decent sized Trevally. 3” Paddle Tails are still your best option.

Jake nabbed a nice 48cm Flathead
Jake nabbed a nice 48cm Flathead @jake_steinhardt13 


There’s still Jewfish hanging around the beaches in the deeper gutters on low tide from Currimundi through to Point Cartwright. Flathead have been in good numbers around the mouth of Bells Creek, continuing south along the weed beds and around the entrance to the Narrows. Plenty of Dart and good sized Whiting has been reported off north Bribie Island caught using beach worms and yabbies.

Fish of the Month Competition

Have you entered our Catch of the Month Competition? We're giving away two $25 gift vouchers to spend in our store each month - one for the photo with the most likes, and one for the best catch as selected by our team. To enter, post a photo of your catch on Facebook or Instagram, use the hashtag #BaitMasterFishingComp, and tag us in your photo. The competition runs from the first to the last day of each month, and winners will be announced at the start of the following month. We can't wait to see your catches!

A nice Flattie caught by Zach on a Froffbaits Soft Plastic
A nice Flattie caught by Zach on a Froffbaits Soft Plastic @zachcfishing

Fresh Bait

We’ve been expanding our range of bait and can now offer our customers freshly caught bait straight from our commercial fisho to you! Keep an eye on our socials to see what we have and when. We took delivery of premium Garfish and Squid last week which we’ve packaged up and frozen ready for your next adventure! We also stock a great range of Sea Queen frozen bait and live beach worms.

Bait Master Fishing and Tackle is your go-to for fishing gear, ice and bait with friendly service. We also offer rod and reel servicing and repair at the best prices you’ll find anywhere on the coast. Come in and see what makes us different to the big box stores!

Until next week, tight lines!

Trent & Corinne
Bait Master Fishing and Tackle

Cover Image: Taj with a nice Jewfish caught during a night session @tajs_fishing_adventures

Fresh mullet
We’ve expanded our fresh and frozen bait range, including premium Squid and Garfish! 

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Deep End Fishing Charters

0499 044 458

Berth 28, Mooloolaba Marina 

33–45 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba QLD 4557

Smithys Fishing Charters

Phone  0407 574 868

Cnr Nicklin Way & Pt Cartwright Drive
Minyama QLD 4575

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