SE QLD 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.
Hervey Bay
Snapper, grassy sweetlip, tuskfish, blackall, coral trout and cod off Rooney Point, Wathumba, at the 25 fathom hole and Roy Rufus Artificial Reef, school mackerel off Burrum Heads, flathead and whiting in Sandy Straits, sand whiting along the western side of Fraser Island and the beaches from Burrum Heads to Urangan and bream, bonito and school mackerel off the Urangan Jetty.
Updated: Aug 9, 2018 4:08 PM
Rainbow Beach
Snapper, pearl perch, sweetlip, hussar, tuskfish, cobia and longtail tuna about 15nm east of Wide Bay Bar.
Updated: Aug 9, 2018 4:09 PM
Fraser Island
Dart in the low tide gutters and tailor between Dundubara and Yidney Rocks. A reminder that there is a total fishing ban from midday August 1st until midday September 30th, in an area from 400m south of Indian Head to 400m north of Waddy Point and 400m seawards of those locations.
Updated: Aug 9, 2018 4:09 PM
Noosa
Sand whiting throughout the Noosa River, flathead between Tewantin and Lake Cooroibah, trevally in Woods Bay and chopper tailor in the lower reaches.
Updated: Aug 9, 2018 4:09 PM
Bream, trevally and queenfish along the Gympie Terrace and Tewantin reaches and flathead and estuary cod in Lake Cooroibah.
Updated: Aug 9, 2018 4:09 PM
Snapper, pearl perch, yellowfin tuna, cobia and cod on North Reef.
Updated: Aug 9, 2018 4:09 PM
Maroochydore
Bream, flathead and chopper tailor at the Maroochy River mouth, bream, whiting and flathead around Chambers Island, trevally, chopper tailor and estuary cod in the Cod Hole and flathead at the northern end of Channel Island.
Updated: Aug 9, 2018 4:10 PM
Mooloolaba
Snapper and pearl perch at Caloundra Wide, snapper on Murphys Reef, a few tailor along the beaches and bream along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth.
Updated: Aug 9, 2018 4:10 PM
Snapper and pearl perch on the Barwon Banks and snapper, pearl perch, tuskfish and hussar on the Hards.
Updated: Aug 9, 2018 4:11 PM
Tuskfish, snapper and a few pearl perch on the Barwon Banks.
Updated: Aug 9, 2018 4:10 PM
Snapper and sweetlip at Caloundra 5 Mile and Currimundi Reef, snapper on the Inner Gneerings and Murphys Reef and grassy sweetlip off the eastern end of Old Woman Island.
Updated: Aug 9, 2018 4:10 PM
Caloundra
Snapper, cobia and mulloway on the Caloundra reefs, dart, whiting and a few tailor along the beaches and bream, flathead and whiting in Pumicestone Passage and Currimundi Lake.
Updated: Aug 9, 2018 4:11 PM
Donnybrook
Snapper and estuary cod at Mission Point, snapper at 112, bream around the snaggy banks and flathead along the drop offs.
Updated: Aug 9, 2018 4:11 PM
Bribie Island
Diver whiting on the Cockle Banks, bream on the making tide off the Bongaree Jetty and under the Bribie Bridge, bream and flathead along the drop off at the entrance to Pacific Harbour Canals and off Bongaree and a few chopper tailor on top of the tide in the main channel.
Updated: Aug 9, 2018 4:11 PM
Northern Moreton Bay
Snapper and grassy sweetlip off Cape Moreton, longtail tuna in the northern bay, diver whiting off the Sandhills and in Deception Bay and flathead in the lower reaches of the Caboolture and Pine Rivers.
Updated: Aug 9, 2018 4:12 PM
Redcliffe Peninsula
Snapper on Scarborough and Shield Street Reefs, diver whiting in Bramble Bay, bream and flathead in the Pine River and Hays Inlet and chopper tailor around the rocky groynes.
Updated: Aug 9, 2018 4:12 PM
Sandgate
Flathead, bream and whiting in the Pine River, off the Shorncliffe Jetty and Ted Smout fishing platform, diver whiting in Bramble Bay, flathead at the mouth of Cabbage Tree Creek and bream near the trawler moorings.
Updated: Aug 9, 2018 4:12 PM
Moreton Bay Offshore
Pearl perch, snapper and rosy jobfish at Deep Tempest and snapper on the 29s east of Moreton Island.
Updated: Aug 9, 2018 4:12 PM
Wynnum Manly
Snapper and cod around Green Island, diver whiting in the Rous Channel and Small Ships Gutter, sand whiting on the making tide along Wellington Point foreshores and on Lota flats and sand crabs off Wellington Point.
Updated: Aug 9, 2018 4:12 PM
Wellington Point
Tuskfish, snapper and grassy sweetlip on the eastern side of Green Island, diver whiting on the Chain Banks and in the Small Ships Gutter, chopper tailor near the Huybers Beacon and off Ormiston and sand whiting and chopper tailor along Wellington Point foreshores.
Updated: Aug 9, 2018 4:13 PM
North Stradbroke Island
Fish all beaches for dart, whiting and tailor.
Updated: Aug 9, 2018 4:13 PM
Redland Bay
Bream, whiting, flathead and a few small snapper around Coochiemudlo Island.
Updated: Aug 9, 2018 4:14 PM
Diver whiting on the Pelican and Banana Banks, flathead in Canaipa Passage and inside the Pin Bar and bream around the southern bay islands.
Updated: Aug 9, 2018 4:13 PM
Dart in the surf at North Straddie, school mackerel in the Rous Channel, flathead along the drop offs around the southern bay islands and tailor near Blaksley Anchorage.
Updated: Aug 9, 2018 4:13 PM
Jumpinpin
Tailor between the Pin Bar and Kalinga Bank, flathead along Short Island, on Gold Bank, at the Logan River mouth and Cabbage Tree and Rocky Points and bream along Kalinga Bank and Short Island.
Updated: Aug 9, 2018 4:14 PM
Southport
Snapper and cobia on the 18s and 24s, tailor along the beaches, flathead, whiting and tailor inside the Pin Bar and flathead and whiting around Wave Break Island.
Updated: Aug 9, 2018 4:14 PM
Snapper, pearl perch and pigfish on the 50s, snapper, tuskfish and cobia on the 24s and 36s, snapper, silver jew and cobia on the 18s and 20s, bream, tailor and flathead at dawn and dusk along the Seaway rock walls, tailor on top of the tide and flathead in the low tide gutters along the beaches, flathead on the ebb tide along the drop offs in Southport Broadwater and flathead on metal blades in the Nerang and Coomera Rivers.
Updated: Aug 9, 2018 4:14 PM
Snapper on the 50s east of the Pin Bar and mulloway inside the Pin Bar.
Updated: Aug 9, 2018 4:15 PM
Currumbin
Snapper and pearl perch on the 24s east of Southport, tailor and flathead along the beaches, bream around the rock groynes and flathead and whiting in the lower reaches of Currumbin Creek.
Updated: Aug 9, 2018 4:15 PM
Tweed Coast
Flathead, bream, trevally and tailor on lures in the mid to lower reaches of the Tweed River.
Updated: Aug 9, 2018 4:15 PM
Snapper, tuskfish and spangled emperor on Tweed 9 Mile, tailor at night along the beaches, bream, trevally and chopper tailor along the rock walls at the Tweed River mouth, bream and school jew on vibes around Barneys Point Bridge and Fingal rock wall and flathead in the upper reaches.
Updated: Aug 9, 2018 4:16 PM
Snapper, pearl perch, trag jew, flathead and foxfish on the 30s NE of the Tweed Bar.
Updated: Aug 9, 2018 4:16 PM
Pottsville
Snapper on the close reefs, tailor, dart and tarwhine along the beaches, flathead, whiting, bream and mud crabs in the upper reaches of Mooball, Cudgen and Cudgera Creeks and luderick around the rock walls in the lower reaches.
Updated: Aug 9, 2018 4:16 PM
Ballina
Snapper, pearl perch, yellowtail king and trag jew on the close reefs, tailor, flathead and whiting along the beaches, bream along the rock walls at the Richmond River mouth, flathead on the drift between Burns Point Ferry and Wardell Bridge and luderick along the town reach.
Updated: Aug 9, 2018 4:16 PM
Evans Head
Snapper and trag jew on North Ground and Kahors Reef, bream, tailor and a few mulloway along Broadwater and Airforce Beaches, bream and a few tailor along the rock walls at the Evans River mouth and bream, flathead and whiting in the lower reaches.
Updated: Aug 9, 2018 4:16 PM
Boondooma Dam
Golden perch and bass located with sounder on spoons and ice jigs in the deep water in the middle reaches of the dam and on lures trolled slowly between Pelican Point and the boat ramp. Afternoon has been the most productive.
Updated: Aug 9, 2018 4:17 PM
Bjelke Petersen Dam
Bass and golden perch located with sounder on ice jigs and live bait in the deep water towards the dam wall. Trolling lures has produced a few fish and using electric motors rather than outboards has produced better results.
Updated: Aug 9, 2018 4:17 PM
Somerset Dam
Bass on heavily weighted spoons in about 10-15 metres towards the Spit and Pelican Point and located with sounder on trolled deep divers in the deeper parts.
Updated: Aug 9, 2018 4:19 PM
Bass at dusk on spoons, ice jigs and plastics on the Kirkleagh flats, at the bottom end of Queen Street and wide of Pelican Point and golden perch on live bait around the timber.
Updated: Aug 9, 2018 4:17 PM
Lake Kurwongbah
Bass on spoons and vibes off the points.
Updated: Aug 9, 2018 4:18 PM
Lake Samsonvale
Bass on vibes at Bullocky Rest and Forgan Cove.
Updated: Aug 9, 2018 4:18 PM
Hinze Dam
Bass and saratoga on soft plastics cast to the edges in the upper reaches of the western arm.
Updated: Aug 3, 2018 4:19 PM
Maroon Dam
Bass at dusk on jerk baits around the lily pads and weed edges. Make sure you allow plenty of pauses during retrieval, as the fish are striking when you pause.
Updated: Aug 9, 2018 4:20 PM