With School Holidays in full swing we have lots of family’s and crews out on the Houseboats this week trying their luck at landing some fish and crabs for dinner. Weather wise the week hasn’t been too bad just a bit of rain on Wednesday to deal with, let’s see what has been biting.
It’s fantastic to see lots of family’s heading out on the Houseboats this week and also dropping in to stock up on Tackle, bait and asking advice on how to get the kids involved in fishing. We have seen some nice Bream, Whiting and Flathead landed so far these holidays, listening to the kids telling their fishing stories is very rewarding. With so much technology at your fingertips nowadays it’s nice to get back to basics and enjoy some quality time fishing. Boating on the Gold Coast we are blessed with plenty of options from rivers & creeks to the Broadwater & Pin. Land based fishing is also very popular especially with younger ones as you can access beaches and facilities. A light estuary outfit with a running sinker rig is fine, Prawns, Worms & Yabbies are great bait, the kids love pumping Yabbies and you will find a large number of fish species to catch. Some good spots to try are Coomera River, Paradise Point, Runaway Bay, Labrador, Biggera Waters, Southport, Marine Stadium, Nerang River and Jacobs Well. Give the kids a choice if they want to let their catch go or take it home for dinner.
Lucky anglers have come across some Northern Blue Fin Tuna (Long Tail) which have been hanging around close to shore with schools of Mc Tuna this week. North of the Gold Coast Seaway entrance and up near the Pin Bar has seen schools of fish moving through, if you are lucky they will move in through the bar entrance chasing bait on the incoming tide. Throwing Soft plastics, Stick Baits, Surface Poppers and Metal Slugs is a great method to temp a bite, just prepare yourself for a hard fight.
The countdown is on for anglers fishing this year’s Gold Coast Flathead Classic from 28th September to 1st of October. Customers have been doing plenty of pre fishing this week producing some consistent catches in the Broadwater and Jumpinpin area. Snot weed is still a big issue in some areas this week and will make trolling lures and casting plastics and vibes tedious. Areas that have fished well this week are Gold Coast Seaway, Crab Island, Tipplers Passage, Dux, Curtis, Tiger Mullet, Kalinga Bank, Pandanus Island and the Pin Bar.
The full moon on the weekend produced some good catches of Mud Crabs and Sand Crabs with the larger tides pushing extra water through the system. Sand Crabs have been around in good numbers the past couple of weeks and some nice quality Mud Crabs are starting to show up. Some good spots are the Coomera River, Brown Island, Crab Island, Paradise Point, Tipplers Passage, The Never Fail Islands, Curtis, Jacobs Well, Tiger Mullet Channel, Canaipa and the Logan River.
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 have a great weekend on the way with light W/SW winds Saturday tending light W/NW on Sunday and the start to the weeks is also looking good with light winds on the way. 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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