Thomas Schmidt 9.3kg Spanish by 80 year old Grandpa.

Crabs, Mackerel and Wahoo at the Gold Coast

We had a nice weekend and start to the week on the Gold Coast, the Southerly change moved through mid-week and brought a few showers with it, a bit of rain just might help to stir things up a bit.

Thomas sent us a great photo of a spanish mackerel his Grandfather caught off the Gold Coast last week, he has been finding a few quality pelagic species lately.  We have seen a few mac tuna, cobia and plenty of good sized wahoo.  Wahoo have been hitting skirts, hard body lures and trolled live baits on the 36 & 24 fathom reefs.  The Gravel  Patch and Nine Mile Reef have also been fishing well, just remember if your heading to Nine Mile off the Tweed you will need a NSW fishing licence and be aware all the NSW Fisheries rules.  Once the current starts to slow we will see some better bottom fishing action, you can still manage a feed of snapper, squire, trag jew, parrot and moses if you hunt around.

A bit of rain has made the mud crabs more active this week. Houseboat customers have found a feed around Tulleen Island in the Never Fails, Tipplers Passage, Pimpama River Mouth, North and South Arm of the Coomera River, Brown Island, Jacobs Well, Eden Island, Logan River and Canaipa Passage.  Good numbers of sand crabs have also been caught in the pots with the muddies.

A few quality jew, trevally and tailor have been caught around the Pin Bar Mouth hanging around the schools of bait. The Gold Coast Seaway has also seen a bit of action with the same species lurking around the pipe line and north wall.

A few nice flathead have been caught this week, they have been hitting trolled hard body lures, well placed soft plastics and vibes.  Try the sandbanks and edges of the channels around Paradise Point, Wave Break Island, Crab Island the middle bank North of Crab Island, Coomera River, Tipplers Passage, Jacobs Well, Tiger Mullet Channel, Kalinga Bank , Bedrooms and the Logan River.

Whiting and bream have been around in ok numbers this week, Yabbies, Worms and Prawns are the best bait.  Most Rivers and Sandbanks throughout the Gold Coast will produce feed.  As we move into more of a winter pattern the size and number of bream will increase.

At the time of writing my report it looks like we will see strong Southerly winds on Friday before easy slightly by Saturday/Sunday.  Tuesday looks good and we should be back to great weather for the mid-week fisho’s that can hit 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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