nice feed whiting gold coast

Nice feed of whiting available on Gold Coast

Wayne Young with a fantastic Nerang River Whiting.
nice feed whiting gold coast
Peter Hamlyn with a great feed from the Nerang River.
Paul caught and released this awesome Estuary Cod in Nerang river with Brad Smith Fishing Charters.
Angus and Greg Gover scored a couple of nice Flathead on their Houseboat Holiday.

Hi Everyone, hope you’ve all had a great week, it’s nice to be back after a relaxing holiday which involved plenty of fishing around Tin Can Bay and Rainbow Beach. With some warmer weather around the Gold Coast this week let’s have a look at what’s been happening.

Whiting have been around in good numbers this week. Mates Wayne and Pete had a great session scoring a nice feed of quality Whiting (see photos in report) from the Nerang River using worms as bait. Whiting are a great target fish especially if you want to take the kids fishing, you basically just cast the rod out and leave it in the rod holder and wait for the fish to hook themselves, if you hold the rod and try to hook them you will lose way more than you catch as you will scare the fish off the bait. Some productive areas to try are Tallebudgera Creek,   Logan River, Pimpama River, Coomera River, Nerang River, Wave Break Island, Paradise Point, Jacobs Well, Green and Gold Bank and Tiger Mullet Channel. Worms and Yabbies are the bait of choice.

Customers are reporting plenty of Mangrove Jack action as the weather heats up around the Gold Coast. Baits or lures will work it just depends on how you prefer to target these aggressive fish, bait can sometimes out fish lures but catching a Jack on a lure is a holy grail for most anglers. Fishing structure is very important, if your lure fishing just keep on casting or trolling and be patient as you may have to put in hundreds of casts between fish. With bait selection I’d recommend both live baits like Mullet, Herring, Garfish or Pike and also have a dead flesh bait out like Mullet Fillet as they will eat just about anything. Lure selection will depend if you prefer soft plastics, Vibes or Hard Body, for soft plastics something with a decent paddle tail action like Zman Swimmerz or Minnoz work well. Rapala and Storm make a great range of hard body lures that will temp a bite when trolled beside the right structure. Some good areas to look are the Coomera River, Pimpama River, Logan River, Currumbin Creek, Paradise Point, Runaway Bay, Nerang River and the Tweed River. Target jetty’s, pontoons, bridges, fallen trees, rock bars, snags and rock walls, you must be prepared to lose a bit of tackle.

Clint from Brad Smith Fishing Charters has been scoring his customers some nice Cod in the Nerang River as bycatch when trolling lures in search of Mangrove Jacks and Brad has finding a good variety on the Tweed River including Whiting, Jew, Trevally and Flathead.

Trevally are hitting bait schools in the upper reaches of the Coomera River, Broadwater and Nerang River the past couple of weeks. Just keep an eye out for the bust ups then throw surface poppers, small metal slugs or soft plastic flick baits, they are great fun on light gear.

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

Seabreeze is a great website to access a local forecast

At the time of writing my report the forecast looks like we will see moderate Westerly winds on Friday and Saturday. Sunday will see a light to moderate NE winds. I always recommend you have the latest weather report before you head 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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