Tweed and Gold Coast Offshore
So this past has been a bit hit and miss offshore with a couple of days of good weather, this weekend is looking not to bad to head out with winds around 10-knots and swell sitting around the 1.5m.
Starting off the Tweed Coast the pelagics are still around in patches but definitely slowing would still be trying around the close reefs out to 9mile, with more consistent catches coming further down off Evans Heads.
Targeting your reef species would definitely be on the cards as the water starts to cool down with some good reports of Snapper, Pearlies, and Tuskies being caught from Evans all the way up the coastline to the Seaway.
A few Yellowfin Tuna hanging around the back of 9 Mile with best results being trolling hard body lures.
The offshore north end of the coast has seen the odd Spanish and Spotty Mackerel east of Currumbin with the odd Dog Mackerel in close just behind the breakers, Also Spanish and School Mackerel on Diamond and Focus Reef's with downrigging lives to be the best method to get the bite.
Good numbers of Snapper out wide but start prospecting in close as they are starting to come in closer now the water is getting cooler.
While prospecting the in close reefs don't be afraid to throw some live baits out as there have been some good size Jewfish being caught.
Inshore has been firing and will continue to fire throughout the weekend into next week, with all your bread and butter species fishing really well, Whiting has been fishing well on topwater in the majority of the estuary systems and also using live worms and yabbies.
Flathead has been fishing exceptionally well around the sandbanks and drop-offs with deep diving lures such as the Double Clutches and the Rapala Jerkbaits being the pick of the bunch, with the Broadwater producing some good fish around Crab Island all the way up the Tipplers Passage.
If your chasing Bream try your bridge pylons as there have been some absolute brutes being caught using soft plastics such as 2in grubs and Slim Swimz, also Cranka Crabs working a treat.
The Jacks are still around with not as many numbers being caught but the fish that have been landed being quality fish, with working lures along rock walls, bridge pylons, and pontoons seeing the best results, also soaking a livie around the same areas producing some quality fish.
Mud Crabs and Sand Crabs are still on the move with Tweed River and The Broadwater being most productive.
Beaches and headlands have also started firing up with some good gutters which are holding some good fish.
Evans and Pottsville have seen some good Bream, Tailor, and Jewies being caught and with similar results being seen around Currumbin and Tellebudgera.
If you do get out for a fish please be safe and respect the waterways and have fun !
Dan Le Mura