Report 7/11/16

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Report 7/11/16

Post by Nicole Penfold » Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:59 pm

It has been a slow start to the crabbing season around Central Queenslads but it is great to hear there are some crabs being caught from Coorooman creek to the south to Corio Bay to the north. Imust say while on the subject of the estuaries that there have been plenty of good reports coming in of the big bream, grunter and fingermark, and I witnessed the big bream and grunter first hand when I went fishing over at Coorooman Creek the other day. At Ross Creek the boys have been using soft plastics and landing some great flathead, they are working the out going tide.
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Coorooman Creek at Sun Set ready for the grunter to start biting.
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The offshore fishing again over the past week and the coming weeks there have limited opportunities with the wind still a bit to strong for fishing as well we are now experiencing the north westerly wind. There were a couple of the oldtimers that went out and baged out on grunter and caught a few good red reef fish as well, and there have been some reports of mackerel being caught in the bay. Please remember the next coral fin fish closure is on the 26th November to the 30th November, the following is a list of the fish efffected by the closure, The Coral Fin fish Closure: Fin fish include, Cods and groupers, Coral trout, Emperors, Fusiliers, Parrot fishes, Surgeonfishes, Sweetlips, Tropical snappers, sea perches and Wrasses.

If you are looking for a good feed of whiting try fishing Sandy point and Kinka Beach as there have been plenty of fishermen catching a feed, and some have also been lucky enough to land a good size flathead as well. Please remember the barramundi season is closed at the moment which means you are not to target them at all, if you catch one please return it to the water as soon as possible.
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This was caught before the barra closure at Corio Bay by Darren Ireland using live bait.
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Barramundi closure
Throughout the Queensland east coast, a closed season applies to barramundi from midday 1 November to midday 1 February.
We have reported about these closures and we ask that everyone abides by them, they are there for a reason and most importantly they will help the next generation of fishermen.

Watch out for I CRAB the name that you can contact to know or find out about crabbing, We are just starting to organise the 2017 I CRAB Classic and it will be on again at the end on May or early June 2017. If you want to know anything about what ICRAB is or the ICRAB Classic contact us at the shop.

Al’s Tip: Just remember that while the coral fin fish closures are on you can NOT use the fish frames as crabpot bait either.

Well till next time

Thanks and enjoy the fishing

Alan Coucom

Jessica Manns & Alan 'Crusty the Crabber' Coucom
Coucom’s Crabpots and Fishing Gear
Phone: 07 49302301
Email: coucomscrabpots@gmail.com

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