Wayne Young with a couple of quality Mud Crabs for dinner from the Coomera River.

Lots to explore around the Gold Coast and Tweed

Sam Irvine scored this quality Snapper in the Broadwater on a soft plastic.
Brett Doolan with a quality Flathaed from the shallows in the Broadwater.

Hi Everyone, hope you’ve all had a great week, as more locals head back to work this week the waterways have seen a lot less traffic making fishing a bit nicer for those out chasing a feed. The weather has been great again with light to moderate easterly winds giving us plenty of fishing options to explore around the Gold Coast and Tweed.  Let’s have a look at what’s happening this week.

Flathead are worth targeting on soft plastics, soft vibes metal blades and shallow diver or surface lures.  Local angler Brett Doolan has done well finding some top quality fish for this time of the year in the shallow water around the high tide mark.  You could try trolling small bibbed lures around the edges of Sandbanks on the run out tide, creek mouths and tops of sandbanks towards high tide. Work the area with your lures until you get a fish or a bite then concentrate on that area as there is normally a few fish to be found.

Despite the lack of good rain Coomera Houseboat Customers have been scoring a feed of Mud Crabs this week. Sand Crabs are also around in good numbers, target the deeper main channels on the Broadwater, Jumpinpin, Russell Island, Karragarra, and MacLeay Island.  Some good spots to target Mud Crabs are the Coomera River North Arm and South Arm, Pimpama River, Tipplers Passage, The Never Fail Islands, Brown Island, Eastern Side of the Aldershots, Jacobs Well, Eden Island, Tiger Mullet Channel, Tabby Tabby Island and Canaipa Passage.

Coomera Bait and Tackle regular Will Henderson has been scoring a few good Bass in the freshwater on the Rous River around Murwillumbah and Oxley River on the Tweed, Will said a lot of quality fish are coming off the top water with some great surface bite action. Will has also been finding a couple of solid Mangrove Jack working Zman Minnowz in Calico Candy around the Barneys Point Bridge and Terranora Lake.

Clint from Brad Smith Fishing Charters has been catching nice Tuskfish, Sand Whiting, Winter Whiting, Spangled Emperor, Grassy Emperor, Flounder, Bream, Tarwhine, and plenty of Squid in the past week in the southern Broadwater.  Clint has been using metal vibes, yabbies and fresh squid.

Brad has been getting some big flathead despite the hot conditions, with bigger lures tempting them.  The surface lures have been accounting for Whiting, Queenfish, Trevally and Flathead.  Brad said the best areas to fish will be upstream of Chinderah, and the deeper holes where the water is a bit cooler and darker.

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/

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

Coomera Houseboat Holidays Website www.coomerahouseboats.com.au

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