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Moreton Bay

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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.

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South East Queensland Fishing Report

Moreton Bay, Gold Coast & Dams Fishing Report for April 2016 April 1, 2016

Anglers have been spoilt for choice over the last few weeks. From the pelagic action off the Sunshine Coast to bass in the upper reaches of the Brisbane River the options are... Read more

Fish currently being caught in the South East Queensland region April, 2016

Australian Bass Bream Pink Snapper Yellowfin Bream
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Current Rating Moreton Bay April, 2016
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Tide Times Moreton Bay East Channel (8.4km) Friday 13 Dec 2019


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Recommended Lures for Moreton Bay We're still working on the equation for the best lures, so please be patient!

Bream Lure the Strike Pro Pygmy 2

Pygmy 2 – Strike Pro

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Yellowfin Bream

Squidgies Pro Lobby

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Whiting, Yellowfin Bream

Twisty 70g

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Longtail Tuna
Squidgies Pro Wriggler - 100mm - Bloodworm

Pro Wriggler – 100mm

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Black Spotted Rockcod, Queenfish, Trevally
Killalure Flatz Ratz 2

Flatz Ratz – Killalure

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

Squidgies Pro Flickbait 110mm

Suited for some Fish Species.

Jewie 150

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

Laser Pro 160

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Spanish Mackerel
Jackall Squirell 79 hank tuned

Jackall DD Squirrel 79SP Silent ‘Hank Tuned’

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Black Spotted Rockcod
Storm Gomoku Fishing Jig


Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Pink Snapper

Twisty 55g

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Longtail Tuna, Spanish Mackerel

Squidgies Pro Critter 55mm

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Whiting, Yellowfin Bream

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Have a question about Moreton Bay fishing spots or lure technique?
  1. Kym Bartholomew

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

  2. Wayne

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

  3. 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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