Report 29/07/14

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Report 29/07/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:39 am

The fishing has been good for some, while others have struggled to get their fair share of fish. There have been plenty of fishermen reporting catching dolphin fish and good Spanish mackerel, and good size coral trout, with most of these guys fishing the areas like the Douglas Shoals, Karamea Banks, Moresby Banks and Goodwin Shoals and up to Flat and Perforated Islands.

Those anglers who fished the inner reefs like Finlays reef, Iron Pot Island just off the Roslyn Bay boat harbour, square rocks just off North Keppel and Ritamada around Emu Park reported some spotty mackerel, cod and there were a couple of fishermen that reported catching red Jew, and grunter at Finlays reef. There were also reports of some snapper from those who fish around the southern part of Keppel Bay and near Outer and Barren Island.

Be aware: The trawler that sank east of the Keppel islands is now a hazard. Its approximate location is 23-09-582 south and 151-01-941 east, and more info is available on the MSQ website. We have been told by a reliable source that this trawler has to be raised within 14 days. Unfortunately it will not be able to be used as a wreck to fish in the future.

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.


This week the reports flowed in about all the salmon being caught both on the beaches and up the estuaries, and there have been some good fish caught with one fisherman measuring one fish 1m in length. There are other fish being caught, like flathead, whiting and bream, but everyone is targeting the salmon at the moment. These fish were caught along the beaches like Kinka Beach, Lammermoor Beach, main beach of Yeppoon and Farnborough and Nine mile beaches. It is pleasing to know that most of these beaches are in the yellow zone of the Great Barrier Reef marine park and they cannot be netted by the commercial fishermen. The yellow zone also limits the recreational fishermen to 1 line and 1 hook when fishing these beaches, and we have maps available if you are in doubt.

In the estuaries like Corio Bay, Coorooman creek, Causeway Lake and the mouth of the Fitzroy River there are reports of salmon. These areas are also producing plenty of good full mud crabs.

We have had a lot of fishermen coming up and going out on charters, and we often get calls from fishermen from down south asking are there charters running out of Yeppoon? The answer is yes, and if you require any info give us a call at the shop on 07 4930 2301 or email us at coucomscrabpots@gmail.com and we'll discuss your goals and recommend the right boat for your group.

Tides & Weather: The tides for the coming weekend are high tide around 1.00 and 2.00 with the low tide around 6.30 and 7.30 they are waning as we go into the first quarter this weekend. It should be good for fishing in the estuaries out in the main creeks. On the weather side of fishing, the winds are light till Friday, then we see the winds reaching 25 knots late Saturday and it is here for a few days, best to put the mowing off till Sunday or Monday and fish up until then.

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 and photos for our bag wall.

Tip of the Week: Please remember bag limits are there for a reason.


Till next week keep casting, keep retrieving and keep catching those fish!

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
coucomscrabpots@gmail.com

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Re: Report 29/07/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:40 am

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