11 September 2020 fishing report


11 September 2020

*Heaps of tusk fish!

*Mackerel still active

Dad joke:

Waiter: I see your glass is empty, would you like another one?

Me: Why would I want two empty glasses?


Hi everyone once again I have had a very busy week of fishing manoeuvring my charters between the tweed and gold coast. 

Flathead, bream, trevally as well as the odd big whiting have dominated the catches in the tweed using a combination of trolling slam and Pro Lure d36 lures and jigging Ecogear zx40 and vx40 vibes in the deep holes. Up on the Goldie I have ventured out to the broadwater on the calm days and have drifted along the shell grit grounds with ZX43 and Samaki vibes for a mixture of flathead, bream, whiting, tuskfish, flounder, tarwhine and squid. 

Mike with a beautiful 39cm tuskfish ready for release

On the windier days I have been sneaking down the protected canals around broadbeach and mermaid waters and have caught a heap of bream with some thumpers amongst them and a few flatties and trevally.  

A nice plate sized flounder that took a trolled slam lure


Another very busy week of charters with plenty of fish and squid boated daily making for some exciting fishing on our broadwater trips.

The snot weed has been clearing, enabling us to fish the Norther section between the seaway and Sovereign island. Most reef and seagrass areas have been holding good numbers of big purple tuskfish, with the three to seven metre depth zone fishing particularly well during the neap tides. 

Delicious seafood freshly caught on Clint’s boat

Ecogear blades, yabbies and beach worms are the go to offerings with winter whiting, sand whiting, gold line whiting, fringe eyed flathead, dusky flathead, bar tail flathead, flounder, arrow squid, grass emperor, leatherjacket, bream and tarwine all common catches.

On the way home from the broadwater

There are still some school mackerel in the main channel near Seaworld, although not in the huge numbers they were during the full moon phase.

New moon falls on Thursday this week with some medium sized morning tides, and bigger afternoon and night tides.

Timing fishing in the open channels 1.5 hours either side of tide changes for best success, while during bigger tides further into rivers and canals will fire up for trevally.

Peaceful afternoon at Isle of Capri
Seafood basket!
Toothy mackerel
Arrow squid caught on Pro Lure blade
Gary with a nice purple tuskfish

Best fishing days this week according to the almanac:

Saturday: 14????

Sunday: 14????

Monday: 36

Tuesday: 67

Wednesday: 86

Thursday: 95????

Friday: 93 ????

*This is just a prediction. There are many factors when it comes to fishing and fish are unpredictable at times, there are no exact guarantees. We include this just for fun and see how it plays out every week.

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