Davo’s Tackleworld – Noosa

Sun’s out, rods out!

This week we definitely saw a change in the season with the first downpours hitting the sunny coast. Offshore before the winds things were certainly showing good signs of fishing with some solid cobia and yellowtail king coming off various wrecks in the region. We also have had some great entries into our September snapper comp so please keep up …

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Snapper and pearlies rage on

Spring has landed with thump and the sun has let us all know it’s going to be a hot one ahead. With temperatures on the rise it won’t be long until we are all chasing pelagic monsters and hooking the big one! Offshore had a great week post full moon with some cracking fish landed for our snapper comp. For …

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Sensational start to spring

Cool mornings, light winds and perfect daytime temps is why we live on the coast! With the winds tending to be light and variable the offshore crew certainly made the most of conditions and landed some great fish. This month sees the start of the Davos snapper comp. It runs for the entire month of September, is free to enter …

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Tasty reefies coming in

Offshore has been slower mid week due to the increasing winds. Earlier in the week and especially the weekend we had lighter westerly winds in the mornings and almost no swell! The main target have been snapper and pearl perch and we have even seen a continued smattering of pelagics too! Sunshine has smaller snapper, coral trout, sweetlip and pearl …

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A sense of spring in the air

WITH a sense of spring in the air and a few opportunities for the offshore crew, there is certainly a feel of better things to come. The offshore days were limited due to winds and swell, but those who went out fished North Reef, Sunshine Reef and the bigger boats even managed some trips to Double Island. The local reefs …

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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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