Sport

Weather augurs for good sport

Briny landed this top dolphin fish on Bite Me Charters with the Smurf.
Briny landed this top dolphin fish on Bite Me Charters with the Smurf. CONTRIBUTED

GREAT weather for the weekend by all reports and that should mean a few fish getting caught around the area.

Remember it is still the Coral Reef Fin Fish closure is on until midnight Sunday, November 23.

That means no reefies; however, there are lots of fish on fire at present, which aren't included in the closures.

Species like mackerel, grunter, jew, cobia and fingermark are all going well and are off the no-take list.

Reports from spots like Cape Capricorn, Quartz Rock Cape Manifold, The Ramma and The Pinnacles have indicated that there are a few grunter around.

The current moon phase is also favourable for grunter.

There were some big fish caught this week up to 850mm on fresh prawns, pillies and squid.

Look for spots where there is a structure or feature where the grunter can school just out of the main current.

The creeks are in good shape with grunter as well with quality grunter still around at Coorooman Creek and Connors.

Waterpark is doing okay, but you need to be quiet and have really good bait to do much good up there.

Cobia are here in force ready for their Christmas holiday on the Capricorn Coast. Every year at this time we get a strong run on all the inshore reef areas and rubble patches.

Cobia go well at Findlay's and The Pinnacles for example in places where can haunt eddies and pressure points.

Cobes will grab many different baits from big squid to floating pillies, mullet strips and any of your mackerel troll baits.

They are a pretty good eating fish, especially done in slabs on the barbecue.

Mackerel are still fairly reasonable in numbers locally with the odd bag out at places like Flat, Manifold and Perforated recently.

If the wind stays low there should be plenty of small mackerel around the bay over the weekend.

Look for the tinnies lined up at any of the local spots when the mackies are on the chew.

Crabs have started getting better across the area's waterways.

The floaters from previous weeks are becoming less and less and even a few chocolate fellas are appearing once more.

The shallow creek mouths and bank edges seem to be working the best although in the river, anywhere you can get your pots to stay put is a show of a crab or two.

Flathead, queenies, bream, whiting and fingermark were the reports this week.

A top, warm weekend predicted means a day at the beach is one of the great pleasures we get here.

Thanks again to Bluefin Sports, Rosslyn Bay Kiosk, The Causeway Lake Kiosk, Stanage Bay Marine, The Secret Spot, Kalka Bait and Tackle are the local weigh points where you can get your photo taken or just drop yours in.

Contact me at ifishcq2@bigpond.com Send your emails or photos in to be eligible for next $50 voucher draw.

Topics:  fishing, outdoor-living




Business as usual at Berserker store hit by ram raiders

Leanne Russell stands outside her fish and chip shop on Berserker Street the morning after ram raiders smashed in her storefront doors.   Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin

Two other Rockhampton businesses were hit overnight

Central Queensland entrepreneur invents peck-proof helmet

MAGPIE PROOF: Mike from Swoopaway with kids from the Blackwater PCYC.

Local cyclist solving the swooping problem.

Artist wins CQU award for second time

AWARD WINNING: Coowonga artist Peta Lloyd won the inaugural CQU Creates prize for her merged work Tree, bird, book. Photo Contributed

Artist wins award for works depicting amalgamation impact

Latest deals and offers

Thy Art Is Murder are killing it

See Thy Art is Murder on their killer tour happening right now. Photo Contributed

We talk with Thy Art is Murder about touring, babies, and new music

Date announced for Prince tribute concert

A Prince tribute concert will take place later this year

Matt Damon is taking a break from acting

Matt Damon is taking a break to spend time with his family

Police foiled terrifying 1m plot to kidnap Katie Price

Police foiled a £1 million plot to kidnap Katie Price and her family

Kristen Bell's baby confession

Kristen Bell once pretended to be asleep when her baby woke up early

Babylon 5's Jerry Doyle has died

Jerry Doyle has died from unknown causes at the age of 60

You can own this Queensland town for just $1

Yelarbon

Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

Iconic Denison St building sold for close to $1M

The Swan Hotel building in Denison St.

ONE of Rockhampton’s most iconic buildings has been sold

Unique Rockhampton bar hits the market

HOT PROPERTY: Cuban themed bar Chango Chango is up for sale.

Popular Rocky bar hits the market.

72-year-old Coast developer set to start new project

GREEN LIGHT: The Cosmopolitan has been approved for development at Cotton Tree.

Meet the Canberran set to deliver another chapter for Coast suburb

Plans revealed for 1500-lot 'master-planned community'

Precinct will be bounded by Boundary St and Shoesmith Rd