Fishing and weather report for the Tweed, Gold Coast and parts of the bay.
Looks like another average weekend of wind, rain and swell. So offshore will be a no go again for most boats and so the estuary, creeks, rivers, bay, lakes and dams will be the go this weekend and for the start of the week.
The weather will start to settle down from Monday onwards. Over 70% chance of Rain is forecasted from Friday to Monday. So you will need your wet weather gear this weekend.
*Ant's pick* With the rain that has been flushing the systems it will still keep getting those Mulloway moving around. Again look to the the rock walls this week. Deep channels and holes around any and all rock walls in the river mouths. Soaking live pike, mullet, yakka’s or slimmies will be the go of a night and micro’s, vibes and plastics will be the go during the day.
Fri: 13kts of SSE will peak @ 21kts of ESE at dusk.
Sat: 18kts of ESE will slowly start to drop but only to 14kts of ESE in arvo.
Sun: 11kts of ESE will hang all day.
Mon: 3kts of SE of variable winds till after lunch then swinging SWS and pick up to 10kts of NW by nightfall.
Tue: 7kts of WNW will drop and swing and sit around 3kts of ENE.
Wed: 9kts of SSW will drop to 5kts of ESE by the arvo.
Thur: 9kts of WNW will peak @ 13kts of NW by arvo.
Swell for Tweed bar.
Fri: 5-7ft of ESE @ 9sec
Sat: 5-6ft of ESE @ 9sec
Sun: 4-5ft of E @ 11sec
Mon: 3-4ft of E @ 11sec
Tues: 2-4ft of E @ 11sec
Wed: 2-3ft of E @ 9sec
Tides for Tweed bar:
Fri: 5:09am 0.3mL 10:58am 1.3mH
Sat: 6:00am 0.3mL 11:56am 1.3mH
Sun: 6:54am 0.3mL 12:59pm 1.3mH
Mon: 7:49am 0.4mL 2:05pm 1.3mH
Tue: 8:45am 0.4mL 3:15pm 1.4mH
Wed: 9:39am 0.4mL 4:27pm 1.4mH
Thur: 10:33am 0.4mL 5:31pm 1.5mH
Major bite times Tweed:
*Rating in 🐟*
1:10pm - 3:10pm
2:08pm - 4:08pm
3:02pm - 5:02pm
3:36pm - 5:36pm
4:45pm - 6:45pm
5:15am - 7:15am
5:52am - 7:52am
Night/day temps and rain:
Fri: 15-21• 85% 1-5mm
Sat: 16- 22• 75% 1-5mm
Sun: 16-21• 70% 1-5mm
Mon:14 - 21• 75% 1-5mm
Tue: 13 - 22• 20% 1mm
Wed:12-22• 10% 1mm
Thur: 13-22• 20% 1mm
Moon: waxing crescent
Tue: 50% first quarter
Wed: 62% waxing gibbous
3.7 - 4.7
Very low all week.
* The reason I add UV each week is so it will help you in choosing lure colours. Bright UV colours on cloudy days will fish well. Where less UV on bright days fish better. A UV touch will also help with this.
Barometric pressure @
Again it’s not looking good this week for offshore. Offshore will be very hard going and a no go for most boats. Use your common sense and don’t risk it. The mixed reefies will go nuts this week when it all settle down and will feed up hard the week before the full moon. Jew and cobia still on most reefs out to the 36fathoms. Especially isolated wrecks and reefs. Live baits are the go at the moment. Still lots of tailor, pike, yakka’s, odd small pack of slimmies, Bonnie’s and Watson’s leaping Bonnie’s on most real close reefs for bait. 20g metals, plastics, bait jigs and unweighted baits working best for fresh bait.
Lots of squid still around at the moment even with the rain. Weed beds, reefs and broken ground or both fishing best with warm jacket jigs, strike point jigs and hot spot jigs. High glow for cloudy days and larger profiles like 3- 3.5 working well. Smaller jigs like 2 - 3 in natural colours and not much glow working best during the day and when it’s clear sky’s and clean water. Adding scent will increase your catch rate. Try mud island, peel, Dunwich, Mcleay, coochie, the reefs in the north side, Shorncliffe, Wynnum, mainly, wello and Vicky point around the top of the tide is catching more of the better krakens. Mixed reefies and odd big snap on the artificial reefs, wrecks, rock ledges, rocks and deep shale trenches. Drift baits, plastics and butterflied yakka’s fishing best. A few pretty boy (Watson’s leaping) Benito in the bay this week. Look at harries. Port still fishing well. Threddies, Jew squire on vibes, blades, plastics and live baits. Tailor around the shallow reefs. Small metals and plastics and half pillies, strip baits and white baits fishing best. Some really good flatfish being caught up in the skinny water around the bay islands this week. Plastics and vibes fishing best.
With all the rain around this week the Jew are on the move. Look to the holes, deeper channels around the rock wall in the river mouths. Finding a rock that hangs out and creates an eddy behind it will hold those jewies. Fishing live baits of a night fishing well. Where plastics, vibes, blades and hardz working well during the day and at twilight. Lots of packs of trevally and tailor feeding up on all the bait and fry beingwashed down the rivers. Plastics, surface lures, small metals, micro jigs and trolled hards working best. The flathead are starting to push up into the shallows and dominate the flats. Working draining sand banks, weed beds and drains are starting to fish well too. Plastics, blades, vibes, hardz and drifting yabbies and worms working well. The bream are getting thick. Fishing holes, rock walls, bridges, jetties, pontoons and any structure such as oyster racks with small artificial’s and baits with 3- 15lb leader. 3 for artificial’s and up to 15lb for bait will see you scoring some great silver dinner plates. Mullet gut, strip baits, white bait, pilchards, squid and prawns all catching bream this week. Squid around the weed beds in the broady. Warm jacket jigs working best. Dusk and dawn fishing well.
This swell is getting things moving on the beaches and headlands. The beaches will fire once the swell drops. Some solid dart, a few tailor, bream, flathead and trevally in the deeper gutter, around the rock walls and in the deep gutters try Fingal, kingy, around black rocks, Currumbin, snapper and kirra will all produce once the swell drops.
The dam is still on fire. It’s still producing PB’s nearly everyday. Still Some very large bass being taking this week. Jigs and plastics fishing best this week. Around the timber in 8-15m of water. Spoons and 20g slow pitch, flat blat, flutter jigs and 3inch paddle tails fishing best. Vertically jigging over the schools fishing best. High barometric pressure over 1020hpa and the cool water temp has them schooled up and hungry. Still the odd one working vibes along the tree lines. Odd one at sun up on the surface and jig spins too.
Thanks and credit to Ant from Fishing Fun Gold Coast for the report. Get regular updates from Ant here - https://www.facebook.com/fishingfungc/