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Sunshine Coast Fishing Report | Thursday 22 June 2023

Welcome to your weekly Sunshine Coast Fishing Report! Due to illness, we were unable to post a report last week, but we are back on deck and ready to prepare you for the coming week of fishing! Conditions look pretty good for the start of the school holidays. Saturday and Sunday look to be perfect offshore, with low winds and swell forecast and no rain in the foreseeable future. Temperatures around 10 - 26 degrees over the weekend should make for a pleasant day on the water. Summer-like temps are forecast on Monday, with temps predicted to reach 29 degrees. Looks like an absolute cracker of a week, perfect for the kids to get out and wet a line.

Offshore

Offshore fishing has been productive, with good catches of Snapper, Pearl Perch, Amberjack, Tuskfish, and Hussar at The Hards. Anglers chasing Yellowtail Kingfish have reported success in front of Moreton Island. Plenty of Snapper are being caught in the shipping channel.

Double Island Point and the North and Sunshine Reefs are hosting species such as Snapper, Pearl Perch, Gold Band Snapper, and Cobia. Similarly, catches of Pearl Perch, Snapper, Amberjack, and Hussar have been reported at the Barwon Banks. North Reef is also serving up some good Pearl Perch, Sweetlip, Spanish Mackerel, and Tuna.
 

Maroochy River

The Maroochy River has once again proven to be a hotspot with plenty of Golden, Giant, Tea Leaf, and Diamond Trevally being caught from the Cod Hole to Bli Bli. Flathead are still in big numbers, offering anglers plenty of action.


Anglers have started to report Tailor making an appearance around Twin Waters and the river mouth, with some even being caught off the beach. Now might be a good time to chase these feisty fish as they start to show up in larger numbers.


For those with a taste for crustaceans, Sand Crabs have been found around the river mouth, with Muddies in the upper reaches. 
 

Cameron caught this awesome Trevally in the Maroochy River on a Holt Productions Swim Minnow
Cameron caught this awesome Trevally in the Maroochy River on a Holt Productions Swim Minnow
 Lachlan got this nice Tailor on the new Froffbaits 2” paddle tail minnow
 Lachlan got this nice Tailor on the new Froffbaits 2” paddle tail minnow

Noosa


In the Noosa River, tailor, flathead, bream, and mud crabs have been caught in good numbers. A few Trevally have also been reported in the upper reaches. Off the beach, there’s been some good sized flathead and few tuna caught further north on metal slugs, with tailor also reported up towards Double Island Point.

Caloundra


In Caloundra, anglers have reported catches of flathead, dart, whiting, and tailor off the beaches. The passage has been abundant with bream and good-sized flathead, with prawns and worms proving to be the best bet for bait fishing.

We are ready for the upcoming school holidays, with plenty of fresh and frozen bait options, lures and fishing gear. If you're spending the school break on the Sunshine Coast, make sure to drop by our store at 311 David Low Way in Bli Bli. We are more than happy to share tips on the best baits to use, and maybe even let you in on some secret fishing spots to ensure a successful day out on the water. If you can't make it in person, you can also shop from our extensive range on our website at www.baitmasterfishing.com.au. We are currently running an EOFY sale, so check out the deals instore or online.


Remember, the best stories are often found at the end of a fishing line! Until next week, tight lines everyone!


Trent & Corinne

Bait Master Fishing and Tackle 
 

One of our regular customers, Taj, skillfully reeled in this impressive Queenfish during his outing at Noosa.
One of our regular customers, Taj, skillfully reeled in this impressive Queenfish during his outing at Noosa

Our Sunshine Coast Fishing Report is also available on Bush 'n Beach Fishing

 


 

Thanks to our Sunshine Coast Fishing Report contributors:

Deep End Fishing Charters


0499 044 458

Berth 28, Mooloolaba Marina 

33–45 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba QLD 4557


deependfishing.com.au

Smithys Fishing Charters


Email: info@smithysfishing.com.au
Phone  0407 574 868

Cnr Nicklin Way & Pt Cartwright Drive
Minyama QLD 4575


smithysfishingcharters.com.au

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