Winter Fishing Gold Coast
It can be hard to take the wind and cold while fishing through winter off the coast.
Fortunately on the Gold Coast we only have to shiver through a handful of icy cold mornings. With most days only being cool to mild with some top quality fishing on offer.
Not only is it prime time for fishing during the cooler winter months. The weather is usually more favourable for boaties. In addition, there tends to be less boats out on the water too, which means you don’t have to battle other fishos to fish your favourite spot.
The main winter targets off the Gold coast are Kingfish, Cobia, Snapper, Mulloway, Tailor, Tuna, Pearl perch and Tuskfish. There are plenty of other species that may also be around if the water’s still a tad warmer. Species such as Wahoo, spotted and Spanish Mackerel can usually be caught until late June.
Everyone has their favourite Winter species. For us it’s usually a toss-up between live baiting for monster Cobia or bottom bouncing and float lining for Snapper.
Most locals and charter operators chase either the good run of inshore Winter snapper that are strewn along the local reefs between 18 and 50 fathoms. Alternatively while fishing through winter on the Gold coast, good numbers of Cobia and Tuna can be caught along the 24 fathom reef using live Yakka’s or Slimy mackerel. Furthermore, Large Mulloway also call the shallow reefs home throughout the colder season. Teraglin also school up in big numbers to breed in winter, bag outs on Trag are common between June to September.
Winter Fishing Gold Coast – Bait and tackle
Snapper can be finnicky and only the best quality bait will do. Pilchards and Squid work well when chasing Snapper and Trag. While your bigger species such as Cobia, Mulloway and Tuna respond best to live baits or larger slabs of fresh fish.
Tackle wise, either an overhead or a decent threadline reel spooled with 10-15kg line will easily stop most species that will be encountered on the local fishing grounds.
Gold Coast Charter Fishing boats
Everyone from first timers right through to experienced anglers can rest assured that we provide the best Gold coast fishing charters not just an ocean cruise.
Our friendly, experienced skippers and deckhands are committed to providing the best possible deep sea fishing trips every time.
Our comfortable smooth riding boats will get you out to the local reefs fast. Winter fishing Gold coast can be very rewarding. Book in to Hook in! Call now. +61755299658