Bream are still around in numbers since last month's rain. Some fish landed from the Brisbane River, Jumpinpin Bar and Southport Seaway have been up around the 1kg mark.
There has also been plenty of trevally and small tailor around. The seaway is alive with them and they are being caught off most rock walls around the bay foreshores on small lure and fresh pawns. Flathead were a consistent catch this week. They have being caught in all rivers, creeks and larger open estuary waters. Top tip is to work deep diving lures that hit the bottom or use small baitfish and keep it moving by casting out and slowly retrieving. In the bay snapper catches are slowly improving.
West Peel artificial reef has been one of the more productive areas, the shallows around the bay islands are also producing fish, especially at dawn and dusk, the deeper water artificial reefs are fishing best during the day. They have also been caught from the shallow reefs around Redcliffe and rocky grounds off Cleveland Point.
One of the better baits has been a few large banana prawns threaded up the line. The Brisbane River continues to be a hot spot for threadfin and mulloway, but in the past week there has also been some snapper caught around the cranes towards the end of the reclamation pond walls.
Most of the action has been at night.
There were also good numbers of tuna in the central and northern bay this week. In the surf there has been big numbers of dart on all beaches and chopper tailor at dusk. Do not pack your pots away just yet, there have been plenty of mud and sand crabs caught this week as well.
There are school mackerel in the bay, they are popping up just about everywhere but the bottom of Moreton, the Sandhills, Four Beacons are all consistent producers.
Offshore there has been plenty of tuskfish on the bottom in the shallows and lots of amberjack and kingfish around pinnacles and rock outcrops.
There are still a few mackerel off the Gold Coast but you will put in some hours between fish.
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