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.

Fisheries Queensland is reminding anglers a closed season applies to snapper and pearl perch throughout Queensland tidal waters from midnight 15 July to midnight 16th August, 2020.

Hervey Bay
School mackerel off Burrum Heads and from Shoulder Point to Sheridan Flats in Sandy Straits, grunter bream, blue salmon and threadfin salmon in the creeks that run off Sandy Straits, bream, flathead and school mackerel off the Urangan Jetty, a few whiting along the beaches north of the jetty, bream around the rocky outcrops and whiting, queenfish, trevally and tarpon in the Burrum River.
Updated: Aug 6, 2020 4:01 PM
Rainbow Beach
Red emperor, coral trout, sweetlip, spangled emperor, hussar, tuskfish and coronation trout about 25nm NE of Wide Bay Bar.
Updated: Aug 6, 2020 4:01 PM
Noosa
Bream, flathead and trevally around the Noosa River mouth; best on the flood tide as there’s quite a bit of fresh coming down on the ebb.
Updated: Aug 6, 2020 4:02 PM
Bream throughout the Noosa River, flathead at Munna Point and the river mouth and trevally along the Tewantin reach.
Updated: Aug 6, 2020 4:02 PM
Maroochydore
Bream in the lower reaches of the Maroochy River, trevally, queenfish and flathead between Chambers Island and the Cod Hole, school jew at Yinni Street and a few mud crabs in the upper reaches.
Updated: Aug 6, 2020 4:02 PM
Mooloolaba
Sweetlip, red throat and tuskfish on the close Caloundra reefs, cobia at Caloundra 12 mile, bream and dart along the beaches and flathead in the deep holes inside the Mooloolah River mouth.
Updated: Aug 6, 2020 4:02 PM
Tuskfish, grassy sweetlip and cobia at Caloundra 12 mile.
Updated: Aug 6, 2020 5:12 PM
Caloundra
Tuskfish, mulloway and mackerel at Caloundra 12 Mile, flathead, bream and whiting along the beaches, flathead, chopper tailor and whiting in Pumicestone Passage, trevally in the canals and mud crabs in the creeks.
Updated: Aug 6, 2020 4:03 PM
Donnybrook
Flathead along the drop offs, bream in the deep holes and squid on the weed banks in Pumicestone Passage, chopper tailor on top of the tide between Mission Point and Little Goat Island, trevally around the jetty and school mackerel off Toorbul.
Updated: Aug 6, 2020 4:03 PM
Bribie Island
Bream, flathead and a few tailor off Pebble Beach, sand whiting near the first lagoon along the eastern beach, bream under the Bribie Bridge and downstream from White Patch and flathead and whiting at White Patch.
Updated: Aug 6, 2020 4:03 PM
Redcliffe Peninsula
Diver whiting off Scarborough, in Deception Bay and on the Cockle Banks, bream, tailor and squid on the inshore reefs and around the rocky outcrops, bream and chopper tailor at the mouth of the Pine River and off Woody Pt Jetty and flathead and whiting in Hays Inlet and along Margate Beach.
Updated: Aug 6, 2020 4:04 PM
Northern Moreton Bay
Diver whiting off Scarborough and on the Cockle Banks and flathead on the ebb tide at the mouth of the Pine and Caboolture Rivers.
Updated: Aug 6, 2020 4:03 PM
Moreton Bay Offshore
Tuskfish, cod and wrasse off Point Lookout.
Updated: Aug 6, 2020 4:04 PM
Wynnum Manly
Diver whiting off the Sandhills, on the Chain Banks, in the Small Ships Gutter and Blue Hole, flathead and whiting on Lota flats and threadfin salmon in the lower reaches of the Brisbane River.
Updated: Aug 6, 2020 4:04 PM
Wellington Point
Diver whiting and squid in the Rous Channel, school mackerel on trolled lures on the eastern side of Green Island and bream, whiting and flathead along Wynnum, Manly and Wellington Point foreshores.
Updated: Aug 6, 2020 4:05 PM
North Stradbroke Island
Fish all beaches for dart, whiting, tailor, bream and flathead.
Updated: Aug 6, 2020 4:05 PM
Redland Bay
Bream, flathead and whiting around Coochiemudlo Island.
Updated: Aug 6, 2020 4:06 PM
Flathead and chopper tailor off the northern end of Macleay Island and flathead around Cabbage Tree Point and in Canaipa Passage.
Updated: Aug 6, 2020 4:31 PM
School mackerel on the Hope Banks, diver whiting off the Sandhills, in the Rous Channel and Blue Hole, tailor and dart in the surf at North Straddie and chopper tailor inside the Pin Bar and off Cleveland Point.
Updated: Aug 6, 2020 4:05 PM
Jumpinpin
Tailor and mulloway inside the Pin Bar, tailor in the surf at South Straddie, bream near Jacobs Well Jetty, whiting around the Powerlines and sand crabs in Jacobs Well Channel.
Updated: Aug 6, 2020 4:06 PM
Flathead on the ebb tide around Cabbage Tree Point and Tulleen Island, chopper tailor along Short Island, off the NE tip of Crusoe Island and near Ageston Sands in the Logan River and sand whiting in Tipplers Passage.
Updated: Aug 6, 2020 4:06 PM
Southport
School mackerel, whiting and squid in Southport Broadwater and flathead and trevally in the Nerang River.
Updated: Aug 6, 2020 4:07 PM
Tuskfish, trag jew and flathead on the 24s, amberjack, yellowtail king and trag jew on the 36s, bream and a few tailor along the beaches and flathead and squid throughout Southport Broadwater
Updated: Aug 6, 2020 4:07 PM
Diver whiting in the Rous Channel and tailor off the rocks at Pt Lookout.
Updated: Aug 6, 2020 4:07 PM
Tweed Coast
Flathead, bream and chopper tailor in the lower reaches of the Tweed River.
Updated: Aug 6, 2020 4:07 PM
Snapper, pearl perch, tuskfish and flathead on the 30s NE of the Tweed.
Updated: Aug 6, 2020 4:08 PM
Pottsville
Snapper and tuskfish on the close reefs, bream and school jew at dawn and dusk off the headlands, flathead, bream and whiting in the mid to lower reaches of Mooball, Cudgen and Cudgera Creeks and luderick around the rock walls and bridge pylons in the lower reaches.
Updated: Aug 6, 2020 4:08 PM
Evans Head
Snapper and trag jew on North Ground and Kahors Reef, bream and a few tailor along Main and Airforce Beaches, bream and luderick along the rock walls at the Evans River mouth, flathead, bream and whiting in the lower reaches and mud crabs in the upper reaches.
Updated: Aug 6, 2020 4:08 PM
Lenthalls Dam
Barramundi on suspending hard bodies in the shallow bays and bass on vibes off the points.
Updated: Aug 6, 2020 4:09 PM
Boondooma Dam
Bass at dusk on ice jigs, ZX 40s, spoons and tail spinners around Barbers Pole, the Stuart and Boyne timber and in the main basin towards the dam wall.
Updated: Aug 6, 2020 4:08 PM
Bjelke Petersen Dam
Bass on blades and bait fished close to the bottom along the edge of the creek bed at the Quarry.
Updated: Aug 6, 2020 4:08 PM
Borumba Dam
Bass on heavily weighted soft plastics and tail spinners in the deeper parts.
Updated: Aug 6, 2020 4:09 PM
Somerset Dam
Bass early morning on spoons in the deep water off the points and during the day on deep diving crank baits in the shallow bays.
Updated: Aug 6, 2020 4:11 PM
Bass on ice jigs fished close to the bottom around Queen Street and golden perch on bait near the timber. The Bass Pro Tournament is being held on the dam this weekend so there will be more anglers than usual.
Updated: Aug 6, 2020 4:08 PM
Wivenhoe Dam
Bass on slow blatt jigs or trolled deep divers around the Cliffs and buoy line towards the dam wall.
Updated: Aug 6, 2020 4:10 PM
Lake Kurwongbah
Bass located with sounder on trolled hard bodies and spoons in the deeper parts.
Updated: Aug 6, 2020 4:09 PM
Hinze Dam
Bass and golden perch on live shrimp rigged under a float close to the timber.
Updated: Aug 6, 2020 4:10 PM
Maroon Dam
Bass on spoons and small plastics slow rolled across the bottom in the deep water off the points. Chartreuse and pumpkin were the most productive colours.
Updated: Aug 6, 2020 4:12 PM