Mangrove jack active on GC

It’s great to be back after a nice holiday, I even got to catch a few fish while I was away. The Southerly winds have been persistent this week on the Gold Coast, finally easing by Wednesday giving a nice window to get out amongst the fish.  Let’s have a look at what’s biting.

With the days warming up and getting longer as we head towards summer we have had reports of Mangrove Jack being quite active in the Coomera River system, Nerang River, Logan River and most of the canals around Paradise Point and Runaway Bay.  Early morning and evenings are the best time to target a fish with surface lures, watching the bite is an exciting way to fish.  Other methods are casting plastics like Zman minnows hard into structure like pontoon’s, bridge pylons, rock walls and natural snags. Live bait is another great option if the fish are not responding to lures, quite often even if they are not hungry they will just smash a bait because they are quite territorial.

Our houseboat customers have a been catching a nice feed of Whiting this week, live worms and yabbies are great bait and also preserved beach worms will work fine.  Some good spots to try are the Logan River, Canaipa Passage, Bedrooms, Gold Bank, Jacobs Well, Coomera River either the North or South Arms, Crab Island, Wave Break Island and Marine Stadium.  You may need to move a bit but once you find the fish feeding you should catch a good feed.   I recommend a nice long trace of 6lb fluro carbon leader matched with a small size 6 bait holder hook and at least a size 4 sinker to keep your bait in the strike zone, a bit of tidal flow is preferable.

Customers are still catching some quality Flathead and Bream throughout Jumpinpin and the Broadwater. Tiger Mullet Channel, Green Bank, Logan River, Canaipa Passage, Tipplers Passage, Cabbage Tree Point, Paradise Point, Currigee Channel and Wave Break Island.



Sand Crabs have been around in good numbers this week, try setting your pots on the edges of the main channel in the Broadwater, Tipplers Passage, Never Fail Islands, Jacobs Well and Tiger Mullet Channel. Mud Crabs are still hit and miss but still worth a go.

At the time of writing my report the forecast for the weekend will see stronger hot Northerly winds on Friday and Saturday.  By Sunday the wind will ease and tend E/NE making it the best day to head out for a fish.

If you have any great catches to report or fishing photos please email them to    Good luck with the Fishing.  Brett

Coomera Bait & Tackle operates with Coomera Houseboat Holidays. We are open 7 days a week offering a great range of Fishing Tackle Gold Coast for our local area as well as bait & ice. We have the experience and local knowledge to get you out catching fish in no time. We offer off street parking and also a courtesy jetty for customers arriving by boat. Call 07 5502 6200

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