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Welcome to this week’s Sunshine Coast Fishing Report. Thankfully the weather has started to improve after a run of poor conditions. Conditions are looking good this weekend, with the full moon on Saturday. Mornings are fresh, with pleasant day time temperatures, so our advice is to get out and enjoy it while the wind stays away!
Our customers have reported great fishing at Moreton Island over the last week, good catches of Bass in our local dams, and plenty on the bite in local estuaries and beaches.
Winds have continued to play havoc with most offshore attempts, but conditions are improving and good catches are starting to be reported again. Catches of Tuskfish, Snapper, Red Emperor and Pearl Perch were reported offshore from Noosa up to Double Island Point. There’s still plenty of Tuna and Mackerel about, with good catches around Sunshine Reef, in addition to Coral Trout, Tuskfish and Sweetlip. Big tuna and mackerel schools have been reported off Coolum and down as far as Moreton Island.
With the winds down a lot of anglers took advantage of the weather, and boy did it pay off! It’s been great to see so many Mangrove Jack still being caught in good numbers. MMD Splash Prawns have been the most successful lure. Big flathead are on the move and will take just about anything on offer. Gobblers Paddle Shads or Paddle Tails and the Crossfire Lures 110mm hardbody are a great way to target them.
There have also been great catches of Diamond Trevally up to 60cm. These bigger fish are fun to catch as they put up a good fight. Small prawn soft plastics and grubs should see you amongst them.
Noosa River has been busy with plenty of Flathead, Trevally, Fingermark Bream and Mangrove Jacks. Bream have been caught in the canals around Minyama, with Flathead and plenty of baitfish caught and around the Bells Creek mouth and Golden Beach boat ramp.
Lots of good size mud crabs have been reported in the Noosa and Maroochydore Rivers. Sand crabs are also starting to show up on either side of the mouth.
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Minyama QLD 4575