Report 05/08/14

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Report 05/08/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:17 pm

The weather in the last part of last week was favourable for fishing the outer shoals and reefs like the Douglas Shoals, Karamea Banks, Moresby Banks and Goodwin Shoals and up to Flat and Perforated Islands, and those who headed out caught good fish. There were plenty of good size trout, and also some reports of big red emperor caught off one of the charter boats operating out of here.

Fishing inshore in places like Finlay’s reef, Iron Pot Island just off the Roslyn Bay boat harbour, square rocks just off North Keppel and Ritamada around Emu Park saw a mixed bag of reports. There were some who continued to catch the grunter and cod, and some could only manage to land big whiting and flathead.

Be aware: As we reported last week there is trawler that sank east of the Keppel islands are now a hazard and the following are the approximate location 23-09-582 south and 151-01-941 east this information can be found on the MSQ web site. Now the information is that they have 28 days to raise this and not 14 days as I previously reported. This was a miss print and I apologise for this mistake.

We are always trying to ensure that people going fishing advise other people of their travelling plan; it's as easy as informing the Coast Guard of your destination and ETA of your return to port. Please also check the weather at BOM and Seabreeze before you head out.

Now again this week there have been blue salmon and steelback on most of the beaches and estuaries, with most fishermen who fished these areas taking home a good feed. There was one report of a fisherman fishing the mouth of Ross creek flicking soft plastic prawns catching and releasing around 20 steelback. He bought the lure back and they certainly made a mess of it, but 20 fish for 1 lure is good value. Other have reported using pilchards and herring and landing some good size blue salmon, and those using the beach worm caught plenty of flathead and whiting. The reports of mud crabs being caught have certainly dropped off this week but that may have a bit to with the tides as well, let’s hope this week will be better.

All of the estuaries like Corio Bay, Coorooman creek, Causeway Lake and the mouth of the Fitzroy River there are reports of the salmon there; they are also producing some good full mud crabs in these areas.

We have been getting emails asking us what baits and tides are best for the different species around here. We are always happy to give out this info, and if you're coming to town feel free to call in and have a yarn, and we'll do everything we can to help out. If you can email or phone ahead so much the better. You can call us at the Yeppoon store on 07 4930 2301 or email us at coucomscrabpots@gmail.com. We also like being emailed fishing stories and photos.

Tides & Weather: The tides for the coming weekend are high tide around 7.30 and 8.30 with the low tide around 2.30 and 3.00 they are making tides as we lead into the full moon. They will be good for crabbing and you will have to fish in the side creeks out of the big run. On the weather side, the winds are strong until at least Sunday and then they are in the moderate zone.

Tip of the Week: Look after your bait as if you would be eating it, as what you catch with it you may well eat.

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 05/08/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:18 pm

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