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Report 15/07/14

Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 3:00 pm
by Nicole Penfold
Once again this week we had great weather for fishing around the Capricorn Coast and the reefs out from it. It is pleasing to see that the fish are plentiful with some good catches being reported from those who have ventured out.

Those anglers who fished areas like the Douglas Shoals, Karamea Banks, Moresby Banks and Goodwin Shoals and up to Flat and Perforated Islands all reported good catches again, with plenty of coral trout, red emperor and red throat emperor all being landed. There were also plenty of good reports coming in of tuna and Spanish mackerel.

In the closer islands and reefs like Iron Pot Island just off the Roslyn Bay boat harbour, square rocks just off North Keppel and Ritamada around Emu Park there were a lot of doggy mackerel and spotty mackerel being caught. As well as the mackerel there were some good reports of the big grunter and some good size cod being caught. Around the Keppel Islands there were plenty of the usual reef fish like trout and red throat emperor.

Before you head out, please inform the Coast Guard of your destination and ETA of your return to port, and also check the weather at BOM and Seabreeze.

The word of the week on the beach and estuary scene this week would have to be blue salmon. These fish have been schooling up and all those anglers who have been fishing the beaches and the estuaries have returned with a good feed of blue salmon. The other fish species that have been caught are flathead and whiting, and there have been good reports of big bream 43cm in length being caught in some areas. Most of the estuaries have produced mud crabs and most anglers who reported catching them said they had to work hard for a good feed.

There are still crabs being caught at the Causeway Lake and at the mouth of the Fitzroy River, with one lucky crabber coming in and spending his buck’s night at Island Head Creek catching and eating crabs. He is just about sick of eating crabs as there are plenty up in that area.

Over the past few weeks there has been a lot of talk and groups cleaning up the beaches and waterway along the Capricorn Coast, and I was reminded during the week by a keen follower of these reports that we should do something as well. I have fished these waters since I was about 10 years old and have crabbed the estuaries since I was about 8, and in all that time I have seen the rubbish left by fishermen increase. If you are fishing from the rocks and notice another angler leaving rubbish behind, tell them to take it with them and put it in the bin. If you are fishing from a boat and they are dumping their rubbish overboard take their rego numbers and please report them. We live in paradise, so let's all help to keep it that way.

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

Tides: The tides for the coming weekend are low tide around 9am and 10am with the high tide around 3 to 4pm. It is the last quarter moon on Saturday. They will be ideal for fishing as there will be very little run in the tides.

Tip of the Week: Your bait should be good enough to eat!

Till next week from your local tackle shop in Yeppoon

Alan Coucom

Coucom's Crabpots & Fishing Gear
1/13 James St, Yeppoon Qld 4703
P: 07 4930 2301
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A small Coucom's pot that's 680mm round. They tied up 6 legal crabs out of that haul and were fishing at the mouth of the Fitzroy River.

Re: Weekly Report 15/07/14

Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 3:01 pm
by Nicole Penfold
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