FISHING TAILS: Wreck Beach turns up some quality queenies
ONCE again the wind rises for the weekend as around 15 to 25 knots is predicted, although it does look like dropping during next week while we are all at work.
That means the fishing, like previous weeks, will mainly be confined to the relatively sheltered areas of the estuaries and the Fitzroy.
Grunter just keep on coming on both in the creeks and the offshore pinnacles or wrecks.
Some quality fish were taken in the Fitzroy, Coorooman Creek, Quartz, Findlay's and The Pinnacles this week and when the weather comes good they will be on the menu again.
Prawns, pillies, squid and mullet flesh were all doing the trick, which means you can use just about any fresh bait to catch grunter.
Last week in those early westerlies, Wreck Beach at Keppel turned up some great sporting size queenies and trevally.
The crew landed upwards of a dozen queenfish over 3kg and a couple of tea leaf trevally which were all released for another day. These top light gear fighters were attracted by the schools of hardyheads over there at present.
Doggie mackerel have been building in numbers outside the islands, especially around Barren and Outer. A few were nailed down south in the bay before the wind got up again and as usual the majority were just undersize with about a one in 10 ratio to keepers.
Floating pillies and lures both did the damage, although the majority were caught on flashas. There are still quite a few spanoes around the area, with the better fish out wide.
Big bream have given some of the Port Alma crew a bit of curry as they were smashing any bait that hit the water at one stage. The rock bars near the river mouth and around Thompson's Point were going well too.
That is a good sign for any of the bream chasers as they should be thick in all the creeks and around the local headlands.
Flathead have been steadily growing in numbers lately and a few decent fish were scored in the past week in the deeper channels in the mouths of the local creeks. These bread and butter species are coming good at the right time for the Keppel Bay Sportsfishing Club's annual Corio Classic.
This event will be on next weekend, as the name says, at Corio Bay. And appropriately here are a few photos from KBSFC.
These guys are a local club promoting eco-friendly fishing practices while still getting out enjoying your fishing and taking a feed all at the same time. Look up their Facebook page for any details you wish to know or even how to join them.
Thanks again to The Secret Spot, Rosslyn Bay Kiosk, Barra Bait and Tackle, the Causeway Lake Kiosk, Stanage Bay Marine and Bluefin Sports, Kalka Bait and Tackle, which are the local weigh points where you can get your photo taken or just drop yours in.
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