Gino with a nice feed of Mud Crabs from his Coomera Houseboat Holiday.

Gold Coast weather returning to normal

Peter Hamlyn with a fantastic Gold Coast Tarpon he caught and released.
Gino with a nice feed of Mud Crabs from his Coomera Houseboat Holiday.

Hi Everyone, hope you’ve all had a great week, after a wild weekend of strong winds and big swell thanks to Cyclone Oma it’s nice to see our weather pattern returning back to normal for the last week of Summer.  Let’s see how the bad weather affected the fishing this week. We were very lucky to have escaped the worst of Cyclone Oma over the weekend, gale force winds and big swell put a stop to most outdoor activities.  Our Houseboat fleet remained tied to the jetty for safety for the weekend until they could venture back out on Monday as the weather eased.

Big tides due to swell surge over the weekend has stirred up the Mud Crabs this week, if we score some of the rain forecast the crabbing will just get better as we head into March.   Houseboat customers did well this week, some good spots that produced a feed were  Jacobs Well, Tipplers Passage, Rudy Maas, Kouryabba, Tiger Mullet Channel, the Neverfail Islands, Pimpama River and the Coomera River.  Just work your pots around a bit in case the crabs are on the move.

Coomera Bait and Tackle customers reported a few Tailor showing up around Jumpinpin during the week towards top of the tide. The Pin Bar entrance, Crusoe Island, Bedrooms  and the Mouth of Whalleys gutter all produced fish. Keep an eye out for surface action like splashing when the Tailor are feeding , also keep an eye on the sky for birds feeding on the bait fish and left over scraps. Surface lures and metal slugs worked at speed should attack a bite.

The bad weather didn’t seem to deter some anglers chasing Mangrove Jack in the rivers protected by the wind, live baits have been very productive in the Coomera River.  The Rock walls near the Sanctuary Cove in the main river and then down the south arm have been producing some good Jacks, Estuary Cod and Trevally this week. Jabiru Island East towards Paradise Point is a good spot to try along with Sovereign and Ephraim Island as the wind eases.  The Gold Coast Seaway has seen some Mangrove Jack action with the larger fish starting to school up and feeding before heading out to the reefs as the weather starts to cool down.

On the Tweed River Brad from Brad Smith Fishing reports Flathead are starting to respond well to trolled lures along the drop offs and the deeper holes are producing a few on plastics and Ecogear ZX40s. Trevally are still making random raids on the baitfish around the tide changes while bream and whiting are crunching surface lures over the shallow flats.

On the Gold Coast Clint has found some solid flathead around the 60cm mark for his clients around Paradise Point and Sovereign Island, on Ecogear ZX40 blades coated in Sax scent goldprawn flavour, and soft vibes and soft plastics in bloodworm colour. There are still some Squid, Whiting, Squire, Flounder, Tailor, and Trevally.

Hope you all have a good weekend and get out for a fish, if you have any great catches or photos you would like to share, please email us and 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

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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