Report 19/9/14

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Report 19/9/14

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The weather last week was not very favourable for those who wanted to fish the outer reefs like Douglas Shoal, Ferns and Karama banks and other areas like these, and this is why there were not many reports that came in.
There were some that fished the sheltered waters around areas like the Keppel islands, Square Rocks and Rita Mata did report some good catches as well. There were some mackerel caught but these reports were very limited. The Keppels and Rita Mata produced some good cod and the odd red throat. The weather this week is looking good all week until Sunday and then we see the winds increase and we will see a strong wind warning out again.
Just a reminder: Please keep in mind that the reef fin fish closures are coming up on 21-25 October 2014, this is the first of 2 with the next one in November, I will keep you informed and also keep reminding you over the next couple of month
On the beach scene there have been fish caught from most beaches that were not affected by the wind, with the beaches like Kinka and Lammermoor producing plenty of whiting, flathead and bream. With the cooler weather now going, we have seen the salmon being caught drop, looks like we will have to wait for the return of the cooler weather for them to return in quantity. Just remember if you are fishing the beaches like Farnborough there are laws for driving on the beaches and these must be obeyed by when driving on the beach
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, but at Ross Creek and the harbour there were plenty of small grunter reported. The other fish caught were whiting and bream.
Beware 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 it has been marked with a buoy.
The weather this week is looking good for the first part of the week up until Sunday as the winds are around the 10-15 knot mark but it is not looking good for the last of the weekend. If you are planning a trip out please please check the weather on the sites like Seabreeze or the BOM and get an update. We also advise that you contact the Coast Guard with your trip details and your estimated time of return, these people put their lives at risk to help people out so we like to help them as much as we can.
The tides for the weekend are making as we run into the new moon. High tide will be around 7 and 8 with low tide around 1 and 2, and there will be a lot of run as they are big tides, they will be ideal for crabbing this weekend. There are a few reports coming in of mud crabs being caught in areas like Coorooman Creek and Corio Bay, but there are a few soft shelled (new season crabs) among them. Most of the reports that have come in have reported that the roo tails are the better bait at this stage; we would recommend that you use mullet or the tails.
We have some great news for the crabber off the coast. With the CQ Crabshock Classic on the last weekend in October, the dates are 24, 25 and 26 October, please register early to avoid disappointment and get the teams ready for the weekend. As I reported last week, the roo tails have arrived and what a difference they have made, there have been a lot of crabbers coming and commenting on the good quality of the tails, they have also reported that their catch rate have improved when they use the tail. The tails will last longer and the commercial crabber also uses them because they don’t attract so many sharks around their pots.
Anyone out there who likes fishing and likes what they catch please take a photo and send them into us at coucomscrabpots@gmail.com and we would like to add these to our brag board as well as the Facebook page. Come on, brag about what you caught because others won’t.
Al’s tip of the week: Remember to use plenty of bait when crabbing, this will deter crabs from eating each other. You should also alternate your bait, a change is good.

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 19/9/14

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