Offshore fishing fired up last Saturday after the recent wind and rain that hit the coast. The local reefs produced some nice catches of Snapper, Moses Perch, Tusk Fish, Parrot, Mauri Cod, Trag, Jewfish, Spangled Emperor and a few Cobia.
Good sized Pearl Perch, Amber Jack and Yellow Tail Kingfish have been caught on the 50 fathom line, live bait is a must to tempt the bigger fish. Make sure you have the most up to date forecast before heading out, Friday and Saturday morning are still looking ok at the moment. Plenty of Whales heading north are just an extra bonus to see whilst offshore fishing on the Gold Coast.
Our Houseboat customers have reported some good catches of Mud Crabs in the Coomera River, Paradise Point, Brown Island, Aldershots, Tipplers Passage, Never Fail Islands, Jacobs Well, Cabbage Tree Point, Tiger Mullet Channel and the Logan River. With the Full Moon on Wednesday 20th we will see some more nice crabs caught during the week. Sand Crabs have been a bit of a hit and miss due to water quality.
With the winter weather pattern well under way reports of quality Bream up to 40cm just keep coming in this week. Most rock walls like the Gold Coast Seaway, Labrador Esplanade, Biggera Waters and Runaway Bay Canal entrances are a great spot to catch a nice feed land based. In the boat try Wave Break Island, Paradise Point, Oyster leases in the Aldershots and Dux, Jacobs Well, Tiger Mullet Channel, Short Island and the Logan River. Burly is a must when chasing Bream, just don’t use too much or you will over feed them, my favourite baits are Mullet Fillet, Mullet Gut, White Pilchards, Yabbies and Prawns.
Flathead have been quite active in the shallow water on the top of sandbanks throughout the Broadwater and Jumpinpin at high tide, try the deeper edges of the sandbanks as the tide starts to fall along with creek and river mouths. The Flathead will tend to lie in the creek mouths and ambush the bait as it retreats with the falling tide. Casting Zman soft plastics is a very effective method to target fish.
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 it looks like Friday and Saturday we will see light to moderate N/NE winds with a few showers around Saturday before the strong wind picks up and the rain increases on Sunday. Monday will see the Sunshine return and light to moderate westerly wind will dominate the forecast.
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Good luck with the Fishing. Brett
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