Report 22/12/15

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Report 22/12/15

Post by Nicole Penfold » Tue Dec 22, 2015 9:10 pm

The wind has put a spanner in the works in regards to the fishing on the Capricorn Coast as it has stopped the fishing offshore and even around the Keppel Islands and the close in reefs. But look at the positive: it lets us do maintenance on the boats and trailers in preparation for when the wind does ease.

The estuary fishing was not affected too much by the wind and it is pleasing to hear of the good fish caught in all the estuaries like Corio Bay, Coorooman and the Causeway Lake. The big whiting have certainly returned and there have been plenty of fisherman reported catching them. There have also been plenty of flathead and bream caught in all the estuaries, and there have been plenty trying and returning with some big mud crabs just in time for Christmas. Now please check the crabs as there are a lot of soft shell crabs and these should be returned to the water.

Like the offshore fishing the beach fishing has also been affected by the winds, and only the beaches like Ritamada and top end of Sandy point was where the best reports come from this week. There anglers found a bit of protection from the wind and landed some bream and whiting.

Coucom’s Crabpots and fishing gear tips:
Fishing out wide will be out for a few weeks by the look of the weather, as the southeasters have returned and it will be hard to predict what the weather will do with the possibility of a cyclone in the gulf. Our tip would be stay off the water unless you really have to go out.
Estuary fishing try Coorooman, Corio Bay and the causeway and Ross Creek for a feed of mud crabs, fish for whiting, flathead and bream using worm and prawns as bait. Remember, it's always good to have a set line out with a pilchard or better still a herring there is a good chance of catching a flathead or salmon.

Beach fishing will be limited to a couple of beaches like Ritamada and Top of sandy point or around Cooee Bay, try for a cod or bream and use worm prawn and again pilchard or herring as a set line.

Al’s tip of the week: Have a relaxing Christmas and don’t relax too much and hope 2016 brings you luck.

We love getting fishing info and/or photos from customers and readers, and you can give these to us at the store or email us at coucomscrabpots@gmail.com. We are also on Facebook.

Till next week
Alan C
Your local tackle shop in Yeppoon.

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