Gold Coast Seaway holding bait attracting a variety of species

It’s good to be back on deck after a nice holiday and thanks to Jason & Sarah for keeping the report going for me. We managed to go fishing a few times and find some good quality fish around Tin Can Bay and Rainbow beach. On the local front I was keen to get out for a look and catch up on what’s been on the chew on the Gold Coast.

We seem to be stuck in a pattern of wind and showers lately, looking forward we should see the wind ease as we head into the weekend and next week is looking better as well. I haven’t fished the Broadwater for a couple of weeks so I was keen to sneak out for a look to see what was on offer for the locals.

A small break in the wind last week and an early morning high tide change was a great opportunity to hit the water and try my luck. The deeper channels from the Gold Coast Seaway north are holding good amounts of bait which in turn has attracted a variety of species chasing a feed. Just keep an eye on the sounder for bait schools and also look for birds actively feeding, once you locate the bait fish in that area the fish seem to be on the move following the bait. I found a good variety of species including Jewfish, Tailor, Trevally, and even Scad which were great fun working 1/2 ounce Metal Blades and throwing metal slugs into fish surface feeding.

Flathead are still a good option, I had a good session using Zman SreakZ Curly TailZ 4” and Storm So Run Hypno Grub curl tails fishing the run out tide around Paradise Point.  Again finding schools of bait in this case white pilchards and targeting entrances to channels and creeks paid off. Try around Crab Island, Rat Island, the Eastern side of the Aldershots, Jacobs Well, Kalinga Bank and Tiger Mullet Channel.

There has been some good sized GT Trevally schooling up in the Coomera River for the past 2 weeks between Gold Coast City Marina up to the past the Regatta Waters boat ramp. If you’re lucky to be in the right area they have been herding up schools of bait and smashing them on the surface. Casting surface poppers, stick baits and metal slugs have all been affective.

Once the SE eases and the temp warms up we will see more Mangrove Jack action on the Gold Coast.

Hope you all have a good weekend and get out for a fish, if you have any reports please let us know how you went.

Coomera Houseboat Holidays/Coomera Bait & Tackle now have Hire Tinnies follow the link to view

Seabreeze is a great website to access a local forecast

At the time of writing my report we will finally see some consistent weather with light to moderate S/SE winds and just a few showers. The swell will increase over the weekend a bit just make sure you have the most up to date forecast before heading out on the water.

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

Good luck with the Fishing.


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