Tackle World Noosa

Time to target the mighty mulloway on the Sunshine Coast

mighty mulloway sunshine coast

Now is the time to focus on a prime winter target that can reach in excess of 20KG. The mighty mulloway or jewfish are starting to show up in greater numbers and for some this fish is part of a lifelong obsession. Offshore, the mighty mulloway can be caught on a wide variety of methods from huge livebaits to plastics …

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Winds tough to pick but big fish around Noosa

big fish around noosa

Now is the time to start thinking about trying to target other bigger species. The most obvious target are cobia and jewfish and there are certainly some big fish around. They love big live baits on bigger hooks which should see snapper and pearlies bypass such offerings. They are also a sucker for big slow pitch jigs and soft plastics. …

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Fishing options for everyone around Noosa

fishing options for everyone

Options for everyone were in place this week. Sunshine Reef was popular for anglers chasing snapper and pearlies before the ban comes into effect on the 15th July for one month. Snapper are a sucker for paternoster rigs with pilchards and squid baits. They also love soft plastics like the Gulp Squidvicious rigged on a 3/8th 4/0 jighead. This particular …

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Hungry fish following the bait off Noosa

following the bait fish noosa

Offshore, we are seeing bigger snapper following the bait into the shallower reefs all along the coast. Halls reef is definitely worth a look as this area holds great fish year round. Also north toward DI you can find some patchy reef sections.  Slow trawling any new area with a deep diving lure gives you a chance of hooking up. …

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Snapper making presence felt off Sunshine Coast

snapper presence felt sunshine coast

With a week of blustery winds, easterly swell and showers the fishing was all about the river and freshwater with a good mix of species keeping anglers busy. Starting around the mouth, flathead can be located around the many drop offs that litter the lower river area. These fish respond well to drifted whole fish baits like whitebait and froggies. …

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Consistent winter pattern in Noosa River

consistent winter pattern noosa river fishing

Offshore fishing is definitely heading toward a change with many anglers waiting for the arrival of the big snapper and that consistent winter pattern. The smaller fish are certainly in good numbers and these are the best ones to keep due to their slow growth rates. Pan sized snapper are a huge amount of fun on 3-5KG estuary gear and …

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Queenfish an option in Noosa River

queenfish noosa river

It certainly appears that winter is now here with cold mornings and dropping water temperatures. For the offshore crew we are in a period of crossover where the last of our summer species are still present and the winter snapper are showing up. In the rivers, winter whiting are showing up as are other species making the coming weeks ahead …

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Good season of reef fishing ahead on Sunshine Coast

reef fishing good season sunshine coast

Offshore the reef fishing has been showing signs of a good season ahead. The rivers have slowed a little as summer fish become less active but the more active winter fish start to make their presence known. With anglers enjoying the offshore conditions and lower swell, North reef and Sunshine remain the most popular. Snapper are starting to become a …

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Some cracking fish caught and lost on Sunshine Coast

some cracking fish caught

Well that’s May done and dusted! What a month it’s been for everyone. We have had cold snaps, mild rains and some great westerlies kicking in to keep things calm offshore. With restrictions lifted a little more we have seen some cracking fish caught and lost. This week offshore was a little quieter this week due to strong winds and …

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Noosa River starting to settle after cool change

noosa river settle fishing

Those who did go offshore stayed in close as the sea state was not too calm. It seems that the birds and surface tuna have now passed but are not yet gone. These fish will still be feeding but will be deeper so keep eyes peeled for nervous bait and of course have sounders running. For now the focus has …

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