Chopper tailor have been in big numbers in all estuary waters, and although many are undersize, there's been a few up to a few kilos mixed in, especially after dark.
Top spots have been around the Pin Bar and Southport Seaway, but any river mouth of rocky areas has potential.
A forgotten technique producing excellent results off the Seaway south wall is floating unweighted pilchards under a float using the run out tide to hold them off the rocks.
Bigger tailor have come from the beaches at night with South Ballina Beach the top spot this week and a few caught early evening and through the night at the north end of the Gold Coast and the Pumping Jetty.
Anglers fishing the Bay have had great success floating a pilchard out while targeting other species.
Early days but a few quality summer whiting have been caught in the upper reaches of the Gold Coast's rivers and creeks.
There's been plenty of flathead around, a few over 80 centimetres schooling up for breeding.
Trolling the edge of channels with a deep diving lure that hits the bottom has been a good way to target them; drifting with a whitebait, hardihead or frog mouth pilchard is also working, just make sure it is on the bottom.
In Moreton Bay bream still dominate the shallows around the Bay Island.
Fishing deeper in 10 metres of water has accounted for an increase in the number of snapper over the bream.
The southern Bay around Coochiemudlo has turned up lots of pan-size fish, anglers throwing small soft plastics around the southern Bay island have accounted for plenty of bream this week.
The Brisbane River has been a hot spot for mulloway again this week, as well as a threadfin, snapper and plenty of bream caught.
Most of the action has been from the Gateway Bridge to the mouth of the river, especially around the drop offs at creek mouths, rock walls and deeper holes.
Offshore there's been good numbers of mixed reef species caught including tuskfish, snapper and pearl perch.
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