It’s great to be back after a good break, I defiantly made the most of the nice weather we’ve had the past couple of weeks. It looks like we are in for some wind and much needed rain on the Gold Coast from Friday until mid-next week.
As we make the transition into winter the offshore bottom fishing has started to improve with the current dropping. I was out on Sunday we managed a nice mixed catch of snapper, moses perch, samson fish, hussar, spangled emperor, tusk fish and a few small pearl perch on the 18 and 24 fathom reef east of the Seaway, we also got to see some whales moving north. As the water cools some bigger snapper and cobia will move in, there is plenty of bait around. Once the wind and swell eases it will be worth a look at the 36 and 50 fathom reefs for a mixed bag including large pearl perch, snapper, samson, amber jack, tusk fish and cobia.
Flathead have dominated catches again this week, local angler Jackson has been getting amongst some nice fish up to 80cm the past couple of weeks. Try the Aldershots, Brown Island, Tipplers Passage, Coomera River, Tiger Mullet Channel, Jacobs Well and the Logan River. Whilst targeting the weed beds keep an eye out for squid, plenty have been caught. Try plastics and hard body lures.
Jumpinpin Bar entrance has been producing some nice jew fish, tailor and trevally this week, plenty of bait in the area has attached the hungry predators. Live baits and lures will work, best to fish the last 2 hrs of the run in and the first hour of the run out tide.
Customers have reported some nice Bream around Short Island, Tiger Mullet Channel, Logan River, Jacobs Well, Coomera River, Paradise Point and the Gold Coast Seaway. Mullet Fillet, Mullet Gut, Prawns and Yabbies are great bait.
At the time of writing my report it looks like the rain will move in Friday and the Easterly winds should start to increase. By Saturday we may see up to 20-30 knots of NE winds and a large swell. By Sunday the winds will turn Westerly at 15-20 knots before easing by Wednesday. Offshore will be off limits but we have heaps of great spots around Jumpinpin, Broadwater and the rivers to try your luck.
If you have any great catches to report or fishing photos please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org Good luck with the Fishing. Brett
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