Report 12/4/19

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Nicole Penfold
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Report 12/4/19

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:19 pm

Hi Everyone, hope you’ve all had a great week, some fantastic weather last weekend gave everyone plenty of fishing options offshore and inshore on the Gold Coast and Tweed. With School Holidays in full swing let’s see what’s been biting this week.

Fishing offshore last weekend produced some quality Wahoo and a few Spanish Mackerel trolled up on hard body lures off the Tweed around Fidos and the Nine Mile. A few Spanish were also caught around Palm Beach Reef, Gravel Patch and 24 fathoms east of the Seaway on slow trolled live baits and lures. Out wide boats fishing the Gold Coast Game Fishing Club tournament did well taking advantage of a great run of hard fighting Blue Marlin tagging and releasing some fantastic fish.

Coomera Bait and Tackle customers have done well managing a good feed of Whiting this week, fish up to 40cm with plenty of good eating size fish around the 27 to 30cm mark. There is no shortage of Bream around stealing the worms before the Whiting have a chance. Fishing can be slow during the tide change but once the water starts to run the fish were biting regularly. If your targeting Whiting make sure you have a long leader up to 1 m long of 6lb fluro carbon, size 6 bait holder hook and either 4 – 5 ball sinker depending on the water depth and tide to keep the bait in the strike zone. If your sinker is to light you will catch Bream over Whiting. Coomera River, Pimpama River, Logan River, Nerang River and the Tweed River have fished well. Worms or yabbies are the bait of choice.

Banana Prawns have been a bit hit and miss this week, the best areas to look are from Cabbage Tree Point north to Macleay Island. We went for a look on Tuesday and ended up with about 3kg, the Prawns were very scattered and only active for about 30 minutes. Top of the tide has been the best time to look, keep an eye on the sounder and also other boats in the area casting nets. It’s great fun for the kids on school holidays as they love to help sort out the catch and have a go at casting the net.

Smithy from Brad Smith Fishing Charters reports on the Tweed River not much has changed from last week’s report with the deep holes in the river still producing the goods. Trevally, Flathead, Bream, Tailor and the odd School Jew are hitting the Ecogear ZX40 lures worked along the bottom of the deeper holes. The surface fishing has gone quiet but once the water clears up it should pick up again.

Clint has been doing well on the Ecogear ZX40 vibes in the Nerang River fishing deeper holes close to slack tide producing some top quality Jewfish for his customers. The Broadwater is fishing well with a mixed bag of Snapper, Whiting Flathead, Flounder and Squid.

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 and let us know how you went.

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Good luck with the Fishing, Brett

Riley Walmsley scored a Flathead on his Houseboat Holiday.

Michael Daly trolled up a quality Flathead in the Broadwater.

Bec Clarke with a nice Bream caught on School Holidays.

Alaeddin caught and released this school Jewfish on the Nerang River with Brad Smith Fishing Charters.

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