SE QLD Fishing Report

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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
Red emperor, coral trout, tuskfish and nannygai on the wide reefs, longtail and mack tuna in Platypus Bay and Sandy Straits, diver whiting off Gatakers Bay and Point Vernon, snapper, sweetlip and coral trout at the 25 fathom hole, bream at night off the Urangan Jetty and bass in the upper reaches of the Mary River.
Updated: May 28, 2020 3:23 PM
Noosa
Bream and mangrove jack near the dog beach at the Noosa River mouth, school jew on the change of the tide along the Tewantin reach and trevally near the ski run.
Updated: May 28, 2020 3:24 PM
Bream and tarwhine at the Noosa River mouth and bream at Munna Point, along the Noosaville reach and near the car ferry.
Updated: May 28, 2020 3:24 PM
Maroochydore
Dart and whiting along the beaches, trevally on the making tide in the middle reaches of the Maroochy River, grunter bream and school jew at Bli Bli, flathead at the creek mouths and sand crabs in the lower reaches.
Updated: May 28, 2020 3:24 PM
Mooloolaba
Snapper and mackerel at Caloundra 12 Mile, Murphys and Sunshine Reefs, dart along the beaches, bream around the trawler moorings and pontoons in the Mooloolah River and flathead and bream in Pumicestone Passage.
Updated: May 28, 2020 3:25 PM
Caloundra
Snapper, sweetlip and a few spanish mackerel on the close reefs, dart and chopper tailor along the beaches, flathead, bream and chopper tailor in Pumicestone Passage and trevally at the entrance to the canals.
Updated: May 28, 2020 3:25 PM
Donnybrook
Snapper at 112, estuary cod at Mission Point, bream and snapper at the mouth of Glasshouse Creek, sand whiting on the banks off Mission Point, chopper tailor at the southern end of Little Goat Island and squid on the weed banks.
Updated: May 28, 2020 3:25 PM
Bribie Island
Longtail tuna and spotty mackerel in NW Channel, diver whiting on the Cockle Banks, snapper at White Patch, Cooks Rock, the sunken reef and ripples, flathead and bream at Buckleys Hole and off Pebble Beach and bream under the Bribie Bridge and off the Bongaree Jetty.
Updated: May 28, 2020 3:26 PM
Redcliffe Peninsula
Diver whiting in Bramble and Deception Bays, bream, chopper tailor and squid around the rocky points, chopper tailor and small snapper on the inshore reefs, flathead along Scarborough foreshores and in Hays Inlet and squid close to the jetties.
Updated: May 28, 2020 3:26 PM
Northern Moreton Bay
Snapper at Hutchison Shoal, diver whiting on the Cockle Banks and off Scarborough and squid on top of the tide around the jetties and rocky foreshores.
Updated: May 28, 2020 3:26 PM
Wynnum Manly
School mackerel on trolled lures between the Huybers beacon and Hope Banks, diver whiting in the Maroom channel, threadfin salmon, mulloway and small snapper in the lower reaches of the Brisbane River and bream and flathead along Wynnum Manly rock walls.
Updated: May 28, 2020 3:27 PM
Wellington Point
School mackerel north of Peel Island, snapper around the southern bay islands, sand whiting on the making tide along King Island and bream and whiting off Thorneside.
Updated: May 28, 2020 3:27 PM
Redland Bay
Bream, whiting, chopper tailor and small snapper around Coochiemudlo Island.
Updated: May 28, 2020 3:28 PM
Flathead and small snapper around the southern bay islands and squid on the weed banks along the western side of North Straddie.
Updated: May 28, 2020 4:20 PM
Snapper at Harry Atkinson and West Peel artificial reefs and chopper tailor on top of the tide along Raby Bay and Manly rock walls.
Updated: May 28, 2020 3:27 PM
Jumpinpin
Sand whiting on Gold Bank, trevally on live bait close to Jacobs Well jetty, small snapper near Giants Grave and mud crabs around Kangaroo Island.
Updated: May 28, 2020 3:28 PM
Southport
Chopper tailor, whiting and flathead along the edge of Southport Channel and tuskfish, flounder and squid around Crab Island.
Updated: May 28, 2020 3:29 PM
Bar and blue eyed cod in 300 to 500 metres, striped marlin, yellowtail king, amberjack, samson fish and pearl perch on the 50s, pearl perch and snapper on the 36s, snapper, tuskfish, trag and silver jew on the 24s, tailor, dart and whiting along the beaches, tailor, queenfish, trevally and mulloway inside the Pin Bar and in Southport Seaway, luderick along the north wall of Wave Break Island and in front of the Seaway tower and flathead and bream in the Nerang, Pimpama and Coomera Rivers.
Updated: May 28, 2020 3:28 PM
Pearl perch and snapper on the 50s NE of Southport and bream, flathead and squid in Southport Broadwater.
Updated: May 28, 2020 3:29 PM
Currumbin
Tailor along the beaches and flathead, bream and whiting in the lower reaches of Currumbin and Tallebudgera Creeks.
Updated: May 28, 2020 3:30 PM
Tweed Coast
Flathead, bream, trevally and mulloway on soft vibes in the deep holes in the middle reaches of the Tweed River.
Updated: May 28, 2020 3:37 PM
Lenthalls Dam
Bass on trolled hard bodies in the deeper parts; a sounder is necessary to locate the schools.
Updated: May 28, 2020 3:32 PM
Boondooma Dam
Bass during the day on blades, ice jigs and spoons in about 10 to 20 feet of water in the upper reaches.
Updated: May 28, 2020 3:31 PM
Bjelke Petersen Dam
Bass on blades, ice jigs and spoons in the deep towards the Quarry at the bottom end of the dam; lesser quality fish early morning off the bank.
Updated: May 28, 2020 3:32 PM
Somerset Dam
Bass late afternoon on trolled lures in about 20 to 25 feet at the bottom end of Queen Street and along Kirkleagh flats and golden perch on bait and jackalls around the timber.
Updated: May 28, 2020 3:31 PM
Wivenhoe Dam
Bass and golden perch located with sounder on 70-90mg lures around the flats.
Updated: May 28, 2020 3:34 PM
Lake Samsonvale
Bass on spoons off the bank at Forgan Cove.
Updated: May 28, 2020 3:33 PM
Wyaralong Dam
Bass on jerk and crank baits towards the Vineyard and plenty of tilapia and carp on worms; remember tilapia and carp are noxious pest fish and should not be returned to the water. Please dispose of in the bin provided.
Updated: May 28, 2020 3:33 PM
Hinze Dam
Bass on heavily weighted jigs in the deeper parts of the upper reach of the western arm.
Updated: May 28, 2020 3:33 PM
Bass on large spoons towards the dam wall and bass and saratoga on surface lures and jerk baits in the back of the bays.
Updated: May 28, 2020 3:35 PM
Maroon Dam
Bass on plastics and jerk baits in the weed close to the dam edges and plenty of tilapia throughout the dam. Remember these are a noxious pest fish and should not be returned to the water; please dispose of in the bin provided.
Updated: May 28, 2020 3:35 PM
Rivers
Threadfin salmon on the ebb tide on live bait, soft vibes and jerk baits from the Brisbane River mouth to Ipswich.
Updated: May 28, 2020 3:36 PM