anglers heading offshore gold coast
Cameron with a School Mackerel caught off the Gold Coat Seaway

Many different species on offer for anglers heading offshore

Rita with her first Mangrove Jack caught with Clint from Brad Smith Fishhing Charters on the Nerang River.
Greg with a big Jew Fish caught on a recent offshore trip
Ben White with a couple of nice Mud Crabs for dinner

Hi Everyone, hope you’ve all had a great week, lucky anglers made the most of the nice weather conditions last weekend and early in the week before we see the rain and swell return to the Gold Coast. Let’s have a look at what’s been on offer.

Good conditions last weekend saw lots of anglers heading offshore chasing a range of different species. For the sports fishos a good run of Black Marlin has continued fishing around spot X and the 50 fathom line east of the Seaway, a mixture of trolled skirted lures and live baits have been productive with many boats catching multiple fish.  Spanish, Spotty and School Mackerel have been around in good numbers, anglers did well at Mermaid Reef, Palm Beach Reef, Gravel Patch and the local 18 to 24 fathom reefs off the Seaway. Local fisho Wayne managed to get his deckhand Greg onto a 115cm Jewfish (see photo in report) whilst bottom fishing the 18 fathom area, there has been a good variety of species including Snapper, Moses, Tusk and Trag on offer. WA pilchards, Whole large Squid, Mullet Fillet, Tailor Fillet and Yakkas are all great baits to choose from. Hopefully the new SE wind change and increase in swell doesn’t hang around for too long.

Coomera Bait and Tackle customers did well scoring a nice feed of Banana Prawns from the Powerlines and the Logan River around the high tide last weekend and early this week. Hopefully we get enough rain to push the Prawns out of the river and they spread out more around Russell Island.

The hot humid days leading up to the SE wind change and rain stirred up the local Mangrove Jack population on the Gold Coast seeing some great quality fish landed in the Nerang River, Coomera River, Paradise Point, Runaway Bay and Logan River. Live baits like Mullet, Herring, Silver Biddies and Whiting work well enticing a bite. For the lure fisho soft plastics like Zman MinnoZ or Storm So Run Joker Shads have worked a treat.

Coomera Houseboat Holiday customers have managed a feed of Mud Crabs and a few Sand 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 good run should continue after the predicted rain.

Brad from Brad Smith Fishing Charters reports on the Tweed River after the rain we have received combined with the new showers on the way try finding and fishing the area where the dirty water meets the clear current on the run in tide for trevally, and the lower reaches is the place for flathead and bream. A few nice Mangrove Jack have also been crunching deep diving Atomic lures.

Clint has been catching his customers some quality Mangrove Jack on his night charters in the Nerang River on live Whiting. Daytime in the Broadwater Clint is finding his customers a good variety of species including Flathead, Whiting, Tailor and Squid.

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

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

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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