Tweed and Gold Coasts Fishing Report
Starting off this weeks fishing report off Evans heads then finish off out of the Seaway.
With very average conditions hitting out coastline over the next 4-5 days with the swell in excess of 2 meters coming in Saturday afternoon then easing off on Tuesday.
Evans has been producing some good fish over the last couple of days with a few of the Pelagic species hanging around with Spanish, Spotty Mackerel and Wahoo getting caught, also Snapper and Tuskies also on the bite if you're fishing the bottom.
Southern Beaches have also been fishing really well with a number of species getting caught from Evans all the way up the coastline, Tailor, Bream, and Dart is the most common getting caught with the occasional Jewfish hanging in those deep gutters.
If your fishing inside the estuaries Evans River, Cudgen and Cudgera Creeks have been holding a good number of Bream, Whiting, and Flathead with the occasional Jack and Trevally hitting lures around the banks.
Working further up the coastline off the Tweed the Mackerel and Wahoo have started tapering off this time of year, as we start focusing on your reef species.
With the whales starting to make there way up the coastline means a couple of things , firstly it’s to be on the lookout if your motoring around in the dark as the last thing you want to do is to hit one of these creatures at speed, secondly is that the Cobia are starting to show up, with some good size Cobia being caught in the last couple of days and will only get better from now on .
Other than Cobia main focus of most anglers have been Snapper and Pearl Perch with some quality fish being caught on the 24, 36 and 50 fathom reefs with best results being float lining pilchards and squid on the reefs out to the 36 fathom lines and dropping a paternoster rig down with a mix of bait down on the 36 and 50 fathom lines.
Inside the Tweed River and adjoining systems have been fishing well with Bream, Whiting and Flathead on the chew, with still a couple of good Mangrove Jacks along the rock walls and pylons are Chinderah, Mud, and Sand crabs are still on the move in the mid to upper reaches of the Tweed River and also up the Currumbin and Tallebudgera Creeks.
Fishing out of the Seaway has been fishing well from in close right out to 300 meters +,
Out wide has seen some good numbers of Blue Marlin and Yellowfin Tuna, with some good size Snapper and Pearl Perch in a bit closer in around 140m of water.
On the in close reefs, the Snapper and Cobia have fired up with some quality fish being caught consistently this week, with best baits being pilchards and lives.
A few dog mackerel getting caught on the bait grounds on the 12 to 18-fathom line if you cant venture out to wide.
Broadwater and adjoining systems have also been fishing really well with Whiting along most sandbanks with best results being Yabbies, live worms, and Topwater lures, Bream have been getting caught along a lot of the bridge pylons and rock walls with best results seen using Cranka crabs and slim swim soft plastics.
Still, the odd Mangrove Jack terrorising baits and lures along the rock walls and pylons, also with some trevally hitting surface lures around the Nerang and Coomera river systems.
Flathead also being caught around wave break, crab island, and also out the front of the mouth of the Coomera River, with hard body lures and 3in curly tail soft plastics being the best pick.
Moving further up towards the Jumpinpin a lot of Tailor being caught just inside the Pin Bar and also try the deep holes for a Jewfish! Whiting in the shallows on topwater lures and yabbies, while your drifting around those banks flick around for some flathead using hard body lures and soft plastics.
Also, Muddies are still on the move so highly suggest throwing some pots out before you head out fishing and should have some good numbers in your pots on the way back in!
If you are heading out this weekend please stay safe on the water, respect the waterways and most of all have fun !!
Dan Le Mura