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
Cobia in the Gutters, off Rooneys Point and in Platypus Bay, spanish mackerel in the central bay and off the northern end of Fraser Island, longtail tuna on stick baits in Platypus Bay, grassy sweetlip, coral trout, cod and a few small snapper on the inshore reefs, grunter bream on the flats and in the creeks and mulloway along the deep ledges in Sandy Straits, bream, mulloway and mackerel off the Urangan Jetty, flathead in the first channel out from the jetty, mangrove jack in the creeks on the western side of Fraser Island, diver whiting off Gatakers Bay, blue salmon in the Mary River and bream in the lower reaches of the rivers and creeks.
Updated: May 13, 2021 3:51 PM
Rainbow Beach
Snapper, tuskfish, nannygai, sweetlip, cod and spanish mackerel about 10nm east of Wide Bay Bar.
Updated: May 13, 2021 3:51 PM
Noosa
Bream and school jew along the Tewantin reach of the Noosa River, flathead and school jew in Lake Cooroibah and bream, flathead and trevally in Woods Bay.
Updated: May 13, 2021 3:51 PM
Chopper tailor at the Noosa River mouth, flathead along the Noosaville reach and trevally in Woods Bay.
Updated: May 13, 2021 3:51 PM
Snapper, pearl perch, sweetlip, amberjack, mackerel and tuna off Double Island Point and on local reefs.
Updated: May 13, 2021 4:41 PM
Snapper, tuskfish and gold spotted wrasse at North Reef and coral trout and pearl perch at Sunshine Reef.
Updated: May 13, 2021 3:52 PM
Maroochydore
Sand whiting and a few sand crabs in the lower reaches of the Maroochy River, bream throughout the river, flathead near Yinni Street and school jew in the Cod Hole.
Updated: May 13, 2021 3:52 PM
Mooloolaba
Snapper and cobia at Caloundra 12 Mile, snapper on the Barwon Banks, Murphys and Sunshine Reefs, bream and trevally around the bridge pylons and rock walls in the Mooloolah River and dart, bream and a few tailor along the beaches.
Updated: May 13, 2021 3:52 PM
Pearl perch and tuskfish at the Hards, tuskfish and hussar on the northern end and amberjack on the southern end of the Barwon Banks.
Updated: May 13, 2021 3:53 PM
Tuskfish, red throat emperor and gold band snapper on the Barwon Banks and grassy sweetlip and spotty mackerel at Coolum Reef.
Updated: May 13, 2021 3:53 PM
Tuskfish and sweetlip at Caloundra 12 mile and spotty mackerel and small snapper on Currimundi Reef.
Updated: May 13, 2021 3:52 PM
Caloundra
Snapper and spanish mackerel on the inshore reefs, dart, bream, flathead and a few tailor along the beaches, mulloway off the rocks, bream, flathead, whiting, school jew and chopper tailor in Pumicestone Passage and mud crabs in the creeks.
Updated: May 13, 2021 3:53 PM
Donnybrook
Flathead along the drop offs, grunter bream at the mouth of Elimbah Creek, small snapper at 112 and Mission Point and mud crabs along the edge of the deep channels.
Updated: May 13, 2021 3:53 PM
Redcliffe Peninsula
Diver whiting on the Cockle Banks, in Bramble and Deception Bays, snapper, grassy sweetlip and bream on the inshore reefs, longtail and mack tuna throughout the bay, chopper tailor at the mouth of the Pine River and in Hays Inlet, bream, tailor and school mackerel around the rocky points, flathead in the Pine River, Hays Inlet and along Clontarf foreshores and bream, flathead, whiting and chopper along Scarborough Spit.
Updated: May 13, 2021 3:55 PM
Northern Moreton Bay
Longtail and mack tuna between the old four beacons and Mud Island, snapper at Bulwer and Curtin artificial reefs, diver whiting on the Cockle Banks, small snapper on Scarborough reef and flathead and mud crabs in the Pine and Caboolture Rivers.
Updated: May 13, 2021 3:54 PM
Moreton Bay Offshore
Snapper, pearl perch and tuskfish at the Cathedrals.
Updated: May 13, 2021 3:56 PM
Wynnum Manly
School mackerel off Shark Spit and in the Rous Channel, snapper around Mud and Green Islands, diver whiting in Fishermans Gutter and the Rous Channel, snapper, sweetlip, whiting and sand crabs off Wellington Point and squid along Manly foreshores.
Updated: May 13, 2021 3:56 PM
Wellington Point
Longtail tuna at West Peel artificial reef, squid on the weed banks throughout the bay, chopper tailor in Waterloo Bay and bream, flathead and estuary cod along Wellington Point foreshores.
Updated: May 13, 2021 3:56 PM
North Stradbroke Island
Fish all beaches for bream, dart, whiting, flathead and chopper tailor.
Updated: May 13, 2021 3:56 PM
Redland Bay
Bream, flathead and whiting around Coochiemudlo Island.
Updated: May 13, 2021 3:57 PM
School mackerel and longtail tuna around Peel and Goat Islands and flathead and bream in Canaipa Passage.
Updated: May 13, 2021 3:57 PM
Snapper at West Peel and Harry Atkinson artificial reefs, diver whiting in the Rous Channel, squid on the eastern side of Green Island, school mackerel on paravanes around the southern bay islands and bream at night in Raby Bay canals.
Updated: May 13, 2021 3:57 PM
Jumpinpin
Tailor inside the Pin Bar and at the entrance to Whalleys Gutter, flathead along the southern end of North Straddie, around Tabby Tabby and Eden Islands, sand whiting near Marks Rocks and Ageston Sands in the Logan River and bream along Kalinga Bank and near Mosquito Island.
Updated: May 13, 2021 3:57 PM
Southport
Blue marlin in 500 metres of water east of Southport, pearl perch, snapper, yellowtail king and amberjack on the 50s, trag jew and cobia on the 24s, cobia on the inshore reefs, dart, bream, whiting, flathead and a few chopper tailor along the beaches, mulloway in Southport Seaway, flathead, garfish, tuskfish and squid in Southport Broadwater and bream and grunter bream throughout the rivers.
Updated: May 13, 2021 3:58 PM
Good marlin fishing yesterday in 300 – 400 metres east of Southport; tagged 7 blue marlin. Also caught pearl perch, snapper and bar cod in 100 metres.
Updated: May 14, 2021 7:14 AM
Currumbin
Flathead and whiting in the low tide gutters and a few tailor on top of the tide along the beaches and flathead, bream and whiting in the lower reaches of the creeks.
Updated: May 13, 2021 3:58 PM
Tweed Coast
Flathead, bream, trevally and school jew in the middle reaches of the Tweed River.
Updated: May 13, 2021 3:59 PM
Snapper, tuskfish, maori cod, moses perch and flathead on the 24s and 30s east of the Tweed.
Updated: May 13, 2021 3:59 PM
Pottsville
Snapper, tuskfish, spanish and spotty mackerel on the inshore reefs, bream, dart, flathead and a few chopper tailor along the beaches, flathead, bream and whiting in the middle reaches of the creeks, luderick around the bridge pylons and rocky points in the lower reaches and a few mud crabs in the upper reaches.
Updated: May 13, 2021 3:59 PM
Evans Head
Snapper, trag jew and mackerel on North Ground and Kahors Reef, bream and tailor along Main and Airforce Beaches, luderick and bream along the rock walls at the Evans River mouth, bream, flathead and whiting in the lower reaches and mud crabs in the upper reaches.
Updated: May 13, 2021 3:59 PM
Boondooma Dam
Bass at dawn and dusk on spinner baits cast around the weed edges and located with sounder on blades and masks hopped off the bottom.
Updated: May 13, 2021 4:00 PM
Somerset Dam
Bass on spoons and plastics around Pelican Point and Bay 13 and on blades fished close to the bottom.
Updated: May 13, 2021 3:59 PM
Lake Manchester
Bass on trolled jerk baits or blades worked through the weed along the western bank and located with sounder on small spoons in the deeper parts.
Updated: May 13, 2021 4:01 PM
Lake Kurwongbah
Bass located with sounder on jigs and spoons in the deeper parts.
Updated: May 13, 2021 4:00 PM
Lake Samsonvale
Bass located with sounder on jigs and spoons in the deeper parts.
Updated: May 13, 2021 4:01 PM
Moogerah Dam
Bass on spinner baits from along the edge of the old river bed to the shallows near the timber and located with sounder on blades in the deeper parts.
Updated: May 13, 2021 4:02 PM
Hinze Dam
Bass on spinner baits close to the edges in the western arm and on baits around the points in the eastern arm.
Updated: May 13, 2021 4:01 PM
Maroon Dam
The dam is now at 100% capacity. Bass on soft plastics and jerk baits along the newly flooded banks; better quality on spoons and heavily weighted plastics in the deeper holes. The feeder creeks are producing bass and Mary River cod.
Updated: May 13, 2021 4:03 PM