BAGGING A BARRA: A Coorooman barramundi from the weekend.
BAGGING A BARRA: A Coorooman barramundi from the weekend.

Find out where the best catches are this week

THERE is some great winter weather forecast for the next week.

Offshore fishing is hot at the moment with good numbers of red emperor and coral trout being caught along with some good spanish mackerel out wide of the islands, inshore there are still good numbers of mackerel around the close islands with clean water and lots of bait schools this week it will be a great opportunity to fish Keppel Bay.

Black jew and grunter are a good target at night on the inshore marks like Findlays and up around Flat and Perforated island along with a hot afternoon bite of spanish mackerel.

Keep an eye out for the whales.

Estuary fishing will see our water clean up fairly well with smaller tides on the way.

Some barramundi and salmon are still biting in the River and Coorooman Creek at the moment along with some nice size grunter and bream.

Mud crabs are full at the moment with not as many around in the cooler weather but you can still catch a feed.

Since the announcement of the Tightlines fishing competition being cancelled a group of Capricorn Coast locals has come together to start the Emu Park Fishing Classic which will be held at the Pine Beach Hotel on September 22, 23 and 24, with proceeds going to three great organisations, Capricorn Helicopter Rescue, Coastguard and SES.

A sign-up day will be held for the Emu Park Fishing Classic at Emus Beach Resort on August 13 from noon to 6pm.

It is a chance to sign up, meet the committee and some of the sponsors ahead of the first ever Emu Park Fishing Classic.

The Treehouse Tavern Family Fishing Club's next competition will be held on August 26 and 27, with the weigh-in at the Treehouse Tavern at 2pm on the Sunday.

You can find the rules and regulations for the competition on the TTFFC Facebook page.



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