Report 26/7/16

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Nicole Penfold
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Report 26/7/16

Post by Nicole Penfold » Tue Jul 26, 2016 2:11 pm

As you all know we have had some wild weather around the Central Queensland coast lately which has set us back from putting out these great reports. With the weather settling down we can get back on track and keeping everyone up to date with whats going on around the CQ area.
Lets start with the Crabbing, even though the weather has been cool there are still plenty of muddies getting caught around the place the most popular places they have been found are in the Coorooman creek, Corio bay and port Alma. The bucks have been a great size and full, we are finding that we best baits have been either roo tail or fish frames.If you are out on the water crabbing please remember to keep up to date with the rules, regulations and the responsible ways of crabbing while your out and about.

The estuary fishing has been very popular lately providing shelter for fishermen as the winds have been up. Working your tides has proven to be the way to go with just about all species. The whiting have been biting on the low tides around the sand bars along side the flat heads and salmon. After all the rain that we have recently had going up the creek may be a little different now with new sand bars that have formed and the new channels that have been made. So if you are looking at heading out up the estuaries popping into your local tackle shop to get up to date information would be the way to go. Barra, salmon and grunter are still loving those livies, but will be a bit quiet until the water ways start to clear up. While heading up the creeks please be careful of the logs and trees that have been washed down the creek and remember its not just the ones you can see their has been a lot that has submerged.

Offshore fishing has been rather quiet lately but there has been a couple of small breaks in the weather for those who wanted to go the miles for the monsters. Great reds and nannygai have been caught out wide around the shoals, the swains and out off flat and perforated. Also there have been plenty of Spanish mackerel being landed from all these areas as well. Nice sweetlip and grunter being caught in rather close around the ferns, barren and the close wrecks. The Big jew are starting to come in thick around Finlays, Ross’s reef, Rama Wreck and also around Rosslyn Bay harbour. Squid heads have been a very popular bait for those bigger fish and nice fresh bait is always the secret.

Coucom’s Crabpots and fishing gear have recently worked along side the Rotary club of Yeppoon to run the 2016 I CRAB Classic which was a very successful event raising over $6500 for the Capricorn Helicopter rescue. We will be starting to organise the 2017 I CRAB Classic So keep your eyes out for that one it will be another great event.

If you are planning on getting out on the water this weekend, at this stage the winds are up around the 10-15 knots all weekend so staying up in the creeks and estuaries would be the way to go. High tides will be in the mornings with the low tides being around mid day so chasing the fish around the sandbars will be popular no matter where you are fishing.

Thanks and have a happy and fishy week.

Jessica Manns & Alan 'Crusty the Crabber' Coucom
Coucom’s Crabpots and Fishing Gear
Phone: 07 49302301
Peter McPhail & Ross Wyatte with monster bucks at the 2016 I CRAB Classic.
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Crab eating competition at the 2016 I CRAB Classic.
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