Report 24/12/16

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Nicole Penfold
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Report 24/12/16

Post by Nicole Penfold » Sat Dec 24, 2016 4:01 pm

Well the weather has been very up and down with only a few days of fishing for those wanting to get a feed of fish, when they did get the chance to venture out there was some good fish caught. The red throat and red emperor have been plentiful along with the trout and nannygia, and they didn’t have to spend to long out there to bag out.
There hane also been reports coming in that they are getting some good spanish from the finlays and the pinnicals. Some nice reef fish and the odd spanish have been found at Liza Jane and the smaller school and grey mackeral around hummocky. The bigger reds, nannygai and sweet lip you are better off going out to the outer reefs for these.
Creeks/Estuary’s: Good reports are coming in all over the place about the creek fishing lately coorooman crek and Corio bay the better place to fish, with good grunter up the back around the rock areas. Grunter salmon and the mudcrabs are out and about in the coorooman creek around the rock areas and the deep holes on the full tides. Some nice whiting are being caught on farnborough beach, Sandy Point and cooee bay beach. The fitzroy river and port alma have been producing huge grunter and salmon and 30cm bream as well
Crabbing: The crabs are starting to show around the place with a few good bucks being caught in coorooman Creek, Corio bay, I found they were more up the small creeks not in the main channels so if you are planning on trying to catch yourself a feed stay away from channel dropping your pots and head up the small creeks that branch off the main channels. Majorioty of them are full but please check them as there are still some new season crabs around and soft.
If you want to take the kids fishing go to any of the beaches as they are catching plenty of bream, whiting dart and flathead on all the beaches, I think the net free zones are certainly working and bringing the fish back to the beaches and estuaries.
Now don’t forget we are still in the closure of the Barramudi season, you must not target them at all and if you happened to catch one please return it to the water as soon as you can please, there are plenty of other fish to target at this time of the year like the king salmon.
There have been plenty of king being landed in the Fitzroy river and both Coria Bay and Coorooman Creek, if you want to know more come into the shop and we will fill you in with all the information you will need. There are some charter boats operating out of Yeppoon and we can put you in contact with them if you would rather go on a charter.
We would like to wish everyone a merry Christmas and a very Fishy new year.

Alan Coucom

Coucom’s Crabpots and Fishing Gear
Phone: 07 49302301

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