SKILFUL CATCH: Jake Robertson with a Corio flathead caught on a lure recently.
SKILFUL CATCH: Jake Robertson with a Corio flathead caught on a lure recently. Contributed

FISHING TAILS: Bream are plentiful this winter

CORIO Bay has been busy the last few weeks with the wind not letting up and the flathead have been biting.

Some have caught them using lures cast over the sand banks or trolling slowly along the likely spots.

The bream are here for winter with some nice size fish caught over the last few weeks.

My tip for bream this week would be to fish the structure and rocks around high tide or the outgoing tide.

Bream will bite on anything that is placed correctly in their strike zone which is not far from structure.

Coorooman Creek is holding some nice mud crabs for this time of year.

The numbers are down but the quality is good.

Brendan Reed with a 37cm Corio bream.
Brendan Reed with a 37cm Corio bream.

Some salmon, bream and flathead have been showing up in the creek at present as well.

Along the beaches the whiting are starting to come through in good numbers.

Try using sand worms or yabbies with a red bead above the hook.

You should find them in the sand gutters along the beach.

Offshore fishing has not been favourable but there could be a small window to get out on Thursday.

Mackerel should be around the islands out past the dirty waterline and the squid are starting to fire up around the shallow reefs.

Further offshore the red emperor, coral trout and red throat should be waiting at the shoals for the weather to drop.

The Keppel Bay Sports Fishing Club is hosting the 2015 Corio Bay Classic this Sunday, June 28.

The Corio Bay Classic has been running for four years now with KBSFC running the ANSA event.

It is a great local fishing competition run with a catch and release style weigh in with a tag and photos.

Ash Colley with a salmon caught up Corio Bay.
Ash Colley with a salmon caught up Corio Bay.

Target species are flathead, bream and whiting with the longest in each division awarded the winner.

More than $1000 in prizes up for grabs including vouchers from Barra Jacks Rocky and The Secret Spot Yeppoon.

Entry is limited to 50 people which is great as it is held at Corbett's Landing.

Get on KBSFC Facebook page for a full list of rules and regulations.

Karen, a member of the fishing club, is raising money for Cancer Council Queensland and has set this Friday, June 26 as the shave for a cure night, starting at 4.30pm with kid's entertainment and raffles.

The next Treehouse Tavern Family Fishing Club comp is on this weekend with weigh-in at 2pm on the Sunday at the Treehouse Tavern in Cawarral.

If you are a keen angler of any age the Mirror Angler page wants your fishing story - write a short fishing story and include a good quality picture.

Send it to crakyl@hotmail.com or message Craig Robertson on Facebook.



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