SE QLD Fishing Report
Hervey Bay to Evans Head and SE Queensland Dams

These reports are the latest information available from bait and tackle shops, charter boats and guides in south-east Queensland and are updated every Thursday afternoon. If you want more specific information on locations, bait availability, boat hire and boat ramps, please contact the report source.

Hervey Bay
Spanish mackerel, longtail and mack tuna in Platypus and the central bays, broad barred and school mackerel in the shipping channels, grassy sweetlip, coral trout and cod on the inshore reefs, mangrove jack, threadfin salmon and grunter bream in Sandy Straits creeks, broad barred mackerel, trevally, queenfish and squid off the Urangan Jetty, threadfin salmon, grunter bream and barramundi in the Mary River and mangrove jack and bream in the Burrum River.
Updated: Feb 25, 2021 4:22 PM
Rainbow Beach
Pearl perch, snapper, tuskfish, hussar, sweetlip, gold spotted wrasse and moses perch about 25nm east of Wide Bay Bar.
Updated: Feb 25, 2021 4:22 PM
Noosa
Flathead and mangrove jack at the Noosa River mouth, flathead and bream along the Tewantin reach and bream in Woods Bay.
Updated: Feb 25, 2021 4:23 PM
Bream throughout the Noosa River, flathead along the drop offs in the lower reaches and mangrove jack around the snaggy banks.
Updated: Feb 25, 2021 4:22 PM
Spotty mackerel, wahoo, pearl perch and tuskfish on North Reef, pearl perch, tuskfish and spotty mackerel on Sunshine Reef and mahi mahi near the FADs.
Updated: Feb 25, 2021 4:23 PM
Maroochydore
Sand whiting in the lower reaches of the Maroochy River, flathead and trevally around the Motorway Bridge pylons, school jew in the Cod Hole and on the making tide near Cotton Tree, mangrove jack in Petrie, Eudlo and Coolum Creeks and mud crabs throughout the river.
Updated: Feb 25, 2021 4:23 PM
Mooloolaba
Snapper, pearl perch and tuskfish on the Barwon Banks, grassy sweetlip at dusk on Currimundi Reef, spanish mackerel on the Caloundra reefs; although sharks are a problem and trevally around the pontoons and in the Basin in the Mooloolah River.
Updated: Feb 25, 2021 4:23 PM
Spanish mackerel on the Caloundra reefs, black marlin east of the Barwon Banks, tuskfish, hussar and red emperor on the Barwon Banks and mahi mahi near the FADs.
Updated: Feb 25, 2021 4:24 PM
Pearl perch, snapper, rosy jobfish and mahi mahi at the Hards.
Updated: Feb 25, 2021 4:24 PM
Yellowfin, longtail and mack tuna off the northern end of Moreton Island, at Currimundi wide and on the Inner Gneerings.
Updated: Feb 25, 2021 4:23 PM
Caloundra
Spanish mackerel, sweetlip and tuskfish on the Caloundra reefs, bream, whiting and flathead along the beaches, bream, whiting, trevally, school jew, mud and sand crabs in Pumicestone Passage, mangrove jack and trevally in the canals and mangrove jack, estuary cod and mud crabs in the creeks.
Updated: Feb 25, 2021 4:24 PM
Donnybrook
Grunter bream in Poverty Creek and at the southern end of Little Goat Island, bream at Mission Point, mangrove jack in the creeks and mud crabs out from the mouth of the creeks.
Updated: Feb 25, 2021 4:24 PM
Bribie Island
Spotty and school mackerel around the shipping beacons, school mackerel off Skirmish Point, sand whiting on the banks off Sandstone Point and White Patch, sweetlip and small snapper under the Bribie Bridge, flathead at Red Beach and squid on the weed banks in Pumicestone Passage.
Updated: Feb 25, 2021 4:25 PM
Redcliffe Peninsula
Spotty mackerel and longtail tuna around the shipping beacons, school mackerel, trevally and threadfin salmon in Bramble Bay, school mackerel, trevally, queenfish and bonito off the Woody Point jetty, school mackerel, bream and small snapper on the inshore reefs, bream, flathead and whiting in the Pine River, along Newport and Scarborough foreshores, flathead and whiting in Hays Inlet and mangrove jack and trevally in the canals.
Updated: Feb 25, 2021 4:25 PM
Northern Moreton Bay
School mackerel around the old four beacons, longtail tuna off the southern end of Bribie Island and in NW channel, snapper along the rocky foreshores at Scarborough, Redcliffe and Woody Point, flathead at the mouth of the Pine and Caboolture Rivers and mud crabs in the lower reaches of the creeks.
Updated: Feb 25, 2021 4:25 PM
Moreton Bay Offshore
Snapper, pearl perch, tuskfish and cod at the One Mile and mahi mahi near the FADs.
Updated: Feb 26, 2021 5:16 PM
Wynnum Manly
Diver whiting off the Sandhills and in the Small Ships Gutter, school mackerel on trolled lures north of Peel Island and squid around the southern bay islands.
Updated: Feb 25, 2021 4:26 PM
Wellington Point
School mackerel in the Rainbow Channel, squid in the Rous Channel and bream and flathead on the making tide in the lower reaches of the creeks.
Updated: Feb 25, 2021 4:26 PM
North Stradbroke Island
Fish all beaches for dart, whiting, bream and flathead.
Updated: Feb 25, 2021 4:26 PM
Redland Bay
Bream, small snapper and flathead around Coochiemudlo Island.
Updated: Feb 25, 2021 4:27 PM
Spotty mackerel, longtail and mack tuna between Mud Island and Tangalooma, sweetlip in the shallows around the southern bay islands, mangrove jack and queenfish in the canals and mud crabs in the creeks.
Updated: Feb 25, 2021 4:26 PM
Jumpinpin
Sand whiting on the banks inside the Pin Bar, threadfin salmon in Jacobs Well channel, mangrove jack along the southern end of Kangaroo Island and mud crabs in the Pimpama River.
Updated: Feb 25, 2021 4:27 PM
Threadfin salmon around the Powerlines, tailor inside the Pin Bar and at the entrance to Cobby Passage, bream at Rocky Point and Steiglitz, flathead along Kalinga Bank and in Tipplers Passage and sand whiting near Slipping Sands and in Fishermans Channel.
Updated: Feb 25, 2021 4:27 PM
Southport
Bream and school jew in Southport Seaway and flathead and whiting in Southport Broadwater.
Updated: Feb 25, 2021 4:28 PM
Blue and striped marlin in the Canyons, black marlin and sailfish on the 50s, black marlin on the 36s, mahi mahi near the FADs, spanish and spotty mackerel on the 24s, mulloway, mangrove jack, flathead and trevally along the Seaway rock walls, flathead and whiting on the drift in Southport Broadwater and mangrove jack and estuary cod in the rivers and creeks.
Updated: Feb 25, 2021 4:27 PM
Currumbin
Spanish and spotty mackerel on the Gravel Patch east of Burleigh, on Palm Beach and Mermaid Reefs, bream, whiting and flathead along the beaches, sand whiting on the making tide in the lower reaches of the creeks and worth setting a few pots for mud crabs.
Updated: Feb 25, 2021 4:29 PM
Tweed Coast
Flathead, bream, whiting and trevally on lures in the lower reaches of the Tweed River.
Updated: Feb 25, 2021 4:29 PM
Tuskfish, pearl perch, moses perch and flathead on the 30s east of the Tweed and mahi mahi near the FADs.
Updated: Feb 25, 2021 4:52 PM
Pottsville
Spotty mackerel on the surface and tuskfish on the bottom on the close reefs and dart, bream and whiting along the beaches. After heavy rain this week, there is a lot of fresh coming down the creeks and the best place to fish is near the mouth on the flooding tide where the clean water meets the fresh. Expect to catch bream, flathead and mud crabs.
Updated: Feb 25, 2021 4:29 PM
Evans Head
Snapper, trag jew, spanish and spotty mackerel on North Ground and Kahors Reef, bream, whiting and a few tailor along Main and Airforce Beaches, bream and luderick along the rock walls at the Evans River mouth, bream, whiting and flathead in the lower reaches and mud crabs in the upper reaches.
Updated: Feb 25, 2021 4:29 PM
Boondooma Dam
Bass and golden perch on plastics and blades close to the islands, on spinner baits and jackalls along the banks and on spinner baits cast around the trees in the Boyne River.
Updated: Feb 25, 2021 4:30 PM
Borumba Dam
Bass and saratoga early morning on surface lures around the dam edges and bass during the day on jigs in the deeper parts.
Updated: Feb 25, 2021 4:30 PM
Somerset Dam
Bass on chatter baits along the old river bed opposite Kirkleagh and on Smak hardbodies trolled to about 8 metres throughout the dam.
Updated: Feb 25, 2021 4:32 PM
Bass and golden perch early morning on deep divers trolled to 30 feet along the drop offs between Bay 13 and Pelican Point and during the day on spinner baits and jigs in the deeper parts.
Updated: Feb 25, 2021 4:30 PM
Lake Manchester
Bass on slim profile jerk baits and murray cod on timber hard bodies close to the weed edges along the eastern bank.
Updated: Feb 25, 2021 4:32 PM
Wyaralong Dam
Bass on small blades and soft plastics close to the timber towards the Vineyards and located with sounder on deep diving jerk baits and jackall TN60s around the edges. Plenty of tilapia and carp on worms and small pink coloured soft plastics throughout the dam; remember these are a noxious pest fish and should not be returned to the water. Please dispose of in the bins provided.
Updated: Feb 25, 2021 4:31 PM
Hinze Dam
Bass have been caught on trolled surface poppers along the newly flooded grassy banks and saratoga seen surface feeding and they could be worth a try on fly.
Updated: Feb 25, 2021 4:31 PM
Maroon Dam
Bass and golden perch on dark coloured chatter baits around the lily pads and weed edges and on hard bodies trolled to about 15 feet. Plenty of tilapia on worms throughout the dam; remember tilapia are a noxious pest fish and should not be returned to the water. Please dispose of in the bins provided.
Updated: Feb 25, 2021 4:33 PM