Davo’s Tackleworld – Noosa

Spanish mackerel mania on Sunshine Coast

mackerel mania sunshine coast

Finally we have had a good run of weather which has seen everyone get offshore and stuck into some fantastic fishing, with spanish mackerel mania on the cards. In close the bait balls have been huge closely followed by tuna, cobia and mackerel. With baits and lures not even reaching the bottom the general size of cobia have been around …

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Boat owners chasing pelagic fish on Sunshine Coast

pelagic fish sunshine coast

Finally the weather has broken and the swell is rapidly fading. This week we have seen 1-2 ft fading easterly swell combined with light north easterly winds which has seen everyone who owns a boat head out after the pelagic fish. Crossing the bar has been a lot easier and the local reefs have been fishing well. Out wide North …

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Sunshine Coast spotties in the bay


Spotties in the bay! Yes we finally had a narrow window of opportunity mid-week for the offshore crew to tangle with a few of these early season speedsters. Reports of bait balls the size of double decker busses, flocks of seagulls with tuna and mackerel chopping the water were coming through thick and fast. Sunshine reef down toward Caloundra was …

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Holiday fishing options on Sunshine Coast


Happy holiday to all of our readers and we hope you are managing to get out among some fishing action. For the most of you fishing the estuaries it is that time of year where boat traffic and people on the water increases dramatically. For those looking to throw a line in and have a go while the kids take …

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Southeasterly wind dominates Sunny Coast

southeasterly wind noosa

With gale force southeasterly winds persisting mid-week and a big jump in swell, the offshore scene has been temporarily put on hold. We did have a few narrow windows earlier in the week where those who got offshore around Sunshine wide found the spotty mackerel. These fish were sitting mainly just below the surface feeding on bait and given away …

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Turning up the temp on Sunny Coast

This week the air temp really started to climb. This has seen the sea surface temp rise and with it a hive of activity has arrived. All along the sunshine coast there have been reports of bait fish and flocks of gulls feeding hard. Although the pelagic fish are not here in big numbers they are here. We have seen …

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Time to get offshore on Sunshine Coast

get offshore sunshine coast

Finally we are starting to see a few days that have allowed the guys to get offshore and amongst the action. Currently between moons the currents in close have been lighter so fishing has been a bit tougher. Those guys who made the effort got some great fish. Out wide at Double Island the currents were stronger but the catch …

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Plenty of fish around Noosa on the new moon

plenty of fish around noosa

Offshore has been blowing hard all week with only a few charters managing to do short trips to North reef and Sunshine reef. The strong Northerly to South Easterly winds and New moon have meant it’s been very quiet. At North Reef the boys picked up snapper, pearl perch, estuary cod and a few unstoppable fish too. In closer Sunshine …

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Rivers clearing up on Sunshine Coast


What a turnaround for the weather. The rivers are starting to clear up, the swell is dropping and offshore the winds have dropped enough to let everyone have a shot at catching a feed. Offshore the inshore reefs have been the pick with Sunshine providing coral trout, snapper, pearl perch, tuskies, sweetlip, cod and the occasional cobia and mac tuna. …

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Noosa Bar crossings a little easier after storms

noosa bar fishing kingfish

Well we saw some great storms and more rain at the start of the week, which topped up the rivers and has finally carved out a bit of channel in the Noosa Bar. This has allowed most to get offshore as the swell dropped as did the winds. The swell was still too big for smaller craft and it was …

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