smaller flathead gold coast
Jess Clarke scored a nice Flathead on a Zman soft Plastic.

Smaller flathead sitting on sand around Gold Coast

smaller flathead gold coast
Alexander landed a pair of 50cm Flathead caught in the Broadwater with Brad Smith Fishing Charters
Otto with a quality Bream from the canals
smaller flathead gold coast
Zac landed a big Hairtail fishing in the canal at Palm Beach

Hi Everyone, hope you’ve all had a great week, how good has the weather been on the Tweed and Gold Coasts with cooler starts turning into nice warm sunny days and light winds perfect for going fishing. Let’s see what has been happening this week.

Last Saturday I headed up around Jumpinpin with the kids to have a look around for a few Flathead using my favourite 4” Zman Streakz curl tails. We started in the mouth of Tiger Mullet Channel on the rising tide throwing lures around the weed beds landing a number of smaller Flathead that were tending to be sitting on the patches of sand between the weed.  We then changed tactics as the tide neared its top heading to the Pin Bar mouth to catch the turn of tide. This produced a few nice Bream on Switch Blade vibes and even 20 gram metal slugs that we were jigging for Tailor. There was not a lot of bait around the Pin Bar so as the tide turned and started to run out we headed up Canaipa Passage to fish the sandbanks opposite Cobby Passage entrance. This area produced a few nice school sized Flathead up to 50cm. Tiger Mullet Channel and Whalleys Gutter also fished well, the key was to find the bait schools and the Flathead were hanging around. Good numbers of solid Bream were also hitting the soft plastics hard as they are feeding up ready to spawn throughout the winter months.

Small swell and light winds have been a great combination for anglers heading offshore the past week. Customers have reported mixed results on the Snapper, the current has been a bit unpredictable at times running pretty hard on certain days making fishing tuff. Best catches of Snapper are still coming from the 36 and 24 fathoms reefs off the Gold Coast. A good mix of species is also being caught like Tusk Fish, Trag Jew, Moses, Cobia and some big Jewfish. Try float lining WA pilchards, Squid, Mullet Fillet or Live Yakkas

Coomera Houseboat customers have been getting stuck into some great quality Bream from Jumpinpin this week. Numbers have been ok during the day but fishing at night is still the best option for bigger quality fish. Best spots are Short Island Huts, Kalinga Bank, Crusoe Island, Perrys Hole and Tiger Mullet Channel.

Smithy from Brad Smith Fishing Charters reports on the Tweed the good news is that after the chilly early morning starts the days warm up, and the fish are on the bite. The deep holes are producing some nice sized Bream and small Jewfish on the zx40 and strike pro vibes providing you find the holes that are holding bait. We have also been catching a few Flatties in the deep holes but the best results have been coming from trolling pontoon 21 crackjack and greedyguts lures in the warmer shallower water around the top of the tide.

Clint reports this week the cooler early morning weather has not stopped the fish biting, with sessions at Nerang river producing 20 plus Sand whiting at times, as well as school size Flathead and the odd 50-60cm fish. The whiting have been quite big and fat, which goes to show how well fed they are locally! Best bait for them if you can’t get bloodworms is Prawns. The Broadwater has been a bit quiet at times with clear water. The bigger tides have been at night, which could be when the fish are feeding more aggressively. There are Bream and Tarpon at the Seaway but the better eating species such as Flathead are best targeted at Southport, Lands End, Wavebreak Island, and Paradise Point. The Tarpon are terrific sportfish and have been busting up on bait balls every day this week, mostly near the canyon off the Northern wall of Wavebreak Island.

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.

Fisho Tackle and Coomera Houseboat Holidays now have Hire Tinnies follow the link to view

Seabreeze is a great website to access a local forecast

If you have any great catches to report or fishing photos please email them to    Good luck with the Fishing.  Brett

Fisho Tackle operates with Coomera Houseboat Holidays.  We are open 7 days a week offering a great range of Fishing Tackle on the 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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