Report 24/9/15

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Nicole Penfold
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Report 24/9/15

Post by Nicole Penfold » Thu Sep 24, 2015 4:29 pm

Unfortunately the winds have stayed around all weekend. It looks like there will only be a little window of opportunity on Tuesday and possibly Friday and Saturday for you to venture out offshore. I'm sure there'll be a few anglers waiting to wet a line but unfortunately I think the wide grounds like Karamea Banks and Douglas shoals may be only be able to be fished on the weekend. Try around Flat and perforated and flat islands or even Barren and Outer. There were reports of mackerel and good reef fish coming in before the last lot of wind.

There certainly have been plenty of happy anglers fishing the beaches as there have been plenty of whiting, flathead and trevally caught. The best reports have been coming from Lammermoor beach and the mouth of Ross and the Causeway Lake. They are using the local prawns and beach worms as bait, with some fishers using a small piece of squid then a prawn. The theory is that the fish find it harder to bite through the squid compared to the prawn.

Plenty of flathead and bream have been caught at Ross creek and the Causeway Lake again this week. There were a lot that tried fishing Farnborough beach but ended up at Fishermen Creek, and most came away with a good feed of whiting.

Those crabbing and boating in Coorooman and Corio Bay certainly came away with a variety of fish -- whiting, grunter, bream, flathead and barra to name a few -- and to top it off there were a lot of crabs caught in both Coorooman and Corio Bay. We did have a customer come in and report sighting a crocodile in Ross Creek, up the back near the old sugar jetty. If you see any others, please contact National Parks and Wildlife.

Reminder: the Coral Fin Fish Closures run from 10-14 October and 9-13 November, 2015, and the barra closure starts on 1 November. If you want to know more about the Net Free Areas, the final maps for the net-free areas are available at

The weather this weekend is looking better as the winds are expected to ease on Saturday and Sunday from the south southeast, reaching around 10 knots. Then over the next few days the wind should drop off and come from the east, staying below 10 knots. Before you head out, please inform the Coast Guard of your destination and ETA of your return to port, and check the weather at BOM and Seabreeze.

The tides for the coming weekend are here.

Now we have given you the weather, tides and tips the rest is up to you, but the most important thing is that you go out and enjoy a day on the water or on the beach, and make it more enjoyable by taking the family!

Feel free to post questions or local photos on Coucom’s Crabpots & Fishing Gear on Facebook, email us at or drop into the store for the latest info on what's biting.

Al’s tip of the week: When the moon is full or new, high tide is around 9.30

Alan C
Your local tackle shop in Yeppoon

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