Davo’s Tackleworld – Noosa

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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Sunshine Coast reefs producing plenty of fish

reefs fish sunshine coast

As we headed into the weekend the winds dropped and the swell sat around a comfortable 1.2m. This of course saw busy boat ramps and with low tides before first light the bar was an easier crossing for many heading out to fish the reefs. Out wide Barwon Banks and the Hards were popular for the bigger boats. Despite the …

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Winter has arrived early on Sunshine Coast

winter has arrived early

It certainly feels like winter has arrived early! With morning temperatures less than 10C, those who got up early certainly felt the chill. The winds are showing more west in their direction which is keeping things calmer on the ocean despite the building ground swell. Offshore, the attention has been focused on the near shore reefs of Chardons, Sunshine and …

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Water temps start to drop on Sunshine Coast

water temps drop sunshine coast spanish mackerel

Now is the time of year where the fishing have been great and will continue to be as water temps drop. The spring tides pushed masses of bait into the bays and all along the coast line from Mooloolaba and north of Noosa. This has seen lots of mackerel and tuna follow and many anglers have finally caught their PB …

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