Report 01/07/14

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Report 01/07/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:42 am

This week we had plenty of good reports of the mackerel in the bay. Iron Pot Island just off the Roslyn Bay boat harbour, square rocks just off North Keppel and Ritamada around Emu Park there were mackerel caught. There were other places but these were the most popular and where the best reports came from.

Those anglers who ventured out to the outer reefs like Douglas Shoals, Karamea Banks, Moresby Banks and Goodwin Shoals and up to Flat and Perforated Islands reported good Spanish and good reef fish, and there was a good variety caught like the usual red throat, red emperor and trout. There were some tuna, good reports about big nannygai landed and one angler reported catching a 15kg amberjack which took 30 minutes to land. After the fish was lying on the deck, the angler confessed he joined it for a short while!

It is pleasing to see that the squid are being landed, and with the cooler weather we should see more big schools of squid around. They are great eating and the heads are good for bait. These and the cuttlefish would be the best red emperor and red throat bait.

Now these good fishing reports are due to the rain early in the year and also the way our fisheries are managed, like green zones and the fin fish closures which we have to have.

With the school holidays on and extra tourists venturing out, please remember that it is important to advise the coast guard of your destination in case of an emergency. Be sure to also check the weather at the Bureau of Meteorology and/or Seabreeze to avoid risking your life and that of your loved ones.

On the estuary scene the grunter, big bream and salmon are being caught around the estuaries like Corio Bay and Coorooman creek and Roslyn Bay Boat harbour. There were some reports from Ross Creek with the steelies and the salmon being caught. Now if you are going into the estuaries to fish don’t forget the crabpot as there have been reports that there are good crabs still being caught.

On the beach scene, plenty of salmon, dart, big bream and whiting have been caught on Farnborough Beach and Kinka beach. Our local worm supplier reported that up at Nine Mile beach there are whiting and dart being caught. Catch figures indicate that if you use the red or green beads you will catch more fish; give it a go as the worms now come with a red bead.

Tides: The tides for the coming weekend are high tide around 3pm and 4pm with the low tide around 9am and 10am. They should be good for fishing as they are only small tides.

If you have any good stories on fishing trip or a fish that you caught, send it in to us at coucomscrabpots@gmail.com as we are always interested in great fishing stories.

Tip of the Week: Did you know when the moon rises and sets it is half tide in?

Till next week from your local tackle shop in Yeppoon

Alan C

Coucom's Crabpots & Fishing Gear
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Yeppoon Qld 4703
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Re: Weekly Report 01/07/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:43 am

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