George-caught-this-great-Flathead on holidays from England with Brad Smith Fishing Charters.

Hello spring on Gold Coast waterways

Wayne Young with solid snapper caught offshore on the Gold Coast.
Rodney Taylor with a nice 63cm flathead he caught at Paradise Point.
Allan Davidson with a nice flathead he caught on his Coomera Houseboat Holiday.

Hi Everyone, hope you’ve all had a good week, it’s time to say goodbye to Winter and hello Spring. Some long overdue rain was nice last weekend and has stirred up the Gold Coast waterways a bit. Let’s have a look at some options for the long weekend.

Jumpinpin Bar area has fished well this week, Coomera Houseboat Holiday hirers Rob & Leeann had a great start to their holiday landing some awesome sized Jew Fish working Zerek Fish Traps in the deeper water in the Pin Bar. Finding the bait is very important and the predators won’t be far away. Watch your sounder for signs of activity, once you locate a school of bait or fish just keep drifting over the area tea bagging your Vibes and hopefully you will score a bite.

I find fishing bait is best done say the hour before and after a tide change, this will normally coincide with a bite time and less water flow to deal with. The same method will work well around the north wall and pipeline in the Gold Coast Seaway. For the lure fisho Large Zerek Fish Trap vibes or big Zman soft plastics work well. If you like to fish baits live Pike, Herring or Mullet are best, also fresh Mullet Fillet or Tailor fillet makes great bait.

Some long overdue rain over the weekend did the trick and got the Bream and Whiting on the chew, customers did well on Sunday in the Logan, Coomera, Nerang and Pimpama Rivers putting together a good feed. Some good spots land based for Bream are Coomera River Highway Bridge, Santa Barbara, Jabiru Island, Paradise Point, Grand Hotel Jetty and Esplanade. Bream love a bit of fresh water and come on the chew chasing all the muck getting washed out. Worms and Yabbies were the best baits for Whiting and for Bream Worms, Yabbies, Prawns, White Pilchards and Mullet Fillet did the job.

Coomera Bait & Tackle customers have been scoring a few nice Tailor on the Sand Pumping Jetty, best fishing was from late afternoon into the early evening with some good schools of fish moving through. Down south Burleigh Heads has been fishing well, as we move north try Narrow Neck, Marina Mirage and the beach around the pumping jetty at the spit.

We are expecting a bit of swell for the next week, once it settles down the beaches will be worth a go. I always recommend taking a lighter outfit and if the Tailor fishing is slow chasing a feed of Dart, Bream and Tarwine on Beach Worms, Yabbies or Pippies is a great option. WA pilchards, Garfish and Mullet Fillet are great bait and are my choice for Tailor.

Clint form Brad Smith Fishing Charters has been doing well in the Broadwater finding his customers a nice mixture of Bream, Whiting, Tuskfish, Squire and the odd Squid. The Nerang River has produced some nice Flathead and the odd small Jewfish. Fishing dirty water has worked best.

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 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 the forecast looks like we will see the stronger hot Northerly wind return on Friday. Saturday and Sunday are looking nice with light to moderate SW winds. The swell is on the increase for heading off shore, 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 brett@coomerahouseboats.com.au    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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