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Sunshine Coast Fishing Report | Thursday 15 February 2024

Welcome to this week's Sunshine Coast Fishing Report. Poor weather conditions have resulted in few catches over the past week. This week's report therefore is short and sweet! With more rain and wind predicted for the coming week, it's looking like another quiet week on the water. 


Over the last week, the weather gods turned on a few prime days for offshore fishing. Lots of Spotty Mackerel were reported around the closer reefs, along with a good mix of reef fish. Catches of Amberjack and Kingfish were reported at the Hards, while Tuskfish and Hussar made up the catches at the Barwon Banks. 

Zach with another nice catch! This Giant Herring measured just over 60cm and was caught on a Pro Lure Clone Prawn in Noosa. Photo: @zachcfishing


Estuary fishing has been pretty tough going over the past week due to the weather. We've had reports of a few nice Flathead caught in the Bli Bli stretch, with some Whiting still being caught at the mouth. The water in the Maroochy River is still brackish, making it tough for even the most persistant fisho.

The Noosa River has also suffered from recent poor weather, with many a donut day reported. A few Bream and Flathead have still been caught, but like the Maroochy, it's been pretty tough going. 

We've had reports of a few Flathead and Bream catches at Caloundra, but it's also been a quiet week for fishing there. 

A nice Mangrove Jack caught in Caloundra this week. Image supplied.
Seth caught this Sooty Grunter caught at Imbil. Photo: @sethmaden


Freshwater fishing remains subdued post-flood, with the Mary River and adjacent creeks still stabilising. High waters and reduced visibility persist, limiting angling success. We expect a gradual improvement as conditions clear, but a full rebound will take time.

Fingers crossed that the coming week brings a few decent days of fishing! As always, keep informed by checking local conditions before heading out. Live beach worms are back in store this weekend, along with fresh mullet and plenty of frozen bait. If you prefer lures, drop in and see us for some local tips on what gets the job done in our local fishing spots!

Tight lines,

Trent & Corinne
Bait Master Fishing and Tackle

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