The Sundowners Amateur Fishing Club held the King of The Pin comp last weekend, we have a few customers that hire Houseboats every year to fish the weekend and we are also a sponsor of the event with a Houseboat Holiday as a major prize.
The weather was perfect all weekend and reports of lots of fish being caught by our customers was great to hear. A good mixed bag of Bream, Whiting, Flathead, Tailor and Jewfish made up the majority of species caught, it’s good to hear from Club President Don that he had 560 people fish this year making it a big comp on the Gold Coast.
Customers have found some nice Jewfish around the Gold Coast Seaway this week, the North Wall and Pipeline are holding good numbers of fish, size has been varying from small to large fish depending on the school moving through at the time.
As the water temp cools and the mullet schools grow larger we will see some real monsters up to 30kg being caught mostly at night.
Live baits like Mullet, Pike and Tailor are great, soft plastics and hard body lures will also work.
The Pin bar entrance has also been producing quality fish, Kalinga Bank and Five Ways are fishing well, also try the Logan River at Marks Rocks.
Just remember the minimum size limit for Jewfish is 75cm and the bag limit is 2 fish per person.
We have had reports of big numbers of Bream being caught at Jumpinpin, best spots are Short Island, Crusoe Island, Tiger Mullet Channel, Whalleys Gutter, Jacobs Well, Cobby Passage and the Logan River.
Closer to the Coast the Coomera River, Tipplers Passage, Paradise point, Wave Break Island and The Gold Coast Seaway have been fishing well.
Weather permitting, the offshore grounds have been producing a good mixed bag of Squire, Snapper, Moses Perch, Tusk Fish, Pearl Perch, Maori Cod and Yellow Tail Kingies, as we move into winter the fishing will improve and we should see the Cobia show up.
At the time of writing my report it looks like we will see a light Westerly on Friday ahead of a stronger Southerly change on Saturday.
The wind will tend more S/SE on Sunday and ease back to light Southerly for Monday & Tuesday.
If you have any great catches to report or fishing photos please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Good luck with the Fishing.
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