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 and mack tuna around Moon Point and Big Woody Island, sand whiting, grunter bream and banana prawns in Sandy Straits, threadfin salmon and a few barramundi in the Mary River, mangrove jack in the Burrum River and banana prawns in the creeks on the western side of Fraser Island.
Updated: Apr 20, 2018 4:16 PM
Spotty mackerel, longtail and mack tuna in Platypus Bay, school and broad barred mackerel around the beacons, sweetlip, scarlet sea perch, cod, coral trout and school mackerel on the inshore reefs, grunter bream and banana prawns in Sandy Straits, sand whiting on the making tide along the beaches from Burrum Heads to Urangan, bream around the rocky outcrops and banana prawns in the Burrum, Mary and Susan Rivers.
Updated: Apr 20, 2018 4:15 PM
Fraser Island
Dart and whiting in the low tide gutters along the eastern beaches. Erosion around Poyungan and Yidney Rocks has made beach access unsafe. Please use the Bypass Tracks until conditions improve.
Updated: Apr 20, 2018 4:16 PM
Noosa
Flathead along the rock wall near the dog beach, at Goat Island and the entrance to Lake Cooroibah, trevally on top of the tide in Woods Bay, bream and grunter bream at the entrance to Lake Doonella and mangrove jack around Sheep Island.
Updated: Apr 20, 2018 4:17 PM
Bream throughout the Noosa River, sand whiting at the river mouth, chopper tailor, queenfish and trevally in Woods Bay and chopper tailor opposite the coastguard building.
Updated: Apr 20, 2018 4:17 PM
Coral trout, pearl perch, estuary cod, mulloway and mackerel on Massouds, North and Chardons Reefs.
Updated: Apr 20, 2018 4:17 PM
Maroochydore
Spanish mackerel, longtail and mack tuna on the inshore reefs, spanish mackerel, grassy sweetlip, cobia and tuskfish on the Barwon Banks, dart and bream along Marcoola and Coolum Beaches, bream, whiting and flathead in the lower reaches of the Maroochy River, bream and trevally in the Cod Hole and mud crabs throughout the river.
Updated: Apr 20, 2018 4:17 PM
Mooloolaba
Grassy sweetlip, snapper and spanish mackerel at Caloundra 12 Mile, dart and a few bream along Wurtulla Beach, flathead and whiting in the lower reaches of the Mooloolah River and mangrove jack around the bridge pylons and rock walls.
Updated: Apr 20, 2018 4:18 PM
Spanish and school mackerel on the Outer Gneerings, Caloundra and Currimundi Reefs and longtail and mack tuna offshore from the Maroochy River mouth to Peregian Beach.
Updated: Apr 20, 2018 4:19 PM
Red throat emperor and spanish mackerel on the Barwon Banks and cobia, moses perch and cod at Caloundra 12 Mile.
Updated: Apr 20, 2018 4:18 PM
Sweetlip, snapper and estuary cod just wide of Murphys Reef.
Updated: Apr 20, 2018 4:18 PM
Caloundra
Spanish mackerel, yellowtail king and longtail tuna around Mooloolaba Blinker and NW Fairway Buoy, snapper at Caloundra 3 mile, chopper tailor along the beaches, flathead and whiting on the banks in Pumicestone Passage and trevally in the canals.
Updated: Apr 20, 2018 4:21 PM
Donnybrook
Bream at Mission Point and 112, flathead along the drop offs, sand crabs in the main channel and mud crabs in the creeks.
Updated: Apr 20, 2018 4:21 PM
Bribie Island
Diver whiting on the Cockle Banks, flathead and bream around Banksia Beach, the Avon wreck and opposite IGA Supermarket, sand whiting at the mouth of Ningi and Elimbah Creeks and sand crabs in the main channel.
Updated: Apr 20, 2018 4:21 PM
Northern Moreton Bay
Flathead on soft plastics in the lower reaches of the Pine and Caboolture Rivers and longtail tuna in the northern bay; however sharks have been a problem.
Updated: Apr 20, 2018 4:21 PM
Moreton Bay Offshore
Snapper and pearl perch at the Cathedrals and mahi mahi around the wave rider buoy.
Updated: Apr 20, 2018 4:22 PM
Wynnum Manly
Spotty mackerel and yellowtail king off the NE end of Peel Island, snapper and squid around Green Island, sand whiting at Tingalpa Creek mouth and sand crabs off Wellington Point.
Updated: Apr 20, 2018 4:22 PM
Wellington Point
Diver whiting on the Maroom Banks and bream on the top of the tide along Wellington Point foreshores.
Updated: Apr 20, 2018 4:22 PM
North Stradbroke Island
Fish all beaches for flathead, whiting and chopper tailor.
Updated: Apr 20, 2018 4:22 PM
Redland Bay
Bream around Coochiemudlo Island and small snapper on the northern reef.
Updated: Apr 20, 2018 4:23 PM
Grassy sweetlip, bream and small snapper around the southern bay islands and flathead in Canaipa Passage and at the Logan River mouth.
Updated: Apr 20, 2018 4:23 PM
Snapper at Harry Atkinson and West Peel Artificial Reefs, longtail tuna north of Peel Island, chopper tailor on the Pelican Banks and diver whiting in the Rous Channel.
Updated: Apr 20, 2018 4:23 PM
Jumpinpin
Bream along Kalinga Bank and Short Island, flathead near Slipping Sands and Tabby Tabby Island, banana prawns from the Powerlines to Karragarra Island and mud crabs in Redland Bay Channel and at the Logan River mouth.
Updated: Apr 20, 2018 4:23 PM
Southport
Blue marlin, wahoo and mahi mahi on the Continental Shelf, yellowfin tuna on the 24s east of Southport, spotty mackerel on Palm Beach and Mermaid Reefs, dart and flathead along the beaches, tailor at night off the Sand Pumping Jetty, yellowtail king on top of the tide in Southport Seaway, flathead on the shallow banks around Crab Island, sand whiting at the Coomera River mouth and mud crabs in the upper reaches of the Pimpama River.
Updated: Apr 20, 2018 4:24 PM
Blue and striped marlin in 300 to 700 metres east of the Pin, Southport and Tweed Bar, snapper and pearl perch on the 36s east of Southport, cobia on the 18s and 24s, longtail tuna just wide of the breakers, chopper tailor along the beaches, flathead, chopper tailor and mangrove jack in Southport Seaway, garfish around Wave Break Island and Parrot Rock, flathead, squid and pike throughout Southport Broadwater, sand whiting along the Bundall reach of the Nerang River and grunter bream in the upper reaches.
Updated: Apr 20, 2018 4:24 PM
Blue marlin in 400 metres east of Southport Seaway.
Updated: Apr 20, 2018 4:25 PM
Mulloway on mullet in Southport Broadwater.
Updated: Apr 20, 2018 4:50 PM
Currumbin
Dart and flathead in the surf gutters at Kirra, sand whiting around the M1 Bridge in Tallebudgera Creek, trevally close to the pylons at Throwers Bridge, sand whiting and javelin fish near the Gold Coast Highway Bridge and mud crabs in the upper reaches of Currumbin Creek.
Updated: Apr 20, 2018 4:25 PM
Flathead and whiting in Southport Broadwater and the Nerang River.
Updated: Apr 20, 2018 4:25 PM
Tweed Coast
Bream on surface lures on the shallow weed beds, flathead on blades in the deep holes and bass in the upper reaches.
Updated: Apr 20, 2018 4:25 PM
Spanish mackerel and yellowfin tuna at Tweed 9 Mile, tuskfish on the 36s east of the Tweed, snapper just wide of Fidos Reef, tailor to 5kg along the beaches, mulloway and trevally at night along the rock walls at the Tweed River mouth, flathead along the Tumbulgum reach and sand crabs in the lower reaches.
Updated: Apr 20, 2018 4:26 PM
Pearl perch, snapper, tuskfish and flathead at Tweed 9 Mile and the 24s east of the Tweed.
Updated: Apr 20, 2018 4:26 PM
Pottsville
Trevally and chopper tailor off Cabarita headland, chopper tailor, dart and bream in the surf gutters at Wooyung and Black Rock, bream, whiting, flathead and mud crabs in the middle reaches of Mooball, Cudgen and Cudgera Creeks, luderick around the bridge pylons and rock walls and mangrove jack and trevally in the upper reaches.
Updated: Apr 20, 2018 4:26 PM
Ballina
Spanish mackerel offshore from the headlands, tailor, bream and flathead along the beaches, tailor and mulloway along the rock walls at the Richmond River mouth, flathead and whiting in the mid to lower reaches of the river and mud crabs in the creeks.
Updated: Apr 20, 2018 4:26 PM
Evans Head
Snapper, trag jew and spanish mackerel on Kahors Reef and North Ground, bream and tailor along the beaches and rock walls at the Evans River mouth, flathead, bream and whiting in the lower reaches and mud crabs in the upper reaches.
Updated: Apr 20, 2018 4:27 PM
Boondooma Dam
Bass and golden perch on spinner baits, blades and tail spinners in about 20 to 30 feet of water. No particular spot, as the fish are widespread and a sounder is necessary to locate them.
Updated: Apr 20, 2018 4:27 PM
Bjelke Petersen Dam
Bass and golden perch located with sounder on blades and soft plastics slow rolled along the bottom.
Updated: Apr 20, 2018 4:27 PM
Borumba Dam
Bass on jigs in the deep water and saratoga on surface lures and fly around the dam edges.
Updated: Apr 20, 2018 4:27 PM
Wivenhoe Dam
Quality bass on jigged blades off Billys Bay and golden perch on trolled solid coloured soft plastics around Platypus Cliffs.
Updated: Apr 20, 2018 4:30 PM
Lake Kurwongbah
Bass on suspended hard bodies in about 2 metres around the points.
Updated: Apr 20, 2018 4:28 PM
Lake Samsonvale
Saratoga on surface lures around Bullocky Rest.
Updated: Apr 20, 2018 4:29 PM
Moogerah Dam
Bass on 3 inch paddle tail soft plastics rigged on light jig heads slow rolled around the timber in the upper reaches.
Updated: Apr 20, 2018 4:30 PM
Hinze Dam
Bass are taking tail spinners and spinner baits at dawn and dusk around the timber areas. Saratoga have been seen surface feeding throughout the dam and they could be worth a try on fly.
Updated: Apr 20, 2018 4:29 PM
Maroon Dam
Bass early morning on cicada or small frog surface lures around the weed beds and during the day on small blades in the deep along the weed beds.
Updated: Apr 20, 2018 4:31 PM