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 tuna, golden trevally and queenfish in Platypus Bay, flathead and whiting in Sandy Straits, sand whiting on the making tide along the beaches from Burrum Heads to Urangan and barramundi and threadfin salmon in the Mary and Susan Rivers.
Updated: Oct 18, 2019 3:38 PM
Rainbow Beach
Snapper, red emperor, tuskfish, pearl perch, sweetlip, hussar and cobia about 20nm east of Wide Bay Bar.
Updated: Oct 18, 2019 3:39 PM
Noosa
Trevally and flathead at the Noosa River mouth, tailor and trevally in Woods Bay, tailor, trevally and flathead in Lake Weyba and bream and flathead along the Tewantin reach.
Updated: Oct 18, 2019 3:39 PM
Flathead at the Noosa River mouth, sand whiting between the Frying Pan and Lake Cooroibah, grunter bream along the Tewantin reach and mangrove jack around the snaggy banks.
Updated: Oct 18, 2019 3:39 PM
Pearl perch, snapper, amberjack and cobia on North Reef.
Updated: Oct 18, 2019 3:40 PM
Maroochydore
School jew along the beaches, flathead in the middle reaches of the Maroochy River, sand whiting at Cotton Tree, trevally and queenfish around the Motorway Bridge, mulloway at the Cod Hole and mangrove jack and mud crabs in the creeks and canals.
Updated: Oct 18, 2019 3:40 PM
Mooloolaba
Snapper, tuskfish and a few pearl perch on the inner reefs, dart, tailor and school jew at night along the beaches, flathead and whiting in the lower reaches of the Mooloolah River and mangrove jack in the canals.
Updated: Oct 18, 2019 3:40 PM
Tuskfish at Caloundra wide.
Updated: Oct 18, 2019 6:04 PM
Tuskfish, maori cod and moses perch at Caloundra 12 Mile and spanish mackerel on the Inner Gneerings.
Updated: Oct 18, 2019 3:41 PM
Cobia and school mackerel at Caloundra 9 Mile and the NW Fairway Buoy.
Updated: Oct 18, 2019 3:40 PM
Caloundra
School mackerel on the close Caloundra reefs, chopper tailor and school jew along the beaches, flathead, whiting, bream, trevally and queenfish in Pumicestone Passage and mangrove jack and trevally around the bridges in the canals.
Updated: Oct 18, 2019 3:41 PM
Donnybrook
Flathead along the drop offs, sand whiting at Mission Point, Glasshouse and Coochin Creek mouths, small snapper at 112 and the southern end of Little Goat Island, grunter bream in Glasshouse Creek and sand crabs in the main channel.
Updated: Oct 18, 2019 3:41 PM
Bribie Island
Snapper at Shallow Tempest, sand whiting at Second, Fourth and Eighth Ave Woorim and at Red Beach, flathead off Pebble Beach, sweetlip on the low tide in front of the Fishing Museum and sand crabs in the main channel.
Updated: Oct 18, 2019 3:42 PM
Northern Moreton Bay
School mackerel and longtail tuna near the beacons in the northern bay, snapper at the Wild Banks, Shallow Tempest and Harry Atkinson artificial reef, flathead and whiting at the Caboolture River mouth and sand whiting near the mouth of the creeks that run off Pumicestone Passage.
Updated: Oct 18, 2019 3:42 PM
Moreton Bay Offshore
Pearl perch, snapper and tuskfish at the Cathedrals and south of Point Lookout.
Updated: Oct 18, 2019 3:43 PM
Redcliffe Peninsula
Bream off Woody Point Jetty and the Hornibrook fishing platform, flathead and whiting in Hays Inlet and the Pine River, sand whiting along Margate Beach and sand crabs in Bramble Bay and off Margate Beach.
Updated: Oct 18, 2019 3:42 PM
Sandgate
Diver whiting and sand crabs in Bramble Bay, flathead, bream and whiting off the Shorncliffe Jetty and Ted Smout fishing platform, flathead at the mouth of Cabbage Tree Creek and it would be worth setting a few pots for mud crabs.
Updated: Oct 18, 2019 3:42 PM
Wynnum Manly
School mackerel at Harry Atkinson artificial reef and between Green Island and Wellington Point, snapper at Peel Island and in the lower reaches of the Brisbane River, squid and sand crabs around Green Island and flathead on the making tide along Darling Point foreshores.
Updated: Oct 18, 2019 3:43 PM
Wellington Point
Diver whiting in the Rous and Rainbow Channels, sand whiting around King Island and Tingalpa Creek mouth and mud crabs in the creeks.
Updated: Oct 18, 2019 3:43 PM
North Stradbroke Island
Fish all beaches for dart, whiting, bream and chopper tailor.
Updated: Oct 18, 2019 3:43 PM
Redland Bay
Bream, flathead and small snapper around Coochiemudlo Island.
Updated: Oct 18, 2019 3:44 PM
Flathead off Cabbage Tree Point, along Kalinga Bank and in Jacobs Well Channel and bream and small snapper around the southern bay islands.
Updated: Oct 18, 2019 3:44 PM
Snapper at Harry Atkinson and West Peel artificial reefs, school mackerel between Green Island and Wellington Point, flathead along the drop offs and sand crabs on the banks in the southern bay and mud crabs in the lower reaches of the creeks.
Updated: Oct 18, 2019 3:44 PM
Jumpinpin
Sand whiting on Gold Bank and in the Pimpama River, flathead in Whalleys Gutter, bream around Jacobs Well Jetty and sand crabs in Tipplers Passage and Jacobs Well Channel.
Updated: Oct 18, 2019 3:45 PM
Flathead and whiting in Tipplers Passage, flathead around Kangaroo, Pandanus and Tabby Tabby Islands, sand whiting near Slipping Sands and in Cobby Passage and mangrove jack and estuary cod close to the snaggy banks.
Updated: Oct 18, 2019 3:44 PM
Southport
Bream, flathead, whiting, trevally and school jew on lures in the mid to upper reaches of the Nerang River.
Updated: Oct 18, 2019 3:46 PM
Longtail tuna just wide of the Pin Bar, snapper on the 24s east of Southport, flathead at the northern end of Southport Broadwater, sand whiting in the Pimpama River, Coombabah Creek and near the Council Chambers and Monaco Street Bridges in the Nerang River and sand crabs throughout Southport Broadwater.
Updated: Oct 18, 2019 3:45 PM
Currumbin
Flathead and whiting in the lower reaches of Currumbin and Tallebudgera Creeks and it would be worth setting a few pots for mud crabs.
Updated: Oct 18, 2019 3:46 PM
Tweed Coast
Bream, flathead, whiting, trevally and school jew on lures in the mid to upper reaches of the Tweed River.
Updated: Oct 18, 2019 3:46 PM
Pottsville
Bream, flathead, whiting and school jew along the beaches, flathead, bream, whiting and mud crabs in the upper reaches of the creeks and luderick around the rocky points and bridges in the lower reaches.
Updated: Oct 18, 2019 3:47 PM
Evans Head
Snapper and trag jew on Kahors Reef and North Ground, bream and tailor along Airforce and Main Beaches, bream, tailor 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: Oct 18, 2019 3:47 PM
Boondooma Dam
Bass on trolled lures around the points in the Narrows and along Leisegangs Ledge. Golden perch on spinner baits at the start of the timber in the Boyne River.
Updated: Oct 18, 2019 3:48 PM
Bjelke Petersen Dam
Bass on jackalls, spinner baits and bait cast to the dam edges.
Updated: Oct 18, 2019 3:48 PM
Borumba Dam
Saratoga at dawn and dusk on surface lures and fly close to the banks and bass on bait and spinner baits around the timber.
Updated: Oct 18, 2019 3:48 PM
Somerset Dam
The Golden Lure Freshwater fishing comp is being held on the dam this weekend; so there will be more anglers than usual.
Updated: Oct 18, 2019 3:57 PM
Quality bass and golden perch on hard bodies trolled to about 25 feet towards the dam wall.
Updated: Oct 18, 2019 3:47 PM
Wivenhoe Dam
Bass on spoons, slow blatts and plastics along the edge of the creek bed at the entrance to Billys Bay. However, catfish have been a problem.
Updated: Oct 18, 2019 3:50 PM
Lake Manchester
Bass on trolled lures around the dam edges. The Nories Laydown and Baby Killer Bill minnows have been the most productive.
Updated: Oct 18, 2019 3:50 PM
Lake Samsonvale
Bass and saratoga on spinner baits around Forgan Cove.
Updated: Oct 18, 2019 3:49 PM
Hinze Dam
Saratoga early morning on surface lures in the upper reaches of the western arm and bass on Zerek flat shads in the shallows close to the timber in both arms.
Updated: Oct 18, 2019 3:49 PM
Saratoga on shallow jerk baits and small spinner baits in the deep water in the bays and bass on spoons towards the dam wall.
Updated: Oct 18, 2019 3:51 PM
Maroon Dam
Bass and golden perch on chatter baits in the bays and plenty of tilapia on worms throughout the dam. Remember tilapia are a noxious pest fish and should not be released. Please dispose of in the bins provided.
Updated: Oct 18, 2019 3:52 PM