Crabs and flathead around Gold Coast

We’ve had classic Winter weather on the Gold Coast with plenty of Sunshine and some cooler westerly’s to finish off the week, let’s see how the fishing was.

It was nice to hear our customers found a good feed of Sand Crabs and some quality Mud Crabs last weekend on the Full Moon.  They’ve also had some luck during the week, some spots that produced a feed are The Never Fail Islands Island along the measured mile, Crab Island, Currigee, Brown Island, Tipplers Passage, Curtis, Jacobs Well, Canaipa Passage and Tiger Mullet Channel.  Mud Crabs can be found all year round on the Gold Coast and some of the Winter Crabs are in better condition than Summer, lots of people say you can only catch crabs in a month that start with R, I usually answer that one with Really !!!!!

The combination of westerly winds and cooler nights this week has seen quality Bream on the chew throughout the Broadwater and Jumpinpin region.  Customers have found some solid fish up to 40cm in length, best spots are the Gold Coast Seaway walls, Wave Break Island, Lands End Biggera Creek, Marine Parade Labrador, Paradise Point, Coomera River Bridge, North Arm Coomera, Jacobs Well, Whalleys Gutter, Tiger Mullet Channel, Short Island and Logan River all fishing well.  Try using Mullet Fillet, Fishos, White Pilchards, Prawns or Yabbies.

Customers have reported some nice Flathead have been caught again this week, some good eating size fish from 45cm to 55cm range up to fish over 75cm to release.  I did have a quick flick after work in the Coomera Sunday afternoon and hooked 2 Flathead in 10 minutes on a Zman 4’ minnow, just keep the plastic on the move to entice a strike.  


It’s worth having a look in Tipplers Passage, Curtis, the Banks North of Tulleen Island, Jacobs Well Shoals, Green Bank, Kalinga Bank, Canaipa Passage, Logan River, Crab Island, Paradise Point and the Coomera River.

Reports of some good size Tailor starting to show up in the Broadwater and Pin have filtered in, fish in the mid 50cm range are great fun on light gear.  Try trolling some hard body lures around the Gold Coast Seaway entrance North to Currigee or South to Seaworld on the incoming tide.  The Pin bar mouth, Kalinga Bank and Crusoe Island are producing some nice fish also.  Big Greenback Tailor will move a fair way into the system to search for bait schools, it’s not un common to hook big fish in the Coomera and Logan River during winter.  The best tip is find the bait and you should find fish, watch for birds feeding and activity on the water surface.

At the time of writing my report it looks like we have a pretty good weekend on the way.  Winds will be from the South on Saturday then tend S/SE by Sunday at 10-15 knots and no rain is sight with plenty of Sunshine into next week.

If you have any great catches to report or fishing photos please email them to

Good luck with the Fishing.  Brett

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