Good Variety on Gold Coast

It was nice to see the strong Southerly wind ease a bit as the week progressed giving everyone a few nice days to get out amongst the action on the Gold Coast.

Jumpinpin Bar entrance has been holding some good schools of Trevally this week, a few chopper Tailor have also been caught, just a matter of locating the bait schools on the sounder or keeping an eye out for birds activity and any splashing on the water from feeding fish. Casting small metal lures has worked well once you locate the fish.  Some nice sized Jew have also been caught outside the entrance to Swan Bay and along Kalinga bank on live baits like Pike and Mullet.  The Gold Coast Seaway has also fished well with the Pipeline holding some nice Trevally and Jew and the odd Squire.

As the wind and swell eased during the week Beach fishing was an option producing a feed of Dart, Whiting, Bream and Flathead.  South Stradbroke Island is a great quiet spot to fish if you’re lucky enough to have a boat.  Some good spots to walk across the Island are Bedrooms, Dux, Tipplers and Currigee.  On the mainland try the Spit, Mirage, Main Beach, Palm Beach and Currumbin, locating a good gutter holding fish is important.  Early morning and late afternoon is the best time to fish, a light surf outfit with 9 to 12lb line, 8 to 10lb Fluro carbon leader around a metre long, running sinker rig with a 4-5 ball sinker depending on sweep matched with a small bait holder hook will be fine. Best baits are Pippies, Worms, Yabbies and Mullet Fillet.

Reports of a few Mud Crabs being caught this week are encouraging, the better quality bucks have been fairly full of meat.  Some of the shallower spots have seen mixed results with lots of small or female crabs to pick through, the deeper water has been holding the larger bucks.  Try the Never fails, Tiger Mullet Channel, Canipa Passage, Mouth of the Coomera River, Tipplers Passage and Jacobs Well.   Some nice Sand Crabs are also being caught whilst targeting the Muddies.

Whiting have been caught at the North Bedrooms, Gold Bank, Tiger Mullet Channel, Jacobs Well, Logan River, Canaipa Passage, Marine Stadium, Wave Break Island, and the Coomera River.  Good sized fish up to 40cm have been caught, most fish average from 25cm to 30cm making them a great fish to target for a feed, the kids will have a ball winding them as they put a up a great fight for their size.  Worms and Yabbies are the best bait.

Not much news on the Prawns this week, just a matter of spending some time on the water and check out a few spots like The Logan River, Jacobs Well and Russell Island to try and find a feed.

At the time of writing my report it looks like we will see moderate N/NE winds Friday, easing to light winds by Saturday.  Sunday the winds will shift S/SE and increase in strength, by Wednesday we should see light easterly winds again.  Saturday looks like the best day over the weekend to hit the water.

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


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