Hungry fish in rivers and offshore on Sunny Coast

Hi there anglers,

Easter holidays are upon us and the weather has been pretty good despite the weather reports.

The weather predictions for the week are very mixed as were last weeks.

The conditions for boaties will be very fishable with the warm days and cool nights upon us.

A steady 10 knots is predicted for the week and the swell still will be under 1.5m.

There is a little bit of dirty water in the rivers but still have produced some quality fish.

The Maroochy River has seen some nice Barra caught around Goat Island and Petrie Creek.

Along with plenty of whiting and flathead around Chambers Island.

Big bream and flatty’s are in the upper reaches too.

The Mooloolah River has had some mixed reviews with the bream and whiting still around.

Plenty of squire and bream at the river mouth.

Head around to the rocks and jetty’s for some trevally as they are still around but less targeted most anglers.

The best estuary baits to use are herring, beach worms, prawns and pipi’s for your everyday fun.

To chase the larger fish use Pilly’s and strip baits.

The gutters have formed and the onshore breeze isn’t too rough.

There have been plenty of Dart caught and a few in the 40-45cm region, great fun.

If you manage to have bait in the water longer without catching a Dart you are in the mix for some quality flathead and whiting.

There is some school Jew to be caught at night with the bigger preditors in the mix too.

Strip baits, beach worms and prawns are best for the beach action.

If you want to go offshore just keep checking up to date weather conditions as they do vary.

There are plenty of big mackerel in the region of 8kg plus caught on big troll baits like Bonito.

There is a lot of schooling longtail tuna with the odd big yellow fin in the mix too.

They are chasing white bait around the 3-4 inch mark.

So try and mimic what they are feeding on with soft plastics or minnows.


The reef fish have been showing there potential by boats landing plenty of Grass Sweetlip, Pearl Perch, Tuskies and a few snapper.

If you’re having trouble landing your target species don’t be afraid to change it up, use burley, lures and baits.

Live bait is a great way to land a big one too.

We now have a Youtube Channel so jump on and check some of the informative videos we are posting up.

We would also consider adding any home video’s, of great action be it river, ocean or beach.

Please keep it PG.

For all of your up to date daily fishing report just like the Kawana Bait and Tackle Facebook page, which we update morning and afternoon every day.

Tight Lines

Dean Lovelock

About Kawana Bait and Tackle

Shop 5, Buddina Shops, Pt Cartwright Dr Buddina, Sunshine Coast, QLD 4575 Phone: (07) 5444 5551

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