It’s been a great week on Gold Coast with all our Houseboat hirers and families enjoying some classic weather conditions on the Broadwater for school holidays. The water quality is getting back to normal after the rain and the fishing has been good. Let’s have a look at some Easter fishing options.
The local rivers and estuaries are starting to get back to normal after the rain, most of the sediment is starting to settle with just a hint of fresh water around in the upper reaches of the Coomera, Nerang, Logan and Pimpama Rivers.
I went for a fish up the Coomera on the weekend with my daughter and found good numbers of Whiting, biggest going 41.5cm with plenty of good eating size fish around the 27 to 30cm mark. There was no shortage of Bream around stealing the worms before the Whiting had a chance. Fishing can be slow during the tide change but once the water starts to run the fish were biting regularly. If your targeting Whiting make sure you have a long leader up to 1 m long of 6lb fluro carbon, size 6 bait holder hook and either 4 – 5 ball sinker depending on the water depth and tide to keep the bait in the strike zone. If your sinker is to light you will catch Bream over Whiting. Worms or yabbies are the bait of choice.
Our Houseboat customers have managed a good feed of Mud Crabs this week, some of the better spots were Tiger Mullet Channel both eastern end near the feeder creek on Crusoe Island and western end feeder creeks near the Kangaroo Island reserve sign. Also Eden Island, Cobby Passage, Kouryabba, Logan River, Cabbage Tree Point, Jacobs Well, Never Fails, Coomera River both north and south arms.
The weather is looking good over the Easter break with light winds and small swell, heading offshore for a look is defiantly like an option. The closer 18 and 24 fathom areas should produce a feed of Snapper, Trag, Tusk, Moses and Jew Fish depending on the current. Chasing a pelagic like Spanish Mackerel will be on the cards, either trolling lures or live baits to cover area is a great option. If you burly up whilst bottom fishing and you get bitten off send the next bait down on wire as is will more than likely be a Mackerel.
I hope everyone has a great and safe Easter break
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/
At the time of writing my report we will see moderate Southerly winds on Good Friday before tending light Easterly winds over the weekend and into next week. The forecast looks awesome for getting out on the water over Easter. Just remember to check the latest forecast before heading out.
Just remember the waterways and local boat ramps will be ultra-busy during the public holiday Easter break so bring your patience and manners and have a safe holiday.
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
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.