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
Longtail tuna, trevally, queenfish and school mackerel in Platypus Bay, sweetlip, school mackerel and diver whiting in Gatakers Bay, flathead and whiting along the beaches from Burrum Heads to Urangan, bream, flathead, grunter bream and mangrove jack in the Burrum River and bream, grunter bream and a few barramundi in the Mary River.
Updated: Apr 18, 2019 3:44 PM
Noosa
Bream throughout the Noosa River, trevally at the river mouth, sand whiting at the Frying Pan, around Makepeace Island and in Lake Cooroibah, flathead along the Tewantin reach and in Lake Weyba and mud crabs in the upper reaches.
Updated: Apr 18, 2019 3:45 PM
Trevally along the Tewantin reach of the Noosa River, in Woods Bay and along Gympie Terrace and flathead, bream and moses perch in Lake Cooroibah.
Updated: Apr 18, 2019 3:45 PM
Conditions have been unfavourable for offshore fishing. Will fish again once the seas settle.
Updated: Apr 18, 2019 3:45 PM
Rainbow Beach
Conditions have been unfavourable for offshore fishing. Will fish again once the seas settle.
Updated: Apr 18, 2019 3:44 PM
Fraser Island
Forecast strong SE wind and increasing swell along the eastern beaches will make it hard to fish. Would suggest the northern side of Indian Head and Waddy Point if the swell isn’t too big to try for tailor or the western side of the island at places like Moon Point, where you could try for flathead.
Updated: Apr 18, 2019 3:44 PM
Maroochydore
Dart along Mudjimba and Marcoola Beaches, sand whiting on the making tide in the lower reaches of the Maroochy River, flathead, bream and trevally at the Cod Hole and Eudlo Creek mouth, mangrove jack in Petrie Creek and mud crabs throughout the river.
Updated: Apr 18, 2019 3:46 PM
Mooloolaba
Dart and whiting along Kawana Beach, bream throughout the Mooloolah River and flathead and whiting in the lower reaches.
Updated: Apr 18, 2019 3:46 PM
Sailfish and black marlin at the Mooloolaba 18 mile, tuskfish, coral trout and tuna on the Gneering Shoals and school mackerel at Raper Shoal and Currimundi Reef earlier in the week.
Updated: Apr 18, 2019 3:47 PM
Tuskfish and grassy sweetlip at Murphys Reef earlier in the week.
Updated: Apr 18, 2019 5:49 PM
Caloundra
Flathead, bream, whiting and sand crabs in Pumicestone Passage, trevally and mangrove jack around the bridge pylons and rock walls in the canals and mud crabs in the creeks.
Updated: Apr 18, 2019 3:49 PM
Donnybrook
Grassy sweetlip and small snapper at 112, flathead at Bullock Creek mouth, sand whiting at Coochin Creek mouth, chopper tailor on top of the tide in the main channel and grunter bream around Little Goat Island.
Updated: Apr 18, 2019 3:49 PM
Bribie Island
Flathead on the banks in front of Pebble Beach, sweetlip along the drop off at White Patch, sweetlip in front of the Fishing Museum and sand crabs in the main channel.
Updated: Apr 18, 2019 3:49 PM
Northern Moreton Bay
Tailor at the mouth of the Brisbane River, small snapper along the rocky Redcliffe foreshores and flathead in the Pine River, Cabbage Tree and Nudgee Creeks.
Updated: Apr 18, 2019 3:50 PM
Moreton Bay Offshore
Maori cod, snapper and tuskfish at the One Mile on Tuesday.
Updated: Apr 18, 2019 3:50 PM
Redcliffe Peninsula
Grassy sweetlip and small snapper off the Woody Point Jetty, bream and whiting at night along Margate Beach and flathead, bream, whiting, chopper tailor and sand crabs in the Pine River.
Updated: Apr 18, 2019 3:50 PM
Sandgate
Bream, whiting and flathead off the Shorncliffe Jetty, sand whiting along the Eventide wall, flathead at the mouth of Cabbage Tree Creek and mud crabs in the upper reaches.
Updated: Apr 18, 2019 3:50 PM
Wynnum Manly
Sweetlip and cod around Green Island and off Wellington Point, diver whiting on the Hope Banks and trevally along Manly Harbour rock walls.
Updated: Apr 18, 2019 3:51 PM
Wellington Point
Grassy sweetlip around the southern bay islands, tailor off the NE tip of Peel Island, snapper in the shallows off Wellington Point and squid on the Chain Banks.
Updated: Apr 18, 2019 3:51 PM
North Stradbroke Island
The swell and strong SE wind have made the ocean beach hard to fish. Try for chopper tailor on the northern side of Point Lookout and along Flinders Beach and bream at night around Amity Point.
Updated: Apr 18, 2019 3:51 PM
Redland Bay
Bream, flathead and small snapper around Coochiemudlo Island.
Updated: Apr 18, 2019 3:52 PM
Spotty mackerel off the Sandhills, sweetlip around the southern bay islands, diver whiting on the Chain Banks, bream in Raby Bay canals and sand crabs in the southern bay.
Updated: Apr 18, 2019 4:20 PM
Jumpinpin
Sand whiting near Slipping Sands and in the Pimpama River, flathead around Pandanus Island and along Kalinga Bank and mud crabs in Jacobs Well Channel.
Updated: Apr 18, 2019 3:52 PM
Flathead and tailor early morning along Kalinga Bank, sand whiting in Fishermans Channel, around Tipplers and Never Fail Islands and mud crabs in Jacobs Well Channel.
Updated: Apr 18, 2019 3:52 PM
Southport
Flathead, bream, whiting, squid and school jew in Southport Broadwater and the Nerang River.
Updated: Apr 18, 2019 3:53 PM
Tailor inside the Pin Bar, mulloway, mangrove jack and flathead in Southport Seaway, sand whiting along the Bundall reach of the Nerang River and in Coombabah Creek, sand crabs at the northern end of Southport Broadwater and mud crabs in the creeks.
Updated: Apr 18, 2019 3:53 PM
Queenfish, trevally and mulloway in Southport Seaway, sand whiting along the Carrara reach of the Nerang River, sand crabs at the northern end of Southport Broadwater and mud crabs in the creeks.
Updated: Apr 18, 2019 3:53 PM
Currumbin
Dart, whiting and a few tailor along the beaches, flathead and whiting in the lower reaches of Currumbin and Tallebudgera Creeks, mangrove jack and trevally around the bridge pylons and mud crabs in the canals.
Updated: Apr 18, 2019 3:54 PM
Tweed Coast
Flathead, bream, trevally and school jew in the mid to upper reaches of the Tweed River.
Updated: Apr 18, 2019 3:54 PM
Conditions have been unfavourable for offshore fishing. Will fish again once the seas settle.
Updated: Apr 18, 2019 3:54 PM
Pottsville
Tailor, bream, whiting and dart in the surf gutters at Wooyung and Black Rock, flathead, bream, whiting and mud crabs in the mid to upper reaches of Mooball, Cudgen and Cudgera Creeks, mangrove jack and trevally around the snaggy banks and luderick near the rocky points in the lower reaches.
Updated: Apr 18, 2019 5:03 PM
Evans Head
Bream and tailor along Main and Airforce Beaches, bream, tailor and luderick along the rock walls at the Evans River mouth, bream, flathead and whiting in the lower reaches and mud crabs in the upper reaches.
Updated: Apr 18, 2019 3:55 PM
Boondooma Dam
Bass and golden perch on lures trolled to 20 feet along the edge of the creek beds in the Boyne River; lesser quality at the mouth of the Stuart River.
Updated: Apr 18, 2019 3:55 PM
Bjelke Petersen Dam
Bass and golden perch on blades around the Quarry and on trolled lures along the old creek bed.
Updated: Apr 18, 2019 3:55 PM
Borumba Dam
Saratoga on surface lures and fly around the dam edges.
Updated: Apr 18, 2019 3:56 PM
Somerset Dam
Bass and golden perch on lures trolled to 12 feet upstream from Villeneuve boat ramp, bass on trolled lures between Pelican Point and Bay 13 and red claw crayfish around the dam edges.
Updated: Apr 18, 2019 3:55 PM
Wivenhoe Dam
Bass and golden perch on Jackall TN60s along the edge in Billys Bay and saratoga on shallow diving jerk baits opposite Billys Bay boat ramp.
Updated: Apr 18, 2019 3:57 PM
Lake Samsonvale
Kayakers are getting bass on spinner baits and hard bodies around Forgan Cove.
Updated: Apr 18, 2019 3:56 PM
Wyaralong Dam
Quality bass and small cod on lures trolled to 5 to 8 metres, bass located with sounder on jigged lipless crank baits on top of the schools and tilapia and carp around the rock walls and timber. Remember tilapia and carp are noxious pest fish and should not be released if caught.
Updated: Apr 18, 2019 3:57 PM
Hinze Dam
Bass on slow rolled plastics along the steeper banks in the western arm.
Updated: Apr 18, 2019 3:56 PM
Maroon Dam
Bass on soft plastics hopped along the bottom and golden perch on Bassman spinner baits on the banks opposite the boat ramp and tilapia on live worms around the weed beds. Remember tilapia is a noxious pest fish and should not be released if caught.
Updated: Apr 18, 2019 5:03 PM