Report 29/09/14

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Report 29/09/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Mon Sep 29, 2014 12:20 pm

Once again we had great weather this weekend, and the good conditions are predicted to continue until about Thursday or Friday and then the winds will increase to around 20 knots again.

Those anglers who ventured out over the past week certainly had some stories to tell – everything from good fishing to about average to just enjoying watching the whales in action. There are still plenty of whales out behind the Keppel islands and they are really performing by shooting out the water and just laying back and landing.

On the fishing side of things there were some good catches by those who made the effort to venture out wide. Plenty of fishos bagged out on red throat and red emperor at Douglas Shoal, ferns and Karama Banks and other areas like these. Some anglers fished Flat and perforated and were not disappointed with their catches, with plenty of trout and tuskfish being caught.

Areas like Keppel Islands, Square rocks and Rita Mata and Finlay’s reef delivered some red throat, tuskfish and the other reef fish as well. The mackerel were in very limited supply; only a couple of boats landed mackerel this week, and we can only hope that this week will see a change.

Reef Fin Fish Closures: The Coral Reef Fin Fish closures are coming up fast -- the first closure will run from October 21-25 2014, with another in November. I'll keep posting reminders in the coming months.

On the beach scene there have been fish caught from Farnborough and Kinka beaches with some good flathead and whiting reported. On most of the other beaches there were reports of whiting and bream. If you are looking for flathead use white bait or pilchard as these are the best baits for them. Just remember if you are fishing the beaches like Farnborough there are laws for driving on the beaches.

In the estuaries, areas like Corio Bay and Coorooman Creek and Roslyn Bay Harbour and the Causeway Lake saw plenty of happy fishermen heading home with a good feed of fish. There were good whiting caught towards the mouth of all estuaries and some good flathead, and there was one report of barra being caught at the Causeway Lake. There are some crabs around too, but many have soft shells and a lot are just under size. In regards to the bait, again this week the reports have the roo tails and mullet both working well, the only difference is the roo tails will last longer as bait.

As we reported last week there are plenty of mantis shrimp being caught and there have been some good size shrimp caught in the pots at Coorooman Creek. To prepare them for the table, Grants suggests cooking them and then pan frying. If you want to see what they look like, there's a photo at the end of last week's report (and also last week’s Mirror). If you'd like to know more feel free to drop into the shop and we'll be happy to help out, that's what we are here for.

Can someone give us an update on the trawler has sunk in Plain River (part of the Coorooman Creek system)? The trawler is 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. If you can ring and let us know so we can update this report it would benefit others who are using Coorooman Creek.

The weather this week is light winds till Friday then they increase to 20 knots. At this stage they will stay around the 15 to 20 knot mark until next week. If you are planning a trip out please as we always advise you please check the weather on the sites like BOM and
Seabreeze and get an update. We also advise that you contact the Coast Guard with your trip details and your estimated time of return.

Tides: tides for the weekend are maxing tides as the moon phase goes into the full moon. The tides are around 6 to 7 and not too big and out will be 12 to 1. There won't be much run in the tide and they should be good for fishing. The best tides for crabbing will be around Tuesday and Wednesday next week when the tides are bigger.

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.

This week there have been a lot of people asking about the crabs and when the season starts. Well there was a theory going around that you'll catch crabs during any month that has an 'R' in it. In this area that's partially correct; we also can catch them in all the other months as well. Still, there are some crabbers that only crab after Easter.

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

Any photos or fishing info can be dropped in or emailed to coucomscrabpots@gmail.com. We are also on Facebook at Coucoms Crabpots.

Al’s tip of the week: A day out fishing is still better than not going at all!


Till next week

Alan C

Coucom's Crabpots & Fishing Gear
1/13 James St, Yeppoon Qld 4703
P: 07 4930 2301
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Re: Report 29/09/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Mon Sep 29, 2014 12:21 pm

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