Mixed bag on Gold Coast

We’ve had a mixed bag of weather on the Gold Coast this week, let’s have a look at a few school holiday options to get the kids out of the house and enjoying some time on the water.

With School Holidays starting today it is a great time to get the kids out of the house, give the computer games a break and introduce them to fishing.  The idea is to keep it basic and get the kids involved as much as possible.  Catching bait can be more fun for some little ones than fishing itself, teach them how to pump yabbies, catch beach worms or collect soldier crabs, give them a little net and a bucket a see what they find on the beach or in the shallows, they will have a ball.

You don’t need top quality gear, just a basic cheap kids combo will do the trick, It does not matter how big or small the fish is they catch it’s all about fun, if the fishing is a bit slow give them a break as you don’t want them getting bored.  It’s fantastic to see a big smile on the little ones faces when they catch a fish.  Bream, Whiting and Flathead can be caught from the shore or in a boat, some good land based spots to take the kids to are Paradise Point, Hope Island, Coomera River Bridge, Marine Stadium, Grand Hotel Jetty and Budds Beach.  A packet of Prawns, White Pilchards, Worms or Yabbies will work well.

Customers reported great catches of Bream from Tiger Mullet Channel, Cobby & Canaipa Passage, Whalleys Gutter, Perry’s Hole, Tabby Tabby Island, Jacobs Well, Paradise Point, Wave Break Island and the Gold Coast Seaway.  Plenty of nice fish are being caught during the day but the bigger quality fish are showing up at night.  Best baits are Mullet Fillet, Prawns, White Pilchards, Mullet Gut, Fisho’s and Yabbies.

Some nice Flathead up to 80cm have been caught around the Pin and Logan River which is good for this time of year, we have also had reports of good numbers of 45-55cm fish being caught in Tipplers Passage, Tiger Mullet Channel, Never Fail Islands, Crab Island, Rat Island, Wave Break Island, Coomera River and Pimpama River.

Some nice Jewfish have been caught on the Pipeline in the Seaway lately, target the last of the incoming tide with live bait or fresh Mullet Fillet.  You need patience when chasing a Jew, bites can be few and far between but all worth it when the plans comes together.

At the time of writing my report it looks like the showers will hang around until the middle of next week, the SE winds will be a bit stronger over the weekend and start to ease Monday.

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 in conjunction with Coomera Houseboat Holidays. We are open 7 days a week offering a great range of quality Fishing Tackle for our local area, 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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