Hi Everyone, hope you’ve all had a great week and managed to get out for a fish over the weekend and make the most of the nice weather conditions last Sunday. Friday and Saturday are looking like the pick of the days to wet a line this week before the wind returns on Sunday. Let’s have a look at what’s been biting.
Saturday May the 4th will see the Gold Coast Fishing Fanatics Facebook Page running its annual Tilapia Busters Comp from 6am to 12pm at Stadium Drive Robina. They have some fantastic prizes on offer and you get a chance to do your bit for the local community and help remove invasive fish species from our local waterways. Jump on board for a great day out. See the link below for details
As we transition into the May the night time temp has started to drop enough to stir up some quality Jewfish around the Jumpinpin area. Customers have done well reporting consistent catches this week during the daytime and night time in the Jumpinpin Bar mouth, Kalinga Bank, Canaipa Passage and Marks Rocks in the Logan River. Live Pike, Herring and Mullet are a great option. Also a nice fillet of Tailor or Mullet should do the job. Best time to target a Jewfish is aprox 1 hour before and 1 hour after a tide change as they fire up as the current drops off.
Coomera Houseboat Holidays customers are scoring a great mixed feed of Mangrove Jack, Bream, Spotted Grunter and Mud Crabs from the North Arm of the Coomera River. The rain we have received has been a blessing flushing out the bait fish and also getting a few late season Mud Crabs on the move. Also try the Tweed River, Nerang River, Pimpama River and Logan River for a mix of species at the moment.
Coomera Bait and Tackle customers managed to sneak out offshore last Sunday and finally take advantage of some nice conditions. A mixed bag of pelagic and reef fishing was on offer seeing a few nice Wahoo being caught off the Tweed Bar around Nine Mile Reef and Fidos on hard body lures and trolling dead baits. A few Spanish Mackerel and the odd big Cobia have been landed around the 18 to 24 fathoms reefs east of the Gold Coast Seaway, Mermaid Reef and the Gravel Patch with slow trolled baits working the best. Bottom fishing saw a nice mixed bag of Snapper, Pearl Perch, Moses, Trag Jew, Tuskies and nice sized Jew Fish. An early start is the key getting the dawn bite time will maximise you chances of landing some quality fish.
On the Tweed Smithy from Brad Smith Fishing Charters reports the after the recent rain is has made the upper reaches of the Tweed River muddy and discoloured so the mid to lower reaches is the place to be for some nice quality flathead with trolling some pontoon 21 crackjack lures and the ever faithful micro mullets. The rain and dirty water is just what the river system needs to set up the foundation for a great winter season.
Clint reports his charter guests have been getting some delicious keepers daily. Currigee, Runaway Bay, and Paradise Point have been the best areas to fish, producing some great Tuskfish, Dusky Flathead, Bartail Flathead, big Flounder, Whiting, Squid, Tarwhine and Tealeaf Trevally. Drifting with lightly weighted yabbies and tea bagging vibes is a great way to catch the above species. Look for bait on the fish finder then do long drifts in 3-5 m depth water.
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 http://www.coomerahouseboats.com.au/our-fleet-type/hire-tinnies/
Seabreeze is a great website to access a local forecast http://www.seabreeze.com.au/graphs/
If you have any great catches to report or fishing photos please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org Good luck with the Fishing. Brett
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