Report 2/10/15

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Report 2/10/15

Post by subeditor » Fri Oct 02, 2015 11:51 am

Well the wind has dropped and the fishermen are heading out, and with weather like this I am sure the areas like Karamea Banks, Johnson patch and areas on the northern side of the green zone north of perforated will be targeted. It is certainly great to see the wind ease and better still during the school holidays, and there have been plenty reports coming in about mackerel being caught around Iron Pot Island and also around the Keppel islands as well. Now don’t forget we have the coral fin fish closures starting next month they start on the 10th October to the 14th October and the barra closure starts on the 1st November, this is for all area along the Queensland coast.
Now you don’t have to venture out to far to catch a fish as the close in reefs like Finlay’s and Ritamada have been producing plenty of mackerel and some reef fish like grunter and cod, and these are close enough for those that only want to fish for a short time.
There have been plenty of fishermen trying the luck on the beaches and in the estuaries over the past week and there have been some reports of flathead, whiting and plenty of good size bream caught. Some of the whiting have been around the 36cm in size, with most of these reports coming in from those that have been fishing the end of Farnborough beach and sandy point. Those fishing in the boats in the estuaries were rewarded with some good size(35 40cm) bream and plenty of good size flathead. If you fished towards the mouth of Corio bay there we some barra being caught around here, with most around the 89cm in length. Now unfortunately the crabs have certainly dropped off and there was one crabber with 4 pots only catching 1 crab in 3 days, they will return and hopefully we won’t have to wait too long. Please remember there was a siting of a crocodile in Ross Creek which was up around the old sugar wharf, if you see it please contact National Parks and Wildlife.
If you want to know more about the Net Free Areas the final maps for the net-free areas are available at
This week’s fishing tips from Coucom’s Crabpots & Fishing Gear
If you are planning to go fishing on the beaches use prawns and worms and fish the beaches like Kinka, Lammermoor and Farnborough for those that have 4 wheel drive try fish Nine Mile and 5 Rocks beaches for a whiting, flathead and bream.
Fish the incoming tide at Coorooman for a grunter and use the good old mullet fillet, prawn or whole large squids for bait. For a good feed of bream try Corio bay and also flathead and use mullet fillet, prawn and squid as bait for these as well.
For a big whiting try any of the estuaries, and the best bait has been fresh prawns, they are around the 35 to 40cm in length. Try over at Coorooman and the Causeway Lake for a Flathead and any of the estuaries for a for a barra.
Thursday will be the last of the good weather for this week then the winds increase to strong wind strength over the weekend and next week. As we always suggest please check the weather out on the weather sites like seabreeze or BOM for the updates.
Now we have given you the weather the tides and the tips the rest is up to you.
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Al’s tip of the week: When the moon is full or new High tide is around 9.30

Till next week enjoy the fishing

Alan C

Your local tackle shop in Yeppoon.

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