FISHING TAILS: Fishing champ crowned at the Treehouse
OFFSHORE this week will see some nice weather with a great chance to get out and chase the Mackerel.
In recent weeks the Mackerel have been in good numbers, bigger tides will make the bottom fishing for reef fish harder but there are some good reports of Red Emperor on the wide grounds and Dew up on the northern bommies.
Lots of bait still around on the reefs and plenty of bonito and school mackerel hanging around, drifting for red throat and coral trout are a good target on the shallower reefs with the bigger tides.
Estuary fishing in the local creeks has been great with a big range of species on the bite from salmon and grunter to mangrove Jack and fingermark, working the correct time of the tides for each species is a good starting point with the correctly presented bait or lure to suit their current feeding patterns.
CQBRAG has pointed out there are only eight verified all tide boat lanes with two pontoons at Rosslyn Bay Boat Harbour which are used by 9792 Livingstone and Rockhampton LGA boaties - this is one all-tide boat lane per 1224 registered boats while other regions in Qld only have 300-400 registered boats per lane.
CQBRAG lobbied hard for Coorooman Creek facilities in particular and I believe it is time that we set a course to implement further facilities on the Capricorn Coast including an all tide boat ramp at Emu Park.
The Treehouse Tavern Family Fishing Club held its 2015 presentation day and Christmas party over the weekend with over 80 attendees the event was a great success.
The class champions points where tallied live throughout the afternoon.
Results where the BCF TTFFC 2015 Club Champion Fabian Sutton who was awarded the top prize along with Men's Estuary Champion and Men's Deep-Sea Champion, with the other class Champions Ladies Deep-Sea Champion Lorrie Ebert, Ladies Estuary Champion Shai Gleeson , Junior Deep-Sea Champion Jack Sutton and Junior Estuary Champion Jake Robertson. Wayne Moore won 2015 Sportsfish Champion.
For more information on this great little club search Treehouse Tavern Family Fishing Club on Facebook.