Report 8/1/16

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Report 8/1/16

Post by subeditor » Fri Jan 08, 2016 4:12 pm

Happy new year to you all and I hope the new year brings happiness and good luck, and I hope the new year is good for fishing for you and everyone around. Before Christmas the crabbing was so intense around the Capricorn Coast in areas like Coorooman and Corio Bay that there were too many reports coming in of pots been check and left open and even pots being stolen. We are in the process of contacting the authorities to arrange a meeting to see what if anything can be done to stamp this out, before there is a serious incident and someone is seriously hurt. I will keep you informed and when a meeting can take place and where, and please consider coming along and join in the discussion. Well besides all of the above there have been plenty of crabs caught and there were some good size crabs caught, there are plenty being caught that need to be thrown back to fill out as they are very empty.
Along with the crabs in the estuaries there are plenty of fish being caught with on fisherman fishing Coorooman and coming back with 10 grunter and a good size fingermark, and this was for about 4 hours fishing. Both Corio and Coorooman Creeks have had grunter and fingermark and plenty of good size whiting caught.
Fishing offshore has been good when they have been able to venture out with plenty of redthroat emperor, red emperor and trout being caught, there have been plenty of reports of Spanish mackerel landed especially around Flat and Perforated. There were some fishermen that were able to venture to the shoals and fern areas and returned with a good feed, and some ventured even further to areas like north of the green zone and Karamea banks and were rewarded for their efforts.
It is great to see so many fishermen fishing the beaches along the Capricorn Coast, and they all say that they have been catching fish like whiting and dart and there have been some flathead caught as well. The preferred bait has been the local prawns and the beach worms with some fishermen catching 25 whiting in one tide using. All the worms we sell come with a red bead and our supplier believes that the beads works and you will catch more whiting if you use a red bead just above the hook.

Coucom’s Crabpots and fishing gear tips:
If venturing out wide the weekend is looking good at this stage try around Flat and Perforated for a Spanish mackerel, or even around Barren and Outer rock. Try the Shoals like Douglas, Karamea and north of the Green zone for the red throat and red emperor and trout. If you don’t want to travel that far try Finlay’s and around the Keppel islands for reef fish and also mackerel.
Estuary fishing try Corio Bay and Coorooman for a whiting, bream and flathead you will probably get a good feed of mud crabs, you may also land a few grunter.
Beach fishing try any of the beaches they should all produce whiting, and use prawn or worm as bait.
Al’s tip of the week: Remember fishing is a sport if you catch a fish it is a bonus
Any photos or information about fishing that you feel others need to know about it can be dropped in or email them to coucomscrabpots@gmail.com we are also on face book at Coucom crabpots look us up there as well.

Till next week

Alan C

Your local tackle shop in Yeppoon.

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