Plan your weekend fishing – thanks to Rockstar Tackle.
This report is compiled every Thursday afternoon. If you see a report that interests you, call the info source for more detailed info and bait, tackle and hire boat availability.
30 November 2023
The annual barramundi closed season along Queensland’s east coast starts from midday 1st November to midday 1st February 2024 except in stocked impoundments.
Pearl perch and flame snapper deep dropping, red emperor, tuskfish and jobfish on the shoals east of Breaksea Spit, spotty mackerel off Wathumba and Rooney Point, longtail and mack tuna in Platypus Bay, golden trevally on the deeper reefs, coral trout, grassy sweetlip and cod on the inshore reefs, grunter bream in the channels in Sandy Straits, flathead and mangrove jack in the creeks on the western side of Fraser Island, trevally, queenfish and broad barred mackerel off the Urangan jetty, sand whiting on the making tide along the town beaches, threadfin and blue salmon in the Mary River and mangrove jack in the Burrum River.
Rainbow Beach Offshore
Pearl perch, amberjack, moses perch and cobia about 20nm NE of Wide Bay bar and snapper, hussar, tuskfish, wrasse and cod about 5nm east.
Tin Can Bay
Mack tuna close to the barge landing area at Inskip Point, squid near the moored boats in Tin Can Inlet and mangrove jack around the snaggy banks and grunter bream in the deep holes in the creeks.
Bream at the Noosa River mouth, bream, whiting and trevally along the Tewantin reach and mud crabs in the deep holes along the Noosaville reach.
Flathead and estuary cod along the Tewantin reach of the Noosa River, flathead and trevally in Woods Bay and sand whiting and grunter bream in Lake Cooroibah.
Pearl perch, cobia, spanish and spotty mackerel at Sunshine Reef and gold band snapper off Double Island Point.
Snapper, pearl perch and mahi mahi off Double Island Point and sweetlip, cobia and mackerel on the local reefs.
Sand whiting in the lower reaches of the Maroochy River, flathead at Cotton Tree and in the creeks, trevally, moses perch and cod at the Cod Hole and mangrove jack around the rock bars in the mid to upper reaches.
Pearl perch, snapper and amberjack at Caloundra wide, cobia at Murphys Reef, yellowtail king at the Outer Gneerings, dart and whiting along the beaches and mangrove jack and trevally in the Mooloolah River canals.
Snapper, pearl perch, tuskfish, amberjack and yellowtail king at the Hards and mahi mahi around the FADs.
Spanish mackerel off Mooloolaba, school mackerel at Caloundra 5 Mile, dart, bream and tarwhine along the beaches, flathead and whiting at the mouth of Bells and Coochin Creeks, mangrove jack and trevally in the canals and mud crabs in the creeks.
Sand whiting at the mouth of Coochin, Hussey and Elimbah Creeks, flathead along the drop offs, school jew at 112, mud crabs in the deeper holes and sand crabs off Toorbul.
|Donnybrook Takeaway, Bait & Tackle Ph (07) 5498 8247 www.facebook.com/Donnybrook-Takeaway-Bait-Tackle|
Flathead and whiting around Sandstone Point and at White Patch, snapper, estuary cod and school mackerel under the Bribie Bridge, trevally and mangrove jack in Pacific Harbour canals and sand crabs in the main channel.
|Island Fishing Supplies Ph 0493 103 027|
Northern Moreton Bay
School mackerel, longtail and mack tuna in the NW Channel and northern bay, snapper at dawn and dusk on the inshores at Redcliffe, flathead at the mouth of the Pine and Caboolture Rivers, sand whiting at the mouth of the creeks that run off Pumicestone Passage and it would be worth setting a few pots for mud crabs in the creeks.
Snapper, bream and sweetlip around the inshores, rocky points and jetties, bream, whiting and flathead in Hays Inlet and the Pine River, mangrove jack and grunter bream in the Pine River and Newport canals, sand crabs off Scarborough and in Bramble Bay and mud crabs in the rivers and creeks.
Moreton Bay Offshore
Snapper, pearl perch and bar cod at Deep Tempest and the 29s and mahi mahi around the FADs.
Brisbane River – Northern Moreton Bay
Snapper, sweetlip and school mackerel around Green and Mud Islands, diver whiting and flathead on the eastern side of Fisherman Islands, snapper, flathead and school jew in the lower reaches of the Brisbane River and mud crabs in the creeks.
Diver whiting in the Rous Channel and Fishermans Gutter, snapper in the lower reaches of the Brisbane River, sand crabs off Wynnum Manly foreshores and mud crabs in the creeks.
Nth Stradbroke Island
Fish all beaches for dart, whiting, flathead and chopper tailor.
|Point Lookout Bait & Fresh Fish Ph (07) 3409 8724|
Sweetlip around Mud and Green Islands, mulloway at West Peel artificial reef and it would be worth setting a few pots for mud crabs in the creeks.
Snapper on the shallow reefs at Coochiemudlo Island and flathead and bream between the Pin Bar and southern end of Canaipa Passage.
|Seano’s Inshore Fishing Charters and Tuition Ph 0432 386 307 www.facebook.com/broadwaterguidedfishing|
Tailor inside the Pin Bar, sand whiting near Slipping Sands, the pig sties and in Fishermans Channel, flathead in Cobby Passage, along Kalinga Bank and Crusoe Island and mud crabs around Mosquito Island and the mouth of the Logan River.
Sand whiting on the banks along the western side of South Straddie, bream in Jacobs Well channel and mangrove jack around the snaggy banks.
Snapper and pearl perch on the 36s and 50s, snapper and silver jew on the 24s, snapper, silver jew and school mackerel on the 18s, spotty mackerel on Palm Beach Reef, flathead, whiting, tarwhine and chopper tailor along the beaches, trevally, tailor and mangrove jack in Southport Seaway, flathead, whiting and sand crabs in Southport Broadwater and mangrove jack and mud crabs in the rivers and creeks.
Black marlin in 80 metres NE of Southport and flathead, whiting and sand crabs in Southport Broadwater.
Dart, whiting and a few chopper tailor along the beaches, bream and whiting in the lower reaches of the creeks and mangrove jack around the bridge pylons and in the canals.
Flathead, bream, whiting and school jew in the middle reaches of the Tweed River.
Snapper, tuskfish and maori cod on the 30s east of the Tweed.
Bream, tarwhine, flathead and a few tailor along the beaches, flathead, bream, whiting and mud crabs in the mid to upper reaches of the creeks, mangrove jack around the snaggy banks and bridge pylons and luderick close to the rock walls in the lower reaches.
Snapper, pearl perch and trag jew on North Ground and Kahors Reef, bream and school jew along Main and Airforce Beaches, bream, flathead and luderick along the rock walls at the Evans River mouth and bream, flathead and whiting in the lower reaches.
Bass and golden perch located with sounder on trolled spinner baits and jackalls in the deeper parts and bass on spinner baits around the timber in the Boyne and Stuart Rivers.
|Matthew Motts Sportfishing Charters Ph 0428 682 594 www.facebook.com/MatthewMottSportfishingCharters|
Bass on trolled hard bodies in the deep around the points and entrance to the arms and barramundi at dawn and dusk on surface frogs and paddletail soft plastics in the upper reaches of the creeks.
Barramundi on trolled lures along the thermocline at about 5 metres in the main basin.
Bass and saratoga early morning on surface lures around the weed edges and lily pads.
Bass and saratoga early morning on small poppers around the timbered edges and bass on metal spoons close to the submerged timber off the points.
Bass on hard bodies trolled to 18 feet around Billies Bay and Platypus Cliffs and on lipless crank baits cast to the dam edges.
Bass early morning on lipless crank baits and chatter baits around the dam edges and on small soft plastics close to the timber.
Bass at dawn and dusk on small poppers and creature baits around the dam edges and during the day on dark coloured chatter baits along the timbered edges towards the creek arm.