What a great week for being on the water! Apart from the occasional overnight and early morning showers in some areas, we have had light winds and lots of sunshine making for very favourable conditions to get out on the water trying to catch a feed.
Brett is currently on annual leave and no doubt trying for a feed for his family, so the fishing report has been left up to me again this week.
Our houseboat customers have been having a great time this week and reporting good catches of muddies and flathead. Seems most of the action has been up around the pin and Tiger Mullet Channel areas, with the really big muddies coming from the Pimpama River.
If you have a boat and are thinking of trying your luck for some muddies this weekend, try setting your pots in the mouth of the North Arm of the Coomera, Pimpama River, Tipplers Passage, The Never Fails Islands, Whalleys Gutter, Tiger Mullet Channel and the Mouth of the Logan River. If you don’t have a boat, anywhere you can fish along the Coomera River is worth a go. Set your pots, throw in a line and you may get a bream or a flathead to go with the Crabs. You will have yourself a seafood smorgasbord.
Quality Bream are still being caught in good numbers, so as we head into winter it looks like a great season on the way for the Bream Fisherman and Fisherwomen. Jumpinpin and the Gold Coast Seaway are good spots to try.
When I say state of origin, you are probably thinking football, well not always. All you keen local fishermen, fisherwomen and fisherkids can be part of a QLD v NSW challenge by entering the 2019 Pottsville Beach Sports Greenback Fishing Competition on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June. Details can be found at www.lionsgreenback.com No geographical limits apply, you must be in NSW or QLD tidal waters, however best to check out the website for all the details. Good luck if you give it a go.
Smithy from Brad Smith Fishing Charters fished the deep holes in the middle reaches of the Tweed River this week targeting some flathead and jewies. Fishing around the tide changes will always give you the best chance at hooking a jewie as they spike in their feeding pattern at this time. Hopefully it won’t be long before some schools of tailor and bigger sea bream start to enter the river now that we are pushing more into winter.
Clint reports he has caught 17 species of fish this week on the Broadwater. The winter species are starting to come thorough, with legal size flathead spreading around to feed after disappearing from their summer breeding grounds. Squid are becoming more common too. Clint catches them on Ecogear ZX 40 vibes, these lures work well during the day time and draw the squid out of weed beds. Flounder this time of year are a lovely eating size, we are catching dinner plate size ones often on vibes. Tuskfish are plentiful this month too, plus there are tons of winter whiting around the Broadwater anywhere between Southport and Sovereign Island. Young Maclay with his dad Duane were on a private charter with Clint last week and caught a released his first Tarpon on 6lb line. Good size too and on a live yabbie in 10m deep water. He also caught a hard fighting morwong and a variety of other species.
Hope you all have a good weekend and get out for a fish, we are expecting plenty of sunshine and moderate winds, 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 http://www.coomerahouseboats.com.au/our-fleet-type/hire-tinnies/
Seabreeze is a great website to access a local forecast http://www.seabreeze.com.au/graphs/
If you have any great catches to report or fishing photos please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org Good luck with the Fishing. Sandra
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