Gold Coast Fishing Report The effects of Water Temperature

It’s been a great week on Gold Coast with all our Houseboat hirers and family’s enjoying some classic weather conditions on the Broadwater for school holidays. The water quality is getting back to normal after the rain and the fishing has been good. Let’s have a look at some Easter fishing options.

The local rivers and estuaries are starting to get back to normal after the rain, most of the sediment is starting to settle with just a hint of fresh water around in the upper reaches of the Coomera, Nerang, Logan and Pimpama Rivers.

I went for a fish up the Coomera on the weekend with my daughter and found good numbers of Whiting, biggest going 41.5cm with plenty of good eating size fish around the 27 to 30cm mark. There was no shortage of Bream around stealing the worms before the Whiting had a chance. Fishing can be slow during the tide change but once the water starts to run the fish were biting regularly. If your targeting Whiting make sure you have a long leader up to 1 m long of 6lb fluro carbon, size 6 bait holder hook and either 4 – 5 ball sinker depending on the water depth and tide to keep the bait in the strike zone. If your sinker is to light you will catch Bream over Whiting. Worms or yabbies are the bait of choice.

Gold Coast Fsihing Report:

Fish are cold blooded, which means their metabolism is strongly influenced by the temperature of their surrounding environment. Fish want to stay comfortable. Consequently, even a small change or break will cause fish to move from one location to another.

In general, this behavior varies for each species and place, so we can not specify an ideal water temperature, however as a general rule we will try to avoid the temperatures abnormally cold in summer and too warm in winter. Remember, look for the comfort zones and you will find the fish.

At this moment the current water temperature in Gold Coast Seaway is 24°C. The average water temperature in Gold Coast Seaway today is 24°C.

Water temperature plays an important role in the behavior of fish. When the water is cold, fish are lethargic and inactive, and the same happens if the water is too hot.
Please NOTE: Our prediction algorithm for water temperature is in development phase. Although in most places we get a value very close to the actual sea water temperature, it may not be accurate in certain areas. Please, use with caution.

To follow, find out about the types of tides we might find when we go fishing.