Report 03/11/14

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Report 03/11/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Mon Nov 03, 2014 2:07 pm

As I write this report the wind is blowing about 20knots and from the south east as well. The winds are expected to stay around the 20knot mark for a few days then by Wednesday the winds are expected to abate to around the 5 to 10 knot for the rest of the week. As we enter into the full moon phase of the moon we will see the tides getting bigger, and the tide will be high around 10 and 10.30 over the coming weekend. The tide will be out around 4 and 4.30 and they are big outs. As we get closer the Christmas the tides will start getting bigger.

The next coral fin fish closure for this year runs from 19-23 November, and the barra season is closed until 1 February 2015.

Plenty of anglers ventured out over the past week as the weather was favourable for fishing the wide reefs, areas like the Douglas Shoal, ferns and Karama Banks as well as the inner reefs around the Keppel islands and inner reefs like Square rocks and Finlay’s reef and Ritamada. Plenty of the fishermen reported catching red throat, red emperor and trout but not as many fish as usual. There are plenty of fish out there just undersize which is good to see, but the big fish are not out there as they usually are. Most anglers reported catching good big Spanish mackerel. In the bay and close islands the mackerel are there and only seem to be feeding early in the morning.

We are going through a lean time here with the mud crabs. Most of my regular crabbers say it is not worth their time and effort to go crabbing until we get some rain. I will be going out this week and will have a full report in the next edition. The fishing is better; there were plenty of barra landed prior to the closure. There have been some big 75 and 80cm grunter being caught; the best area is Coorooman creek by far. There have also been plenty of whiting, bream and flathead caught in the creeks, and at Corio Bay the fishermen are using worms and small prawns as bait for the whiting and bream.

If anybody has an update on the trawler that sunk in Plain River, please let us know. 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.

As the weather was good and the wind light this made perfect fishing for the beaches like Farnborough, Kinka, Lammermoor and Nine Mile beaches, there were plenty of whiting and flathead being caught. Anglers fishing the beaches and estuaries keep saying that you should use a red or green bead on the top of your hook and it will attract more fish to your bait.

If there are any crabbers out there that are interested the next crab competition, the Crab Shock Classic will be held next October on the 23rd, 24th and 25th October 2015.

At Coucom's we love getting fishing info and/or photos from customers and readers, and you can give these to us at the store or email us at coucomscrabpots@gmail.com. We are also on Facebook, and you can check out our page by clicking here.

Al’s tip of the week: Before you go fishing, please tell someone where you are going and which way you are going.


Until next week

Alan C

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Post by Nicole Penfold » Mon Nov 03, 2014 2:07 pm

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