mud crabs and prawns gold coast

Mud crabs and prawns great options on Gold Coast

It’s great to see the sunshine this week after all the rain we copped last Friday and Saturday morning. Once the fresh water starts to clear, we should see some great fishing over the next couple of weeks, that’s the benefits of a good dose of rain to clean out the system. Let’s have a look at some options for the weekend.

After a good flush out combined with a full moon with big tides due Friday, chasing a feed of Mud Crabs and Prawns will be a great option.  Our Houseboat customers did well, making the most of the flush out and getting stuck into some quality Mud Crabs this week. Our customers were pretty well spread out this week and all found a feed. Some good spots were the mouth of the Logan River, Canaipa Passage, Kouryabba, Western side of Russell Island, Jacobs Well, Tipplers Passage, The Never Fail Islands, Aldershots Western Side, Brown Island, Coomera River North and South Arms and Pimpama River. Whole mullet are great bait.

We’ve had reports of Prawns being caught around Macleay Island, Karragarra Island and Russell Island. After the rain, it’s just a matter of going out and checking all the normal spots until you find the Prawns. Best to keep an eye out for other boats casting nets and also check out some of the local facebook pages for a few clues on what’s been happening and where. We still have a couple of 12ft Top Pocket PRO THROW cast nets in stock, they are a fantastic quality net for a very reasonable price.

With all the fresh run off in the system, fishing close to the Pin Bar or Gold Coast Seaway ocean entrances on the incoming tide will give you the best opportunity to find fish. It will be a real mixed bag sometimes you just never know what may show up. The conditions should produce Jew Fish, Trevally, Tailor, Bream, Squire, Flathead, a few Grassy Sweetlips and Tusk Fish have also been caught. With big tides due over the weekend fishing a couple hours either side of a tide change is recommended.

With the weather forecast looking good for Saturday it will be worth heading out to chase both Spanish and Spottie Mackerel. Try looking around the bait reef off the Seaway, 12, 18, and 24 fathoms east of the Seaway and also South on Mermaid, Palm Beach and the Gravel Patch.  A mixture of trolling diving lures, skirted lures, throwing metal slugs, live baits on the surface and down rigger will work depending on what depth the fish are feeding at.  For Spottie’s you can anchor up on the bait, start a good burley trail and float half pillie’s and also throw metal slugs to attract the fish.

Hope you all have a good weekend and get out for a fish, if you have any reports please let us know how you went.

Coomera Houseboat Holidays/Coomera Bait & Tackle now have Hire Tinnies follow the link to view

Seabreeze is a great website to access a local forecast

At the time of writing my report the forecast for Friday will see moderate South Easterly winds easing during the night. Saturday looks like a light North Easterly winds then tending light Northerly on Sunday and possible rain. Just make sure you have the most up to date weather forecast before heading out on the water.

If you have any great catches to report or fishing photos please email them to    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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