Report 12/09/14

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Report 12/09/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Sep 12, 2014 9:10 am

The weather last week was favourable for those who wanted to fish the outer reefs like Douglas Shoal, ferns and Karama Banks and other areas like these. Anglers who fished there brought back some good fish, including red throat, red emperor, trout and Spanish mackerel. Some anglers also reported catching cobia on their trip.

Those fishing the areas in close like Keppel Islands, Finlay’s reef, Square rocks and Rita Mata did report some good catches as well. There were some mackerel caught but these reports were very limited. There were some reports of the mulloway and grunter caught and these were mostly from Finlay’s reef, the Keppel’s and Rita Mata produced some good cod and the odd red throat. Now the weather this week is looking better as the week goes on.

Just a reminder: Please keep in mind that the reef fin fish closures are coming up. The first of 2 closures runs from 21-25 October 2014, and the second closure is in November. I will keep you informed and also keep reminding you over the next couple of months.

There have been fish caught from most beaches, with the best reports coming from beaches like Kinka and Farnborough, with plenty of whiting, flathead and bream being caught. The cooler weather we've been having has increased the salmon being caught; some fishermen have been catching good quantities of salmon over the past week. Just remember if you are fishing the beaches like Farnborough there are laws for driving on the beaches.

There were some good reports about the big grunter landed at Coorooman Creek and at the Causeway Lake again, they were also caught at Corio Bay and the harbour, but at Ross Creek there were plenty of small grunter reported. The other fish caught were whiting, bream and the very odd salmon in the estuaries with the cooler weather.

Be aware that the trawler has sunk in Plain River which is a part of the Coorooman Creek system. The sunken trawler is just south of the Plain River and Emu Park creek intersection. It is partially visible at low tide and has been marked with a buoy.

The weather this week isn't looking good for the first part of the week as the winds are around 15 knots, but it's looking good for the last of the weekend. If you are planning a trip 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 Coast Guard put their lives at risk to help other people, so let's help them as much as we can.

Tides:
The tides for the weekend are waning as we run into the quarter moon and they will be ideal for fishing as there will be little run in the tide. The high tide will be around 11.30 and 12.30 and the low tide will be around 5.30 and 6.30.

News:
We have some great news for the crabbers of the coast, with the CQ Crabshock Classic on the last weekend in October (Oct 24-26). Please register early to avoid disappointment and get the teams ready for the weekend. The other news is that the roo tails have arrived and we now stock them and will continue to for the upcoming season. They are the preferred bait for commercial crabbers.

Finally, thanks everyone for all the positive feedback about my local reports, and thanks also to all the anglers who have sent me info and/or photos of their latest trips. I look forward to hearing more about your fishing experiences, whether by email, phone or in person at the store. Until next week keep casting, keep retrieving and keep catching those fish!

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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Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Sep 12, 2014 9:10 am

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