Report 13/11/14

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Report 13/11/14

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Welcome to the fishing report of Central Queensland
Please remember our next coral fin closure is coming up on 19th to the 23rd November, it is important that we look after our fish stocks for future generations. While on closures remember that the barra seasons closes on the 1st November 2104 and reopens in February 2015.
Now over the past week the weather was not the greatest and limited the offshore fishing to only a couple of days, we had a few of reports come in and they ventured out to the wide grounds, and areas like Douglas Shoal, ferns and Karama Banks. They all reported catching fish and all said the fishing was reasonable with plenty of just undersize red throat, emperor, and the legal fish they struggled to reach their limits on all fish. One of the reports reported some good mackerel being caught, and others reported not even getting a strike on the mackerel lines.
There were some that fished the inner reefs like Finlay’s, Ritamada and the Keppel islands and these reports were very mixed with mackerel, cod, grunter all being caught, with those that are catching the mackerel saying that you must be out there as the day breaks to catch the fish.
On the beach scene there are plenty of fishermen heading out and catching a good feed of whiting and bream from most of the beaches, like Kinka, Lammermoor, Farnborough and Nine mile. Those that have been fishing Farnborough, Nine mile and Kinka beaches have reported catching plenty of whiting, bream and some good flathead as well. Now over the past week the fishermen heading out beach fishing all recommend using beach worms and prawns, they find that the beach worm is still the best and will outlast the prawns as bait.
The estuaries are certainly working for fish, but unfortunately there are on a few crabs being caught, I headed up during the week and came back with a couple of crabs for my efforts but nothing like the crabs that are usually caught around this time of the year. There have been some good reports of mangrove jack being caught in the Causeway Lake and at Corio and Coorooman creek. They have been using prawns as bait to catch the mangrove jack some fisherman are targeting the jack and landing barra, please ensure that these barra are returned to the water as soon as possible please. There have been plenty of whiting, bream and flathead caught in most of the estuaries, and if you are looking for a good feed of grunter Coorooman creek is the place to fish for them.
The weather this week is looking good with light winds for most of the week, the tides for the coming weekend high tides are 4 and 5 o’clock and low water will be around 10 and 11 o’clock. They would be good tides for fishing the estuaries like Corio Bay and Coorooman creek, as there will not be much run you should be able to fish the main channel.
Now 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.
Any photos or information about fishing that you feel others need to know about it can be dropped in or email them to coucomscrabpots@gmail.com we are also on face book at Coucom crabpots look us up there as well.

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

Till next week

Alan C

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Post by subeditor » Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:50 am

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