SE QLD Fishing Report
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- 29 February 2024
The southern Spanish mackerel closed seasons for east coast waters south of latitude 22˚S (located slightly north of Stanage Bay, between Mackay and Yeppoon) to the NSW border are from 1st to 21st of February and 1st to 21st of March.
Longtail and mack tuna in Platypus Bay, grassy sweetlip, coral trout, cod and blackall on the shallow reefs, snapper, pearl perch and jobfish deep dropping on the Shelf, flathead and school mackerel off the Urangan jetty, grunter bream, threadfin salmon and barramundi in Sandy Straits, sand whiting on the making tide along the beaches from Burrum Heads to Urangan, flathead, queenfish and grunter bream at the creek mouths, mangrove jack and barramundi in the Burrum River, barramundi, threadfin and blue salmon in the Mary River and sand crabs off Burrum Heads.
Tin Can Bay
Longtail tuna wide of Wide Bay Bar, trevally around Searys Ledge and mouth of Mullen Creek, flathead and trevally on the flats at the mouth of Crab Creek and trevally, mangrove jack and barramundi in Teebar and Kauri Creeks.
Bream and whiting along the Noosaville reach of the Noosa River and mud crabs in the middle reaches.
Dart, whiting, bream and tarwhine at the Noosa River mouth and Frying Pan, trevally and flathead in Woods Bay and flathead near the Coastguard building.
Pearl perch, coral trout, cod and cobia at North and Sunshine Reefs.
Pearl perch, snapper, spotty mackerel and northern bluefin tuna at North and Sunshine Reefs and pearl perch, snapper and amberjack on the Barwon Banks.
Sand whiting in the lower reaches of the Maroochy River and bream, flathead and trevally along the Bli Bli reach.
Grassy sweetlip at Currimundi and Murphys Reefs, spotty mackerel at Coolum Reef, mahi mahi around the FADs and mud crabs in the mid to upper reaches of the Mooloolah River.
Grassy sweetlip and snapper at the Inner Gneerings and school mackerel between Old Woman Island and the Mooloolaba rock walls.
Barry McDade Fishing Services Ph 0409 644 946
Tuskfish, hussar and mackerel on the Barwon Banks and amberjack at the Hards.
Spotty and school mackerel at Caloundra 5 and 7 Mile, grassy sweetlip and snapper on the inshore reefs, flathead and whiting at the mouth of Bells and Coochin Creeks, mangrove jack in the canals and mud crabs in the creeks.
Grunter bream and bream in the deep holes, sand whiting at Mission Point, mangrove jack at 112 and Poverty Creek mouth and mud crabs out from the mouth of the creeks.
Donnybrook Takeaway, Bait & Tackle Ph (07) 5498 8247 www.facebook.com/Donnybrook-Takeaway-Bait-Tackle
Sand whiting at Red Beach, snapper at White Patch, Banksia Beach and the Ripples and mangrove jack and bream in Pacific Harbour canals.
Island Fishing Supplies Ph 0493 103 027
Northern Moreton Bay
Snapper and sweetlip around Mud, Green and Peel Islands, flathead, bream and grunter bream on the making tide at the mouth of the Caboolture and Pine Rivers, threadfin salmon in the lower reaches of the Brisbane River and mud crabs in the rivers and creeks.
Sand whiting along Margate Beach, in Hays Inlet and the Pine River, snapper, bream, grassy sweetlip and grunter bream around the inshores, rocky points and jetties, mangrove jack, estuary cod and grunter bream in Newport canals and mud crabs in the rivers and creeks.
Brisbane River – Northern Moreton Bay
Diver whiting off the Sandhills, in the Rous Channel and Small Ships Gutter, school mackerel around Hope Banks, Harry Atkinson artificial reef and Mud Island, sweetlip off Wellington Point, around Mud and Green Islands and mud crabs in the creeks.
Moreton Bay Offshore
Snapper and pearl perch at Deep Tempest and tuskfish, snapper, cod and yellowtail king at the One Mile.
Sweetlip around Mud, Green and King Islands, school mackerel on the Hope Banks and near the Huybers Beacon, diver whiting near D’Arcy Light, on the Chain Banks and in the Small Ships Channel and snapper in the lower reaches of the Brisbane River.
Nth Stradbroke Island
Fish all beaches for dart, whiting, bream and chopper tailor.
Point Lookout Bait & Fresh Fish Ph (07) 3409 8724
Spotty mackerel off Shark Spit and north of Harry Atkinson artificial reef, diver whiting on the Chain Banks and in the Rous Channel, grassy sweetlip around Mud, Green and Peel Islands, flathead near the southern bay islands, sand crabs off Wellington Point and mud crabs in the lower reaches of the creeks.
Bream, flathead and snapper in the clearer water around the southern bay islands.
Seano’s Inshore Fishing Charters and Tuition Ph 0432 386 307 www.facebook.com/broadwaterguidedfishing
Bream, flathead and mud crabs in Jacobs Well channel.
Snapper on the 18s, 24s and 36s, flathead, whiting and sand crabs in Southport Broadwater, mangrove jack on live bait around the bridge pylons in the rivers and sand crabs in the canals.
Blue marlin in 400 to 600 metres SE of Southport.
Spotty mackerel at Mermaid Reef and the Gravel Patch east of Burleigh, tailor at night along the beaches, bream, flathead and whiting in the lower reaches of Currumbin and Tallebudgera Creeks, mangrove jack around the snaggy banks and pontoons and mud crabs in the upper reaches.
Flathead, bream, mangrove jack, trevally, grunter bream and school jew in the middle reaches of the Tweed River.
Tuskfish on the 24s and 30s east of the Tweed. The current has been running from north to south and averaging about 2.5kts.
Snapper, trag jew and spanish mackerel on Kahors Reef and North Ground, bream and tailor along Airforce and Main Beaches, bream, tailor 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.
Golden perch on trolled lures in the Stuart River, around the Junction and Leisegangs Ledge and bass located with sounder on plastics and spoons in the deeper parts.
Bjelke Petersen Dam
Golden perch and a few bass on trolled lures around the creek bed and bass along the drop offs close to the timbered edges.
Matthew Motts Sportfishing Charters Ph 0428 682 594 www.facebook.com/MatthewMottSportfishingCharters
Barramundi at night and early morning on large swim baits and paddletail plastics in the shallows.
Saratoga at dawn and dusk on surface lures around the dam edges and bass during the day on spinner baits cast towards the edges.
Saratoga at dawn and dusk on small poppers around the dam edges, bass during the day on small spinner baits along the tree lined banks and on small plastics in the deep water off the points.
Bass on large crank baits in about 15 to 20 feet close to the timber and on small paddletail plastics slow rolled through the schools.
Bass at dawn and dusk on small poppers around the dam edges and during the day on dark coloured chatter baits along the drop offs towards the creek arm.