Fishing Smooth Water – Mooloolaba

Fishing Smooth Water can’t wait to introduce you to Mooloolaba’s river system. Alongside experienced and friendly local captain Steve Wilkes, you’ll have the chance to reel in a huge variety of spectacular species, using top-quality gear and lures. Come aboard and get ready for an angling experience worth its weight in gold!

Capt. Steve has been exploring river systems since he was a child. He uses his years of knowledge and experience to provide guests with a variety of first-class fishing trips that’ll see you cruising a variety of local fishing grounds. You’ll have the chance to hook estuary, river, and bay species such as Flathead, Bream, Whiting, Trevally, Snapper, Mangrove Jack, and more.

Capt. Steve welcomes anglers of all ages and abilities on board, including children and guests with disabilities. You’ll be heading out to the hotspots onboard the 19’ Bluefin Barracuda aluminium vessel, perfectly built to accommodate up to 4 anglers in comfort and safety. Your vessel is decked out with all the necessary navigational gear, including GPS and fishfinder, as well as life vests, and a live-well to keep your catch fresh.

Depending on the fishing grounds you explore, and the fish you target, you’ll be trying out a variety of techniques to land your dream species. Capt. Steve will have you spinning, popping, trolling, and jigging using light tackle – this allows for plenty of hands-on angling action! Capt. Steve caters to every type of angler, from true novices to hardened fishermen, so don’t worry if you’ve never held a rod before.

Your trip includes top-notch rods, reels and lures (working on replace if lost), plus complimentary soft plastics and general tackle to use during your fishing experience. You’ll also be able to take your catch home with you. Come aboard Fishing Smooth Water - Mooloolaba for the angling adventure of a lifetime!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $690
    This is the perfect trip if you want to make a day of it! Treat yourself to 10 hours of exploring bountiful fishing grounds. There are also some great restaurant options on the water, perfect for a lunch break! This adventure gives you the opportunity to hook a huge host of species, mix up your techniques, and even put some crab pots out. You'll be targeting Bream, Whiting, Snapper, Flathead, Golden Trevally, Fingermark, Mangrove Jack, and more. Rods, reels, bait, tackle, and crab pots are included!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $545
    If you're keen to fish a little longer and want to increase your opportunities for reeling in a wider variety of species, then this is the trip for you! Capt. Steve will take you out for 7.5 hours, and you'll have the chance to explore a variety of fishing grounds, including local estuaries, rivers, and inshore waters. The species on offer include Bream, Whiting, Snapper, Flathead, Golden Trevally, Fingermark, Mangrove Jack, and plenty more. Rods, reels, bait, and tackle are included!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Exclusive (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $363
    Join Capt. Steve on this 5-hour trip, where you'll get the chance to explore estuaries, rivers, bays, and inshore waters. You’ll target Bream, Whiting, Snapper, Flathead, Golden Trevally, Fingermark, Mangrove Jack, and plenty more. This private trip is perfectly suited to anglers of all ages and abilities, families, and your captain is more than happy to accommodate children and anglers with disabilities. Rods, reels, bait, and tackle are included!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Exclusive (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $363
    Join Capt. Steve on this 5-hour trip, where you'll get the chance to explore estuaries, rivers, bays, and inshore waters. You’ll target Bream, Whiting, Snapper, Flathead, Golden Trevally, Fingermark, Mangrove Jack, and plenty more. This private trip is perfectly suited to anglers of all ages and abilities, families, and your captain is more than happy to accommodate children and anglers with disabilities. Rods, reels, bait, and tackle are included!
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About the Captain

Steve Wilkes
Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia
14 Customer Reviews
Response time 6 hours
Member since October 2018
I grew up on the Gold Coast and when I was 10, my parents bought me my first tinnie. It had a little 6 HP motor and I used to scoot around the coast and always bring home a feed. It's been a life-time love. I have created a business around this love. I thoroughly enjoy taking people to my favourite fishing spots. The fish species on offer on the Coast is so varied, which always creates an interesting day out.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Australian) Bass (Australian)
Bream (Common) Bream (Common)
Flathead Flathead
Perch (Golden) Perch (Golden)

Snapper (Pink) Snapper (Pink)
Whiting Whiting
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Bluefin Barracuda (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 140HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 34 knots.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 1.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
93%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
79%
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Ross S.
Caloundra, QLD
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3/4 day fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on September 1, 2021
Great day out fishing the canals and Mooloolaba River system.
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Martin K.
Brisbane, QLD
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January fishing trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on January 4, 2021
Great trip. Very knowledgeable and a real pleasure to spend the day with. Thoroughly recommend.
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Thierry D.
West End, QLD
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December fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Exclusive (PM) on December 28, 2020
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Brisbane, QLD
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February fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Exclusive (PM) on February 24, 2021
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Cassandra T.
Brisbane, QLD
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Beautiful day out on the water with the kids

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 8, 2019
Had a fantastic day. Steve was amazing with the kids which I really appreciated!!! The kids had a great time. They loved it...
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FAQs about Fishing Smooth Water – Mooloolaba

Fishing Smooth Water – Mooloolaba offers the following trips to customers:
  • AU $500 per group - Half Day Trip – Exclusive (AM) (5 hours)
  • AU $500 per group - Half Day Trip – Exclusive (PM) (5 hours)
  • AU $750 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (8 hours)
  • AU $950 per group - Full Day Trip (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Fishing Smooth Water – Mooloolaba, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box (Freezer)

Trips booked with Fishing Smooth Water – Mooloolaba include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures

Fishing Smooth Water – Mooloolaba offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing

Fishing Smooth Water – Mooloolaba offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping

Top targeted fish species with Fishing Smooth Water – Mooloolaba include:
  • Bass (Australian)
  • Bream (Common)
  • Flathead
  • Perch (Golden)
  • Snapper (Pink)
  • Whiting
  • Yellowtail Amberjack