Davo’s Tackleworld – Noosa

Warm weather gets Noosa River firing

The Noosa River was a hive of activity as the temperature sored over the weekend, this intern raised water temperatures quite significantly. The other factor that changed things in the river was some good falls of rain in the catchment areas, there wasn’t a great deal of runoff but enough to colour up the water a little on the run …

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Wind makes offshore fishing difficult at Noosa

With the wind up over the last couple of weeks, the offshore scene has been a little quiet. For those who did make it outside, it has usually been a quick run to the closer reefs. Sunshine Reef, Jew Shoal and Halls Reef have all been popular with the early birds. Pelagics have been on the mind of most anglers …

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Plenty of action on the Noosa River

With schools starting to break up for the year, we are seeing more and more activity on the Noosa River, and in turn seeing more great fish landed. The river seems to be full of quality flathead on the prowl, particularly in the lower reaches. Trolling bright pink minnows such as the Strada Dredge 70 has been a great way …

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Great fish on the outer reefs

Sunshine Reef is really firing, with quality grassy sweetlip and trout caught over the past week. Both North Reef and Chardons Reef have been fishing very well for good-sized snapper, maori cod, tuskfish, pearl perch and sweetlip. The pelagic season is really starting to get underway with a few spotted mackerel and the odd school mackerel on the close reefs. Tuna …

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Noosa fishing heats up

Threatening stormy weather and a storm on Saturday afternoon has made the mangrove jack very active in the Noosa River, with 50cm-plus fish caught in areas such as Johns Landing. One popular lure that is showing results is the Fish Candy Jack Hammer 98mm. Live baits such as herring or biddies or slabs of bonito are irresistible to big hungry …

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Perfect spring weather in Noosa

With the perfect spring weather we experienced over last weekend, anglers were out in force. Some good-quality flathead continue to entertain anglers in the lower reaches of the Noosa system as well as Lake Doonella. Bouncing soft plastics along the bottom or trolling the contours in two or three metres of water on the run out tide has seen some …

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Noosa River has plenty to offer

It is all about the flathead in the Noosa River; quality fish have be caught in the lower stretches of the estuary. Whole fish baits like whitebait, hardy heads and frogmouth pilchards have been the best dead bait offerings. For those of you that love chasing them on lures, soft plastics like the Chasebaits 4” paddle baits from River2sea have …

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Noosa River fishing well for whiting

In the Noosa River we are seeing some huge whiting, places like the Noosa Dog Beach, Frying Pan and Weyba Creek have been the pick of the locations. Freshly pumped yabbies have been the baits of choice but if you can get hold of some soldier crabs, they are also prime baits. The stretch of water between Lake Cooroibah and Lake …

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October the month for flathead

October has to be one of the best months to target flathead in the Noosa River. There have been some monster flathead being caught using drifting live herring baits or soft plastics like the Chasebait curly tail 3” from River2sea. The popular spots to target flathead have been the ski run, sand banks around the river mouth, Weyba Creek and …

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Perfect fishing weather for the long weekend

WITH it being the last week of the school holidays families were out in force along the Noosa River. After last week’s rain the water now has a bit of colour to it and the fish seem to be feeding that bit more aggressively. Large flathead are still in great numbers and taking soft plastics like the River2Sea Chase Baits, …

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