Report 5/2/15

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Report 5/2/15

Post by subeditor » Mon Jan 05, 2015 2:18 pm

We would like to welcome to the Capricorn Coast all the visitors here for the Christmas break, and you will be pleased to hear there are plenty of crabs being caught. Now all the estuaries have had plenty of crabs being catch from them, with Pumpkin creek to the south and Corio Bay to the north. There have been the lucky crabbers that have been able to venture to the areas like Port Clinton and Island and have also reported catching good crabs but the quantities have been a bit low. If you are here on holidays grab a crab pot and give it a go, now over the past weeks we have had plenty of good reports that the roo tails are the best bait for the crabs. The advantages are that it last longer, more crabs caught in the pots using roo tails, it does smell as much as the fish and frames.
There are plenty of good reports of big whiting being caught in most of the estuaries, and the best bait has been fresh prawns, they are around the 35 to 40cm in length. Over at Coorooman and the Causeway Lake there have been reports of the big grunter still being caught and most of the estuaries have had reports of barra being caught as well.
Please note that there is a trawler sunken in Coorooman Creek, now there is a marker buoy that has been place near it and it has shifted and is about 50 meters towards the mouth of the creek from the trawler. Best to stay right away from it and stick to the banks of the creek to be sure.
We have our usual diehard fishermen that have ventured out to the wide ground like the Fern area, Flat and Perforated islands, and from all reports there were some good fish landed. Plenty of nannygai, red throat emperor and coral trout to name just a few, then those that fished Finlay’s Farnborough Boomi and around the close in island were rewarded with a god feed of mackerel.
We had a report come through the shop about a fisherman that was fishing for mackerel and was caught catching to many, selling it and breaking the laws , he was caught and it is great to see that these people that break are reported to the appropriate authorities. Now just remember it is illegal for armatures to sell fish and crabs at all, the professional fisherman pay big money for their licences.
If you are planning to go fishing on the beaches use prawns and worms to fish the beaches, with again Kinka, Lammermoor and Farnborough for those that didn’t want to travel far, Nine Mile and 5 Rocks beaches will always be the better beaches to fish if you want to travel that far. 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 the Christmas break is certainly looking good for fishing. 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.
Al’s tip of the week: go fishing with the family this holiday break
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.
As we enter this time of the year please be careful and drive safely on the roads and the water, and from all of us the tackle shop in Yeppoon please have a very merry Christmas and a great 2015.
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
coucomscrabpots@gmail.com

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