Plenty On the Bite Around Coomera

It’s been a good week on the Gold Coast with light to moderate winds and plenty of different species on the bite both inshore and offshore.

Local customers and Houseboat crews have been having lots of fun with the kids so far these school holidays. Getting the kids out and about and off the couch is what fishing is all about. Bream and Whiting have been around in good numbers at the Bedrooms, Tipplers Passage, Canaipa Passage, Logan River, Jacobs Well, Coomera River, Crab Island and Wave Break Island.  Land based is an easy option for a few hours of fun, try Paradise Point, Coomera River, Hope Island, Runaway Bay, Labrador and Marine Stadium.  Try pumping a few yabbies for bait, also worms and prawns are good options and should temp the fish. No matter how big or small their catch is it’s all about the experience and fun of spending some time on the water.

Our customers have been nailing some nice sized Jew Fish around the Jumpinpin Bar entrance on live bait this week.  The average size is around 90cm, they are a great fighting fish and eat quite well at that size.  Some large GT’S have also been menacing live bait in the same area.  The water quality is excellent on the incoming tide.  Also try The Gold Coast Seaway as there has been plenty of bait fish showing up, you will find some nice Jew Fish, Trevally, the odd King Fish and Tailor.

Mangrove Jack have started to come back on the bite after the SE wind cooled things down a bit. Land based, in a boat or Kyak there are heaps of spots to try, fish structures like Bridges, Rock Walls, Rock Bars, Jetty’s, Pylons and fallen trees.  Live bait is a great option, just be ready for the bite and don’t give them any room to bolt back into their snag or it will be all over in a flash.  Casting hard body lures and plastics are popular methods, also surface poppers at night or early morning can produce quality fish.



Offshore has seen more Spotty Mackerel on the local reefs off the Gold Coast this week and a few Spanish making an appearance.  Dolphin fish have been around in good numbers and are a great fighting fish to tangle with. The odd little Black Marlin has been hooked so far, hopefully they will show up in better numbers over the next few weeks.

Some nice Mud Crabs were caught this week in the Coomera River, Pimpama River, The Never Fails, Jacobs Well, Tiger Mullet Channel, Tipplers Passage, Logan River and Canaipa Passage.  At the time of writing my report we have some great fishing conditions on the way with light to moderate E/NE winds for the weekend and plenty of Sunshine heading into next week.

The waterways will be extra busy during Christmas & New Years, be safe and courteous to your fellow boaties and enjoy the festive season. If you have any great catches to report or fishing photos please email them to    Good luck with the Fishing.


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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