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.
Fraser Island
Strong winds along the beaches has made it hard to fish. As the seas settle, try for dart, bream, whiting and tailor. Travelling on low tide is recommended.
Updated: Dec 7, 2018 3:53 PM
Hervey Bay
Spotty mackerel and mack tuna in Platypus Bay, sand whiting, garfish and flathead along the beaches from Burrum Heads to Urangan, trevally, school mackerel and pencil squid off the Urangan Jetty and threadfin salmon and grunter bream in the lower reaches of the rivers.
Updated: Dec 7, 2018 3:53 PM
Noosa
Flathead at the Noosa River mouth, sand whiting at the Frying Pan, along the Noosaville reach and in Lake Cooroibah and bream throughout the river.
Updated: Dec 7, 2018 3:53 PM
Flathead, whiting and bream around the Frying Pan, flathead, trevally and bream in Woods Bay, sand whiting along the Noosaville reach, flathead and mulloway in Lake Cooroibah and mangrove jack around the rock walls and snaggy banks.
Updated: Dec 7, 2018 3:54 PM
Coral trout, grassy sweetlip, maori cod and snapper on Sunshine Reef and mahi mahi, cobia and estuary cod on North Reef earlier in the week.
Updated: Dec 7, 2018 3:54 PM
Rainbow Beach
Conditions have been unfavourable for offshore fishing; will fish again once the seas settle.
Updated: Dec 7, 2018 3:53 PM
Maroochydore
Flathead throughout the Maroochy River, trevally, bream and flathead at the Cod Hole, bream, estuary cod and chopper tailor along the Bli Bli reach and mangrove jack in the creeks.
Updated: Dec 7, 2018 3:54 PM
Mooloolaba
Pearl perch, snapper and sweetlip on the Barwon Banks, spotty mackerel at Caloundra 12 Mile and the NW Fairway Buoy and mangrove jack and trevally around the rock walls and bridge pylons in the Nerang River.
Updated: Dec 7, 2018 3:55 PM
Tuskfish, hussar and morwong on the Barwon Banks earlier in the week.
Updated: Dec 8, 2018 9:55 AM
Pearl perch, mahi mahi and trag jew at Caloundra wide earlier in the week.
Updated: Dec 7, 2018 4:23 PM
Caloundra
Flathead, whiting, grunter bream and sand crabs in Pumicestone Passage, mangrove jack and trevally in the canals and mud crabs in the creeks.
Updated: Dec 7, 2018 3:55 PM
Donnybrook
Sand whiting on the banks out from Mission Point, trevally at Lime Pocket, mangrove jack and estuary cod in Elimbah Creek, grunter bream around Little Goat Island and mud crabs in the deeper channels.
Updated: Dec 7, 2018 3:56 PM
Bribie Island
Spotty and school mackerel early morning around the shipping markers in NW Channel, flathead at White Patch and opposite the Fishing Museum, mulloway under the Bribie Bridge and sand crabs in the main channel.
Updated: Dec 7, 2018 3:56 PM
Northern Moreton Bay
Spotty mackerel in the northern bay, sand whiting at the mouth of the Caboolture River and the creeks that run off Pumicestone Passage and mud crabs in the upper reaches of the Pine River and Cabbage Tree Creek.
Updated: Dec 7, 2018 3:56 PM
Sandgate
It is forecast to be windy in open bay waters. Best advice is to fish the sheltered waters in the rivers and creeks for flathead, bream, whiting and mud crabs.
Updated: Dec 7, 2018 3:56 PM
Moreton Bay Offshore
Snapper, tuskfish, cobia, trag jew and amberjack at Square Patch earlier in the week.
Updated: Dec 8, 2018 9:56 AM
Wynnum Manly
Mulloway in the lower reaches of the Brisbane River, flathead and bream along Manly Harbour rock walls and mud crabs in the creeks.
Updated: Dec 7, 2018 3:57 PM
Wellington Point
Mulloway at West Peel Artificial Reef and flathead around the southern bay islands.
Updated: Dec 7, 2018 3:57 PM
North Stradbroke Island
Fish all beaches for dart, whiting, flathead and chopper tailor.
Updated: Dec 7, 2018 3:57 PM
Redland Bay
With forecast strong easterlies forecast; suggest fishing the sheltered western side of the island for bream, flathead and whiting.
Updated: Dec 7, 2018 3:58 PM
Snapper and bream around the southern bay islands and flathead at the Logan River mouth and in Canaipa Passage.
Updated: Dec 7, 2018 4:07 PM
Pearl perch and snapper at the northern end of the Cathedrals, spotty mackerel off the Sandhills, snapper at West Peel Artificial Reef, sand whiting in Canaipa Passage and the Logan River and sand crabs in the southern bay.
Updated: Dec 7, 2018 3:57 PM
Jumpinpin
Flathead along Kalinga Bank, bream near Jacobs Well Jetty, mulloway on live bait inside the Pin Bar and mud crabs around Dinner Island.
Updated: Dec 7, 2018 3:59 PM
Tailor early morning inside the Pin Bar, flathead along Kalinga Bank, in Tipplers Passage and Browns Bay, sand whiting near Slipping Sands, Couran Cove and Ageston Sands, mangrove jack around Rocky Point and Calypso Bay Marina and mud crabs at the Logan River mouth.
Updated: Dec 7, 2018 3:58 PM
Mangrove jack around the snaggy banks in Jacobs Well Channel.
Updated: Dec 7, 2018 3:59 PM
Southport
Flathead, bream and mangrove jack in the middle reaches of the Nerang River.
Updated: Dec 7, 2018 4:00 PM
Snapper on the 18s and 24s, a few tailor along the beaches, mulloway in Southport Seaway and inside the Pin Bar, flathead throughout Southport Broadwater and mangrove jack around Sovereign Islands, in the Nerang and Coomera Rivers.
Updated: Dec 7, 2018 3:59 PM
Tailor along the beaches, tailor, trevally, mangrove jack and school jew along Southport Seaway rock walls, flathead and sand crabs throughout Southport Broadwater, sand whiting north of Wave Break Island, along the Bundall reach of the Nerang River, at the NW end of South Straddie and on Gold Bank, mangrove jack around the rock walls and bridge pylons in the Coomera River and mud crabs in the upper reaches of the rivers and creeks.
Updated: Dec 7, 2018 3:59 PM
Conditions have been unfavourable for offshore fishing; will fish again once the seas settle.
Updated: Dec 7, 2018 4:00 PM
Conditions have been unfavourable for offshore fishing; will fish again once the seas settle.
Updated: Dec 7, 2018 4:00 PM
Currumbin
Spotty mackerel and cobia on Palm Beach Reef, a few tailor at night along the beaches, flathead and whiting in the lower reaches of Currumbin and Tallebudgera Creeks and trevally around the bridge pylons.
Updated: Dec 7, 2018 4:00 PM
Tweed Coast
Flathead, bream and whiting on surface poppers in the middle reaches of the Tweed River.
Updated: Dec 7, 2018 4:01 PM
Forecast fresh easterlies will make fishing hard in areas that are exposed to wind, try the sheltered parts of the Tweed River for bream, whiting and flathead.
Updated: Dec 7, 2018 4:01 PM
Conditions have been unfavourable for offshore fishing; will fish again once the seas settle.
Updated: Dec 7, 2018 4:01 PM
Pottsville
Dart, whiting, bream and flathead along the beaches, chopper tailor at dawn and dusk off the headlands, bream, whiting and flathead in the middle reaches of the creeks, trevally, mangrove jack and mud crabs in the upper reaches and luderick around the bridge pylons and rocky points in the lower reaches.
Updated: Dec 7, 2018 4:01 PM
Ballina
Tailor along the beaches and off the headlands, bream and tailor along the rock walls at the Richmond River mouth, flathead throughout the river, sand whiting in the lower reaches and mud crabs in the middle reaches and creeks.
Updated: Dec 7, 2018 4:01 PM
Evans Head
Bream and mulloway along Main and Airforce Beaches, bream, luderick and mulloway along the rock walls at the Evans River mouth, flathead, bream and whiting in the lower reaches and mud crabs in the upper reaches.
Updated: Dec 7, 2018 4:01 PM
Lake Monduran
Barramundi on hard bodies and soft plastics.
Updated: Dec 7, 2018 4:03 PM
Boondooma Dam
Bass and golden perch on blades and spinner baits cast to the dam edges in the bottom basin and on blades, spoons and mid diving lures in about 20 ft towards the dam wall.
Updated: Dec 7, 2018 4:02 PM
Bjelke Petersen Dam
Bass and golden perch on blades cast to the edges of the creek beds and located with sounder on trolled lures in about 12 to 20 feet.
Updated: Dec 7, 2018 4:02 PM
Borumba Dam
Saratoga at dusk on surface lures around the dam edges.
Updated: Dec 7, 2018 4:03 PM
Somerset Dam
Bass and golden perch on trolled lures out from the boat ramp, on Kirkleagh flats and towards the timber and on tail spinners cast to the banks in Bay 13.
Updated: Dec 7, 2018 4:02 PM
Wivenhoe Dam
Golden perch and a few bass on slow trolled soft vibes off the points near Billys Bay and Platypus Cliffs.
Updated: Dec 7, 2018 4:05 PM
Lake Kurwongbah
Bass early morning on blades and soft plastics in about 8 metres off the points and during the day on ice jigs in the deeper parts. A few saratoga early morning on spinner baits and surface lures around the dam edges.
Updated: Dec 7, 2018 4:06 PM
Lake Samsonvale
Kayakers are getting bass on trolled hard bodies around Forgan Cove.
Updated: Dec 7, 2018 4:04 PM
Moogerah Dam
Golden and silver perch on slow rolled lures along the steep banks near the dam wall and land based anglers have been getting them on worms off the bank.
Updated: Dec 7, 2018 4:06 PM
Hinze Dam
Bass and saratoga on top water cicada imitation lures in the upper reaches of the western arm.
Updated: Dec 7, 2018 4:04 PM
Rivers
Kayakers are getting bass early morning on spinner and crank baits between the Twin Bridges and Wivenhoe Pocket and at dawn and dusk on surface lures downstream from Burtons Bridge in the upper reaches of the Brisbane River.
Updated: Dec 7, 2018 4:07 PM