Great run of fishing conditions continues on GC

Wayne Young with a quality Nerang River Whiting.
Peter caught this great flathead with Brad Smith Fishing Charters.
Eric Sheldon with a nice Bream caught on his Coomera Houseboat Holiday.
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Cameron with a great offshore double of Snapper & Jewfish caught off the Gold Coast.

Hi Everyone, how good is the winter weather on the Gold Coast? It’s probably been the best run of great fishing conditions we have seen for a while.  Our Coomera Houseboat Holidays customers have been spoilt with fantastic winter days and great fishing.  Let’s see what’s been biting

Coomera Bait and Tackle customers have reported some great catches of Tailor this week, the calm conditions have allowed you to see the schools of Tailor busting up in the distance making finding fish a bit easier.  Some good spots have been the Gold Coast Seaway, Curigee Channel, Crab Island, Paradise Point, Mouth of Whalleys Gutter, Tiger Mullet Channel, Jumpinpin Bar entrance and Cobby Passage. Keep an eye on the sounder for bait and schools of Tailor to see what depth the action is, this will help you to choose the best method to try to land a fish. A good method is to troll around shallow diving lures like Rapala and Storm hard body’s whilst looking for action until you hook up.  If the school is moving around quickly, trolling is the best way to follow the action. If the fish hang around throwing metal slugs will account for plenty of quality Tailor.

With a small swell hanging around beach fishing conditions have been good with some nice catches of Tailor coming from the gutters around Narrow Neck north to the Pumping Jetty and South Stradbroke Island.

Reports from offshore have been promising with some good catches of Snapper, Pearl Perch, Sampson and Amberjack form the 50 fathom line NE, the 36’s is also fishing well with a good mixture of species being caught. The 18 to 24 fathom reefs off the Seaway are producing some fantastic feeds of Jew Fish, Snapper, Cobia, Moses, Tusk and Trag.  An early start is the best option when chasing Snapper to maximise the dawn bite time.  Late afternoon and early evening is the prime time to target Jew Fish, if you can time this with a tide change you should be in with a great change. Just mix your baits up a bit, live Yakkas, Slimy Mackerel or Tailor are great baits for Jew Fish, if the bite is slow try filleting the bait and use a slab of fresh fish that may do the trick.

Good sized Whiting are on offer during the winter months on the Gold Coast, local Whiting Guru Wayne Young (photo pictured in report) has done well finding some top quality fish in the Nerang River lately on live worms for bait.  The North and South arms of the Coomera River, Pimpama River, Tiger Mullet Channel and the Logan River have all produced a tasty feed of Whiting.

Brad Smith Fishing Charters have been catching their customers some good numbers of quality Flathead working a mixture of Vibe lures on the Tweed River.

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

At the time of writing my report the forecast looks like a great weekend on the way with light NE winds on Friday. Saturday will see light W/NW winds before tending light SW direction on Sunday. Offshore conditions will be great over the weekend with a small swell predicted, just make sure you have the latest weather report before you head out on 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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