Tweed and Gold Coast Offshore
With offshore conditions not being favorable this week, we have had no reports of any fish being caught.
Weather is starting to improve today (Friday) with winds and swell dropping which will see a lot of boats heading out and seeing what is around.
Main targets for offshore this weekend and start of next week would be chasing Spanish Mackerel and Spotties south of Tweed, out off the tweed would still be trolling around for some Wahoo and Yellowfin Tuna. Also trying the Fad using pilchard and lives to get a couple of Mahi Mahi.
Out of the Seaway would be concentrating on Spanish Mackerel around the 24s and 18-fathom reefs either using deep diving lures and slow trolling dead baits. Also trolling metal head skirts at around 10-12 knots out around the 36-fathom lines to target some Wahoo.
If you're after other species other than the pelagics I would definitely be starting to get out the Snapper gear and moving the focus over to float lining and dropping for Snapper, Pearlies, and Tuskies! With burley being the key of late with the reefies to get them up and feeding and then float lining either Pilchards and Squid down the burley trail to attract the bite.
Inshore and Beaches have been a different story with some good fish being caught and with good weather over the weekend will still see these fish in good numbers.
Starting down Evans heads have seen some good Bream, Tailor, and Luderick hanging around the rock walls of the river entrance, Up the river have been fishing well for Flathead and Whiting, With surface lures working the best with the overcast days which keeps the whiting on the bite for most of the morning.
Moving further up towards Pottsville the Tailor have been on the chew along the gutters with the usual bread and butter species hanging around Cudgen and Cudgera Creeks.
Tweed River has had the usual suspects with Bream, Flathead, Whiting, and Jewies hanging around the middle to upper reaches of the River.
The Broadwater has been fishing quite well with good fish being caught just inside the seaway break walls, with good sized Bream, Queenies and Squire hanging around also would be dropping some lives down along the rock walls and pipes for Jewies!
With plenty of Whiting hanging around the Broadwater, Nerang River and Coombabah Creeks best methods on getting these would either be Live worms and yabbies or surface lures working a treat with the Ecogear PX55s being the stand out lure.
Tailor have been getting caught inside the Pin Bar and Whiting and Flathead hanging around most sandbanks and drop-offs around Tipplers passage, Pimpama River and all the way up to the Pin Bar.
If you are getting out for a fish this weekend please stay safe and respect the waterways!
Dan Le Mura