trevally smashing bait coomera
Akyah Attard did well landing this hard fighting Trevally in the Coomera River.

Trevally smashing bait schools around Coomera

Kevin Sherring scored a nice feed of Mud Crabs on his Coomera Houseboat Holiday.
Jason Watkins landed a great Javelin fish from the Coomera River.
Ben with a pansize Flathead caught with Brad Smith Fishing Charters on the Broadwater.

Hi Everyone, hope you’ve all had a great week, it’s fantastic news to finally see some much needed rain on the Gold Coast.  Hopefully the rain will give the waterways a bit of a flush out and stir up the Crabs and Fish. Let’s have a look at what’s been biting.

Mud Crabs are a great option to target after a bit of rain, this week has seen a little more activity which is good news. Coomera Houseboat Holidays customer Kevin Sherring (see photo in report) managed to score a nice feed from the Coomera River. Catches are a bit inconsistent with a mixture of small and female crabs to pick through until you score some good sized bucks. Try the Coomera River both arms, Pimpama River, Logan River, Cabbage Tree Point, Tiger Mullet Channel, Cobby Passage, Jacobs Well, Canaipa Passage, The Neverfail Islands, Brown Island and Tweed River are producing a feed.

We’ve seen trevally smashing bait schools in the Coomera River around River Links. Young Akyah Attard (see photo in report) did a great job to land his hard fighting Trevally near the Highway Bride in the Coomera River. Other good spots to look are the Runaway Bay and Paradise Point canals and bridges especially the well light up ones at night that attract bait schools. Surface poppers and stick bait will work well. If the Jacks are a bit quiet it’s always good to know you have a chance at hooking a hard fighting Trev.

It’s that time of year to start looking for a feed of Prawns. They can be fairly well spread out for now so searching a few different areas will be required. Try looking around The Powerlines, Rocky Point, Logan River, Russell Island, Macleay Island, Cabbage Tree Point and Jacobs Well.

A top pocket cast net is the best option as the net sinks the prawns are pushed in to a catch pocket in the top of the net, I recommend if you feel prawns in the net you need to pull on the rope a few times and that will make the prawns head into the top pocket. This makes emptying the prawns from the net an easy task then you can go straight back into casting at the school of prawns. We do have a few options of nets in stock at Coomera Bait and Tackle. Make sure you’re informed about the current rules about White Spot Disease

On the Tweed Brad from Brad Smith Fishing Charters has been staying upstream chasing Whiting and Trevally on surface lures. He is also getting the odd mangrove jack near Chinderah. February and March are his favourite months for jacks as the bigger models begin to migrate downstream ahead of their permanent exodus at the end of summer to the open ocean.

Clint has been doing well finding his customers a good variety of fish in the Broadwater including Tailor, Barracuda, Queenfish, Moses, Flathead, Whiting, Squire, Flounder, and Tuskfish working Ecogear ZX blades and Zerek fishtraps being the lures of choice.

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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