FISHING TAILS: Decent sized trout are biting
THE wind is picking up again so those who missed out on a fish early in the week will be kicking themselves.
Some of the catches this week were brag quality to say the least and a few of the coral trout I saw last weekend were as big as you get them in fished areas.
Horse-sized redfish, both nannies and emperor, were going well right out to the wide grounds. Redthroat emperor and sweeties were also on the chew in decent numbers especially over the shoal-type country.
The mackerel chasers are all grinning at present as some of the biggest doggies around have been nailed at many of the local spots from Quartz to Findlay's and out past Barren. On saying that, the biggest fish were on the outside of the main islands.
Crabs are top of the estuary catches and the majority caught lately have been fairly full.
Most of the local creeks and the river are all producing a good feed.
I saw a few good prawns this morning and that could be another option. Unfortunately they wouldn't say where they got them but they should be at any of the popular prawn spots in any of the creeks.
Flathead, barra, jacks, bream, whiting and a few fingermark were reported in the past few days. The rise in wind might limit the better spots to try but the fish should still be chewing around the place. The slight drop in temperatures will make anytime out on the water this weekend an enjoyable experience.
The Green Steel 2016 I Crab Classic will be on June 3-5. Proceeds go to The RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service.
This is a family-friendly event where prizes can be won on random weights, not the biggest crabs. There will be a barbecue, a bar and cooking displays.
One crab per person for the event with mystery weight draws during the day and weigh in on Saturday and Sunday 8am till 12pm.
All prizes will be Sunday afternoon. Look up their Facebook page for more details.
Anyone concerned about the lack of boating infrastructure on the coast should visit http://www.getinvolved.qld.gov.au /gi/consultation/2973/ view.html.
If you believe that we do need another ramp then option 1 is the best.
The chance of another all tide boat ramp on the coast is news many of us would like to hear. By spreading the load away from Rosslyn Bay will help avoid many of the incidents occurring there on those busy days when everyone wants to use the inadequate facilities at the same time.
Thanks again to Bluefin Sports, Rosslyn Bay Kiosk, Stanage Bay Marine, The Secret Spot, Kalka Bait and Tackle who are the local weigh points where you can get your photo taken or just drop yours in. Send your emails or photos in to be eligible for any of our $50 random voucher draws.
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