18 September 2020 fishing report & news


18 September 2020

*Change of season

*Brad out West fishing dams

*Broadwater producing mixed bags

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Smithy is running charters in the fresh water out West this week, we look forward to hearing about it when he returns home.

He has fished the broadwater as well this week, catching tuskfish, school mackerel, flathead, bream for his customers.

Mixed bag from the Gold Coast broadwater


There was still some school mackerel at Southport this week. They are usually active in the mornings near the main channel markers. The schoolies respond well to float lines rigged with white pillies on small gang hooks, or fast cranked Samaki 20 gram slugs.

The school mackerel have been around for the past month

When the snot weed’s not too bad the area around Crab island has been producing tuskfish, flounder, flathead, tarwine, squid, sand whiting, and winter whiting. Samaki Vibelicious 70mm soft vibes, Ecogear ZX43 blades, live yabbies, and beach worms have worked best.

This coming week there are still some bigger morning tides available which suit chasing trevally, flathead, whiting, bream further up the rivers. Then later in the week we return to neap tides which are good for fishing the broadwater area from the Seaway and North.

plenty of winter whiting are biting in the gold coast broadwater

The estuary water will continue to warm up this week for those early season jack fans, and those keen to chase a feed of big sand whiting which are turning up in numbers downstream.

The Samaki Vibelicious 70mm in white bait matches the real thing very well

Best fishing days this week according to the almanac:

Saturday: 83

Sunday: 61

Monday: 28

Tuesday: 14

Wednesday: 34

Thursday: 71

Friday: 36

*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.

Charter options this coming week:

Tweed river: Smithy booked out

Gold Coast: Clint booked out, next available date is 5 October

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