Jack Sutton with a fine trevally.
Jack Sutton with a fine trevally. Supplied

Weather may rain on fishing parade

THIS weekend could be a washout from all angles if predictions are true.

The rain is probably the biggest factor, because wind will be okay, up to 10 knots early and picking up during the day to about 20 knots.

Check the conditions before making any plans out wide.

According to reports, there are more pots in the local systems than crabs. In Deep Creek they reckon you can walk the creek from float to float and stay out of the drink.

On saying that, despite the weather, there has been a few crabs taken the past day or so.

Another grub apparently copped a touch-up after raiding pots down Coorooman way.

These fools don’t realise enough is enough, and that sooner rather than later they will be caught. It will depend on how nice the pot owners wish to be as to what the outcome is going to be.

One or two salmon made the table at the mouth of Coorooman Creek, where the colour change occurred on the run in.

Heaps of different species were flogging the prawns and small mullet as they emerged from the dirty to clean water edges. Captures of bream, whiting, flathead, fingermark and jack were also reported.

In between rain periods the steamy conditions might just get the fish on the chew with any luck.

The meeting at Emu Park this week to discuss another deep-water ramp in the southern part of the coast sounded reasonably positive, given we are dealing with politicians after all.

The design put forward by the Parky crew made good sense but unfortunately I don’t know if the funds needed will be available in the short term. There are associated issues with any spot you can think of, so there could be other options that might suit the need even better than current proposals.

If anyone supports the idea then hit the councillors with emails and letters expressing views or suggestions to help speed up the process.

We do need extra boating facilities and the more support the quicker things will happen.

This week’s winner of the Shimano rod is Jack Sutton with a very nice trevally caught near the islands.

He and his dad fished all the dirty water lines they could find and had a very good day, notching some personal bests.

Jack can email me to organise his prize.

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

Contact me at ifishcq2@bigpond.com and send your emails or photos in to be eligible for the next $50 voucher draw coming soon.

Have a great Christmas, catch a few fish and enjoy the time away from work.



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