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Sunshine Coast Fishing Report | Thursday 8 June 2023

Fishing on the coast over the past week has been fairly consistent, with good weather conditions if you don’t mind a spot of rain! This weekend’s forecast looks favorable with calm offshore conditions. Friday promises to be a mild day with scattered clouds, temps in the range of 12°C to 24°C and calm offshore conditions The excellent weather continues into Saturday with sunny skies, temps between 9°C and 22°C, and steady offshore conditions. Despite mostly cloudy skies on Sunday, temps should range from 13°C to 22°C. Overall, the weekend looks like a great time to wet a line. 

Mo caught this Cale Cale Trevally at the Cod Hole
Mo caught this Cale Cale Trevally at the Cod Hole​​
Theo with a nice Diamond Trevally caught at the Cod Hole
Theo with a nice Diamond Trevally caught at the Cod Hole​​


Fishing around Caloundra has proved fruitful over the last week, with catches of flathead, dart, whiting, and tailor off the beaches. Your best chance is during the early morning and late afternoon when the fish are most active. Moving closer to the bar entrance, anglers have reported catches of Queenfish, Trevally, Flathead and Tailor. Tides and currents have played a significant role in attracting these species to this particular area, so make sure you check tide times and conditions before heading out. The passage has been abundant with Bream and good sized Flathead, with prawns and worms your best bet for bait fishing.  

Maroochy River

The Maroochy River continues to fish well, with reports of Golden Trevally caught around structures such as jetties, bridges, and rock walls. Try the motorway bridge or Bli Bli bridge. Using soft plastics and live baits has proven effective in enticing these fish. Bream fishing in the Maroochy River has been consistently good, with anglers having success using a variety of baits including prawns, and soft plastics. Flathead and Trevally have also been caught at the Cod Hole. Anglers have found success by casting soft plastic lures or using live bait near drop-offs and deeper sections. In Eudlo Creek, Flathead have been biting well. Drifting with live baits or casting soft plastics along the edges of sandbanks has been a successful technique. Mud crabs have been active further up the river, while sand crabs have been caught closer to the river mouth. 


Smithy from Smithys Fishing Charters reported catches of Amberjack, Tuskfish, and Hussar at The Hards. The shipping channel has been a hotspot for Snapper, with anglers finding success by fishing with baits such as pilchards, squid, or soft plastics. 

Further north, Double Island Point, North Reef, and Sunshine Reef has yielded catches of Pearl Perch, Snapper, Sweetlip, Mulloway, Cobia, and Mackerel. Anglers have employed various techniques including bottom fishing with fresh baits and trolling with lures or live baits to achieve successful outcomes.

Noosa River

Tailor, Flathead, Bream, and Mud Crabs have been caught in good numbers in the Noosa River. 

As we wrap up another exciting week of fishing on the Sunshine Coast, we want to remind you that the best catches start at Bait Master Fishing and Tackle! Located at 311 David Low Way, Bli Bli, our store is your one-stop destination for all your fishing needs. Now is the perfect time to upgrade your gear or stock up on essentials, as we're currently offering a tremendous 50% off on Rapala, 13 Fishing, Sufix, and VMC. Call in and see us instore or shop online at Don't miss this golden opportunity to bag a bargain and increase your chances of making your next big catch. 

Until next week, tight lines, and remember that the best stories are often found at the end of a fishing line!

Trent & Corinne

Bait Master Fishing and Tackle 

Zavier managed to nab this awesome Mangrove Jack
Zavier managed to nab this awesome Mangrove Jack​​

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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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