Flathead and tailor chewing on Gold Coast

We have had a warm week to end winter, with light to moderate wind conditions and plenty of Sunshine, we are looking forward to springtime on the Gold Coast.

Gold Coast Show public holiday Friday will see a bit of extra traffic on our local waterways to kick off the long weekend, let’s have a look at some Fishing options.

Customers have reported some quality Jew fish being caught at Jumpinpin during the week. They have been working the Bar entrance from outside Swan Bay and along Kalinga Bank, live baits like mullet, herring & pike will produce a bite, rig these up on a twin hook snell rig to give you the best chance of a hook up.  Depending on how aggressive the bite is you may need to let the fish have a run with the bait first, just don’t be too keen to strike if they are just moving off slowly give them time to eat the bait.  Working large plastics is another popular method, you will need a heavier jig head to keep your lure in the strike zone, and they will hit the plastic a lot harder than bait.  Look for deep holes on the sounder and bait schools and the fish won’t be far away.  The Gold Coast Seaway is another spot that has fished well for Jew this week, it’s best to fish around at a tide change.

A few Tailor have been showing up the in the gutters along the Spit on the late afternoon/evening incoming time for those that like their beach fishing, not monsters but nice average fish around 1kg. Whole WA pilchards on gang hooks will work, I start by using a mono trace rather than wire you will find you get a lot more bites if the fishing is a bit slow I only go to wire if the fish are thick.  The Broadwater has been fishing a bit hot & cold for Tailor, there is no shortage of bait schools around it’s just a matter of looking for the feeding birds and activity on the surface.  Try the main channel near Currigee and around the Seaway and the Pin bar mouth and around Crusoe Island.

Flathead have been around in good numbers this week, we managed to find a few on Sunday.  Some spots that have produced fish are Coomera River, Brown Island, Rat Island, Paradise Point, Crab Island middle banks, Aldershots, Never Fail Islands, Curtis, Jacobs Well, Bedrooms, Green Bank, Kalinga Bank, Canaipa Passage and the Logan River.



We have had reports of a few nice Whiting and Bream from the local rivers and shore based anglers at Paradise Point and Runaway Bay, this may be a good option to take the kids for a fish this weekend, try using worms, yabbies and prawns.

At the time of writing my report it looks like we may see a bit of rain to start the weekend and light SW-SE winds on Friday & Saturday.  Sunday looks like the pick of the days with light SW winds and some sunshine on the way.  We have a full moon on Sunday 30th which means some big tides on the way.

If you have any great catches to report or fishing photos please email them to brett@coomerahouseboats.com.au

Good luck with the Fishing.  Brett

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