pelagic action gold coast

Pelagic action the pick on Gold Coast

Happy New Year to everyone, we hope you’ve had a great start to 2018. Apart from the odd storm and rain the weather hasn’t been too bad to get out for a fish. Our Houseboat fleet have been having a great time on the water and catching a feed of fish and crabs.

The pelagic action has continued this week, with plenty of little Black Marlin, Wahoo and Dolphinfish being hooked. Spanish Mackerel have made an appearance down at Palm Peach, Gravel Patch and Mermaid reef which is great news.

pelagic action gold coast
The same areas as last week are still fishing well, and trolling the reefs between 18 to 36 fathom line off the Gold Coast and Jumpinpin is the go for pelagic action on the Gold Coast. Best tips are to find the birds that are finding the bait and you should be lucky enough to find the fish. Trolling small to medium skirted lures at around 6.5 to 7 knots rigged on 80 to 100lb mono is my go to with pelagic species.

Big tides from the full moon this week combined with rain have seen the rivers flowing with dirty fresh water runoff. Getting the Crab pots in the water after the rain is normally the best time to chase a feed of Mud Crabs. Some good spots that produced a feed are the Coomera River either North or South Arms, Pimpama River, Jewel Creek, Wasp Creek, Brown Island, The Never Fail Islands, Jacobs Well, Kangaroo Island, Eden Island and Canaipa Passage.  Sand Crabs have also been a prime target on the edges of the main channels around the Pin and Broadwater. Whole Mullet or fish frames will make great bait.

A good School Holiday option for the kids would be to target Bream, Whiting or Flathead which have been around in numbers lately.  We have plenty of land based options to try locally around Coomera and on the Gold Coast. The park next to our shop on Shipper Drive, The Highway Bridge Platform on the Coomera River, Santa Barbara Park, Paradise Point, Jabiru Island, Biggera Waters, Labrador and Jacobs Well Foreshore beaches.  From the boat try fishing the Sandbanks or structure in the Coomera River North Arm, The Never Fail Islands, Whalleys Gutter, Tiger Mullet Channel, Jacobs Well Shoals, Canaipa Passage, Short Island, Green Bank, Bedrooms, Paradise Point and Carters Bank. Try Prawns, Worms, White Pilchards, Mullet fillet or Yabbies will do the job.

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 weekend is looking great with light S/SE on Saturday tending light E/NE on Sunday with plenty of sunshine on the cards. 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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