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
Sweetlip, coral trout and cod on the inshore reefs, barramundi, threadfin salmon and grunter bream near the mouth of the creeks that run off Sandy Straits, mangrove jack and mud crabs in the Burrum River and mud crabs in the creeks.
Updated: Feb 27, 2020 3:44 PM
Rainbow Beach
Snapper, gold spotted wrasse, coral trout, hussar, tuskfish and pearl perch about 25nm east of Wide Bay Bar.
Updated: Feb 27, 2020 3:45 PM
Noosa
Flathead and trevally near the dog beach at the Noosa River mouth, flathead, bream and mangrove jack in Woods Bay and flathead and trevally along the Gympie Terrace reach.
Updated: Feb 27, 2020 3:45 PM
Bream throughout the Noosa River, flathead on top of the tide in the lower reaches and in Weyba Creek, sand whiting on the making tide at the Frying Pan and along the Noosaville reach and golden trevally in Woods Bay and near Tewantin marina.
Updated: Feb 27, 2020 3:45 PM
Pearl perch, snapper and cobia at Sunshine and North Reefs.
Updated: Feb 27, 2020 3:45 PM
Maroochydore
Bream, trevally, whiting and grunter bream on the making tide in the lower reaches of the Maroochy River, mangrove jack around the bridge pylons, rock bars and snaggy banks in the mid to lower reaches and mud crabs throughout the river.
Updated: Feb 27, 2020 3:46 PM
Mooloolaba
Spanish mackerel and yellowfin tuna at Coolum Reef and the Gneering Shoals, dart and bream at night along Mudjimba and Warana Beaches, trevally near the trawler moorings in the Mooloolah River and mangrove jack around the bridge pylons and pontoons.
Updated: Feb 27, 2020 3:46 PM
Black marlin east of the Barwon Banks, spanish mackerel and yellowfin tuna at the Gneerings and mack tuna at Currimundi Reef.
Updated: Feb 27, 2020 3:46 PM
Caloundra
Dart and whiting along the beaches, flathead, whiting and bream on the making tide near the mouth of the creeks that run off Pumicestone Passage, school jew inside Caloundra bar and mangrove jack in the creeks and canals.
Updated: Feb 27, 2020 3:47 PM
Donnybrook
Sand whiting on the making tide at the mouth of the creeks, grunter bream at 112, mangrove jack at Mission Point, sand crabs in the main channel and mud crabs in the lower reaches of the creeks.
Updated: Feb 27, 2020 3:47 PM
Bribie Island
Spotty mackerel near the special yellow marker off South Point, diver whiting on the Cockle Banks, sand whiting along the southern beaches, mangrove jack and mud crabs in the canals, mud crabs at the mouth of the creeks and sand crabs in the main channel.
Updated: Feb 27, 2020 3:47 PM
Redcliffe Peninsula
Snapper on the inshore reefs and around the rocky points, bream, whiting and flathead along Clontarf foreshores, sand whiting along Margate Beach, grunter bream in the Pine River and sand crabs in Deception and Bramble Bays.
Updated: Feb 27, 2020 3:47 PM
Northern Moreton Bay
After recent heavy rain there is a lot of fresh coming down the rivers and 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 a few bream, flathead, whiting and mud crabs.
Updated: Feb 27, 2020 3:47 PM
Moreton Bay Offshore
Reports of snapper and pearl perch at Deep Tempest and mahi mahi near the FAD.
Updated: Feb 27, 2020 3:48 PM
Wynnum Manly
Diver whiting on the Amity Banks and in the Small Ships Gutter, threadfin salmon in the lower reaches of the Brisbane River and sand crabs in the southern bay.
Updated: Feb 27, 2020 3:48 PM
Wellington Point
Longtail tuna at West Peel Artificial Reef, spotty mackerel in the Small Ships Gutter, sand crabs in the southern bay and mud crabs in the creeks.
Updated: Feb 27, 2020 3:48 PM
North Stradbroke Island
Fish all beaches for dart and whiting.
Updated: Feb 27, 2020 3:48 PM
Redland Bay
Spotty mackerel and longtail tuna in the northern bay, sand whiting on the making tide at the mouth of the creeks and worth setting a few pots for mud crabs in the rivers and creeks.
Updated: Feb 27, 2020 3:48 PM
Jumpinpin
The weather hasn't been good for fishing lately, but there has been a few mud crabs caught in the rivers and creeks. The recent rain should get jew feeding about the creek mouths and rocky headlands along the beaches.
Updated: Feb 27, 2020 5:03 PM
Flathead and whiting on the making tide inside the Pin Bar, flathead along Crusoe Island and mud crabs at the mouth of the rivers and creeks.
Updated: Feb 27, 2020 3:49 PM
Southport
Sand and diver whiting on the making tide at the southern end of Southport Broadwater.
Updated: Feb 27, 2020 3:52 PM
Spanish and spotty mackerel from the Seaway to the close reefs, black marlin on the 42s NE of Southport, sand whiting along the Bundall reach of the Nerang River and mud crabs in the Pimpama and Coomera Rivers.
Updated: Feb 27, 2020 3:50 PM
Black marlin, wahoo, mahi mahi, cobia and yellowtail king on the 42s, snapper on live bait on the 36s, spanish mackerel, cobia and school jew on the 18s and 24s, queenfish, trevally, sweetlip and school jew in Southport Seaway, flathead and whiting throughout Southport Broadwater and mud crabs in the rivers, creeks and canals.
Updated: Feb 27, 2020 3:52 PM
Black marlin in 80 metres east of Southport and bream, whiting and dart inside the Pin Bar.
Updated: Feb 27, 2020 3:52 PM
Currumbin
Spotty mackerel on Palm Beach Reef, snapper on the close reefs, dart, bream and whiting along the beaches, sand whiting on the making tide in the lower reaches of Currumbin and Tallebudgera Creeks and mangrove jack in the upper reaches and Lakes.
Updated: Feb 27, 2020 3:53 PM
Tweed Coast
Flathead, bream, whiting and trevally on the making tide in the lower reaches of the Tweed River.
Updated: Feb 27, 2020 3:54 PM
Conditions have been unfavourable for offshore fishing; will fish again once the seas settle.
Updated: Feb 27, 2020 3:54 PM
Pottsville
Dart, whiting and school jew along the beaches and bream, whiting and mud crabs in the mid to upper reaches of Mooball Creek; best on the flood tide as there is a bit of fresh coming down on the ebb.
Updated: Feb 27, 2020 3:54 PM
Evans Head
Snapper, trag jew and spanish mackerel on North Ground and Kahors Reef, bream and whiting along Airforce and Main Beaches, bream and luderick 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: Feb 27, 2020 3:54 PM
Boondooma Dam
Bass and golden perch on spinner baits and jackalls along the banks and steep rock walls through the Narrows and on lures trolled to 20 feet in the main basin.
Updated: Feb 27, 2020 3:55 PM
Somerset Dam
Bass and golden perch on spinner baits and trolled hard bodies around Bay 13, Queen Street and Pelican Point.
Updated: Feb 27, 2020 3:54 PM
Lake Samsonvale
Bass on spinner baits along the newly flooded grassy banks.
Updated: Feb 27, 2020 3:56 PM
Hinze Dam
Saratoga on spinner baits along the newly flooded grassy banks and bass on metal jigs in the deeper parts.
Updated: Feb 27, 2020 3:56 PM
Bass and saratoga early morning on slow rolled spinner or chatter baits along the newly flooded grassy banks and bass during the day on 30gm spoons slowly wound around the timber.
Updated: Feb 27, 2020 3:57 PM
Maroon Dam
Bass and golden perch at dusk on spinner baits and lipless vibes along the weed beds and steep banks and bass early morning on surface lures in the back of the bays.
Updated: Feb 27, 2020 3:58 PM
Rivers
Kayakers are getting bass on spinner and crank baits close to the structures between the Twin Bridges and Wivenhoe Pocket in the upper reaches of the Brisbane River.
Updated: Feb 27, 2020 3:59 PM