Report 10/07/14

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Report 10/07/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:56 am

Yeppoon
The weather over the past week has been great with light winds and only a couple of days of overcast weather, and this allowed the fisherman to venture out again and fill their eskies with fish and squid. Again areas like Iron Pot Island just off the Roslyn Bay boat harbour, square rocks just off North Keppel and Ritamada around Emu Park produced mackerel. The Spanish mackerel, tuna and marlin have been caught further afield in places like Douglas Shoals, Karamea Banks, Moresby Banks and Goodwin Shoals and up to Flat and Perforated Islands. The reef fishing has been varied with some fishermen returning with their bag limits and others not catching much at all. Most of those that fished the closer reefs like Finlays reef and around the Keppel Island found it hard to land a fish, but the further out you went the better.

There were plenty of fishermen reporting catching good squid around the Keppel Islands and on the outer islands like flat island and perforated. Out at the shoals there were some reports and they were good size squid caught out there.

On the beach and estuary scene this week we have seen the blue salmon being caught (these are part of the threadfin salmon variety), we can only hope that the netters stay away and allow the amateurs time to catch some of the salmon before they net them. With the most of the beaches being yellow zone with the Great Barrier Reef Marine parks we must remember that is a one hook and one line fishing on these beaches There is no netting so please alert the fisheries of any illegal fishing in these zones.

Most of those that ventured up into the estuaries came back with a good feed of crab for their efforts, with the mud crabs still being caught along this part of the coast. We did have a report of a crabber catching a big male crab in Roslyn Bay boat harbour, to his surprise he found it tied up already, so he returned the pot to the water only to have another crab in the pot the following day, if you want to catch a crab, you can catch crabs out of the estuary as well as in the estuary.

On the subject of mud crabs there have been plenty caught at port Alma and Thompsons point in the Fitzroy River. There have also been some caught at the Causeway Lake.

Please think of others when you go out and tell someone where you are going as well as informing the Coast Guard of your destination and ETA of your return to port. These volunteers put their lives on the line to help out in an emergency, it could be you someday! And as always, visit the Bureau of Meteorology and/or Seabreeze before you head out.

Tides: The tides for the coming weekend are high tide around 8.30 to 9.30am with the low tide around 3 to 4pm there will be plenty of run as they are full moon tides, look for areas of the run to fish, ideal tides for the crabbers.

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: it may take a few fishing trips to work out what time of the tides the fish like to feed on best


Till next week from your local tackle shop in Yeppoon

Alan Coucom


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Re: Weekly Report 10/07/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:57 am

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