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Sunshine Coast Fishing Report | Thursday 27 April 2023

Welcome to this week’s Sunshine Coast Fishing Report - unfortunately there is not much to report! Poor weather conditions have made offshore fishing near impossible this week, and only die hard fishos have braved the winds inshore. 


Weather has prevented most offshore fishing over the past week. Glenn from Deep End Charters thinks conditions will start to improve this coming weekend and next week. A few fishos that have tried their luck reported that plenty of Tuna and Mackerel are still about. Once you can get back out on the water, expect more Snapper to be about with the change in water temperature. 


Despite the season coming to an end, there have been a few big Mangrove Jacks caught over the past week in the Maroochy River. There have also been some sizeable Flathead catches, along with Whiting, Bream, Jewfish, Queenfish, and GTs in both the Maroochy and Noosa Rivers. For those on the hunt for prawns, the upper reaches of Eudlo Creek and Maroochy River have been the perfect spots. 

Ben caught this Spanish Mackerel and Cobia off Sunshine Beach
Ben caught this Spanish Mackerel and Cobia off Sunshine Beach​​

If you’re after live bait, the sandy strait between Chambers Island and Twin Waters at low tide is still your best bet. If you’re chasing beach worms, try Mudjimba or Marcoola beaches. If you’d prefer to buy live bait, we have live beach worms in store. Our live worms are freshly caught when they arrive in store, and our chilled tank system ensures they are kept in optimum condition for fishing.  

Ashtyn caught this Pennant on a Pro Lure Clone Prawn
Harry with a beauty of a Mangrove Jack​​

Mud Crab catches seem to be improving, with reports of good legal size bucks taken in the last week. If you’re a serious crabber, come in store and see our range of collapsible Crabcatch metal pots. We now also stock Crabba crab control and measuring tools, which are perfect for new crabbers as it makes the process of handling and measuring much easier and safer.


Dart, Whiting and Bream catches have continued to be consistent on coast beaches, wtih Mudjimba and Marcoola being the perfect spots to wet a line.

Fingers crossed the weather improves in time for the weekend! We'll see you again next week with our latest fishing report. Remember to drop in and see us at 311 David Low Way in Bli Bli, or check us out online at

Tight lines and calm seas,
Trent & Corinne

Bait Master Fishing and Tackle 

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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

Smithys Fishing Charters

Phone  0407 574 868

Cnr Nicklin Way & Pt Cartwright Drive
Minyama QLD 4575

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