Tweed/Gold Coast Offshore
With not so favorable weather coming our way over the Easter long weekend we will not see many boats heading offshore with the predicted winds and swells.
This past week has seen a slight drop in the pelagics being caught from north of Seaway south past Tweed.
With the water temp dropping slightly I have heard that the reef fish are firing up with some solid catches of Snapper, Tuskfish, and the odd Pearl Perch being caught around the 24 and 36 Fathom lines from Pottsville up to the Seaway.
Further up the coast outside of the Southport Seaway anglers are getting into so good size Pearl Perch, Snapper and Trag Jew as close in as the 18 fathoms out to the 24s with best results being float lining Pilchards down a solid burley trail.
For those anglers chasing the Black Marlin, they have started to show up again on Spot X out of the seaway with live baiting being the best option to get a bent rod, if you are trolling around these areas there has also been some good size Wahoo being snagged with some fish being up over the 20kg mark.
For those anglers that don't have access to boats, the beaches have started to fire up over the last week with some good Tailor, Dart, Whiting, and Jewfish.
Tailor and Trevally hanging around the headlands with the rock fisherman/women getting amongst them using metal slugs and Gt Ice Creams working a treat with a fast retrieve after the initial sink of the lure.
Starting the estuary report starting south working the way up to Jumpinpin, with Evans River fishing well around the mouth with Bream and Tailor on the bite with all the bread and butter species also being caught in the river.
Potty Creek has been fishing exceptionally well of late with good size whiting and flathead being caught on surface lures such as Bassday Sugapens and Ecogear PX55, and the Flatheads loving the soft plastics such as the Zman Curly Tail and Gulp 5in Jerk Shads.
Tweed River has also been fishing quite well with Whiting, Flathead, and Bream with similar results in the Currumbin and Tellebudgera Creeks with best results being seen using Live worm and Yabbies.
People fishing off the Sand Pumping Jetty have been getting into some good Bream and Tailor.
Broadwater has been very productive this week and should still see some good fish being caught over the long weekend with good numbers of flathead and whiting getting caught along most sand bars and drops off from Wave Break Island all the way up to the Pin, with some good size Flathead being caught around Tipplers Passage and the Bedrooms, with best results being trolling some Zerek Tango Shads and also using a range of soft plastics.
Up towards the Jumpinpin a few Tailor and Trevally around with Flathead, Bream, and Dart being caught along the beach an inside the Pin Bar.
For anyone heading out this Easter long weekend be safe on the water and have a wonderful Easter!