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
Sand whiting on the making tide along the beaches from Burrum Heads to Urangan, mangrove jack, grunter bream and threadfin salmon in the creeks that run off Sandy Straits and threadfin salmon in the lower reaches of the Mary and Susan Rivers. A reminder that to allow spawning to take place, barramundi fishing along the east coast of Queensland is banned for three months from 1st November, for both commercial fishermen and recreational anglers. Fishing is still permitted in stocked impoundments that fall under the Stocked Impoundment Permit Scheme (SIPS).
Updated: Oct 29, 2020 3:31 PM
Rainbow Beach
Red emperor, hussar, jobfish, coral trout, snapper, tuskfish, cod and mahi mahi about 25nm north of Wide Bay bar.
Updated: Oct 29, 2020 3:31 PM
Noosa
Flathead at the Noosa River mouth and in Woods Bay, flathead and whiting in Weyba Creek, bream around Goat Island and the marina and sand whiting at the Frying Pan.
Updated: Oct 29, 2020 3:31 PM
Sand whiting at the Noosa River mouth and Munna Point, flathead along the Noosaville reach and bream from the Tewantin reach to the entrance of Lake Cooroibah.
Updated: Oct 29, 2020 4:06 PM
Maroochydore
Sand whiting and sand crabs in the lower reaches of the Maroochy River, grunter bream, whiting and school jew in the upper reaches, trevally, tarpon and queenfish in the middle reaches and flathead in the creeks.
Updated: Oct 29, 2020 3:32 PM
Mooloolaba
Snapper and tuskfish at Murphys and Currimundi reefs, a few mackerel on the Outer Gneerings and Caloundra 12 mile, wahoo on the Barwon Banks, sand whiting on the ebb tide in the deep holes in the lower reaches of the Maroochy River and mangrove jack around the bridge pylons, rock ledges and snaggy banks.
Updated: Oct 29, 2020 3:32 PM
Snapper, pearl perch, amberjack, tuskfish and cod at the Hards, tuskfish and hussar on the Barwon Banks and mahi mahi on the FADs.
Updated: Oct 29, 2020 3:33 PM
Caloundra
Snapper and sweetlip on the inshore reefs, flathead, whiting and a few mulloway along the beaches, flathead, whiting, mulloway, mud and sand crabs in Pumicestone Passage and mangrove jack, trevally and queenfish in the canals.
Updated: Oct 29, 2020 3:33 PM
Donnybrook
Bream and sand crabs in the main channel, flathead along the drop offs, grassy sweetlip and grunter bream between 112 and Poverty Creek and mangrove jack in the creeks.
Updated: Oct 29, 2020 3:33 PM
Bribie Island
Spotty and school mackerel on Flinders Reef, wahoo in the NW channel, sand whiting along the southern beaches, bream at Skirmish Point, mulloway on live bait at White Patch and bream, trevally and mangrove jack in the canals.
Updated: Oct 29, 2020 3:33 PM
Redcliffe Peninsula
Snapper and trevally on the inshore reefs and around the rocky outcrops, queenfish and bream off the Woody Point jetty, queenfish in Bramble Bay and off the Ted Smout fishing platform, flathead and whiting along Scarborough Spit and Newport foreshores and a few mangrove jack in the canals.
Updated: Oct 29, 2020 3:34 PM
Northern Moreton Bay
Sand whiting at the mouth of the creeks that run off Pumicestone Passage and mud crabs in the lower reaches of the rivers and creeks.
Updated: Oct 29, 2020 3:33 PM
Moreton Bay Offshore
Snapper, trag jew and mahi mahi at Deep Tempest.
Updated: Oct 29, 2020 3:34 PM
Wynnum Manly
Sweetlip and small snapper along the drop off at Wellington Point and diver whiting in the Rous Channel and Small Ships Gutter.
Updated: Oct 29, 2020 3:34 PM
Wellington Point
Diver whiting in the Rous Channel and on the Hope Banks, mulloway on the making tide off Wellington Point and Ormiston, flathead, whiting and bream on the ebb tide along Wellington Point foreshores and mud crabs around the southern bay islands.
Updated: Oct 29, 2020 3:34 PM
North Stradbroke Island
Fish all beaches for dart, whiting, bream, flathead and chopper tailor.
Updated: Oct 29, 2020 3:34 PM
Redland Bay
Bream, flathead and small snapper around Coochiemudlo Island.
Updated: Oct 29, 2020 3:35 PM
Flathead in Canaipa Passage, at the mouth of the Logan River and upstream from Cabbage Tree Point and small snapper off the northern end of Macleay and Coochiemudlo Islands.
Updated: Oct 29, 2020 3:35 PM
Sweetlip around the southern bay islands, diver whiting in the Rous channel, flathead in Canaipa Passage, mangrove jack in the canals and sand crabs in the southern bay.
Updated: Oct 29, 2020 3:35 PM
Jumpinpin
Sand whiting in the lower reaches of the Logan, Pimpama and Nerang Rivers, school jew in the Logan River, bream around Jacobs Well jetty and sand crabs in Jacobs Well Channel and along the southern end of Kangaroo Island.
Updated: Oct 29, 2020 3:35 PM
Tailor in the surf at South Straddie, tailor and flathead at the NW end of South Straddie, flathead in Tipplers Passage and along the western side of Tabby Tabby Island, flathead and bream at Rocky Point, bream along Kalinga Bank and sand crabs in the main channel along Russell Island.
Updated: Oct 29, 2020 3:35 PM
Southport
Flathead, whiting, bream and sand crabs in Southport Broadwater.
Updated: Oct 29, 2020 3:36 PM
Blue marlin and yellowfin tuna at Micks Mountain, pearl perch, snapper, yellowtail king and amberjack on the 42s, snapper, tuskfish and maori cod on the 24s and 36s, school jew on the 12s, bream and school jew in Southport Seaway, dart and whiting in the low tide gutters and a few tailor at night along the beaches, flathead and bream throughout Southport Broadwater and mangrove jack in the rivers and creeks.
Updated: Oct 29, 2020 3:36 PM
Flathead and whiting around both bars.
Updated: Oct 29, 2020 3:36 PM
Tweed Coast
Bream, whiting and flathead on surface poppers on the shallow banks and jigging soft plastics in the deep holes in the Tweed River.
Updated: Oct 29, 2020 3:37 PM
Pearl perch, tuskfish, trag jew and flathead on the 30s east of Kingscliff and mahi mahi around the FADs.
Updated: Oct 30, 2020 3:46 PM
Pottsville
Dart on top of the tide and a few tailor on the ebb along the beaches, bream at the mouth of the creeks and flathead, whiting and mud crabs in the mid to upper reaches.
Updated: Oct 29, 2020 3:37 PM
Evans Head
Snapper and trag jew on the close reefs, bream, flathead and whiting along Main and Airforce beaches, bream and luderick along the rock walls at the Evans River mouth and bream, flathead, whiting and mud crabs in the river.
Updated: Oct 29, 2020 3:37 PM
Lake Monduran
Barramundi on soft plastics, swim baits and suspended hard bodies in the windblown bays.
Updated: Oct 29, 2020 3:38 PM
Lenthalls Dam
Bass on spinner baits and trolled hard bodies off the points and along the deeper banks and barramundi on suspended hard bodies around the lily pads and submerged timber.
Updated: Oct 29, 2020 3:38 PM
Boondooma Dam
Bass on bright coloured Golden Childs or Brolgas trolled to about 25 feet in the main basin and golden perch on bait near the timber in the Boyne River.
Updated: Oct 29, 2020 3:38 PM
Bjelke Petersen Dam
Bass and golden perch on dark coloured lures trolled along the main creek bed between the two boat ramps.
Updated: Oct 29, 2020 3:38 PM
Borumba Dam
Bass on trolled hard bodies close to the timber.
Updated: Oct 29, 2020 3:38 PM
Somerset Dam
Bass on trolled lures at Pelican Point, the mouth of Beam Creek and in Bay 13 and golden perch on trolled hard bodies along the rock walls and at the start of the timber.
Updated: Oct 29, 2020 3:37 PM
Wivenhoe Dam
Bass on lures trolled to 10 metres upstream from Billys Bay and on spinner and vibration baits around the dam edges.
Updated: Oct 29, 2020 3:40 PM
Lake Kurwongbah
Bass at dawn and dusk on spinner baits around the dam edges.
Updated: Oct 29, 2020 3:39 PM
Lake Samsonvale
Bass at dawn and dusk on spinner baits around the dam edges.
Updated: Oct 29, 2020 3:39 PM
Kayakers are getting bass on natural coloured spinner and vibration baits around the dam edges and landbased anglers have caught bass on spinner baits worked over the weed around the points.
Updated: Oct 29, 2020 3:41 PM
Hinze Dam
Bass and a few saratoga casting rubber frogs along the newly flooded grassy banks.
Updated: Oct 29, 2020 3:40 PM
Maroon Dam
Bass on paddletail soft plastics and skirted jigs slowly worked from the edges to the deep water. Dark coloured lures have been the most productive.
Updated: Oct 29, 2020 3:42 PM
Rivers
The Brisbane River has been producing threadfin salmon and mulloway at dawn and dusk on surface lures along the edges and during the day on soft vibes and large plastics in the deeper parts.
Updated: Oct 29, 2020 3:43 PM