mackerel

Perfect Winter Days for Holiday Makers

WITH the near perfect winter day we have been experiencing over the last week the Noosa River has been a hive of activity with angler and holiday makers making the best of the conditions. Bream are thick throughout the river system and this has provided lots of entertainment for the kids on school holidays. Small pieces of worm, prawn or …

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Windarra Banks Fishing Well

Some good pearl perch were caught on the new moon in May, so definitely give them a go on the same moon in June if the weather allows. Pearlies really are one of the delicacies of the reef. The 50-fathom line is also holding a lot of squire but they are so small it’s not worth the effort and half of them …

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Micro Jigging Tips and Techniques

This works extremely well when the fish are competing for food. By chopping and changing these techniques to see what is working on the day you can tune in to the bite and almost anticipate when the fish are going to eat the lure. It is important to have good-quality electronics on your boat to ensure you are jigging where you …

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Plenty of Trevally in the Noosa River

The Noosa River over the last week has been the place to be if you love chasing trevally, good sized giant trevally have been coming from around the Coast Guard boats near Munna Point as well as Inner Woods Bay. Surface presentations have been the way to go with smaller surface walkers like the River2sea Scum Dogs and Surface poppers …

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Landing the Elusive Reef Jack

I landed a couple and had several wipe-outs when I hooked what I initially thought was just another small kingfish. But then I looked over the side and saw something orange coming up. Perplexed, I gave the handle a few more turns and saw a mangrove jack of 4-5kg nearing the surface. In that split second when I recognised what the fish …

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Good Numbers of Tailor in Noosa River

There have been some great tailor coming into the Noosa River and one of the best ways to target them is on  surface lures, early morning and late afternoon has been the prime time. Don’t forget to upsize that leader material as tailor are notorious for bite offs. Lightly weighted pillies have also been effective baits. Golden, diamond, big eye …

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Tailor, Whiting, Jewfish, Mackerel and Snapper at Noosa

WHAT a weekend! Last weekend would have to have been one of the best we have seen this year for anglers. Starting with the Noosa River; quality tailor have been in good number in the lower stretches of the river. Big live baits at night have been the most consistent option to target the larger fish. Surface lures have also …

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Bream, Flathead, Kingfish, Tailor, Cobia, Cod & Crab around Coomera

Customers have been finding some good early season bream around Short Island, Tiger Mullet Channel, Logan River, Jacobs Well, Tipplers Passage, The Coomera River, Paradise Point and the Gold Coast Seaway. Mullet fillet, white pilchards, fisho’s and yabbies are great bait. Reports of a few tailor and trevally showing this week throughout the system, we have plenty of herring schools …

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Bream, Flathead, Mackerel, Whiting & Barra Around Bundaberg

School mackerel and massive Spanish mackerel have been holding on any structure and are biting well on floating pilchards and gar. Live baits have been very effective, also getting smashed as the pelagic species move through. A few schools of tuna have been mixed through the mackerel. The tuna are also fantastic fun to catch, either by casting small metal …

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Perfect Weather for Offshore Anglers

Larger bream numbers are on the increase. Lightly weighted flesh baits like fresh mullet being the best approach. Trevally numbers are also increasing with Golden, Giant and Tea Leaf Trevally all feeding around the low light periods. Woods Bays, Munna Point and the back of Noosa Sound have been the most active areas. Surface lures and small plastics like the …

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