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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 17, 2014



Hervey Bay

Mack and longtail tuna in Platypus Bay, school mackerel around the beacons, giant trevally near the Fairway Buoy, flathead and whiting on the flats along the western side of Fraser Island, queenfish and cod off the rocks at Point Vernon, sand whiting along the beaches from Burrum Heads to Urangan, grunter bream at River Heads, barramundi and threadfin salmon in the Burrum River and barramundi in the Mary River.

Fishermans Corner ph:4128 1022

http://www.fishermanscorner.com.au
School mackerel and mack tuna in Platypus Bay and trevally on the deeper reefs.

Paul Dolan's Fraser Coast Sportfishing ph:4128 4952

http://www.frasercoastsportfishing.com

Fraser Island

Dart, whiting and tailor in the gutters between Poyungan and Yidney Rocks and tailor on the northern side of Indian Head and Waddy Point.

Fraser Island Retreat ph:4127 9144

http://www.fraserislandretreatqld.com.au

Rainbow Beach - Offshore

Pearl perch, tuskfish, moses perch and cobia about 20 miles NE of Double Island Point.

Rainbow Beach Reef Fishing Charters ph:5486 8666

http://www.rainbowbeachfishing.com.au

Noosa

Sand whiting from the Noosa River mouth to Noosaville reach, flathead at the river mouth and along the Tewantin reach and trevally in Woods Bay and at the entrance to Lake Cooroibah.

O Boat Hire & Bait Supply ph:5449 7513

http://www.oboathire.com
Flathead, bream, whiting and trevally at the Noosa River mouth, flathead, bream and trevally along the Noosaville reach and in Woods Bay, flathead, bream, whiting and mangrove jack in Weyba Creek and flathead, bream and bass around the Everglades.

Noosa River Fishing Safaris ph:0429030823

http://www.noosariverfishing.com

Noosa - Offshore

Pearl perch, tuskfish, maori cod, snapper, moses perch, trag jew, cobia and mulloway on North Reef.

Noosa Bluewater Charters ph:54499355

http://www.noosabluefishing.com.au

Maroochydore

The Maroochy River has been producing bream, mangrove jack and flathead in South Channel, trevally, tailor, flathead, school jew and a milkfish at the Cod Hole, flathead and whiting along the Bli Bli reach, 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 and whiting along the beaches, bream and trevally on the making tide along the rock walls at the mouth of the Mooloolah River and mud crabs in the canals.

Kawana Bait & Tackle ph:5444 5551

http://www.kawanabaitandtackle.com.au

Mooloolaba - Offshore

Red throat emperor, tuskfish, moses perch and gold spotted wrasse on the Barwon Banks.

Odyssey Charters ph:5478 1109

http://www.odysseycharters.com.au
Snapper, pearl perch and moses perch on the Barwon Banks.

Barry McDade Fishing Services ph:5437 7754

http://www.scofs.com.au

Caloundra

Snapper and jew on the reefs east of Cape Moreton, flathead along the Boardwalk and sand whiting along Bulcock and Golden Beaches.

Caloundra Fishing World ph:5491 4566

http://www.caloundrafishingworld.com.au

Donnybrook

Flathead and whiting on the flood tide on the banks, a few jew along the drop off at 112 and sand crabs in the main channel.

Donnybrook Takeaway, Bait & Tackle ph:5498 8247



Toorbul

Small snapper along the drop off at Gallagher Point and in the hole near the mouth of Elimbah Creek, sand whiting in Elimbah Creek and a few sand crabs in the main channel.

Toorbul Store & Caravan Park ph:5498 8210



Bribie Island

Chopper tailor at Woorim on the eastern beach, sand whiting along the southern beaches, jew at night off the Bongaree Jetty and sand crabs in the main channel.

Bribie Sports & Cycles ph:3408 1347

http://www.bribiesportsandcycles.com.au

Redcliffe Peninsula

Small snapper on Scarborough Reef, flathead and whiting in Hays Inlet, sand whiting along Margate Beach and near the entrance to Newport Waterways and it would be worth setting a few pots for mud crabs in the rivers and creeks.

Hornibrook Bait & Tackle ph:3284 6939



Northern Moreton Bay

School mackerel at the northern end of the Pearl Channel and around the beacons in the middle of the bay, sand whiting at Skirmish Point, the mouth of the Caboolture River, Burpengary, Coochin, Hussey and Bells Creeks, flathead at the mouth of the Pine River, sand crabs off the southern end of Bribie Island and mud crabs in the rivers and creeks.

The Tackle Shop Carseldine ph:3862 9015

http://www.tackleshop.com.au

Sandgate

Bream off the Ted Smout fishing platform, flathead and whiting in the Pine River and around the rock groynes at Eventide and flathead, whiting, bream and mud crabs in Cabbage Tree Creek.

Sandgate Bait & Tackle ph:3269 9701



Wynnum Manly

Snapper around Mud Island, diver whiting off the Sandhills and on the Naval Reserve Bank, bream and flathead along the Lota foreshores and sand crabs off Wellington Point.

Water Tower Bait & Tackle ph:3396 1833

http://www.watertowerbaitandtackle.com

North Stradbroke Island

Fish all beaches for whiting, flathead, bream and chopper tailor.

Point Lookout Bait & Fresh Fish ph:3409 8724



Redland Bay

Sweetlip off the NE side of Peel Island, snapper around Mud Island and Harry Atkinson Artificial Reef, diver whiting off the Sandhills and in the Rous Channel, sand whiting in the creeks, bream at night near the canal entrances and sand crabs at the southern end of the bay.

Mossops Tackle Store Cleveland ph:38211240

http://www.mossopsfishing.com.au
Small snapper around Goat Island, flathead in Canaipa Passage and chopper tailor between Goat and Peel Islands.

Moreton Bay Charters ph:0433 732310

http://www.moretonbaycharters.com.au
Bream along the southern end of Coochiemudlo Island, flathead on the NW side, small snapper near the red buoy on the SE corner of the island and moses perch on the northern reef.

Coochie Boat Hire ph:3207 8207

http://www.coochieboathire.com

Jumpinpin

Flathead between the Pin Bar and Crusoe Island and a few jew at the entrance to Swan Bay.

Jumpinpin Charters ph:5546 1880

http://www.jumpinpin.com
Tailor in the surf at South Straddie and off the Sand Pumping Jetty, sand whiting near Slipping Sands and the Logan River mouth, flathead at the Stockyards, jew at the entrance to Swan Bay and Logan River mouth and sand crabs in the channels that lead to the Pin Bar.

Gem Bait & Tackle ph:3287 3868

http://www.gembait.com.au

Southport

Yellowfin tuna, blue and striped marlin on skirted lures in 350 metres east of Southport, pearl perch and yellowtail king on the 50s, snapper and mahi mahi early morning on the 36s, cobia, mulloway and trag jew on the 24s, dart and whiting in the low tide gutters, tailor on top of the tide off the Sand Pumping Jetty, giant trevally and yellowtail king on top of the tide near the Pipeline, bream, flathead and whiting between Sovereign and Rat Islands, flathead and jew in the deep holes at the entrance to Swan Bay, sand whiting along the Carrara reach of the Nerang River, mangrove jack around the rock walls and bridges in the Coomera River and mud crabs close to the mangroves at the Pimpama River mouth.

Gold Coast Fishing Tackle ph:56790840

http://www.goldcoastfishingtackle.com.au

Southport - Offshore

Trag jew and a few snapper on the 24s east of Southport.

Paradise Fishing Charters ph:0403 531428

http://www.paradisefishingcharters.com.au
Blue marlin, yellowfin tuna and mahi mahi in 400 metres east of Southport.

Ross McCubbin Fishing Charters ph:0428 729393



Currumbin

Flathead, bream, whiting, mangrove jack and school jew in the upper reaches of the Tweed River.

Brad Smith Guided Fishing ph:0419 028704

http://www.bradsmithfishingcharters.com.au
Dart, flathead and whiting along the beaches, school jew at Cabarita, flathead on trolled lures in the lower reaches of Currumbin Creek, trevally, average mangrove jack and luderick around the bridge pylons, sand whiting near the working sand dredge and mud crabs in the canals.

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

http://www.currumbinboatshed.com.au

Tweed Heads

Pearl perch and snapper on the 36s east of the Tweed, trevally and school jew along the rock walls at the Tweed River mouth, sand whiting around The Anchorage, flathead near Stotts Island and behind Super Cat, sand crabs in the lower reaches and flathead, whiting, school jew and mud crabs along the Tumbulgum reach.

Anglers Warehouse ph:5536 3822

http://www.anglerswarehouse.com.au
Tailor and jew early morning off the headlands at Cabarita and Hastings Point, dart and whiting in the gutters at Fingal and Bilinga, flathead and whiting along the Fingal reach of the Tweed River, sand whiting at the Piggery, flathead in Cobaki Lakes, sand crabs in the lower reaches and bass and mud crabs in the upper reaches.

Drift Tackle & Takeaway ph:5599 5520

http://www.fishingtweedriver.com

Tweed Coast - Offshore

Snapper, tuskfish, pearl perch and flathead on the 30s east of Kingscliff.

Cushy Fishing Charters ph:0418 631076

http://www.cushyfishingcharters.com.au
Snapper, tuskfish and trag jew on the 32s and 36s east of the Tweed.

Down Under Charters ph:0408 753647

http://www.goldcoastfishing.com

Pottsville

Bream, flathead and jew along the beaches, tarwhine and trevally off the headlands and bream, whiting, flathead, 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

Bream, flathead, whiting and Australian salmon along the beaches, good flathead from the Richmond River mouth to Burns Point Ferry, bream, whiting and mangrove jack along the town reach, luderick around Prospect Bridge and the Porpoise Wall and sand whiting in North Creek. Good yellowtail king and trag jew on the 48s and 32s east of Ballina earlier in the week.

Daves Bait Shop ph:02 6686 2481



Evans Head

Snapper and trag jew early before the wind freshens on North Ground and Kahors Reef, bream and whiting along Broadwater and Airforce Beaches, 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

Boondooma Dam

Bass on slider grubs, tail spinners and ice jigs at the Narrows, The Junction and in the Stuart River.

Matthew Mott's Sportfishing Charters ph:0428 682594

  

Bjelke Petersen Dam

Golden perch and average bass on trolled hard bodied lures around the points in the main basin.

Matthew Mott's Sportfishing Charters ph:0428 682594

  

Borumba Dam

Bass at dawn and dusk on small poppers around the dam edges.

Paul Dolan's Fraser Coast Sportfishing ph:4128 4952

  http://www.frasercoastsportfishing.com

Somerset Dam

Bass on live shrimp, tail spinners and ice jigs in Bay 13 and at Pelican Point.

Tackle World Toowoomba ph:4632 9770

  http://www.tackleworldtoowoomba.com

Lake Samsonvale

Bass at dawn and dusk on surface lures at Forgan Cove, Bullocky Rest and MacGavin View.

The Tackle Shop Carseldine ph:3862 9015

  http://www.tackleshop.com.au

Cressbrook Dam

Bass on live shrimp, plastics and tail spinners straight out from the boat ramp, around the points in the main basin and in the upper reaches of the Cressbrook Creek arm and at dawn and dusk on suspending minnows cast to the dam edges.

Tackle World Toowoomba ph:4632 9770

  http://www.tackleworldtoowoomba.com

Cooby Dam

Golden perch and a few cod on frozen saltwater yabbies, trolled hard bodied lures and jigged ZX Ecogear blades around the point opposite the boat ramp and along the right hand bank out from the dam wall buoy line.

Tackle World Toowoomba ph:4632 9770

  http://www.tackleworldtoowoomba.com

Moogerah Dam

Bass on blades, tail spinners and trolled hard bodied lures around the timber at the southern end of the dam.

Tackle World Toowoomba ph:4632 9770

  http://www.tackleworldtoowoomba.com

Leslie Dam

Golden perch on trolled hard bodied lures, live shrimp and frozen saltwater yabbies in about 18 metres of water and on blades and lipless crank baits around structure.

Tackle World Toowoomba ph:4632 9770

  http://www.tackleworldtoowoomba.com

Coolmunda Dam

Golden perch on trolled dark coloured lures along the drop offs towards the old creek beds and out from the dam wall and a few cod on bait around the timber.

Tackle World Toowoomba ph:4632 9770

  http://www.tackleworldtoowoomba.com

Glenlyon Dam

Golden perch and cod on spinner baits, trolled hard bodied lures and frozen saltwater yabbies.

Tackle World Toowoomba ph:4632 9770

  http://www.tackleworldtoowoomba.com

Hinze Dam

Bass early morning on surface walkers around the points and during the day on spinner baits in the deeper parts. Try for saratoga on surface lures and fly in the quieter bays in the western arm.

Gold Coast Fishing Tackle ph:56790840

  http://www.goldcoastfishingtackle.com.au

Western Rivers

Golden perch and cod on green and black coloured hard bodied lures around structure along the Warwick reach of the Condamine River.

Tackle World Toowoomba ph:4632 9770

  http://www.tackleworldtoowoomba.com


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