Quality bream, snapper and reef fish on the Gold Coast

AS winter finally comes to an end on the Gold Coast and we head into September Springtime fishing let’s have a look at how our customers went last weekend and during the week.

Some quality bream are still being caught throughout the Broadwater and Jumpinpin this week, customers have found good numbers of nice size fish on offer.  Good spots to try are Cobby Passage, Short Island, Logan River, Power Lines, Rocky point, Tiger Mullet Channel, Dux, Coomera River including the Highway Bridge, Sanctuary Cove Rock Walls and Santa Barbara Boat Ramp, Paradise Point, Runaway Bay Canal mouths, The Gold Coast Seaway and Sundale Bridge. Just remember to keep a steady flow of burley pellets on the go to keep the fish in feed mode. Best baits are mullet gut, mullet fillet, prawns, white pilchards, squid strips, WA pilchard pieces and yabbies.

Offshore fishing has a bit hit and miss this week when it comes to a consistent snapper bite in the morning on the local 18 & 24 fathom reefs, some fantastic quality fish are being caught just not in numbers. Better numbers of snapper have been landed on the 36 & 50 fathoms reefs this week, float lining is still the preferred method in the deeper water to temp a better quality fish. Customers have also been catching a few trag few, tusk fish, mauri cod, pearl perch, cobia and moses perch.

The Surf beaches have produced some good sized Tailor this week, it has been a bit of a slow season at times. South Stradbroke Island and the Beach front from Narrow Neck to the Spit have seen nice Tailor moving in to the gutters to feed on the incoming tide. Whole WA pilchards on gang hooks have worked well, I don’t use a wire trace unless the fish are thick as you get a lot more bites on a mono trace, you just loose the odd fish to bite offs. Casting metal slugs and surface poppers is another great method to get a bite.

Jumpinpin has been producing some large Flathead around the Bar mouth with quality fish in the high 80cm range in the deep water (remember size limits 40 – 75cms).  Flathead have also been found in the deeper channels throughout the Broadwater towards the Seaway, look for bait schools they will be feeding on and try your luck.  The Gold Coast Seaway has also been a good spot to find some big Flathead.  Large plastics on heavy jig heads are working well, Zerek Fish Trap vibes and TTSwitchblades are also a great option in deep water.

It’s worth setting a few Crab Pots to catch a feed of Sand Crabs, our Houseboat customers have scored a nice feed from the Broadwater and Jumpinpin this week, and even of odd nice Mud Crab is showing up. Just make sure your up to dates with all the rules before setting your pots.

Coomera Houseboat Holidays/Coomera Bait & Tackle now have Hire Tinnies. Seabreeze is a great website to access a local forecast.

At the time of writing my report we will see the wind blow from the N/NW on Friday and increase in strength Saturday morning before swinging to S/SE and dropping on Sunday to light to moderate.

If you have any great catches to report or fishing photos please email them to brett@coomerahouseboats.com.au    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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