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Corio Bay

4/5 - (2 votes)
22°55'59.73" S, 150°45'57.48" E

The Corio Bay estuary system is very large, the mouth of the river is almost 3km wide and when the tide is draining it can happen very quickly with strong currents and rips, caution is advised. The Corio Bay estuary system is home to several small creeks, Fishing Creek, Deep Creek and Waterpark Creek which is the main creek and travels inland a long distance. Fresh water runs into the bay from Waterpark Creek.

Corio Bay is surrounded by National Park so respect should be advised when fishing, only take what you need. Waterpark Creek upstream of Kellys Landing (see boat ramp Kellys Landing on map) is closed to bait-netting however the bay is still open to commercial netting. Bait must be collected in the bay for use back up the creek.

The main fish species found in Corio Bay are Bream, Whiting, Flathead, Trevally and Queenfish in July, August and September. Barramundi can be caught during the Summer months however it helps if you have local knowledge or spend a few days on the water to find them. Best bet for Barramundi fishing is targeting the low tide holes, rocky edges and during the run out tide along mangroves. Take caution above Corbetts Landing as their are numerous rock-bars. The Trevally, Queenfish and Mackerel are best targeted toward the mouth of the river – look for any structure causing eddies as debris often washes into the mouth. Spot fishing Trevally on the shallow sand banks can also be effective.

Around and outside of the mouth keep an eye on your sounder for any gravelly surface for good Grunter fish. Yabby banks are throughout Corio Bay – best bet is Fishing Creek and toward SandFly Creek to the west.

Where to go fishing near Corio Bay?

  • Sandy Point

    Fish the incoming tide at Corio Bay for Flathead, Whiting, Bream, Salmon and the odd Barramundi.

  • Corio Bay Mouth

    Black jewfish in deep holes around the mouth and west towards headland. Jewfish are best targeted...

  • Corio Bay Salmon

    If timed correctly fishing for Salmon here is great. Also Flathead, Trevally along with Bream are...

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Capricorn Coast / CQ Fishing Report March, 2017

At long last the weather has changed and the wind has eased to allow the fishermen to venture out and catch fish, the fish that have been caught from red emporer, red... Read more

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Current Rating Corio Bay March, 2017
2.9/5 - (65 votes)
Fishing Report Provided By Coucom’s Crabpots and Fishing Gear

Recommended Lures for Corio Bay

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Laser Pro 160

$16.99
Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Barramundi

Twisty 55g

Suited for some Fish Species.
Squidgies Pro Wriggler - 100mm - Bloodworm

Pro Wriggler – 100mm

$9.95
Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Barramundi, Black Spotted Rockcod, Bream, Flathead, Golden Snapper / Fingermark, Mangrove Jack, Queenfish, Trevally

Bream Prawn Vibe

$12.95
Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Grunter, Yellowfin Bream
Bream Lure the Strike Pro Pygmy 2

Pygmy 2 – Strike Pro

$12.99
Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Bream, Yellowfin Bream

Jewie 150

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Barramundi, Jewfish - Black

Squidgies Pro Lobby

$9.99
Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Bream, Yellowfin Bream

Junior B52

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Barramundi

Squidgies Slick Rig 130mm

$9.99
Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Barramundi

Skippy Surface Lure

$13.49
Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Yellowfin Bream

Squidgies Pro Critter 55mm

$9.99
Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Bream, Yellowfin Bream
Reidy's Lures - Little Lucifer Hellraiser

Little Lucifer Hellraiser – Reidy’s Lures

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Barramundi, Cod, Salmon, Threadfin Salmon

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