Report 12/2/16

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Report 12/2/16

Post by subeditor » Fri Feb 12, 2016 1:28 pm

Welcome to the Central Queensland fishing report, we are proud of the time and efforts that we have put in over the past 50 years in Yeppoon to help make it the fishing and crabbing paradise it is today.
This week the fishing offshore has been put on the back burner as the winds increased last Saturday and haven’t look like and probably will not abating till early next week. With this in mind this has allowed those anglers to target the barramundi and king salmon that we are now able to target. There have been plenty of reports coming in of good size barramundi been caught in all the estuaries like Corio Bay, Coorooman, Ross creek and the Causeway lake. From all reports the best bait have been mullet and prawns, preferably live, and there have also been plenty caught on lures and soft plastics, I had very keen fisherman came in and was using frozen herring and prawns and caught a barra as well.
Crabbing around the estuaries has been quiet different, with some areas reporting good catches of crabs and other areas the catch rate was low, I did have the chance to go up crabbing in Corio Bay and returned with a good feed of good quality crabs. We found that you have to move the pots around after each day or the catch rate will decrease, and the roo tails has certainly proven itself as very good bait with it catching more crabs and lasting more time as bait.
Beach fishing was been affected by the strong winds as well and you will need to look for a beach like cooee bay or Ritamada where they are protected from the wind.
Try fishing Corio bay, Coorooman Creek and the Causeway Lake for a barramundi or a king salmon, use live mullet and prawns, and don’t forget to set a few crabpots as you should return home with a good feed
Offshore fishing will be limited to trailer and fishing gear maintenance this weeks as the wind are staying around the 20knot in strength.
If you want to go beach fishing try any of the protected beaches like Lammermoor, Kinka, and even the top end of Sandy point.
This weekend the tides will be a little better for fishing they are sill large tides and still around the 3.8meter mark, we are entering into the quarter stage of the moon the tides will start to get smaller, the winds will be strong and look like staying around all weekend, but please check out the sites like BOM and Seabreeze for a weather update.
Please contact Alan if you have any new events like fishing and crabbing comps around central Queensland.
In closing for this week I would like to remind all fishermen that we should remember the bag limit and why they are in place.
If you have any questions or positive comments please contact me

Phone: 07 49302301

Thanks and have a happy and fishy week.
Alan Coucom AKA Crusty the crabber

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Re: Report 12/2/16

Post by junkey » Sat Mar 12, 2016 12:00 pm

Have you had any reports of Pros.netting in the restricted zones?

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Re: Report 12/2/16

Post by Nicole Penfold » Mon Mar 14, 2016 2:50 pm

Hi Junkey, Alan doesn't monitor these forums but if you shoot him an email at
he'll be able to answer any questions you may have.

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