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
Queenfish and golden trevally in Platypus Bay, longtail tuna off Rooney Point, mackerel and grunter bream off Woodgate, barramundi and threadfin salmon in Sandy Straits, grassy sweetlip on the inshore reefs, mangrove jack and mud crabs in the Burrum River and mud crabs in the creeks.
Updated: Feb 20, 2020 3:58 PM
Rainbow Beach
Conditions have been unfavourable for offshore fishing; will fish again once the seas settle.
Updated: Feb 20, 2020 3:58 PM
Noosa
Flathead near the dog beach the Noosa River mouth, flathead and whiting at the Frying Pan, mangrove jack, trevally and bream in Woods Bay and bream and grunter bream along the Tewantin reach.
Updated: Feb 20, 2020 3:59 PM
Bream, grunter bream and trevally in the lower reaches of the Noosa River; best on the making tide as there is quite a bit of fresh coming down on the ebb.
Updated: Feb 20, 2020 3:59 PM
Snapper, hussar and cod on Chardons Reef.
Updated: Feb 20, 2020 3:59 PM
Maroochydore
Bream, whiting and golden trevally on the making tide in the lower reaches of the Maroochy River, flathead at the mouth of Eudlo Creek, mangrove jack at the Cod Hole and in Twin Waters Canal and mud crabs throughout the river.
Updated: Feb 20, 2020 3:59 PM
Mooloolaba
Small black marlin and sailfish off Mooloolaba, spotty mackerel, longtail and mack tuna in the bay at Mooloolaba, sand whiting at dusk along Kawana and Warana Beaches and mud crabs in the rivers and creeks.
Updated: Feb 20, 2020 4:00 PM
Spanish and spotty mackerel on the Caloundra close reefs and black marlin on the Barwon Banks.
Updated: Feb 20, 2020 4:00 PM
Tuskfish and sweetlip along the dirty water line at Caloundra 12 Mile.
Updated: Feb 20, 2020 4:00 PM
Caloundra
Bream, whiting, flathead, mud and sand crabs in Pumicestone Passage and mangrove jack in the canals and creeks.
Updated: Feb 20, 2020 4:00 PM
Donnybrook
Sand whiting on the making tide at the mouth of Elimbah Creek, grunter bream at 112 and the mouth of Glasshouse Creek, mangrove jack at Mission Point, bream, mud and sand crabs in the main channel.
Updated: Feb 20, 2020 4:00 PM
Bribie Island
Spotty mackerel near the special yellow marker off South Point, diver whiting on the Cockle Banks, sand whiting along the southern beaches, mangrove jack, bream and mud crabs in the canals, mud crabs at the mouth of the creeks and sand crabs in the main channel.
Updated: Feb 20, 2020 4:01 PM
Redcliffe Peninsula
School mackerel and queenfish along the dirty water line in Bramble Bay and bream, whiting, flathead and flounder on the making tide along the eastern side of the Peninsula.
Updated: Feb 20, 2020 4:01 PM
Northern Moreton Bay
Longtail tuna north of Tangalooma and sand and mud crabs in Deception and Bramble Bays.
Updated: Feb 20, 2020 4:01 PM
Moreton Bay Offshore
Conditions have been unfavourable for offshore fishing; will fish again once the seas settle.
Updated: Feb 20, 2020 4:01 PM
Wynnum Manly
Diver whiting and sand crabs off the Sandhills, diver whiting in the Small Ships Gutter and school mackerel on the Hope Banks.
Updated: Feb 20, 2020 4:01 PM
Wellington Point
Due to the freshwater runoff, the best fishing would be around the mouth of the creeks, expect a few bream, flathead, whiting and mud crabs.
Updated: Feb 20, 2020 4:02 PM
North Stradbroke Island
Flathead, whiting, bream and chopper tailor along Main Beach.
Updated: Feb 20, 2020 4:02 PM
Redland Bay
Spotty mackerel and longtail tuna north of the old four beacons, diver whiting in the Small Ships Gutter and mud crabs in the creeks.
Updated: Feb 20, 2020 4:02 PM
Jumpinpin
Tailor on top of the tide inside the Pin Bar, bream near the stockyards, sand crabs in Tiger Mullet Channel and along the western side of Macleay Island and mud crabs in Browns Bay, along the western side of Tabby Tabby Island and north of Kangaroo Island.
Updated: Feb 20, 2020 4:02 PM
Southport
Flathead, bream and whiting on the making tide in Southport Broadwater.
Updated: Feb 20, 2020 4:04 PM
Black marlin on the 42s, sand whiting and flathead in the surf in front of Seaworld and mud crabs in the Coomera and Pimpama Rivers.
Updated: Feb 20, 2020 4:03 PM
Blue and striped marlin in the Canyons, black marlin and wahoo on micro jigs on the 42s NE of Southport, snapper on the 24s and 36s, spotty mackerel along the clean water line on the One Mile, mulloway and mangrove jack in Southport Seaway, sand whiting on the making tide on the banks in Southport Broadwater and mud crabs in the rivers, creeks and canals.
Updated: Feb 20, 2020 4:03 PM
Black marlin, wahoo and mahi mahi in 80 metres east of Southport and sand whiting in the surf at Southport Spit.
Updated: Feb 20, 2020 4:03 PM
Currumbin
Mulloway on Palm Beach Reef, dart, whiting, bream and whiting along the beaches, sand whiting on the making tide in the lower reaches of Currumbin and Tallebudgera Creeks, mangrove jack in the Lakes and mud crabs in the canals.
Updated: Feb 20, 2020 4:04 PM
Tweed Coast
Flathead and bream on the making tide in the lower reaches of the Tweed River.
Updated: Feb 20, 2020 4:04 PM
Conditions have been unfavourable for offshore fishing; will fish again once the seas settle.
Updated: Feb 20, 2020 4:05 PM
Pottsville
After heavy rain this week there is a lot of fresh coming down the creeks and the best place to fish is near the mouth on the flooding tide where the clean water meets the fresh. Expect to catch bream, flathead, whiting and mud crabs. The rain should get mulloway feeding about the creek mouths and rocky headlands along the beaches.
Updated: Feb 20, 2020 4:05 PM
Evans Head
Snapper, trag jew and spanish mackerel on North Ground and Kahors Reef, bream and whiting along Main and Airforce Beaches, bream and luderick along the rock walls at the Evans River mouth, bream, flathead and whiting in the lower reaches and mud crabs in the upper reaches.
Updated: Feb 20, 2020 4:05 PM
Lenthalls Dam
There has been a big rise in water level since the rain and fishing has been tough. As the water levels settle fishing should improve.
Updated: Feb 20, 2020 4:06 PM
Boondooma Dam
Bass and golden perch on spinner baits and jackalls along the banks and steep rock walls through the Narrows and on spinner baits trolled to 20 feet in the main basin. The dam has had a rise in water level to 34.1% capacity.
Updated: Feb 20, 2020 4:05 PM
Bjelke Petersen Dam
The dam has had a rise in water level and is now at 21% capacity. The water is dirty after the recent rain and the dam has been fishing poorly.
Updated: Feb 20, 2020 4:06 PM
Borumba Dam
Bass and saratoga at dawn and dusk on surface lures along the newly flooded banks. The dam is now at 100.5% capacity.
Updated: Feb 20, 2020 4:06 PM
Somerset Dam
Bass on spoons slowly worked along the dam edges between Bay 13 and Pelican Point.
Updated: Feb 20, 2020 4:08 PM
Bass and golden perch on trolled hard bodies and cast spinner baits at the top end of Bay 13, at Queen Street and Pelican Point.
Updated: Feb 20, 2020 4:05 PM
Lake Samsonvale
Bass on chatter and spinner baits along the newly flooded grassy banks.
Updated: Feb 20, 2020 4:07 PM
Hinze Dam
Bass on metal jigs in the deeper parts and saratoga on spinner baits around the dam edges.
Updated: Feb 20, 2020 4:07 PM
Maroon Dam
Bass at dawn and dusk on frog pattern or small scissor surface lures along the newly flooded grassy banks, golden perch and bass during the day on slow rolled spinner baits near the dam edges and spangled perch and tilapia on freshwater worms off the bank. Remember tilapia are a noxious pest fish and must not be returned to the water. Please dispose of in the bins provided.
Updated: Feb 20, 2020 4:09 PM
Rivers
Bass and golden perch early morning on surface lures around the creek mouths and drains in the upper reaches of the Brisbane River.
Updated: Feb 20, 2020 4:09 PM