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North Gold Coast Fishing Report - 26/05/2023

May 26, 2023 2 min read

Date: May 26, 2023
Author: Capn's Charters

This week's fishing report brings exciting news for anglers as we head into winter. Despite the smaller tides, the flathead fishing is slowly ramping up, offering plenty of opportunities for a successful fishing trip. Additionally, we have observed some solid jewfish making their way around, with expectations of their size improving in the coming months. Read on for more details and tips to enhance your fishing experience.

Weather and Water Conditions:
Next week promises great tides and improved weather conditions, making it an ideal time to plan your fishing excursion. The wind is expected to stay below 10 knots, ensuring a pleasant and comfortable fishing experience. Moreover, the water quality should also improve, further enhancing your chances of a successful catch.

Target Species and Techniques:
1. Flathead Fishing: With the smaller tides, the drains and flats haven't emptied out as much as desired. However, anglers have still been able to catch plenty of flathead in deeper water using Zerek soft vibes. Look for bait hugging the bottom on your sounder, as this indicates feeding activity. When the flathead strike your lure with force, it's a good sign to stay in that spot, as the bite may intensify. We recommend using Zerek soft vibes in the 95-110mm range or 5-7 inch paddle tail plastics for optimal results.

2. Jewfish Fishing: Solid jewfish have been spotted in the area, and their size is expected to improve in the coming months. To target jewfish successfully, we suggest using soft vibes in the 95-110mm range, paired with a 30lb leader. This combination has proven effective in enticing these prized fish. Keep an eye out for any changes in their feeding patterns and adjust your techniques accordingly.

Tips and Recommendations:
- Pay attention to your sounder to locate bait that's hugging the bottom, as this is where the fish are likely to be.
- When the fish are aggressively striking your lure, it's a good indication to stay in that area and maximize your chances of a successful catch.
- Experiment with different lure sizes and types to find what works best for the specific conditions and target species.
- Stay updated with Capn's Charters on Instagram and Facebook for the latest fishing updates, tips, and reports.

Plan Your Fishing Trip:
For a memorable fishing experience, book your trip with Capn's Charters. With their expertise and knowledge of the North Gold Coast waters, they can guide you to the best fishing spots and help you make the most of your time on the water. Visit their website at for more information and to make a booking.

We wish you tight lines and a successful fishing week ahead!

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