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 Thursday afternoon. If you want more specific information on locations, bait availability, boat hire and boat ramps, please contact the report source.

Hervey Bay
Spotty mackerel and mack tuna in the Central Bay, golden trevally and queenfish on the deep reefs in Platypus Bay, pencil squid at night on the inshore reefs, grassy sweetlip, coral trout and morwong on the artificial reefs, trevally, mackerel and flathead in the second channel out from Urangan jetty, threadfin salmon, grunter bream and flathead at River Heads, in the Mary and Susan Rivers and mangrove jack in the Burrum River.
Updated: Jan 21, 2021 1:00 PM
Rainbow Beach
Pearl perch, tuskfish, snapper, scarlet sea perch, spotty mackerel, cobia and cod about 10nm east of Wide Bay Bar.
Updated: Jan 21, 2021 1:00 PM
Noosa
Flathead and mangrove jack near the dog beach at the Noosa River mouth, trevally, flathead and bream along the Tewantin reach and in Woods Bay and mangrove jack, flathead and grunter bream in Lake Cooroibah.
Updated: Jan 21, 2021 1:01 PM
Bream in the lower reaches of the Noosa River, trevally and flathead in Woods Bay and grunter bream in Lake Cooroibah.
Updated: Jan 21, 2021 1:00 PM
Spanish mackerel, cobia, black marlin, sweetlip and moses perch on Sunshine and North Reefs.
Updated: Jan 21, 2021 1:01 PM
Maroochydore
Sand whiting in the lower reaches of the Maroochy River, mangrove jack, estuary cod and school jew along the Bli Bli reach, trevally around the Motorway Bridge pylons and in South Channel, flathead at the mouth of the creeks and mangrove jack at the mouth of Coolum Creek.
Updated: Jan 21, 2021 1:01 PM
Mooloolaba
Dart along the beaches, trevally along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth, mangrove jack at night around the trawler moorings and bridge pylons and mud crabs in the upper reaches.
Updated: Jan 21, 2021 1:02 PM
Small black marlin at the Hards and Caloundra wide and tuskfish on the Barwon Banks.
Updated: Jan 21, 2021 1:02 PM
Spanish mackerel, wahoo and mahi mahi on the Barwon Banks and spanish mackerel, tuskfish and moses perch at Caloundra 12 Mile.
Updated: Jan 21, 2021 1:02 PM
Caloundra
Snapper, sweetlip, tuskfish, spanish and spotty mackerel on the inshore reefs, flathead and whiting along the beaches, school jew off the rocks, flathead, whiting, grunter bream, trevally and school jew in Pumicestone Passage and mangrove jack, estuary cod and mud crabs in the creeks.
Updated: Jan 21, 2021 1:02 PM
Donnybrook
Flathead and bream along the drop offs, grunter bream at the mouth of Bullock and Elimbah Creeks and mud crabs out from the mouth of the creeks.
Updated: Jan 21, 2021 1:02 PM
Bribie Island
Spotty mackerel in NW Channel, diver whiting on the Cockle Banks, sand whiting at Buckleys Hole and White Patch and mangrove jack and mud crabs in the creeks and canals.
Updated: Jan 21, 2021 1:03 PM
Redcliffe Peninsula
Sweetlip and small snapper on the inshore reefs, school mackerel in Bramble Bay and off Woody Pt jetty, flathead and whiting along Newport and Scarborough foreshores, sand crabs in Deception Bay and a few mud crabs in the Pine River.
Updated: Jan 21, 2021 1:03 PM
Northern Moreton Bay
School mackerel around the beacons in the northern bay, flathead on the ebb tide at the mouth of the Pine River and sand whiting on the making tide along Golden Beach.
Updated: Jan 21, 2021 1:03 PM
Moreton Bay Offshore
Tuskfish, cod and moses perch at the One Mile.
Updated: Jan 21, 2021 1:03 PM
Wynnum Manly
School mackerel on trolled lures off Wellington Point, near the Huybers beacon and on Hope Banks and sand whiting on Lota flats.
Updated: Jan 21, 2021 1:04 PM
Wellington Point
Flathead and whiting along Wellington Point foreshores.
Updated: Jan 21, 2021 1:04 PM
North Stradbroke Island
Fish all beaches for flathead, dart, bream and whiting.
Updated: Jan 21, 2021 1:04 PM
Redland Bay
Small snapper off the northern end of Coochiemudlo and Macleay Islands and flathead between the Logan River mouth and Cabbage Tree Point.
Updated: Jan 21, 2021 1:05 PM
Spanish mackerel at the Group, spotty and school mackerel in the northern bay, diver whiting in the Rous Channel, grassy sweetlip around the southern bay islands and mangrove jack in Raby Bay canals.
Updated: Jan 21, 2021 1:04 PM
Jumpinpin
Flathead inside the Pin Bar, sand whiting near Slipping Sands, on Gold Bank, in the Logan, Pimpama and Nerang Rivers, bream in Jacobs Well channel and the canals, mangrove jack around the snaggy banks in the rivers and creeks and mud crabs near the mouth of the feeder creeks.
Updated: Jan 21, 2021 1:05 PM
Tailor off the NE tip of Crusoe Island, sand whiting around Lagoon Island and the Pig Sties and flathead along Kalinga Bank.
Updated: Jan 21, 2021 1:05 PM
Southport
Sand whiting, flounder, tuskfish and tarwhine around Crab Island, sand whiting at night on the banks off Labrador and Bundall and mangrove jack at night in the middle reaches of the Nerang and Coomera Rivers.
Updated: Jan 21, 2021 2:40 PM
Snapper, pearl perch, amberjack and yellowtail king on the 36s and 42s, black marlin at Spot X, wahoo and mahi mahi on trolled lures from the 24s to 50s, spotty and spanish mackerel at Palm Beach and Mermaid reefs, mangrove jack and mulloway in Southport Seaway, dart, tarwhine and whiting along the beaches, flathead and whiting on the banks in Southport Broadwater and mangrove jack around the bridge pylons, rock walls and snaggy banks in the rivers and creeks.
Updated: Jan 21, 2021 1:05 PM
Black marlin, wahoo and mahi mahi in 60 to 100 metres east of Southport and sand whiting on worms and yabbies inside the Pin Bar.
Updated: Jan 21, 2021 1:06 PM
Currumbin
Spotty mackerel on Palm Beach reef, dart, flathead and whiting along the beaches, sand whiting on the making tide in the lower reaches of Currumbin and Tallebudgera Creeks, mangrove jack around the snaggy banks and bridge pylons and it would be worth setting a few pots for mud crabs.
Updated: Jan 21, 2021 1:06 PM
Tweed Coast
Flathead, bream, whiting, trevally, mulloway and mangrove jack in the lower reaches of the Tweed River.
Updated: Jan 21, 2021 1:07 PM
Snapper and tuskfish on the 30s east of the Tweed and maori cod and moses perch south of Fidos Reef.
Updated: Jan 21, 2021 2:40 PM
Pottsville
Spotty mackerel, snapper and tuskfish on the close reefs, dart, whiting and flathead in the low tide gutters and tailor at dawn and dusk along the beaches, luderick close to the rock walls in the lower reaches of the creeks, bream, whiting and flathead in the middle reaches and mangrove jack around the snaggy banks and bridge pylons.
Updated: Jan 21, 2021 1:07 PM
Evans Head
Black marlin, cobia, yellowtail king and mahi mahi around the FADs, snapper and trag jew on Kahors Reef, bream, dart, trevally and a few mulloway along the beaches, luderick along the rock walls at the Evans River mouth and bream, flathead and whiting in the lower reaches.
Updated: Jan 21, 2021 1:07 PM
Lake Monduran
Barramundi at night on slow rolled plastics and hard bodies near the submerged timber, ledges and drop offs.
Updated: Jan 21, 2021 1:08 PM
Lenthalls Dam
Bass and barramundi on surface lures and weedless soft plastics around the lily pads and weed edges.
Updated: Jan 21, 2021 1:08 PM
Boondooma Dam
Bass on trolled lures in the main basin, along the Narrows and in the deep water out from the Barbers Pole and on cast spinner baits along the steep rocky banks.
Updated: Jan 21, 2021 1:08 PM
Bjelke Petersen Dam
Bass on trolled lures towards the dam wall. Keep extra alert if you are boating, the water level is very low.
Updated: Jan 21, 2021 1:08 PM
Borumba Dam
Recent rain will have bass moving up into the shallows to feed where the water is running.
Updated: Jan 21, 2021 1:09 PM
Somerset Dam
Bass and golden perch on trolled deep divers in the upper reaches and bass on vibes at the southern end of the dam.
Updated: Jan 21, 2021 1:11 PM
Bass on trolled hard bodies and spinner baits at Bay 13, Pelican Point and Queen Street. Casting spoons and chatter baits has also produced a few.
Updated: Jan 21, 2021 1:07 PM
Lake Kurwongbah
Bass early morning on spinner baits around the dam edges.
Updated: Jan 21, 2021 1:09 PM
Lake Samsonvale
Bass early morning on spinner baits around the dam edges.
Updated: Jan 21, 2021 1:09 PM
Moogerah Dam
Bass on trolled deep divers along the old river bed and on paddletail soft plastics in the upper reaches.
Updated: Jan 21, 2021 1:11 PM
Wyaralong Dam
Bass on small spinner baits off the bank and plenty of carp on worms and shrimp throughout the dam. Remember carp are a noxious pest fish and should not be returned to the water; please dispose of in the bins provided.
Updated: Jan 21, 2021 1:10 PM
Hinze Dam
Bass on spinner baits close to the timber in the eastern arm and saratoga on fly in the upper reaches of the western arm.
Updated: Jan 21, 2021 1:09 PM
Maroon Dam
Bass early morning on small jerk baits around the weed edges and during the day on ZX blades in the deeper parts.
Updated: Jan 21, 2021 1:11 PM