It’s been great to see lots of family’s heading out on the houseboats and also calling in to buy bait and asking advice on how to get the kids started into fishing. We have seen some nice Bream, Whiting and Flathead landed and the smiles from the kids say it all.
With so much technology at your fingertips nowadays it’s nice to get back to basics and enjoy some quality time fishing. If you have a boat on the Gold Coast you have lots of options from rivers & creeks to the Broadwater & Pin. Land-based fishing is also very popular especially with younger ones as you can access beaches and facilities.
A light estuary outfit with a running sinker rig is fine, Prawns, Worms & Yabbies are great bait, the kids love pumping Yabbies and you will find a large number of fish species to catch. Some good spots to try are Coomera River, Paradise Point, Runaway Bay, Labrador, Biggera Waters, Southport, Marine Stadium, Nerang River and Jacobs Well.
To keep the kids interested just limit your fishing time to suit, involve them in catching bait and give them lots of high fives no matter the size of fish they catch.
We have had some average weather conditions this week from wind to rain making fishing a bit harder. Jumpinpin has been producing catches of large Flathead around the Bar mouth with quality fish in the high 80cm range in the deep water (remember size limits 40 – 75cms).
Flathead have also been found in the deeper channels throughout the Broadwater, look for bait schools they will be feeding on and try your luck. The Gold Coast Seaway has also been a good spot to find some big Flathead. Large plastics on heavy jig heads are working well, the new Zerek Fish Trap vibes and TTSwitchblades are also a great option in deep water.
Customers have reported some nice Jewfish on the Seaway Pipeline, the Pin Bar entrance, Kalinga Bank, Five Ways and the Logan River at Marks Rocks. Live baits and Lures are working well, a tide change for bait is recommended.
With the water starting to warm up we have heard that some nice Whiting have been caught at the Bedrooms, Green Bank, Tiger Mullet Channel, Logan River, Jacobs Well, Canaipa Passage, Coomera River, Pimpama River and Wave Break Island. Worms and small Yabbies are the best bait.
With a bit of rain around I’d recommend to set the Crab Pots to chase a nice feed of Mud Crabs as they should be active after a small flush out. It’s always worth a look for a Trevally, Mangrove Jack or Estuary Cod during September.
At the time of writing my report it looks like the SE wind will be stronger on Friday and then ease for Saturday & Sunday with some rain hanging around until early next week.
If you have any great catches to report or fishing photos please email them to email@example.com Good luck with the Fishing. Brett
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