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.

Fisheries Queensland is reminding anglers a closed season applies to snapper and pearl perch throughout Queensland tidal waters from midnight 15 July to midnight 16th August, 2020.

Hervey Bay
At Hervey Bay: golden trevally on Roy Rufus artificial reef and along the drop offs on the western side of Fraser Island, diver whiting along the western side of Big Woody Island and off Toogoom, bream at night off the Urangan Jetty, Gatakers Bay and River Heads and sand whiting in the lower reaches of the Burrum River. At Fraser Island: Flathead and whiting in the low tide gutters, a few tailor at Orchid Beach and Dundubara, bream and tarwhine near Yidney and Poyungan rocks and trevally and queenfish at the northern end of the island.
Updated: Jul 30, 2020 3:40 PM
Rainbow Beach
Conditions have been unfavourable for offshore fishing; no report.
Updated: Jul 30, 2020 3:41 PM
Noosa
Queenfish and bream in the lower reaches of the Noosa River, flathead and trevally at the dog beach near the river mouth and trevally in Woods Bay and along the Gympie Terrace reach.
Updated: Jul 30, 2020 3:41 PM
Bream throughout the Noosa River, flathead along the drop offs in the lower reaches and sand whiting along the Noosaville reach.
Updated: Jul 30, 2020 3:41 PM
Maroochydore
Tailor in the surf at Marcoola and Mudjimba, trevally and tailor between the Cod Hole and Chambers Island, flathead around Chambers Island and luderick at Picnic Point.
Updated: Jul 30, 2020 3:42 PM
Mooloolaba
Tuskfish, red throat, grassy sweetlip and spangled emperor at Caloundra 12 mile, Caloundra wide and on Sunshine Reef, dart and tarwhine along Kawana beach, a few tailor at the Maroochy River mouth, bream around the trawler moorings, rock walls and pontoons in the Mooloolah River and flathead in Pumicestone Passage.
Updated: Jul 30, 2020 3:42 PM
Conditions have been unfavourable for offshore fishing; no report.
Updated: Jul 30, 2020 3:42 PM
Caloundra
Bream, flathead, whiting and a few tailor along the beaches, garfish in the bays, flathead, bream and grunter bream in Pumicestone Passage and mud crabs in the creeks.
Updated: Jul 30, 2020 3:43 PM
Donnybrook
Bream, flathead and sand crabs in Pumicestone Passage, tailor at 112 and Glasshouse Creek mouth and trevally at Mission Point.
Updated: Jul 30, 2020 3:43 PM
Bribie Island
Tailor and flathead on trolled hard bodies off Sandstone Point, bream on hardiheads around Cooks Rock, bream and whiting near the entrance to Pacific Harbour canals, flathead and bream downstream from White Patch and a few tailor along Woorim beach.
Updated: Jul 30, 2020 3:43 PM
Redcliffe Peninsula
Diver whiting in Deception Bay and on the Cockle Banks, bream and squid around the rocky outcrops and on the inshore reefs, tailor off the Woody Pt jetty, Scotts Point and in Bramble Bay, bream, flathead, whiting and tailor in the Pine River, bream and flathead in Hays Inlet and flathead along Scarborough Spit.
Updated: Jul 30, 2020 3:44 PM
Northern Moreton Bay
School mackerel in the Rous Channel and north of Peel Island, diver whiting off the Sandhills and in the Blue Hole and tailor at night at the southern end of Bribie Island and in Bramble Bay.
Updated: Jul 30, 2020 3:43 PM
Moreton Bay Offshore
Conditions have been unfavourable for offshore fishing; no report.
Updated: Jul 30, 2020 3:44 PM
Wynnum Manly
Diver whiting near D’Arcy light, in the Small Ships Gutter and on Lota flats and school mackerel on trolled lures in the Rous Channel.
Updated: Jul 30, 2020 3:44 PM
Wellington Point
School mackerel on trolled lures off Tangalooma, diver whiting in the Small Ships Gutter and flathead, bream and whiting on the making tide along the foreshores.
Updated: Jul 30, 2020 3:44 PM
North Stradbroke Island
Fish all beaches for tailor, bream and flathead.
Updated: Jul 30, 2020 3:44 PM
Redland Bay
Bream and flathead around Coochiemudlo Island.
Updated: Jul 30, 2020 3:45 PM
Bream along the southern end of North Straddie and the NW end of South Straddie.
Updated: Jul 30, 2020 3:45 PM
School mackerel in the Rainbow Channel, tailor and bream in the surf at Moreton, North and South Straddie, flathead around the southern bay islands and bream in Raby Bay canals.
Updated: Jul 30, 2020 3:45 PM
Jumpinpin
Bream and flathead in Jacobs Well Channel, bream along Kalinga Bank and chopper tailor inside the Pin Bar and at the NW end of South Straddie.
Updated: Jul 30, 2020 3:46 PM
Bream along Kalinga Bank and Short Island, flathead near Slipping Sands and in Cobby Passage and chopper tailor inside the Pin Bar.
Updated: Jul 30, 2020 3:45 PM
Southport
Bream in Southport Seaway and flounder, whiting and sand crabs at the southern end of Southport Broadwater.
Updated: Jul 30, 2020 3:46 PM
Striped marlin and yellowfin tuna around Jim’s Mountain and the Riv Grounds, tailor at dusk and night along the beaches, tuskfish, trag jew and flathead on the 24s, tuskfish and trag jew on the 36s, silver jew on the 12s and 18s, flathead and squid throughout Southport Broadwater and mud crabs in the creeks, rivers and canals.
Updated: Jul 30, 2020 3:46 PM
Flathead and tailor on hard bodies in Southport Broadwater.
Updated: Jul 30, 2020 3:46 PM
Tweed Coast
There could be debris coming down the Tweed River after recent heavy rain; keep extra alert if you are boating in this area.
Updated: Jul 30, 2020 3:47 PM
Conditions have been unfavourable for offshore fishing; no report.
Updated: Jul 30, 2020 3:47 PM
Pottsville
Snapper, pearl perch and tuskfish on the inshore reefs; subject to swell, tailor, bream, flathead and dart along the beaches and flathead, bream and mud crabs in the lower reaches of the creeks. Best on the making tide as there is a lot of fresh coming down on the ebb.
Updated: Jul 30, 2020 3:47 PM
Evans Head
Snapper and trag jew on Kahors Reef and North Ground, bream, a few tailor and school jew along Airforce and Main Beaches, bream and luderick along the rock walls at the Evans River mouth, bream, whiting and flathead in the lower reaches and mud crabs in the upper reaches.
Updated: Jul 30, 2020 3:48 PM
Boondooma Dam
Bass and golden perch located with sounder in about 30 feet throughout the dam; plastics, ice jigs, blades and spoons fished close to the bottom is best.
Updated: Jul 30, 2020 3:48 PM
Bjelke Petersen Dam
A few bass and golden perch on blades and plastics in the deep water near the Quarry and along the creek bed towards the dam wall.
Updated: Jul 30, 2020 3:48 PM
Borumba Dam
Bass during the day on soft plastics and jigs in the deeper parts.
Updated: Jul 30, 2020 3:49 PM
Somerset Dam
Bass and golden perch on plastics, spoons and ice jigs fished close to the bottom near the timber and in Bay 13.
Updated: Jul 30, 2020 3:48 PM
Wivenhoe Dam
Bass and golden perch on deep divers trolled to 8 metres just north of Billys Bay, bass on slow trolled lures inside Billys Bay and bass, golden perch and catfish off the steep bank near Billys bay boat ramp.
Updated: Jul 30, 2020 3:50 PM
Lake Samsonvale
Bass on spoons and ice jigs off the bank.
Updated: Jul 30, 2020 3:49 PM
Cressbrook Dam
Bass early morning on deep diving jerk baits along the weed beds in the bays and during the day on blades and plastics in the deeper parts.
Updated: Jul 30, 2020 3:49 PM
Moogerah Dam
Bass on jackall mask vibes and slow blatt spoons fished slowly close to the bottom off the Spit and golden perch early morning on trolled fresh shrimp near the timber.
Updated: Jul 30, 2020 3:51 PM
Hinze Dam
Bass and golden perch on live shrimp rigged under a float close to the timber in the eastern arm.
Updated: Jul 30, 2020 3:49 PM