Report 22/09/14

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Report 22/09/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Mon Sep 22, 2014 3:20 pm

First up, we'd like to welcome all the visitors in town for the school holidays and hope you have a chance to come in and say g’day to us at the shop in James Street. We love to help out and pass over our knowledge for you to use while here.

Now for the fishing report.

The weather was on our side this week. Some fishermen ventured out and came back reporting good catches of all reef fish like red emperor, red throat emperor and good quantities of trout. The areas they fish were mixed with the outer reefs like Douglas Shoal, ferns and Karama Banks and other areas like these. There were quite a few reports coming from guys fishing the close in reefs and islands like Keppel Islands, Square rocks and Rita Mata, and they reported reef fish as well as plenty of mackerel.

Just a reminder: The first of the reef fin fish closures runs from October 21-25 2014, with another closure in November. I'll keep you informed in future reports.

On the beach scene there have been fish caught from most beaches with Farnborough and Kinka beaches better this week. Others like Lammermoor and Cooee bay also reported fish being caught.

There were plenty of whiting, bream and flathead caught off the beaches this week, with the local prawns and beach worms the best baits to use. If you are looking for a flathead use a white bait or pilchard as these are the best bait for them. Just remember if you are fishing the beaches like Farnborough there are laws for driving on the beaches.

In the estuaries the areas like Corio Bay and Coorooman Creek and Roslyn Bay Harbour all fished well with some anglers even reporting catching mackerel at the mouth of these estuaries. There were some crabs caught, with the best reports coming from Coorooman Creek. Crabbers have also reported plenty of mantis shrimp, with some good size shrimp caught in the pots. These shrimp are edible, and the Grants book suggests cooking them and then pan frying. I have attached a photo in from a reader of one caught over at Coorooman Creek last week. If you'd like to know more or want to see where we got the information from just drop into the shop and we will be happy to help out. That what we are here for.

Sunken trawler: Be aware of the sunken trawler in Plain River, which is a part of the Coorooman Creek system, just south of the Plain River and Emu Park Creek intersection. It's partially visible at low tide and has been marked with a buoy.

Weather: The weather this week is looking good until late Sunday with the winds around 10 knots. They are expected to increase from Saturday afternoon and then strong winds by Sunday and Monday next week. 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.

Tides: The tides for the weekend are waning as the moon is going into the first quarter, high tide will be around 10.30 and 11.00 with low tide around 4.30 and 5.00. and there will not be much run as they are smaller tides, they will be ideal for fishing, but you can still go crabbing on these tide.

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.

Crabs are certainly on the increase, with some crabbers reporting catches close to their bag limits in 2 tides. Most of these crabbers are using roo tails. Our supplier of roo tails said that it's a product that if not sold as bait would be left in the paddock to rot. By using the tails as bait we are helping to make full use of the kangaroo instead of having it go to waste.

We are running a comp this month, and anyone that sends in a photo will be in the draw for a prize from the shop. You can send as many photos as you want, and all of them will go into the draw for the prize. So in the coming weeks go fishing or crabbing and send your photos to us at the shop to go into the draw. We have a $220 Adjustable rod rack up for grabs, with the winner announced in a month's time.

Any photos or fishing information you'd like to share can be dropped in at the shop or emailed to coucomscrabpots@gmail.com.

Al’s tip of the week: There are a lot of fish that like to feed on the incoming tides, and others that prefer the outgoing tides. You'll need to fish to find out which ones like what, and that’s the fun part.


Until next week

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 22/09/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Mon Sep 22, 2014 3:21 pm

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