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Sunshine Coast Fishing Report | Thursday 6 July 2023

Welcome to your weekly fishing report for the Sunshine Coast, brought to you by Bait Master Fishing and Tackle. Rainy conditions over the last week have been great for the garden, but not so great for a school holiday fishing trip! Conditions for the remainder of the school holidays look favourable, with warm days and manageable winds. With no more rain on the horizon for the foreseeable future, the next few days look perfect to wet a line. Live bait is the go, with live beach worms available from our Bli Bli store. Our bait freezers will be restocked Friday morning in preparation for the weekend, so make sure you call in and stock up.

Maroochy River

Trevally Diamond, Golden, and Giant Trevally have been spotted at the Cod Hole. The best way to catch these beauties is by jigging a 62mm Pro Lure Clone Prawn or Major Craft Jigpara 3-7g Micro Jigs.

Flathead These have been caught around the flats. We recommend slow rolling a 3-inch paddle tail with the occasional pause to hook them.

Bream and Whiting These species are abundant around Chambers Island, Mudjimba Beach, and Sunshine Beach. Try low tide gutters with live beach worms for bait for the best results.

Crabs Sand Crabs are plentiful at the mouth of the river, and Mud Crabs can be found in the upper reaches of the Maroochy River. Use flathead and whiting frames for bait for the Sand Crabs, and mullet or chicken frames as bait for the Mud Crabs.

Andre caught this 85cm Diamond Trevally at the Cod Hole on a 62mm Clone Prawn
Andre caught this 85cm Diamond Trevally at the Cod Hole on a 62mm Clone Prawn @andre.ioannidis

Noosa River

Bream, Flathead, and Whiting These species are also abundant in the Noosa River. Make sure to bring your best gear and bait to catch these.


Dart, Bream, and Tailor have been making a splash along the beaches of Caloundra

Flathead and Bream These popular species have been biting well in the passage

Queenfish and Trevally These species have been spotted in good numbers along Golden Beach. 

Another nice Diamond caught by Lachy in the Maroochy River
Another nice Diamond caught by Lachy in the Maroochy River @lachy_pitt15


Amberjack, Tuskfish, Snapper, and Pearl Perch These species have been caught at the Hards. Snapper have also been in the shipping channel.

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Tight lines!

Trent and Corinne
Bait Master Fishing and Tackle

Cover Photo: Taj with a nice Flathead at Noosa Heads @tajs_fishing_adventures

Joseph with a nice size Flathead @hawkey_789
Joseph with a nice size Flathead @hawkey_789

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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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