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Sunshine Coast Fishing Report | Thursday 9 March 2023

Sunshine Coast Fishing Report | Thursday 9 March 2023

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Sunshine Coast Fishing Report - Thursday 9 March 2023

The arrival of March brings with it gusty winds to the Sunshine Coast, making fishing conditions more challenging. However, as the weather begins to cool down, the fishing heats up, making it an excellent time to hit the water and cast a line. Anglers should note that the Spanish Mackerel closure, which began in the first week of March, will continue until 21 March.

Noosa has been a rewarding spot for anglers, with good catches of Snapper, Pearl Perch, Tuskfish, Moses Perch, Spotty Mackerel, and Cobia reported around Sunshine Reef. In the Noosa River, Mangrove Jacks, Bream and Whiting have been biting well, while plenty of Flathead have been caught around the mouth. 

Offshore from Mooloolaba, fishos have been reeling in Spotty and School Mackerel, Grassy Sweetlip, and Wahoo at the Barwon Banks, Mahi Mahi around the FADS, and Blue and Striped Marlin out at the shelf. Inshore, Bream and Mangrove Jack have been caught in good numbers in the Mooloolah River.

The Maroochy River has been a popular spot this week, with plenty of Flathead caught at the river mouth, Whiting around Chambers Island and Bream, Mangrove Jack and Trevally at the Cod Hole. Mud crabs have been in good numbers again, with the middle reaches of the river your best bet. 

When it comes to bait for offshore fishing, anglers may opt for squid and pilchards. For lures, metal jigs, spoons, and soft plastics are effective for targeting pelagic species like Mackerel, Wahoo, and Mahi Mahi. For bottom fishing, paternoster rigs with fresh bait such as squid, pilchards, mullet fillets, slimeys or yakkas will attract Grassy Sweetlip and Pearl Perch.

For those targeting Marlin, lures such as skirted trolling lures and live bait can be effective.

Inshore, live bait including worms and yabby is your best option. Soft plastics, hardbody lures, and blades have also been effective for Flathead and Bream. For Whiting, small poppers and surface lures can attract bites.


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