“CLARKIES” GOLD COAST FISHING REPORT

12/03/2020
Posted by: BrettC

Hi Everyone, hope you’ve all had a great week, windy and rainy pretty much sums up this week on the Tweed and Gold Coast with tough conditions making fishing difficult. At this stage the weekend is looking very windy, finding a good spot to hide from the S/SE will be key to fishing success. Let’s have a look at some options.

Average would pretty much sum up fishing conditions this week on the Tweed and Gold Coast with Strong Winds and Heavy rain dominating the weather. Finding some shelter up around Jumpinpin, Logan River, Pimpama River, Coomera River, Nerang River, Currumbin Creek, Tallebudgera Creek and the Tweed River will be a plan for the weekend and week ahead. Customers have been scoring some quality Whiting, Bream, Flathead, Trevally, Estuary Cod and Mangrove Jack between the showers.

 

 

Weather permitting the Gold Coast Seaway has been producing a few nice Jew Fish and Trevally fishing the pipeline on the last hour of the run in and the first hour of the run-out tide, live baits have been working best. When we have a larger swell off shore it tends to stir up the feed and the Seaway will fish well seeing quite a range of species caught like Spangled Emperor, Squire, Grassy Sweetlip, Painted Sweetlip, Moses, Tusk Fish Bream and Tarwhine to name a few. Just watch out for the extra swell rolling through the area.  Fishing between the pipeline and the East Side of Wave Break Island is popular spot drifting over the rubble with baits or lures will be worth a try.

Anglers that headed out early last Saturday morning did well on the close reefs getting stuck into schools of Spotted Mackerel, hopefully after the blow some clean water will be pushed in the fish will still be around and hungry offshore.

Good luck to all fishos taking part in this year’s Pirtek Fishing Challenge held on Sunday 15/3/20, it’s a fantastic comp with some awesome prizes on offer. All money raised goes towards research for Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia, that’s a good reason to get out and show your support. You can check out all the details at https://pirtekfishingchallenge.com.au/making-difference/

Gavin from Sea Probe Fishing Charters reports before the wind kicked in Marlin were still biting around the 85m at Spot X and Deep Trag on live bait. If you do find it a little quieter try trolling 6 to 8 inch lures and also deep divers for them so u can cover more ground and try to find some other  bait schools ,doing this you can pick up Wahoo, Dolphin Fish and Stripe Tuna. In close around the 12 and 18 fathoms Spottie Mackerel have been still biting and on the 24s around the diamond reef trolling live bait or dead baits have been doing the trick for Spanish Mackerel

 

Smithy from Brad Smith Fishing Charters reports on the Tweed the fishing this week has been outstanding with my clients catching over 20 fish a day on lures. Flathead, Bream, Whiting and Trevally have been lining up to smash a variety of lures using a variety of different techniques. Trolling pontoon 21 crackjacks along the edges of the channels has worked well as has deep water jigging with vibes in the deeper holes around the tide changes. Fishing the sea grass flats around the top of the tide in the clean water coming in from the ocean with mmd splash prawns has been productive as well with the Whiting and Bream queuing to smash them.

If you have never tried fishing surface lures it is something worth trying as it is so much fun watching the lure get pack attacked as it splashes along the surface all the way to the boat.

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.

New fishing regulations now effective fisheries Queensland http://statements.qld.gov.au/Statement/2019/9/1/new-fishing-regulations-now-effective

Seabreeze is a great website to access a local forecast http://www.seabreeze.com.au/graphs/

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