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Moreton Bay

2.8/5 - (42 votes)
27°13'31.17" S, 153°14'19.24" E

Moreton bay fishing offers great fishing for boaters, kayakers and even some great land based fishing spots. The bay is fairly shallow, with most waters only 1-8m deep apart from the shipping channel. The main species to target are Bream, Flathead, Snapper, Sweetlip, Tailor and Whiting. However other species like Cobia, Mackerel, Tuna, Jewfish, Cod, Trevally and Mangrove jack are caught in the bay.

All year ‘round anglers can target Snapper, Bream, Flathead, Whiting and cod. The best months for Moreton Bay Snapper and Winter to Spring, when larger and more fish hand around structure of the bay. Winter is also a good time for Trevally, Bream and Diver Whiting. Summer time sees better pelagic fishing for Mackerel and Tuna in the bay.

Cobia also come into Moreton Bay, the best time to find them is from September to January. Target deeper structure in the northern bay, look for ledges, coffee rock, rubble and even channel markers.

Many anglers are hardcore lure fanatics and will fish for all species in Moreton Bay with lures only. This is definitely a viable option and will land fish, provided you fish at the right time.

Moreton bay doesn’t have much bottom structure. Boaters and kayakers will mostly find sandy bottom and weed beds. There are some rubble / pebble bottom sections that hold fish. There are also a number of artificial reefs that attract fish. But don’t be put off by the shallow water, some of the best fishing is done in only 2-4m of water, low light times are best.

Where to go fishing near Moreton Bay?

  • Logan River Mouth

    Good summer whiting fishing around the Logan River mouth. Use small poppers and live yabby baits.

  • Rocky Point

    The deeper channel waters here has plenty of underwater structure that holds Bream, Flathead, Snapper, Jewfish...

  • Flatrock

    Flatrock holds Bream, small Snapper, Flathead and odd surprise like jewfish, Trevally and Tailor. Strong current...

  • Russel Island South

    Rocky structure along here drops off into deeper water and holds Bream, Flathead and the odd...

  • Browns Bay

    Good flathead on the incoming and outgoing tide in Browns bay. Soft plastics jigged along the...

  • Russel Island Jetties

    The jetties along here attract bream and trevally. A great place to lure fishing for bream...

  • Double Island

    Flats here hold Bream and whiting on an incoming tide. Flathead around the drop offs on...

  • Canaipa Channel

    The deeper holes throughout the channel hold jewfish at times. The various drop offs into the...

  • Giants Grave

    Giants Grave rocky shoreline fishing well for Bream and Pink Snapper, a building time seems best....

  • Krummel Passage

    Great little drains that fish well for Flathead on the run out tide. Soft plastics jigged...

  • Kibbinkibbinwa Point

    Rock extends into deeper water and holds big Bream, Flathead and the odd Jewfish at times....

  • Ooncooncoo Bay Channels

    Deep holes throughout the channels here are known to hold Jewfish. Fishing live baits an hour...

  • Karragarra Boats

    Cast soft plastics and small hard body lures next to the moored boats as Bream will...

  • Karragarra Rocks

    Good bream fishing around these rocks on a building tide.

  • Redland Bay Flats

    A fairly shallow bay, mainly fishes okay for Bream, Whiting on an incoming tide and Flathead...

  • Redland Bay Marina

    Mostly Bream, Whiting and Flathead on baits like Prawns and strip mullet.

  • Garden Island 2

    Good bream fishing on an incoming tide. Use poppers or shallow diving hard body lures. Flathead...

  • Garden Island

    Awesome Bream fishing on a incoming tide on poppers and shallow diving hard body lures. Target...

  • Pelican Banks

    A maze of sand banks and channels. This area fishes well for Whiting amongst the sea...

  • South Macleay Island

    Rocks here hold Bream mostly, however snapper also frequent the area.

  • Iron Stem

    Great place to target bream and snapper on lures. A yellow marker here shows the start...

  • Lamb Rocks

    Rocks off Lamb Island are famous for bream fishing, particularly on surface lures. A rising tide...

  • Potts Point

    Snapper and emperor around the rock walls and drop offs north and south of this map...

  • Amity Point

    The structure close to shore holds bream. The deeper waters often have Tailor, Tuna and Trevally.

  • Parrot Ledge

    Tuskfish along the reef. Best fished at the turn of the tide. Use live crab baits.

  • Rainbow Channel

    Strong current make fishing hard in the channel. The channels produces Trevally, Tuna, Mackerel, Tusk fish...

  • Deanbilla Bay

    Find the oyster racks from the Bay south and you’ll find the bream. Anglers can also...

  • Dunwich

    Any rocky structure around Dunwich point has Bream and the odd Snapper. Fish can be spooky...

  • South Coochie Island

    Patchy Reef holds Bream, Snapper and Sweetlip.

  • Point Halloran

    Bream and whiting on the incoming tide. Use baits like prawn and strip mullet.

  • Point Halloran Drain

    Fish this little drain on a run out tide for Flathead. Soft plastics jigged along the...

  • Goat Island

    Bream around the shallows on a building tide. Fish further out from the island at the...

  • South Peel Island

    Pink Snapper along the ledge / drop off, turn of the tide, dawn and dusk fishes...

  • Coochiemudlo Island north ledge

    Pink Snapper along ledge / drop off. Soft plastics jigged from shallows into the deep on...

  • Coochiemudlo Island Artificial Reef

    Artificial reef setup for fishing, holds reef fish and pelagics at times, approx. 8m deep.

  • West Peel Reef balls

    Artificial reef in about 10-15m of water. Holds Pink Snapper, Emperor at times.

  • West Peel Reef balls

    Artificial reef in about 10-15m of water. Holds Pink Snapper, Emperor at times.

  • West Peel Reef balls

    Artificial reef in about 10-15m of water. Holds Pink Snapper, Emperor at times.

  • West Peel Reef balls

    Artificial reef in about 10-15m of water. Holds Pink Snapper, Emperor at times.

  • West Peel Reef balls

    Artificial reef in about 10-15m of water. Holds Pink Snapper, Emperor at times.

  • West Peel Reef balls

    Artificial reef in about 10-15m of water. Holds Pink Snapper, Emperor at times.

  • Tiwi Pearl

    Tiwi Pearl shipwreck in about 18m of water, holds reef fish and pelagics.

  • Four Beacons

    Gravel, rock and sandy bottom. Pink Snapper, Grass Emperor, Cobia and pelagics like Tuna and Mackerel...

  • Wanderer

    Approximate location, Wanderer shipwreck in about 12m of water.

  • Bard’s Legacy

    Bard's Legacy shipwreck, about 15m deep, fishing spot worth having a fish.

  • Hinemoa

    Hinemoa shipwreck, approximate location, about 12m deep, holds reef fish.

  • Merkara

    Merkara shipwreck, approximate location, in about 6-8m of water.

  • Curtin Wrecks

    About 10m deep, Curtin Wreck holds reef fish and pelagics.

  • Dana Marea shipwreck

    Fishing spot about 12m of water. Holds reef fish at times.

  • Orange Grove Shipwreck

    Approximate location, in about 5-6m of water.

  • Venus Shipwreck

    Venus shipwreck in about 8m of water. Holds Reef fish and pelagics at times.

  • North Moreton Artificial Reef 2

    Fish box clusters in about 13m of water, holds Pink Snapper, Emperor, Cobia, Tuna and Mackerel.

  • North Moreton Artificial Reef

    Fish box clusters in about 13m of water, holds Pink Snapper, Emperor, Cobia, Tuna and Mackerel.

  • Curtain Artificial

    Artificial reef holds Snapper and Bream, approx 10m deep, best fished dawn and dusk during turn...

  • Western Rocks

    Approximately 10m deep, holds Pink Snapper on sundown and Cobia at times.

  • Central Banks

    Patienct anglers can sound around the smaller channels for hard bottom, the patchy reef and drop...

  • Pearl Channel

    Patience anglers can sound around deeper water for hard bottom where Pink Snapper hang out.

  • East coochie Artificial Reef

    Reef balls approximately 14m deep, holds reef fish.

  • North Coochie

    Shallow reef has Pink Snapper and Emperor at times, near channel marker.

  • East Coochie Island

    Reef fish aproximately 11m deep

  • Peel Houseboat

    Sunken house boat about 8m deep. Pink Snapper, Emperor, Pelagics, odd Cobia and Jewfish.

  • West peel artificial reef

    About 14m deep, Peel Artificial reef balls, Pink Snapper, Emperor, Pelagics.

  • Green Island Drop off

    The North East and South points drop off into deeper water and fish well for Snapper...

  • Green Island Bream

    A rising tide bream will move up onto the flats, target them with lightly weighted soft...

  • Jeays Reef Bouy

    Reef up to 2-3m deep surrounded by about 6m deep waters. Regular catches of Snapper, Sweetlip...

  • Mud Island Snapper

    Fish the patchy reef and drop off here for Snapper and Sweetlip. Soft plastics jigged from...

  • Harry Atkinson Artificial Reef

    Snapper, Sweetlip, Tuna and Mackerel are caught on the reef. Baits of pilchards work well. Soft...

  • Burpengary Creek

    The odd mangrove jack and code amongst the snags, although not well known for its Mangrove...

  • Burpengary Creek Mouth

    Good flathead fishing on a run out tide around the smaller channels and drop offs. Use...

  • Caboolture Boat Ramp

    To the north try using a popper in the shallows over summer for Whiting. Bait will...

  • Caboolture River Mouth Pelagics

    If there is pelagics in Deception Bay then they are can often be found close to...

  • Caboolture River Mouth

    Good flathead fishing on the dropoff on an outgoing tide. Use 3-4” soft plastics in red...

  • Tuning Fork Shoal

    Shallow shoal mostly Bream and Flathead.

  • Lytton Channel

    The draining waters from the Brisbane river push over the shallows here, this pushes bait fish...

  • Fisherman Island Boat Passage

    Boaters target Jewies in the deeper channels here.

  • Fisherman Island Shallows

    The shallow water here holds Bream, Flathead and Whiting. Bream and whiting are best targeted on...

  • Turner Artificial Reef

    Pink snapper, Bream, Sweetlip and cod in about 6m of water.

  • Kedron Creek

    The usual suspects of Bream and Flathead throughout Kedron Brook. It is also known to produce...

  • Houghton Highway Bridge

    The bridge pylons in deep and shallow waters, sometimes holds Bream and Flathead. Fish baits close...

  • Woody Point

    Good shallow rock patches that hold bream all year round. Flathead are also abundant around the...

  • Margate Beach

    Good tailor fishing during during winter. The patchy reef also produces Snapper and the odd Emperor....

  • Scarborough Reef

    From Scarborough to Redcliffe there is patchy reef which produces Bream, Flathead and Whiting. During summer...

  • Scarborough North Reef

    Heavily fished reef still produces Bream, Snapper and Sweetlip. Cast baits into the reef or drift...

  • Deception Bay Deeps

    The deeper waters here produce diver whiting in winter. Best fish with fresh baits of yabbis.

  • Deception Bay Channels

    Underwater channels carved into the mud here produce good flathead fishing on a run out tide....

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Moreton Bay Fishing Report October 2021

October 28 2021 Had a few good days out in the bay looking for the schoolies after the rains and strong winds and the water looking not to clear,the small ones are... Read more

Fish currently being caught in the South East Queensland region November, 2021

Pink Snapper School Mackerel
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Current Rating Moreton Bay November, 2021
3.7/5 - (111 votes)
Fishing Report Provided By Water Tower Bait and Tackle
Current Rating Moreton Bay November, 2021
3.7/5 - (111 votes)
Fishing Report Provided By Fishing Noosa

Recommended Lures for Moreton Bay

Click here to find the best lures for fishing Moreton Bay. 5 stars mean this lure has been hand picked for Moreton Bay.

Squidgies Pro Wriggler - 100mm - Bloodworm

Pro Wriggler – 100mm

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Black Spotted Rockcod, Queenfish, Trevally
Jackall Squirell 79 hank tuned

Jackall DD Squirrel 79SP Silent ‘Hank Tuned’

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Black Spotted Rockcod

Squidgies Pro Lobby

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Whiting, Yellowfin Bream
Squidgies Pro Range Wriggler - 65mm

Pro Wriggler – 65mm

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Dusky Flathead, Yellowfin Bream

Squidgies Pro Critter 55mm

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Whiting, Yellowfin Bream
Storm Fishing Jig for Snapper


Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Grass Emperor, Pink Snapper, Queenfish, School Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Trevally
The Yo-Zuri Crystal Minnow suspending lure has great constrast and is good for Barramundi


Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Black Spotted Rockcod
Berkley Gulp! Shrimp 2"

Gulp Shrimp 2″

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Black Spotted Rockcod, Dusky Flathead, Yellowfin Bream

Twisty 55g

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Longtail Tuna, Spanish Mackerel
Bream Lure the Strike Pro Pygmy 2

Pygmy 2 – Strike Pro

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Yellowfin Bream

Jewie 150

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Jewfish / Mulloway

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3 Comments on “Moreton Bay” fishing

  • Kym Bartholomew


    What’s the best bait or lure to use at Bribie island inlet

  • Wayne


    Yabbies are a local bait if you are looking for flathead then try strip baits or livies

  • Robert Millen


    depends on your target fish..anything alive is better than any lure sold.. may i recommend live prawns,yabbies or poddy mullet

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