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GOLD COAST FISHING REPORT WITH ‘CLARKIE’ FROM COOMERA BAIT & TACKLE

27/04/2017
Posted by: MikeS

Find out what is biting with our resident fishing Guru ‘Clarkie’.  Read his weekly report here every Friday…

It’s been a nice week on Gold Coast with all our Houseboat hirers enjoying ANZAC day on the Broadwater. With the Labour Day Long Weekend in sight let’s have a look at some fishing options on the Gold Coast.

Prawns have been around in big numbers for the past week leading up to the new moon with many anglers getting their 10 litre bucket limit in just a few casts. Just make sure you are up to date with the latest rules and information in regards to the white spot control area

https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/animal-industries/animal-health-and-diseases/a-z-list/white-spot-disease  Top pocket nets are the best option and easiest to remove the prawns you catch. Some spots to try are Jacobs Well, Cabbage Tree Point, The Power Lines, Logan River, Russel and Macleay have all been prawning well. Keep an eye out for concentrations of boats casting on the prawns if you have limited experience this is the best way for you to get among the action. It can get a bit hectic so just be patient and considerate of you fellow boaties.

Houseboat customers have been catching a few nice Tailor in the Jumpinpin area this week, the water quality is getting better and bait schools are starting to thicken up. Work the area from the Pin bar mouth west towards Short Island and the entrance to Tiger Mullet Channel, keep an eye out for birds working the feeding Tailor school or any top water action. As the water cools they will move up into the estuaries to horass the bait. We picked up a 37cm Tailor in the Coomera over the weekend. Try casting metal slugs, surface poppers or trolling shallow diving lures. If your prefer bait whole WA pilchards or strips of mullet fillet are great.

Offshore reefs have been fishing well the last few days, you just have to watch the tide and pressure wave build up on the run out tide thanks to the new moon and bit of swell offshore. We will cop a bit of swell and wind over the weekend but by early next week it will be worth a go. Customers did well last weekend and midweek catching some nice Snapper, Moses, Trag Jew, Pearl Perch, Tuskies and few Jew.  Local angler Jerremy scored a monster Snapper. (see photo) Most reefs have been fishing well from 18, 24, 36 and 50 fathom depths. As the seasons change the bottom fishing will just get better.

There has been plenty of Bream and Whiting on offer throughout the Broadwater and Jumpinpin area with our Houseboat customers and locals scoring a feed on Yabbies and worms.

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 the Southerly winds pick up by Friday night before easing back to moderate by Saturday afternoon and Sunday. Monday and Tuesday are looking great at this stage with light winds from the E/NE.  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. Remember to 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 brett@coomerahouseboats.com.au    Good luck with the Fishing.  Brett

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/

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

Coomera Bait & Tackle Facebook page www.facebook.com/CoomeraBaitandTackle

Coomera Houseboat Holidays Facebook page www.facebook.com/CoomeraHouseboatHolidays

Being up to date with the rules and regulations when fishing in Queensland is very important if you are looking at keeping a feed of fish and crabs. We do recommend you take the time to be well informed on how big a fish should be, bag limits or what crabs you are legally allowed to keep before you go fishing. Follow the link to Queensland Fisheries website to view current regulations http://www.daff.qld.gov.au/fisheries/recreational/rules-regulations or you can also pick up a rule book from us at Coomera Bait & Tackle free of charge.

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Bryce with 34cm Bream caught in the Coomera River
Bryce with 34cm Bream caught in the Coomera River

 

Glen with a great Coomera River Mud Crab
Glen with a great Coomera River Mud Crab

Eric with a couple of great mud crabs.
Eric with a couple of great mud crabs.

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Fantastic feed of Muddies, well done!
Fantastic feed of Muddies, well done!

James with a giant herring, great catch.
James with a giant herring, great catch.

"Youngy" with a couple of nice muddies.
“Youngy” with a couple of nice muddies.

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Kirsten with a GT from Coomera River

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Jennifer with her first fish ever! The smile says it all

 

"Youngy" with another cracker of a whiting - 41cms caught in July
“Youngy” with another cracker of a whiting – 41cms caught in July

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Nice Snapper aboard a Coomera Houseboat. Quality Tailor for March. Caught From Houseboat Shangra-Lah. Brandy with a nice solid Flathead, Great Catch!07 55026200 or the website www.coomerabaitandtackle.com/ Wayne “Youngy” Young and Family back to visit us again, catching some really nice mud crabs Brett & Rebecca with a couple of whiting caught on holidays Brett with two of his recent catches with “Youngy” BP 40cm whiting Wayne “Youngy” Young with a great trevally Peter with his nice Mangrove Jack caught while on charter on DreamCatcher Keiko

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