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
Coral trout, red emperor, tuskfish, sweetlip, cobia and spanish mackerel in the Southern Gutters, longtail and mack tuna in Platypus Bay, the central bay, around the artificial reefs, off Kingfisher and Ungowa, coral trout, sweetlip, cod and school mackerel on the inshore reefs, garfish and whiting on the making tide along the beaches from Burrum Heads to Urangan and mangrove jack, grunter bream and whiting in the Burrum River.
Updated: Apr 15, 2021 3:50 PM
Rainbow Beach
Red emperor, pearl perch, sweetlip, snapper, hussar, cobia and mahi mahi about 20nm east of Wide Bay Bar.
Updated: Apr 15, 2021 3:50 PM
Noosa
Flathead and whiting at the Frying Pan, trevally and tailor early morning in Woods Bay and bream, estuary cod and flathead in Weyba Creek.
Updated: Apr 15, 2021 3:51 PM
Bream throughout the Noosa River, sand whiting upstream from the car ferry and flathead between the river mouth and Munna Point.
Updated: Apr 15, 2021 3:50 PM
Spanish mackerel, sweetlip, tuskfish and snapper on the close reefs.
Updated: Apr 15, 2021 3:51 PM
Spanish mackerel off Double Island Point and on North Reef and a few coral trout and gold spotted wrasse at Sunshine Reef.
Updated: Apr 15, 2021 3:51 PM
Maroochydore
Sand whiting on the banks in the lower reaches of the Maroochy River, queenfish, trevally, tailor, bream and flathead on the making tide along the dirty water line and mud crabs in the creeks.
Updated: Apr 15, 2021 3:52 PM
Mooloolaba
Snapper, pearl perch and tuskfish at Caloundra wide, Barwon Banks and the Hards, longtail and mack tuna off Coolum and Caloundra, bream and dart at dusk along the beaches and bream and grunter bream around the trawler moorings, jetties and rock walls in the Mooloolah River.
Updated: Apr 15, 2021 3:52 PM
Amberjack, pearl perch and yellowtail king at Caloundra wide and mahi mahi around the FADs.
Updated: Apr 15, 2021 4:29 PM
Snapper, red throat emperor and mahi mahi on the Barwon Banks, snapper, tuskfish, cobia and sweetlip at Caloundra 12 Mile and tuskfish, sweetlip and mackerel at Caloundra 9 Mile.
Updated: Apr 15, 2021 3:52 PM
Snapper, grassy sweetlip, tuskfish and a few coral trout at Caloundra 12 Mile.
Updated: Apr 15, 2021 3:52 PM
Caloundra
Longtail and mack tuna in the shipping channels, sweetlip and a few pearl perch at Caloundra 5 Mile, bream inside Caloundra bar, bream, flathead and threadfin salmon in Pumicestone Passage and mud crabs in the creeks.
Updated: Apr 15, 2021 3:53 PM
Donnybrook
Grunter bream and small snapper at 112 and Poverty Creek mouth, sand whiting at Mission Point and mud crabs out from the mouth of the creeks.
Updated: Apr 15, 2021 3:53 PM
Bribie Island
Longtail tuna and spotty mackerel around the channel markers in the shipping channels, diver whiting on the Cockle Banks, bream and flathead at Woorim, mulloway on live bait off the Bongaree jetty, tuskfish and grassy sweetlip under the Bribie Bridge, snapper at the Ripples, bream near the Avon wreck and in the canals and flathead on the flats off Sandstone Point.
Updated: Apr 15, 2021 3:53 PM
Redcliffe Peninsula
Snapper and tuskfish at Harry Atkinson and Bulwer artificial reefs, spotty mackerel and longtail tuna around the shipping beacons in the northern bay, longtail tuna, trevally, tailor, school mackerel and a few threadfin salmon in Bramble Bay, tailor, snapper, grassy sweetlip, bream and school mackerel on the inshore reefs, squid around the jetties, flathead along Clontarf foreshores, in Hays Inlet and off the Hornibrook fishing platform, bream, flathead and whiting along Scarborough and Newport foreshores and bream and flathead in the Pine River.
Updated: Apr 15, 2021 3:54 PM
Northern Moreton Bay
Longtail and mack tuna on small slugs and soft plastics in the shipping channels in the northern bay, snapper on floated pillies on Scarborough Reef and off Woody Point and flathead on the last of the ebb tide at the mouth of the Pine and Caboolture Rivers.
Updated: Apr 15, 2021 3:54 PM
Moreton Bay Offshore
Snapper, pearl perch, tuskfish and maori cod at the Cathedrals.
Updated: Apr 15, 2021 3:54 PM
Wynnum Manly
Snapper around Peel Island, diver whiting in the Small Ships Gutter, school mackerel on trolled lures in the Rous Channel and bream, flathead and small snapper along Manly Harbour rock walls.
Updated: Apr 15, 2021 3:54 PM
Wellington Point
Squid along the weed banks and flathead, bream and mud crabs in the creeks.
Updated: Apr 15, 2021 3:55 PM
North Stradbroke Island
Fish all beaches for dart, whiting, flathead, bream and chopper tailor.
Updated: Apr 15, 2021 3:55 PM
Redland Bay
Bream, small snapper and flathead around Coochiemudlo Island.
Updated: Apr 15, 2021 3:55 PM
Bream and flathead in the cleaner water around the southern bay islands.
Updated: Apr 15, 2021 3:56 PM
Snapper at Harry Atkinson, Bulwer and West Peel artificial reefs, sweetlip around the southern bay islands, diver whiting in the Rous Channel and Small Ships Gutter, longtail tuna north of Harry Atkinson’s, tailor on top of the tide at Cleveland Point and bream in the canals.
Updated: Apr 15, 2021 3:55 PM
Jumpinpin
Flathead around the banks inside the Pin Bar and mud crabs in the lower reaches of the Pimpama and Logan Rivers.
Updated: Apr 15, 2021 5:46 PM
Mahi mahi at Sullies Reef, sand whiting near the Pig Sties and Lagoon Island, bream at Oak Island, Rocky Point and the Powerlines and flathead at the NW end of South Straddie, around Pandanus Island, Cabbage Tree Point and in Whalleys Gutter.
Updated: Apr 15, 2021 3:57 PM
Southport
Yellowfin tuna, blue and striped marlin in the Canyons, amberjack, yellowtail king and samson fish on live bait on the 50s, snapper, pearl perch and tuskfish on the 36s, spanish and spotty mackerel on the 18s and 24s, tailor, mangrove jack and school jew along the Seaway rock walls, dart, whiting and chopper tailor along the beaches and bream, trevally and mangrove jack on bait in the lower reaches of the rivers and creeks.
Updated: Apr 15, 2021 3:57 PM
Snapper, pearl perch and bar cod on the 50s NE of Southport and spanish and spotty mackerel in 20 fathoms east of Surfers Paradise.
Updated: Apr 15, 2021 3:58 PM
Currumbin
Spotty mackerel on the close reefs, dart, whiting and flathead along the beaches, bream on the making tide in the creeks and mud crabs in the canals.
Updated: Apr 15, 2021 3:58 PM
Tweed Coast
Flathead, bream and trevally in the lower reaches of the Tweed River.
Updated: Apr 15, 2021 3:58 PM
Pearl perch, snapper and tuskfish on the 30s east of the Tweed.
Updated: Apr 15, 2021 3:59 PM
Pottsville
Spanish mackerel, longtail and mack tuna on the close reefs, bream, dart and tarwhine along the beaches, bream, whiting and flathead on the making tide in the mid to lower reaches of the creeks and mud crabs are widespread after the rain.
Updated: Apr 15, 2021 3:59 PM
Evans Head
Snapper and trag jew on North Ground and Kahors Reef, bream, flathead and whiting along Main and Airforce Beaches, bream and luderick along the rock walls at the Evans River mouth, bream, flathead and whiting on the making tide in the lower reaches and mud crabs in the upper reaches.
Updated: Apr 15, 2021 3:59 PM
Lake Monduran
Barramundi on slow rolled weedless soft plastics around the timber and bass on trolled small hard bodies along the weed edges.
Updated: Apr 15, 2021 4:00 PM
Boondooma Dam
Bass early morning on spinner baits and blades around the dam edges, golden perch on trolled lures off the rocky points in the main basin and bass, a few golden perch and saratoga on spinner baits close to the timber in the Boyne River.
Updated: Apr 15, 2021 4:00 PM
Wivenhoe Dam
Bass at dawn and dusk on spoons, hard vibes and chatter baits on the flats upstream from Billies Bay and during the day on deep divers trolled to 8 metres in the deeper parts.
Updated: Apr 15, 2021 4:02 PM
Lake Manchester
Bass on trolled jerk baits along the edge of the weed beds and on spinner baits cast around the points.
Updated: Apr 15, 2021 4:02 PM
Lake Samsonvale
Bass and saratoga on spinner baits and surface lures around the dam edges.
Updated: Apr 15, 2021 4:01 PM
Hinze Dam
Bass on spinner baits around the timber in the western arm.
Updated: Apr 15, 2021 4:01 PM
Bass on deep diving crank baits and chatter baits in the deep water off the points in the western arm. The eastern arm boat ramp is closed.
Updated: Apr 15, 2021 4:03 PM
Maroon Dam
Bass on small crank and jerk baits along the newly flooded grassy banks and located with sounder on small blades and spoons in the deeper parts. Better quality bass in the feeder creeks.
Updated: Apr 15, 2021 4:03 PM