THAT’S GOLD: John Boon from Extreme Fishing Solutions with a cracking red emperor weighing in at 13.5kg.
THAT’S GOLD: John Boon from Extreme Fishing Solutions with a cracking red emperor weighing in at 13.5kg. Contributed

FISHING TAILS: Barramundi and salmon on the chew

THE weather hasn't been kind this week so estuary fishing will be the place to head.

The barra and king salmon have started to come on with the water temp rising a few degrees, and Corio and Coorooman Creek have produced some nice healthy catches from both of these species.

Caught using a variety of baits starting with the good old live mullet, through to your hard body Barra lures and large soft plastics, the run out tide seems to be working for most.

King salmon have been in good numbers in the Fitzroy with many boats catching a nice haul of fish up to the one metre mark and some even bigger.

The bream, flathead and whiting are all still on the bite with Corio the pick of the spots it has such a diverse variety of fishing options, from the brackish water down to the sand bars and drains - there's also great structure in the creeks and along the banks.

Offshore fishing has been good over the last week while the weather dropped out for us, some nice spotty mackerel was caught in close, even the odd few caught from the Harbour wall, along with a few good size Spanish mackerel caught out a bit wider.

Nannygai, coral trout and grunter were all on the bite last week as well, with some fish caught inside 30km radius of Rosslyn Bay Harbour.

Fabian Sutton with one of a few king salmon caught in the Fitzroy River.
Fabian Sutton with one of a few king salmon caught in the Fitzroy River. Contributed

Extreme Fishing Solutions is a local business dedicated to helping others improve their offshore/inshore fishing with off the water tips and techniques.

Learning the essentials will take place in a relaxed air conditioned training room, with a basics course kicking off next month targeted at people with little to no fishing experience.

The basics course will cover things like boating safety, how to understand weather maps and what sites we like to use, all things rigging up, depth sounder interpretation and setup, GPS marks/waypoint management and much more.

Morning tea and a light lunch will be provided and any consumables like rigs and hooks can be taken home.

The courses will be run from the Yeppoon Coastguard training room at the Rosslyn Bay Harbour.

They will be held on October 22 and 24 from 9am to 3pm.

Jesse Fowler with a couple of the spotty mackerel he caught.
Jesse Fowler with a couple of the spotty mackerel he caught. Contributed

To get in contact you can contact us through the Extreme Fishing Solutions Facebook page or email us at extremefishingsolutions@ gmail.com.

The next Treehouse Tavern Family Fishing Club competition will be held on October 24 to 25, with weigh-in at 2pm on the Sunday held at the Treehouse Tavern in Cawarral. If you are a keen angler of any age the Mirror Angler page wants your fishing story - write a short fishing story and include a good quality picture and you could be featured on the page. end your story to crakyl@hotmail.com or message Craig Robertson on Facebook