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Fishing report

Fishing report - Hervey Bay to Evans Head and

SE Queensland Dams

These reports are the latest information available from bait and tackle shops, charter boats and guides in south-east Queensland and are updated every Friday afternoon.

If you want more specific information on locations, bait availability, boat hire and boat ramps, please contact the report source.

Updated at: 4.30pm Friday, October 31, 2014



Hervey Bay

Mangrove jack, threadfin salmon, trevally and tarpon in the Burrum River, threadfin salmon, grunter bream, flathead and jew in the Mary and Susan Rivers and flathead, estuary cod and jew at River Heads.

Fishermans Corner ph:4128 1022

http://www.fishermanscorner.com.au
Spotty mackerel and mack tuna in Platypus Bay and a few trevally on soft plastics and micro jigs on the deeper reefs.

Paul Dolan's Fraser Coast Sportfishing ph:4128 4952

http://www.frasercoastsportfishing.com

Fraser Island

There has been a lot of weed along the surf beaches, making it hard to fish. However, a few tailor, dart and whiting have been caught in the clearer spots. Caution is required when driving the inland tracks; the sand is very soft. One vehicle rolled over earlier this week.

Fraser Island Retreat ph:4127 9144

http://www.fraserislandretreatqld.com.au

Tin Can Bay - Rainbow Beach - Offshore

Snapper, pearl perch, tuskfish, moses perch and cobia about 12 miles east of Wide Bay Bar today.

Rainbow Beach Reef Fishing Charters ph:5486 8666

http://www.rainbowbeachfishing.com.au
Flathead and whiting around the edges of the banks at the southern end of Tin Can Inlet and mangrove jack on top of the tide in the creeks. Just a reminder that a closed season applies to barramundi along the Queensland east coast from midday 1st November to midday 1st February 2015. If you do catch a barramundi please handle these fish carefully when you release them back in the water.

Tin Can Bay Boat Hire, Bait & Tackle ph:0408 329167

http://tincanbayboathire.com.au

Noosa

Flathead at the Noosa River mouth and in Weyba Creek, sand whiting in about 2 metres of water from the river mouth to Noosaville reach and mangrove jack near the entrance to Noosa Marina and between Lakes Cooroibah and Cootharaba.

O Boat Hire & Bait Supply ph:5449 7513

http://www.oboathire.com
Flathead, bream, whiting and trevally at the Noosa River mouth, bream, flathead and trevally in Woods Bay, mangrove jack, flathead, bream and moses perch in Weyba Creek and mangrove jack between Lakes Cooroibah and Cootharaba.

Noosa River Fishing Safaris ph:0429030823

http://www.noosariverfishing.com

Noosa - Offshore

Snapper, pearl perch, amberjack, trag jew, maori cod, gold spotted wrasse and a 5.4kg tuskfish on the Barwon Banks the past few days.

Noosa Bluewater Charters ph:54499355

http://www.noosabluefishing.com.au

Maroochydore

Trevally, mangrove jack and jew along the Bli Bli reach of the Maroochy River, chopper tailor, trevally, school jew and flathead at the Cod Hole, queenfish and bream near the entrance to Twin Waters, sand whiting around Chambers Island, Cotton Tree and Picnic Point, flathead in Maroochy Waters Canals, flathead and mangrove jack in Petrie Creek and mud crabs in the upper reaches.

Swan Boat Hire ph:5443 7225

http://www.swanboathire.com.au

Mooloolaba

Dart along the beaches, trevally in the lower reaches of the Mooloolah River and sand whiting and grunter bream in Currimundi Lake. Before the wind freshened; mahi mahi on the Barwon Banks and yellowtail king and school mackerel on Currimundi Reef.

Kawana Bait & Tackle ph:5444 5551

http://www.kawanabaitandtackle.com.au

Mooloolaba - Offshore

Tuskfish, red throat emperor and moses perch on the Barwon Banks the past few days.

Odyssey Charters ph:5478 1109

http://www.odysseycharters.com.au
Grassy sweetlip, snapper and school mackerel on Raper Shoal on Tuesday afternoon.

Barry McDade Fishing Services ph:5437 7754

http://www.scofs.com.au

Caloundra

Squid off the rocks at Moffat, Kings and Shelly Beaches, flathead, whiting and trevally on the making tide near the entrance to Currimundi Lake, sand whiting on the NE tip of Bribie Island and off Golden Beach, flathead opposite the power boat club and at Bells Creek mouth and mangrove jack on live bait and surface lures and Bells and Coochin Creeks.

Caloundra Fishing World ph:5491 4566

http://www.caloundrafishingworld.com.au

Donnybrook

Mangrove jack along the deep drop off at Mission Point, bream and flathead in Glasshouse Creek and sand crabs in the main channel.

Donnybrook Takeaway, Bait & Tackle ph:5498 8247



Toorbul

Bream and mangrove jack on top of the tide in the creeks and sand crabs in the main channel.

Toorbul Store & Caravan Park ph:5498 8210



Bribie Island

Flathead and whiting early morning along the southern end of the island, bream, flathead and mangrove jack in Ningi Creek and bream and mangrove jack in the canals.

Bribie Sports & Cycles ph:3408 1347

http://www.bribiesportsandcycles.com.au

Redcliffe Peninsula

Snapper and bream early morning on Scarborough Reef, flathead in Hays Inlet and the Pine River, sand crabs in Bramble Bay and mud crabs in the creeks.

Hornibrook Bait & Tackle ph:3284 6939



Northern Moreton Bay

It is forecast to be windy in open bay waters tomorrow. Best advice is to fish the sheltered waters in the rivers and creeks for flathead, bream, whiting, mangrove jack and mud crabs.

The Tackle Shop Carseldine ph:3862 9015

http://www.tackleshop.com.au

Sandgate

With the forecast strong northerlies; best to fish the sheltered rivers and creeks for bream, flathead, whiting and mud crabs.

Sandgate Bait & Tackle ph:3269 9701



Wynnum Manly

Small snapper around Green Island, threadfin salmon in the lower reaches of the Brisbane River and sand crabs throughout the bay.

Water Tower Bait & Tackle ph:3396 1833

http://www.watertowerbaitandtackle.com

North Stradbroke Island

Fish Main Beach for dart, flathead, whiting and chopper tailor.

Point Lookout Bait & Fresh Fish ph:3409 8724



Redland Bay

Chopper tailor around the jetty and along the eastern side of Coochiemudlo Island, flathead on the western side and small snapper near the red buoy on the SE corner.

Coochie Boat Hire ph:3207 8207

http://www.coochieboathire.com
Diver whiting off the Sandhills, sand whiting around the Powerlines and in Tingalpa Creek, flathead in Canaipa Passage, small yellowtail king off Dunwich, bream and small snapper in Raby Bay Canals and sand crabs off Cleveland Point and Ormiston.

Mossops Tackle Store Cleveland ph:38211240

http://www.mossopsfishing.com.au
Small snapper off the SW end of Peel Island and bream on top of the tide at the southern end of Peel, Coochiemudlo and Russell Islands.

Moreton Bay Charters ph:0433 732310

http://www.moretonbaycharters.com.au

Jumpinpin

Bream and flathead around the Bedroom and sand crabs in Tipplers Passage.

Rudy Maas Marina ph:5546 2222


Suggest fishing for flathead near the entrance to Swan Bay, along the southern end of Kangaroo Island and in the Pimpama River; all these spots would offer some shelter from the northerlies.

Jumpinpin Charters ph:5546 1880

http://www.jumpinpin.com
Sand whiting at Slipping Sands and near Ageston Sands in the Logan River, flathead at the Powerlines, mangrove jack around Marks Rock, Kangaroo and Tabby Tabby Islands and jew in the deep hole at Kalinga Bank.

Gem Bait & Tackle ph:3287 3868

http://www.gembait.com.au

Southport

Small snapper on the 18s and 24s east of Southport, mahi mahi wide of the Pin Bar, mulloway inside the Pin Bar, dart and whiting along the beaches, flathead close to the Sundale Bridge, sand whiting near Ross Street Bridges in the Nerang River, mangrove jack around the bridges in the Nerang and Coomera Rivers and sand crabs throughout Southport Broadwater.

Gold Coast Fishing Tackle ph:56790840

http://www.goldcoastfishingtackle.com.au

Southport - Offshore

Mahi mahi on the 50s east of Southport and trag jew on the 24s east yesterday.

Paradise Fishing Charters ph:0403 531428

http://www.paradisefishingcharters.com.au

Currumbin

Flathead in the lower reaches of Currumbin Creek, bream and mangrove jack in the mid to upper reaches and mangrove jack in the canals.

The Boatshed Bait, Tackle & Boat Hire ph:5525 0338

http://www.currumbinboatshed.com.au
Flathead, bream, whiting, trevally, jew and mangrove jack in the middle reaches of the Tweed River.

Brad Smith Guided Fishing ph:0419 028704

http://www.bradsmithfishingcharters.com.au

Tweed Heads

Flathead in the lower reaches of the Tweed River, sand whiting, mangrove jack and school jew along the Tumbulgum reach and mangrove jack around the Sugar Mill.

Anglers Warehouse ph:5536 3822

http://www.anglerswarehouse.com.au
Dart and whiting along Fingal and Kingscliff Beaches, a few tailor and jew at night off Cabarita headland, sand whiting in Cudgen Creek, Endless Summer Canals and along the golf course reach of the Tweed River, flathead behind Seagulls and near the Tweed Heads Bypass Bridge, sand crabs in the lower reaches and mud crabs in the upper reaches.

Drift Tackle & Takeaway ph:5599 5520

http://www.fishingtweedriver.com

Tweed Coast - Offshore

Pearl perch, tuskfish and small snapper on the 30s east of the Tweed Bar yesterday.

Down Under Charters ph:0408 753647

http://www.goldcoastfishing.com
Snapper, pearl perch, tuskfish and flathead on the 24s east of the Tweed Bar the past few days.

Cushy Fishing Charters ph:0418 631076

http://www.cushyfishingcharters.com.au

Pottsville

Flathead, Australian salmon and a few jew along the beaches and flathead, whiting, mangrove jack, trevally and mud crabs in Mooball, Cudgen and Cudgera Creeks.

Pottsville Bait & Tackle ph:02 6676 0588

http://www.pottsvillebaitandtackle.com.au

Ballina

Cobia off Lennox Point, mahi mahi around the FAD, bream, flathead, dart, whiting and jew along the beaches, bream, jew and mangrove jack along the rock walls at the Richmond River mouth, flathead and whiting between the river mouth and Pimlico Island and a few jew along the town reach.

Daves Bait Shop ph:02 6686 2481



Evans Head

Snapper and trag jew on the close reefs, bream and whiting early morning along Airforce Beach, bream, whiting and flathead in the lower reaches of the Evans River and a few mud crabs in the upper reaches.

Evans Head Sports & Marine ph:02 6682 4536

http://www.evansheadsportsandmarine.com

Freshwater Reports

Lake Monduran

Barramundi to 80cm on small lures.

Paul Dolan's Fraser Coast Sportfishing ph:4128 4952

  http://www.frasercoastsportfishing.com

Lenthalls Dam

Bass and barramundi on jerk and crank baits in the western arm.

Fishermans Corner ph:4128 1022

  http://www.fishermanscorner.com.au

Boondooma Dam

Bass and golden perch on trolled brolgas and golden childs around the Junction, Barbers Pole and Pelican Point; better quality bass on Smak 12s trolled to about 4 metres near the timber in the Stuart River.

Matthew Mott's Sportfishing Charters ph:0428 682594

  

Bjelke Petersen Dam

Golden perch on trolled hard bodied lures at Bass Point, Lightning Ridge and towards the caravan park, golden perch and dewfish on bait at the start of the timber and plenty of average bass on spinner baits cast to the banks on the eastern side of the dam.

Matthew Mott's Sportfishing Charters ph:0428 682594

  

Borumba Dam

The Mary Valley Family Fishing Classic is being held at Borumba Dam this weekend. For more information go to http://gympie.qld.lions.org.au/projects

Tin Can Bay Boat Hire, Bait & Tackle ph:0408 329167

  http://tincanbayboathire.com.au

Somerset Dam

Bass on live shrimp, tail spinners, soft vibes and blades at the Spit, Bay 13 and Pelican Point.

Tackle World Toowoomba ph:4632 9770

  http://www.tackleworldtoowoomba.com

Cressbrook Dam

Bass on live shrimp, spinner baits and silent TN60 jackalls along the steeper banks.

Tackle World Toowoomba ph:4632 9770

  http://www.tackleworldtoowoomba.com

Cooby Dam

Golden perch at dusk on frozen saltwater yabbies and hopped blades.

Tackle World Toowoomba ph:4632 9770

  http://www.tackleworldtoowoomba.com

Moogerah Dam

Bass on blades, live shrimp and hard bodied lures around the dam edges.

Tackle World Toowoomba ph:4632 9770

  http://www.tackleworldtoowoomba.com

Maroon Dam

Bass at dawn and dusk on surface lures cast to the dam edges and on spinner baits and small crank baits worked around the weed edges.

Tackle World Toowoomba ph:4632 9770

  http://www.tackleworldtoowoomba.com

Leslie Dam

Golden perch on live shrimp near the concrete boat ramp and on trolled hard bodied lures throughout the dam.

Tackle World Toowoomba ph:4632 9770

  http://www.tackleworldtoowoomba.com

Coolmunda Dam

Golden perch on frozen saltwater yabbies and cod on hard bodied lures along the drop offs leading to the old creek beds.

Tackle World Toowoomba ph:4632 9770

  http://www.tackleworldtoowoomba.com

Glenlyon Dam

Golden perch on live shrimp around the weed edges and cod on spinner baits and trolled hard bodied lures.

Tackle World Toowoomba ph:4632 9770

  http://www.tackleworldtoowoomba.com

Lake Gregory

Bass at dawn and dusk on poppers and surface fly around the edges.

Paul Dolan's Fraser Coast Sportfishing ph:4128 4952

  http://www.frasercoastsportfishing.com

Western Rivers

Golden perch on bait, hard bodies and spinner baits between Pratten and Warwick in the Condamine River, golden perch on frozen saltwater yabbies and spinner baits at Goondiwindi in the Macintyre River and golden perch on bait above the Jack Tyler Weir in the Balonne River and a few cod on lures below the weir.

Tackle World Toowoomba ph:4632 9770

  http://www.tackleworldtoowoomba.com


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