Report 21/2/19

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Nicole Penfold
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Report 21/2/19

Post by Nicole Penfold » Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:27 pm

Hi Everyone, hope you’ve all had a great week, light winds and plenty of sunshine earlier in the week made for nice fishing conditions. With the possibility of the Low pressure system making its way towards the coast strong winds and swell will make fishing tough. Let’s see what’s been biting this week.

At the time of writing my report the BOM are still a bit unsure of the movements of the big low pressure system hovering East of the Queensland cost and the impact on the wind and swell. Fishing this weekend will depend on just how strong the winds are.

The hot weather and humidity earlier in the week stirred up some quality Mangrove Jack , Estuary Cod and Trevally. Coomera Bait and Tackle customers have been finding some nice fish in the North Arm of the Coomera River at Bullock head creek, Jewel creek, the rock walls at Sanctuary Cove and around the Santa Barbara boat ramp. Other good spots to try are Sovereign Island, Ephraim Island, Local Canal Pontoons and Bridges around Runaway Bay and Paradise Point, Marina Mirage and Nerang River. Best baits are live Mullet, Pike and Herring. For the lure fishermen both soft plastics and hard body’s work well depending of the areas you are targeting.

Bull Sharks have been very active in the Coomera River, we have seen plenty of good sized Sharks free jumping at all hours of the day. The Logan and Nerang Rivers have been fishing well with plenty of good catches reported. Recommended rig for the average sized Sharks is a plastic coated wire between 50 to 100lb, either a circle hook or J hook between 6/0 to 10/0 and a medium to heavy spinning or overhead combo will do the trick. Fresh Water Eel and Mullet will make great bait.

Big tides this week combined with the full moon and the possibility of rain on the weekend will make targeting a feed of mud crabs worth a go weather depending. I have been catching a few good full crabs in the Coomera River between Santa Barbara and the railway bridge. Coomera Houseboat customers have scored a feed around Tipplers Passage, Brown Island, Jacobs Well, Curtis Anchorage, Cabbage Tree Point, Cobby Passage, Tiger Mullet Channel, the Neverfail Islands and the Pimpama River. Mullet is one of my favourite baits, using a bait bag and clip stops the smaller fish and pike eels from stealing your bait and increases your chances of catching more crab. Don’t forget to have your Crab pot and float clearly marked or Fisheries will confiscate your gear.

On the Tweed River Brad from Brad Smith Fishing Charters has reported Trevally of all shapes and sizes are dominating the strike in the tweed at present. Schools of Tea Leaf, Diamond, Big Eye and Giant Trevally are demolishing the bait schools around the tide changes. The deep channels opposite the shallow sea grass flats are where we are targeting these line burning speedsters on surface lures this week. Keeping an awareness of any bird activity is the best way to find them and make sure that you position the boat upwind for a long cast back into the action.

Hope you all have a good weekend and get out for a fish. If you have any great catches or photos you would like to share, please email us at and let us know how you went.

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Good luck with the Fishing, Brett

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Jeff Mather with a nice Mangrove Jack caught on his Coomera Houseboat Holiday.

Chris & Steve caught and released some solid Flathead with Brad Smith Fishing Charters.

Cassandra Maw with a nice Spotted Grunter from Slipping Sands.

Bec Clarke caught and released this nice Cod in the Coomera River.

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