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Sunshine Coast Fishing Report | Thursday 6 April 2023

Happy Easter! The Easter long weekend is looking perfect, with fine sunny conditions expected after some possible storms on Friday. With an influx of visitors expected over the break, popular fishing spots will no doubt be crowded, so we’d recommend getting out early or heading offshore to escape the crowds. There’s plenty of good spots away from the more popular ones, so it might be a good weekend to do some adventuring if you’re after an Easter feed.

Offshore conditions have been pretty consistent this week, with good numbers of Tuskfish, Pearl Perch, Moses Perch, Snapper, Grassy Sweetlip, Cobia and Spanish Mackerel still about from Double Island Point down to Mooloolaba. Smithy from Smithy’s Fishing Charters at Mooloolaba saw catches of Black Marlin and Wahoo from the 50m line to the Hards, Mahi Mahi around the FADs, Tuskfish and Hussar on the Barwon Banks and mixed tuna schools from the Inner to Outer Gneerings. Noosa offshore fishos have reported catches of Mulloway, Coral Trout, Pearl Perch, Grassy Sweetlip, Cobia and Tuskfish. 

The Maroochy River is still delivering good catches of Bream, Flathead, Mangrove Jacks and Jewfish. Dunethin Rock has been quiet this week, with local fishos reporting dirty water which seems to be keeping the big ones away. Noosa River is always a good chance for Bream and Flathead, with some good Giant Trevally and Queenfish also being caught. 

Boy kneeling in the river holding a 62cm Golden Trevally
Harper with a nice 62cm Golden Trevally​​

Prawns seem to be everywhere at the moment, with creeks your best bet for a decent catch. Report of good catches in Eudlo Creek and Coolum Creek have been coming in, so keep your eye out for them on your sounder, or try spotlighting for them at night off local jetties and banks - when you see the red in their eyes flash, throw out the cast net!

No matter where you are fishing on the coast, we’ve got plenty of lures and bait in store to suit. Our bait freezers are stocked and our live beach worm tanks are full ready for the weekend. If you’re here on holidays and need some advice on fishing spots or bait, come in and see us at 311 David Low Way or you can shop on our website at We are open every day over the Easter weekend.

Tight lines and calm seas,

Trent & Corinne
Bait Master Fishing and Tackle


A nice Diamond Trevally measuring 60cm was caught by Brayth near Dunethin Rock
A nice Diamond Trevally measuring 60cm was caught by Brayth near Dunethin Rock​​

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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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