Report 8/12/14

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Report 8/12/14

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As I reported last week there have been plenty of reports of people catching crabs in all the estuaries along the Capricorn Coast, this is the coastline that we call paradise. Now for all those that have just started crabbing or all those that are new to the area please remember that a large percentage of this crabs will be new season crabs, they will be soft and not have much meat in them. We suggest that you delay the crabbing trip for a few weeks and allow them to feed and fill out; they won’t take long before they start eating and fill out and hopefully it will rain soon and flush their out.
While on the estuaries there have been a lot of fishermen reporting grunter, bream and whiting, and there have been the odd report of barra being caught. Now remember we are in the closed season for barra and they are not to be targeted, if you are lucky enough to catch one please return it a soon as you can to the water, you are not even allowed to take your photo with the fish.
The reef fishing was a non event again this week with the winds up above the 15knot mark, this deterred those fishermen to venture out to the areas like Karama, Douglas shoals and Flat and Perforated islands. Even those that wanted to fish the inner reefs like Finlay’s, Keppel islands and Ritamada, they even hesitated about going out for a day’s fishing.
The weather for the coming week is looking about the same as last week with the best day being Friday, as the winds start to increase for the weekend again. Another deterrent for fishing this weekend is the big tides as with full moon and we are in the last part of the year and that’s when the king tides are around. But with the big tides these will be ideal for crabbing, but you will have the fish the side creeks for a fish to stay out of the run. The high tide will be around 10 and 10.30 with the low tide around the 4 and 4.30 time, as the full moon is on Saturday then you will find the rest of the week the tides will be waning.
Those that have fished the beaches over the past week reported that the winds were a little too strong for some of them, but those in the know ventured to areas like Kinka and Lammermoor beaches and caught a feed, fish like whiting and bream were caught and there was the very odd flathead as well. The beaches like Farnborough and Nine mile were all affected by the wind and unfortunately there were no reports that come in from these beaches. Just remember if you are fishing the beaches up here, you don’t need a permit for Farnborough, but you must stick to the speed limit. And with the school holidays about to start please keep this in mind.
How would you like to win a tinnie and trailer?
The committee is in the process of buying a boat and trailer for the winner of next year’s CQ Crabshock Classic crabbing comp, I will have more news in the next few reports. There has been a change in the Crab Shock Classic crabbing competition for the Capricorn Coast, the dates have been bought forward to June the 26th 27th and 28th 2015, if you would like to know more please email or ring the shop for more detail.
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: it is very rewarding when you teach kids to fish
Till next week

Alan C

Your local tackle shop in Yeppoon.

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