Report 11/12/14

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Report 11/12/14

Post by subeditor » Thu Dec 11, 2014 1:13 pm

This time last month I was writing that we need rain and that there were no crabs around, well this week all the crabbers are out there catching crabs and getting a good feed of crabs. Now from all the reports that have come in there is a lot of the new season crabs around and that you should check all the crabs to see if they are soft or not. Now for all the holiday makers around the best reports are coming from Coorooman Creek, this area has reported the best catches. Everyone is coming in buying and using roo tail for bait, they are reporting that the tails are lasting longer and catching plenty of crabs as well.
The estuaries have been popular these last few weeks as the weather has not been very favourable to the reef fishermen, and those that fished the estuaries reported grunter, bream, flathead and good quality whiting. Most of the fisherman that fished the estuaries use pilchard, squid, and prawns, and there are plenty that use the beach worms as bait.
With the winds up and the seas to rough to go fishing, that limited the fishing to the close in reef like Finlay’s reef, the Boomi at Farnborough, the Keppel Island and Ritamada, there were also some fish reported caught at square rocks and Ross’s reef. The fisherman that fish the wide ground and areas like Douglas shoals, Karamea banks and perforated and flat island were held back with only a couple of crews venturing out, I will report on their catch next time.
There were plenty coming in buying prawns and worms to fish the beaches, with again Kinka, Lammermoor the best beaches to fish and those that had protection from the wind. Plenty of whiting, flathead and bream being reported caught, but they had to work hard for the feed.
The weather and tides for the coming week and weekend, the weather is light north east to east winds for most of the week with the winds reaching about 15knots but they will increase to the 20 - 25knot mark over the weekend. The high tides are around 2.30 and 3.30 o’clock this weekend and are small tides as we are going out of the quarter moon. The low tides are around 8.30 and 9.30 these tides will be ideal for fishing the main channels as the run will be slow.
We can only hope with the school holidays about to start that the weather improves and the wind ease enough to allow some serious fishing to take place of this holiday period.

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: use good bait, because what you catch you usually eat
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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