Hi all, I can’t believe it’s that time of year again “Merry Christmas” to everyone. It’s time to enjoy a relaxing break, we have all our Houseboats heading out on the water to celebrate with family and friends. I would like to thank everyone for contributing to the Fishing Report with info and great photos during the year. Hope Santa brings you all some nice new Fishing Gear and you get out on the water to test it out.
Christmas is a very busy time on the water, we hope all our Houseboat customers heading out on the water will enjoy a well earnt holiday. Just because there will be a bit more boat traffic doesn’t mean the fishing will be quiet, the fish on the Gold Coast are used to a bit of boat and jet ski traffic and should be on the bite for those that want to chase a feed.
Reports of plenty of Little Black Marlin, Wahoo and Dolphin fish action this week east of the Gold Coast and Jumpinin has got everyone keen to get out and have some fun. Fish have been spread out mostly between the 18 to 36 fathom line, the old saying find the bait, find the birds and you should be lucky enough to find the fish. Keep your eyes peeled for the smallest log or bit off rubbish acting as a FAD floating on the water, even large jelly fish will attract small bait fish and will also hold pelagic predators like Billfish, Dolphin Fish and Wahoo. Trolling small skirted Pakula lures rigged on 80 to 100lb mono is my method of catching pelagic species, it’s a very exciting and visual way to fish.
Whiting have been around in good numbers this week, customers have been landing a nice feed when going whiting fishing, with some good sized elbow slappers on the chew. A few good spots to try whiting fishing are Canaipa Passage, Tiger Mullet Channel, Bedrooms, Coomera River both arms, Paradise Point, Pimpama River and the Nerang River. Worms and Yabbies are the best bait. Another fun and popular method for whiting fishing is casting small surface poppers and surface walkers in the shallows, Whiting are very aggressive feeders and will chase down your lure and smash it.
Bream have been on the chew this week, they are a great option for the kids to have a go at land based or from a boat. A few spots to try are Wave Break Island, Lands End at Biggera Waters, Paradise Point, throughout the North & South arm of the Coomera, Tiger Mullet Channel, Jacobs Well, Tipplers Passage and the Logan River. Try to keep a good burly trail going to keep the fish feeding. Best bait is Prawns, Squid, White Pilchards, WA Pilly cubes, Mullet Gut and Mullet Fillet.
Customers have been catching some good quality Mud Crabs and plenty of Sand Crabs this week just in time for Christmas lunch, try the Coomera River and feeder creeks, Pimpama River, Tipplers Passage, Brown Island, The Never Fail Islands, Jacobs Well, Canaipa Passage and Cabbage Tree Point, Crab Island. Just make sure if you’re new to crabbing you are up to date with the rules and hopefully you can catch a great feed.
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 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/
At the time of writing my report we will see light NE winds and plenty of Sunshine for the weekend and into next week at this stage. Make sure you have the most up to date forecast before heading out on the water. A bit of patience and care will go a long way with the extra traffic on the water and at the local boat ramps during the busy Christmas period.
If you have any great catches to report or fishing photos please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org Good luck with the Fishing. Brett
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