20 December 2019 fishing report

THIS WEEK’S GOLD COAST AND TWEED ESTUARY FISHING REPORT

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At Tweed River Brad continues to target whiting on MMD splash prawn surface lures with a few bream and trevally in the mix too.

While in the deeper holes that have bait fish in them there is the odd school flathead.

A few Tailor are around
Connor and Matty caught heaps of fish

Again this week at the Gold Coast mangrove jacks were the highlight. Jack season is firing on all cylinders with the hot days and water temperature hovering around 29 degrees in the middle to upper sections of our local rivers.

Jack did well catching 17 fish for the day

One night Anthony and his son Jack came for an evening charter. We first stopped at some smaller canals to throw the cast nets, catching some winter whiting, poddy mullet, bigger mullet, and silver biddies for live bait.

It was still day light when we got out first jacks and the action continued, we ended up with a big estuary cod measuring 71cm which gave Anthony a tremendous tussle, and three solid jacks, all fish were released after some photos. Young Jack also lost a jack right next to the boat.

Another mangrove jack on the bragmat

More mangrove jacks were boated on other nights, with nine red dogs the total caught and released for the week, including Ricky’s first ever jack caught on a charter with his brother.

Three good size jacks released after some quick pics
Anthony with his massive estuary cod
Ricky and Curtis with some good jacks

At the Gold Coast broadwater there has been good days with catches of big winter whiting, sand whiting, squid, grassy emperor, squire, and a few flounder. Flathead have been very scarce.

This week features the lead up to new moon on boxing day, the big morning tides will get the sand crabs active, and a variety of fish. 

Just time it right as there will be strong flow, fish the two hours either side of the tide changes in the main channels, and try up river or along the edges of the channels when it’s flowing strong. 

Red dogs are active

Yabbies will work well, as will Ecogear ZX40 blades coated in Sax scent goldprawn, and Samaki Vibelicious 70mm soft vibes.

For mangrove jacks try mullet fillets, live whiting, poddy mullet, and silver biddies fished close to bridge pylons and rock walls, around an hour either side of tide changes is ideal.

Ricky with his first jack, great looking fish

We wish a very merry, happy, peaceful Christmas and we hope to see you on the water soon.

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