Harry with a beauty of a mangrove jack.

Sunshine Coast – weekly fishing report

Welcome to this week’s Sunshine Coast fishing report, though unfortunately, there’s not much to report! Poor weather conditions made offshore fishing near impossible and only die-hard fishos braved the inshore wind.


Weather prevented most offshore fishing over the past week. Glenn from Deep End Charters thinks conditions will start to improve for the coming weekend and next week. A few fishos who tried their luck reported that plenty of tuna and mackerel were still about. Once you can get back out on the water and with the change in water temperature, expect more snapper.

Ashtyn caught a pennant on a Pro Lure Clone Prawn.


Despite the season coming to an end, a few big mangrove jack were caught in the Maroochy River during the week. Along with some sizeable flathead catches and whiting, bream, jewfish, queenfish and giant trevally in both the Maroochy and Noosa rivers. For those on the hunt for prawns, the upper reaches of Eudlo Creek and the Maroochy River were the perfect spots.

Crabba crab control and measuring tool.


Mud crab catches seem to be improving, with reports of good legal-sized bucks taken recently. If you’re a serious crabber, come in to the shop to see our range of collapsible Crabcatcha metal pots. We now also stock Crabba crab control and measuring tools, which are perfect for new crabbers because it makes the process of handling and measuring much easier and safer.

If you’re after live bait, the sandy strait between Chambers Island and Twin Waters at low tide is still your best bet. If you’re chasing beachworms, try Mudjimba or Marcoola beaches. If you’d prefer to buy live bait, we have live beachworms in the shop. Our live worms are freshly caught and our chilled tank system ensures they are kept in optimum condition for fishing.


Dart, whiting and bream catches have continued to be consistent on coast beaches, with Mudjimba and Marcoola being the perfect spots to wet a line.

Ben caught spanish mackerel and cobia off Sunshine Beach.


Fingers crossed the weather improves in time for the weekend! Until next week… Remember to drop in to see us at 311 David Low Way in Bli Bli or check us out online at

Tight lines!

Trent and Corinne
Bait Master Fishing & Tackle





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