Report 01/09/14

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Report 01/09/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:28 pm

There is plenty to talk about this week. The weather has been great and looks good for the rest of the week, and the fishing was excellent with plenty of anglers coming in and saying they had caught some good fish. Now hopefully the results of the Tight lines competition will be published, and my congratulations go to all those who fished and won prizes. Some anglers who didn't compete in the comp fished areas like the Fern, Karama Banks and the Douglas shoals and reported good catches. There were also plenty who fished the areas like the Keppel Islands and Finlay’s Reef and Ritamada and also were rewarded with good catches, which included mackerel, grunter and mulloway.

Lately some anglers fishing around the outer reefs and areas like the Fern and the Shoals have reported catching paddletails (Lutjanus gibbus). If you look up 'paddletails' in the Grants fishing book you will see they are poisonous fish and should not be eaten. They look like the red jew first up but the distinct tail shape gives them away. Please watch out for these while fishing.

Boating Hazard: There is a sunken trawler in Plain River a part of Coorooman Creek, It is marked with a beacon and is just south of the intersection of Plain River and Emu Park Creek. At low tide there is a small amount of the trawler showing, but it is fully covered at high tide.

And as always, before you head out into the blue yonder please inform the Coast Guard of your destination and ETA of your return to port, and check the weather at BOM and Seabreeze.

All the beaches were fished this weekend and from all reports there were some happy fishermen out there as there were plenty of whiting, bream and flathead caught. Most of the beaches had fish caught off them, but Farnborough and Kinka Beaches were the best with some big bream and plenty flathead being caught.

This week the estuaries were very popular with those in the comp and other fishermen as well, and Corio Bay is where the best reports come from. The other estuaries like Coorooman, Roslyn Bay Harbour and Ross Creek also fished well. There were some reports of whiting and flat salmon being caught and there were plenty of salmon, whiting and flathead reported caught. The crabs have certainly dropped off now though.

Club News: The Social Fishing Club will be holding its next outing on the 13th and 14th September with the members considering a no boat comp, maybe fishing the beaches like Farnborough or Kinka Beaches for the day. As the other details come to hand I will keep you informed and hopefully you will consider joining the fun.

CQ Crabshock Classic: This crabbing competition is now on the 24th, 35th and 26th October with all the details now available at the tackle shop, there will be plenty of prizes up for grabs.

Tides: The tides for the coming weekend are high tide around 7 and 8 with the low tide around 1 and 2 they are making tides as well lead into the full moon. They are OK for fishing but stick to the side creeks and out of the main flow in the main creeks.

It'is always pleasing to get feedback about this report, and this week there were plenty of positive comments coming back. My thanks go to everyone who has given me info about their fishing experiences, and I look forward to hearing more from you in future. And hopefully more people will come in and mention where and how they caught their fish.

Tip of the Week: Don’t check other people’s pots as you are probably being watched. Buy, set and run your own pots.

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 01/09/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:29 pm

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