Report 11/12/15

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Report 11/12/15

Post by subeditor » Fri Dec 11, 2015 2:13 pm

The mackerel are still here in the bay and in the offshore reefs as well with plenty of fisherman venturing out and returning with a good feed, the spotty and doggy mackerel were caught throughout the bay from Ritamada and the Farnborough reefs and Finlay’s reef. As well as the mackerel those that fish Finlay’s and Corio Heads they were rewarded with cobia and Marlin and yellow fin tuna. With the wind picking up last weekend the offshore fishing was limited and there were not many reported fish caught, but the weather this weekend is certainly looking better
All the estuaries are alive with fish and crabs with good catches being reported, Coorooman Creek and Corio Bay certainly produced plenty of mud crabs, there were good reports of bream, whiting, grunter and there were plenty of fisherman reporting that they have never seen so many barra being caught and released. Please remember you are not to target barra as the season is closed if you are lucky enough to catch one please return it to the water as soon as possible please. At this time of the season it is a good idea to check the crabs as well, feel the underside of the shell and if it is soft return the crab as it will probably be empty. As we say it would take 3 of these crabs to make a sandwich from the soft shell crabs, where you should be able to get 3 sandwiches out of 1 crab.
The wind certainly stopped the beach fishing last weekend with the wind so strong they had to venture into the estuaries to get out of the wind.
This week’s fishing tips from Coucom’s Crabpots & Fishing Gear
With the winds abating this weekend is certainly looking good for the offshore fishing try any of the areas offshore like the shoals, perforated and Flat islands or even Outer and Barren for a reef fish and a Spanish mackerel.
Try around the Keppel’s and Finlay’s and Ritamada and Farnborough reef for a doggy and spotty mackerel as well as a cobia and tuna on Finlay’s and around the Keppel’s.
If you are estuary fishing this weekend try Corio and Coorooman for a mud crab and if fishing you should target a grunter and cod.
Beach fishing will be ok along Farnborough and Kinka Beaches and you will be targeting whiting and bream.
The weather and tides:
At this stage the weather couldn’t get much better and this is a perfect opportunity to get out and catch a fish offshore, the winds are light northerly to north easterly for the whole week.
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 wanning after the new moon on Friday but they are still large and will have plenty of run.
The tide are Thursday high tide around 8.30 and low tide at 2.30, Friday high tide around 9.00 and low tide at 3.00, Saturday high tide around 9.30 and low tide at 3.30, Sunday high tide around 10.00 and low tide at 4.00, Monday high tide around 11.00 and low tide at 5.00,
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: The more you fish the better you get

Till next week enjoy the fishing

Alan C

Your local tackle shop in Yeppoon.

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