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 on metal slugs between Rooneys and Coongul, grassy sweetlip, coral trout and cod on the inshore reefs, pencil squid in the shipping channels, threadfin salmon on live bait and soft vibes in Sandy Straits, the Mary and Susan Rivers and mangrove jack in the Burrum River and creeks on the western side of Fraser Island. 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: Nov 19, 2020 3:24 PM
Rainbow Beach
Red emperor, pearl perch, snapper, sweetlip, tuskfish, mulloway, cod, moses perch and mahi mahi about 10nm east of Wide Bay bar.
Updated: Nov 19, 2020 3:25 PM
Noosa
There is a bit of weed in the Noosa River making it hard to fish. Anglers drifting and using light gear and line have been picking up a few flathead, bream and whiting in the clearer spots. Best fishing the slack water on the top and bottom of the tide.
Updated: Nov 19, 2020 3:25 PM
Pearl perch, snapper and spanish mackerel on Chardons and North Reefs.
Updated: Nov 19, 2020 3:25 PM
Maroochydore
Flathead throughout the Maroochy River, bream, flathead and trevally around the Motorway Bridge pylons, bream and trevally near the sand bags at Cotton Tree, mangrove jack in the creeks and canals and sand crabs in the mid to lower reaches.
Updated: Nov 19, 2020 3:25 PM
Mooloolaba
Snapper and sweetlip at Caloundra 12 Mile and Currimundi Reef, tuskfish, amberjack and wahoo on the Barwon Banks, school mackerel on the inner reefs, mahi mahi on the FADs, dart and whiting along the beaches, flathead and whiting in the lower reaches of the Mooloolah River and mangrove jack on live bait at night around the pontoons, rock walls, bridge pylons and snaggy banks.
Updated: Nov 19, 2020 3:26 PM
Snapper, pearl perch and tuskfish at the Hards, tuskfish and amberjack on the Barwon Banks and mahi mahi on the FADs.
Updated: Nov 20, 2020 5:52 PM
Snapper, tuskfish, gold band snapper and mahi mahi on the Barwon Banks.
Updated: Nov 20, 2020 4:22 PM
Grassy sweetlip, tuskfish and school mackerel on Raper Shoal.
Updated: Nov 19, 2020 3:26 PM
Caloundra
Sweetlip, tuskfish, school mackerel and mack tuna on the inshore reefs, dart, whiting and bream along the beaches, flathead, whiting, mulloway and sand crabs in Pumicestone Passage, mangrove jack and estuary cod in the creeks and trevally in the canals.
Updated: Nov 19, 2020 3:26 PM
Donnybrook
Bream at 112, trevally at Mission Point, garfish around Little Goat Island and Donnybrook jetty, mulloway at the mouth of Glasshouse Creek, mangrove jack in the creeks and sand crabs in the main channel.
Updated: Nov 19, 2020 3:27 PM
Bribie Island
Spotty mackerel in NW Channel, sand whiting at Woorim and along the southern beaches, grunter bream around Bongaree Jetty, flathead at the mouth of Ningi Creek and mangrove jack in the creeks and canals.
Updated: Nov 19, 2020 3:27 PM
Redcliffe Peninsula
School mackerel around the shipping beacons in the northern bay, bream and small snapper along Clontarf foreshores, bream, whiting and flathead along Margate Beach, flathead and whiting in Hays Inlet and sand crabs off Scarborough and in Deception Bay.
Updated: Nov 19, 2020 3:27 PM
Northern Moreton Bay
School mackerel in NW channel, flathead on the ebb tide at the mouth of the Caboolture and Pine Rivers and sand whiting on the making tide at the mouth of the creeks that run off Pumicestone Passage.
Updated: Nov 19, 2020 3:27 PM
Moreton Bay Offshore
Trag jew at Square Patch and mahi mahi on the FADs.
Updated: Nov 19, 2020 3:28 PM
Wynnum Manly
Snapper in the lower reaches of the Brisbane River and bream at night along Manly harbour rock walls.
Updated: Nov 19, 2020 3:28 PM
Wellington Point
School mackerel, mack tuna and bonito in the paddock off Cleveland, diver whiting in the Rous Channel and on the Chain Banks and bream on top of the tide along Wellington Point foreshores. There have been reports of mud crabs in the creeks, however a lot have been undersized or jennies, so please do the right thing and put them back.
Updated: Nov 19, 2020 3:28 PM
North Stradbroke Island
Fish all beaches for bream, flathead, whiting and tailor.
Updated: Nov 19, 2020 3:28 PM
Redland Bay
Bream, flathead and small snapper around Coochiemudlo Island.
Updated: Nov 19, 2020 3:29 PM
Small snapper on the NE side of Coochiemudlo and Peel Islands and flathead off Cabbage Tree Point and in Canaipa Passage.
Updated: Nov 19, 2020 3:28 PM
Spotty and school mackerel on the Hope Banks, sweetlip around Peel Island, Harry Atkinson and West Peel artificial reefs, diver whiting in the Rous Channel and tailor in the surf at North Straddie.
Updated: Nov 19, 2020 3:28 PM
Jumpinpin
Tailor inside the Pin Bar, sand whiting near Slipping Sands and in the Logan River and mulloway on vibes near the mouth of the Logan River.
Updated: Nov 19, 2020 3:29 PM
Flathead off Cabbage Tree Point and in Tiger Mullet Channel, sand whiting near the pig sties, in Tipplers Passage and Fishermans Channel and mulloway at the entrance to Swan Bay.
Updated: Nov 19, 2020 3:29 PM
Southport
Flathead, whiting, bream and sand crabs in Southport Broadwater and mangrove jack, estuary cod and bream in the Nerang River.
Updated: Nov 19, 2020 3:36 PM
Striped marlin in 100 to 500 metres east of Southport, snapper on the 36s, mahi mahi on the FADs, mulloway and tailor inside the Pin Bar, mulloway in Southport Seaway, dart and whiting in the low tide gutters and tailor at night along the beaches, flathead, whiting and sand crabs in Southport Broadwater and mangrove jack in the rivers and creeks.
Updated: Nov 19, 2020 3:29 PM
Flathead, whiting and tailor inside the Pin Bar.
Updated: Nov 19, 2020 3:30 PM
Currumbin
Tailor on top of the tide and sand whiting in the low tide gutters along the beaches, flathead and whiting in the lower reaches of the creeks, mangrove jack around the rock walls and snaggy banks and mud crabs in the canals.
Updated: Nov 19, 2020 3:30 PM
Tweed Coast
Bream, flathead and whiting on surface poppers and bream, flathead, trevally and mulloway in the deep holes in the mid to upper reaches of the Tweed River.
Updated: Nov 19, 2020 3:31 PM
Snapper, tuskfish and flathead on the 30s east of the Tweed and mahi mahi on the FADs.
Updated: Nov 19, 2020 3:31 PM
Pottsville
Tailor at dusk and dart and whiting in the low tide gutters along the beaches, bream, whiting and flathead in the mid to upper reaches of the creeks, luderick around the rocky points and bridge pylons in the lower reaches and mud crabs in the upper reaches.
Updated: Nov 19, 2020 3:31 PM
Evans Head
Snapper and trag jew on the close reefs, bream, a few tailor and Australian salmon along Main and Airforce 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: Nov 19, 2020 3:31 PM
Lake Monduran
Bass on lures trolled to 4 metres wide of the points and barramundi on suspended hard bodies around the weed edges and windblown points.
Updated: Nov 19, 2020 3:32 PM
Lenthalls Dam
Barramundi on suspended hard bodies around the lily pads and sunken timber.
Updated: Nov 19, 2020 3:32 PM
Boondooma Dam
Bass and golden perch on spinner baits and hard bodies off the points through the Narrows, golden perch on bait near the timber in the Boyne River and a few quality bass at dusk on hard bodies in the main basin.
Updated: Nov 19, 2020 3:31 PM
Bjelke Petersen Dam
Bass and golden perch on jackalls, spinner baits and blades in the shallows.
Updated: Nov 19, 2020 3:32 PM
Borumba Dam
Bass early morning on surface lures around the weed banks and during the day on trolled deep divers. Saratoga at dawn and dusk on surface lures and fly around the timber and dam edges.
Updated: Nov 19, 2020 3:32 PM
Somerset Dam
Bass and golden perch on lures trolled to 25 feet around Queen Street and Pelican Point; casting spoons at dusk has also produced a few.
Updated: Nov 19, 2020 3:31 PM
Wivenhoe Dam
Golden perch on trolled deep divers between Logans Inlet and Billies Bay, bass on spoons just upstream from the buoy line and plenty of catfish on spoons, vibes and blades throughout the dam. Due to low water levels Billies boat ramp is inaccessible; please use the Logan Inlet boat ramp.
Updated: Nov 19, 2020 3:33 PM
Lake Samsonvale
Bass at dawn and dusk on spinner baits around the dam edges.
Updated: Nov 19, 2020 3:33 PM
Hinze Dam
Bass early morning on surface lures around the dam edges and during the day on metal jigs in the deeper parts.
Updated: Nov 19, 2020 3:33 PM
Maroon Dam
Bass and golden perch on soft plastics and chatter baits in front of Lake Campfire, bass on jerk and chatter baits upstream from the boat ramp and on soft plastics around the weed beds opposite the ski huts.
Updated: Nov 19, 2020 3:35 PM
Rivers
Threadfin salmon on live bait and shallow running jerk baits along the edges between Goodna and Kookaburra Park in the Brisbane River.
Updated: Nov 19, 2020 3:35 PM