It’s easy to access Jacobs Well. From the north you turn off the M1 at Yatala onto Stapylton-Jacobs Well Road and simply follow this through to Jacobs Well. From the south you turn off the M1 at Exit 49, then turn right at the first roundabout, drive straight through the next 2 roundabouts and onto Pimpama-Jacobs Well Road. Follow this road to Jacobs Well.
The boat ramp is easily located and signed well. It is found on the left hand side of the road after driving through the business centre and immediately after the caravan park. There is plenty of parking for boats and trailers, however the ramp does get very busy on weekends.
The fishing has everything you would expect from a quality estuary fishery in southern Queensland.
The waters are full of table species such as whiting, bream and flathead and finding any of these species is relatively simple. They can be caught readily on baits and lures from the shallow sand flats to the deeper holes and runs throughout the year. These three species make up the majority of the fish caught from Jacobs Well, however they are only a small portion of the actual fish that are found out from Jacobs Well.
Baitfishing is the main fishing method with anglers fishing worms and yabbies for whiting and bream, while dedicated baitfishers use pilchards and whitebait for tailor and flathead. The most dedicated chase mangrove jack and mulloway with fresh strip baits or livebaits and this shows the diversity of this wonderful fishery.
Lure anglers don’t miss out either. Flathead are a great starter species for lure fishers as they eat just about everything and the flathead are thick out from Jacobs Well. Bream lurers love getting into the mangrove lined banks and the deeper stretches to get their fix of bream on lures and the keen tailor anglers spin with metal slugs to target these feisty predators. As always in fishing though, the unexpected always crops up with mulloway, mangrove jack, Australian salmon and even barramundi occasional being caught on lures! And that’s one of the great things of the area, you just never really know what’s going to happen when you’re out there fishing.
For the crabbers, the myriad creeks and backwaters provide untold numbers of opportunities to catch mud crabs and sand cabs. These two premier table species are abundant and a simple crab pot baited with some scraps of fish and a pilchard or two will work wonders. During the warmer months its quite easy to secure a feed of mud crabs and sand crabs.