Classic winter weather makes for great fishing on Gold Coast

We have been extra lucky this week with a run of classic winter weather, light winds and warm sunny days making fishing conditions great for getting outdoors and having some fun.  Let’s see what our customers have been catching.

Last Sunday we experienced one of the biggest tides we have had in a while seeing a 0.00 low tide and a 1.89 high on the Gold Coast. This was a great tide to get out and hunt for Flathead as the low water had exposed much more sandbank areas giving anglers a great chance to hit the gutters and edges of sandbanks looking for fish. Our Houseboat and Tackle Shop customers reported the Jumpinpin area fished well around the top end of Tipplers Passage, Whalleys Gutter, Tiger Mullet Channel, Eden Island, Canaipa Passage, Jacobs Well, Logan River and Russell Island. In the South the Sand banks north of Wave Break Island, Currigee, Brown Island, Paradise Point and the Aldershots all fished well.  In the deeper water Soft Vibes and metal blades work well and in the shallows trolling hard body lures and throwing plastics are the best option.

Schools of Tailor kept anglers busy around Burleigh Heads, Pam Beach, Narrow Neck north to the pumping jetty this week.  Nice Tailor have also been spread out well throughout the Broadwater and Pin during the week, I did manage to land a few good ones last weekend but did loose a few soft plastics while targeting Flathead to these toothy critters. Keeping your eyes peeled for signs of life can make a huge difference to your day, my daughter is great at spotting birds tracking bait and diving on bait schools being attacked by Tailor.  Also a keen eye on the sounder is important to spot the bait as sometimes the Tailor will be feeding deep.  Try fishing the last of the run in tide around the Pin Bar and Gold Coast Seaway.  Target the Tailor schools by throwing metal slugs, surface poppers and walkers into the feeding schools, trolling hard body lures to locate the fish or drift WA Pilchards rigged on ganged hooks are also great methods.

Houseboat Customers have caught some good Bream this week, best spots have been around Jumpinpin like Tiger Mullet Channel, Canaipa Passage, Mc Kenzies Channel, Short Island, Eden Island, Kalinga Bank and Crusoe Island have fished well. In the southern Broadwater try Coomera River both North & South Arms, Paradise Point, Curigee, Gold Coast Seaway, Marine Parade Labrador and the Southport Bridge. I recommend using Mullet Fillet Strips on a bait holder style hook, also try Prawns,  White Pilchards, Mullet Gut or live Yabbies.

Hope you all have a good weekend and get out for a fish, if you have any reports please let us know how you went.

Coomera Houseboat Holidays/Coomera Bait & Tackle now have Hire Tinnies follow the link to view

Seabreeze is a great website to access a local forecast

At the time of writing my report the forecast is looking ok with light to moderate N/NW winds over the weekend with the swell easing back to round the metre mark. Make sure you have the most up to date forecast before heading out on the water.

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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