Report 13/11/15

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Report 13/11/15

Post by subeditor » Fri Nov 13, 2015 3:17 pm

There was a window of opportunity for the fishermen to venture out to the wide grounds off the Capricorn Coast and most of them returned with a good feed of Spanish mackerel and plenty of reef fish like red emperor, nannygai and trout. Those that were lucky enough to fish and areas like Douglas shoal and Karamea Banks certainly were well rewarded, and then those that fished the areas like Flat and Perforated came back with reef fish and Spanish as well, but worked a bit harder for them. Please remember that this week the coral reef fin closure is on from the 9th to the 13th of November and it is for reef fishing you can still catch mackerel.
Now with the amount of fish around and the fish being reported caught from the beaches and estuaries you wouldn’t want to go out wide, as there have been plenty of yellow fin tuna, spotty mackerel, doggy and Spanish being caught around the headland and in Keppel bay. It is so pleasing to see so much fish around and better still there are no nets to contend with. The beaches like Kinka and Farnborough are producing good catches of whiting, flathead and there were a couple of reports of salmon on these beaches. One fisherman came in and reported and will be sending the photo an 1100mm Queen fish caught for the beach at Sandy Point. On the estuary side of things there were good reports of crabs (with a lot of softshell crabs as well) being caught. In Coorooman there have been plenty grunter and salmon caught, at Corio Bay there were plenty of flathead, whiting, mackerel and big bream
This week’s fishing tips from Coucom’s Crabpots & Fishing Gear
Fishing offshore will be limited to those fishermen with large boat and at this stage Sunday looks the best day, try and fish area north of the green zone, Flat and perforated and troll for the Spanish mackerel. If you are bottom bashing from Saturday onwards try the same areas and you will be targeting nannygai and finger mark, trout and red throat emperor.
If you are looking at beach fishing try any of the beaches like Kinka, Lammermoor and Farnborough for a whiting and bream using beach worms and local prawns.
If you are in the estuaries like Corio Bay and Coorooman should pick up a flathead, whiting, grunter and remember that there are plenty mackerel at Corio Bay.
The weather and tides:
At this early stage the weather looks like staying about the same as last weekend the winds will be from the east northeast and will be around the10 to 15knot mark.
Please remember as we always suggest please check the weather out on the weather sites like seabreeze or BOM for the updates. The tides are approaching the Quarter stage and will be still large from the new moon.
Now we have given you the weather the tides and the tips the rest is up to you.
If you go onto facebook and look up Coucom’s Crabpots & Fishing Gear or you can email us at with any questions or local photos
Al’s tip of the week: Estuary fishing around here great a low tide.
Till next week enjoy the fishing

Alan C

Your local tackle shop in Yeppoon.

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