Gold Coasters Getting Amongst Flathead

After the strong cold Westerly winds last weekend it was nice to see the Sunshine this week matched with light winds made for some great fishing weather on the Gold Coast for the first week of school holidays. The weekend is looking good, let’s see what’s been happening this week.

Customers have been getting amongst some nice Flathead this week, plenty of good eating size fish 45-55cm range along with the odd bigger model have been showing up. Try targeting the edges of sandbanks on the run out tide, Flathead are an ambush predator and will lay in wait for bait fish to swim off the bank as the tide drops. Apply the same principle to feeder creeks and holes around creek mouths once again these are prime spots for Flathead to lay in wait for passing bait fish. Drifting both live and dead baits is a very effective method to target Flathead, if you have young kids that are not up to casting and retrieving lures it’s worth a go. Most anglers enjoy throwing plastics, working vibes and trolling hard body lures, all methods are a great way to target fish depending on the area and tides you are fishing. Some good spots are Crab Island middle banks, Currigee, Brown Island, Aldershots near the oyster leases, Tipplers Passage, Coomera River, Jacobs Well, Logan River, Power Lines, Tiger Mullet Channel and Canaipa Passage.

Quality Jew Fish have been active this week, the cold snap has worked a treat and certainly switched on the bite. The Pin Bar mouth and Gold Coast Seaway have both been very productive, as we see more Mullet and Tailor schools move in the average size of fish should start to get bigger. Using large Plastics, Vibes and Jigs has been working well on the last 2 hours of the rising tide and the first hour of the run out. Look for bait schools on the sounder and small bits of structure to target. Smaller school Jew have been a common catch in the Logan River, Jumpinpin throughout the Broadwater so far this winter. Just remember the 75cm minimum size limit and bag limit of 2 fish per angler.

The water quality is on the improve and so are the numbers of Tailor this week, try the main channel around the Seaway and Pin Bar on the incoming tide, look out for bird and bait activity, the fish will be close by.
Customers have been getting stuck into some nice Bream in the Seaway, Wave break Island, Runaway Bay, Paradise Point, Coomera River, Tiger Mullet Channel, Jacobs Well, Crusoe Island, Short Island and the Logan River. Mullet Fillet, Mullet Gut, White Pilchards, WA pilchards pieces, Prawns and Yabbies are all great bait.
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 it looks like we will see moderate South Westerly winds on Friday before tending Southerly Saturday and easing off by Sunday. Lots of sunshine on the way for school holidays and Sunday will be the best day to 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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