Report 27/11/15

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Nicole Penfold
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Report 27/11/15

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Nov 27, 2015 3:24 pm

The weather has changed for the better and so have the crabs and fish.

The mackerel have certainly turned on a show. From Farnborough reefs to the wide grounds, there are mackerel everywhere. There have also been a lot of good reef fish caught, with most fishermen returning from the areas around Flat and perforated and Karamea Banks and the Shoal catching plenty of red throat, red emperor and trout. Then there were plenty of anglers fishing the close in reefs like Finlay’s Reef, Farnborough and the Keppel Islands, and some fishing Barren and Outer rock and they returned with mackerel and reef fish.

On the estuary scene the fishing has been good with plenty of anglers landing good whiting, bream, and grunter. There have been a lot of fishermen reporting that they caught barra only to have to return them as the season is closed. Please remember that while the season is closed for barra you're prohibited from targeting them, and if you do catch one they have to be returned to the water as soon as possible.

In the last report I reported that the crabs were still hard to catch. In the last week the reports have flowed in and there are some good catches being reported from Corio Bay and Coorooman Creek. Most of the crabs I have seen are certainly full and there are some good size specimens. Some guys have been using roo tails while others have using fish frames, and all have been doing well.

In the coming days, try to fish area north of the green zone, Flat and perforated and troll for the Spanish mackerel. If you are bottom bashing 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, mouth Ross creek and Farnborough for a whiting and bream using beach worms and local prawns.

If you are in the estuaries like Corio Bay, Causeway lake and Coorooman you should pick up flathead, whiting and grunter. Remember that there are plenty of mackerel at Corio Bay. Take the crab pot along and get a feed of crabs as well.

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 waning after the full moon on Thursday but they are still large and will have plenty of run.

If you have any questions or local photos, hop on Facebook and look up Coucom’s Crabpots & Fishing Gear on Facebook or email us at

Al’s tip of the week: Forget the mowing! The grass will be there when you get back.

Till next week enjoy the fishing

Alan C
Your local tackle shop in Yeppoon

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