Here's a spot ideal for fishing

PRIZE CATCH: Jeff Evans caught this spanish mackerel around Old Woman Island.
PRIZE CATCH: Jeff Evans caught this spanish mackerel around Old Woman Island. Contributed

GONE FISHIN' with Davo's

THE fishing in the Sunshine Coast region has been great lately, with plenty of anglers heading out and enjoying the quality fishing that's been on offer.

In the Maroochy River, whiting have been extremely active around the last few hours of the run-out tide, with reports of some good-sized models being caught on both surface lures and live yabbies.

A popular place to target a few of the bigger whiting is the clear shallows around Chambers Island, and being so easily accessed from the land makes it a very popular spot.

Further up-river, mangrove jacks have been active around the mouth of Coolum Creek, with the bigger models being caught during the night.

There is a definite trend of throwing soft vibes for these awesome fish, with one of the most popular lures being the new Fish Candy Paddle Vibe. This lure creates a lot of action on both the lift and the drop so it's perfect for covering plenty of ground.

On the offshore scene, mackerel are still in huge numbers just out from Old Woman Island, with plenty of long tail and yellow fin tuna also thrown into the mix. The most effective method for fishing this area has been trolling high-speed, hard-bodied lures around the schools of birds and bait fish, as well as casting and retrieving metal slugs.

The winner of the Davo's fish of the week prize this week goes to Jeff Evans who caught this spanish mackerel around Old Woman Island. For your chance to take out the Davo's fish of the week prize, simply drop by the store with your catch of the day and you're in the draw.

For all the local advice on where, when and how to fish the Maroochy region, be sure to drop by Davo's Northshore Bait And Tackle on David Low Way, Marcoola.

Topics:  fishing

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

OPINION: How my coastal paradise became a warzone

RACQ Capricorn Rescue Helicopter Service returned to Gladstone to refuel after it found a missing yacht washed up on rocks west of Middle Island this morning.

Life after dark in this beachside suburb is not what you'd expect

Higher booze prices 'best way to combat abuse'

Should taxes be raised further on alcoholic drinks?

Report examines best ways to combat alcohol and violence

8800 complaints about water, energy bills in Queensland

Maree Skellern from Tweed Heads Kindy Care showing the dramatic changes in the latest power bill.

More than $320,000 in billing adjustments

Local Partners

All aboard for reno, new menu at Little Boat Espresso

Like your fish cured in Hendricks Gin with candied bacon kransky? This cafe is adding a night menu, local craft beer and cocktails.

WATCH: NASA space station is live, see the view from above

In this picture taken from NASA's International Space Station from April 2015, the SpaceX Dragon is captured with the 57.7-foot-long Canadarm2 robotic arm before its installation to the Harmony module.

See the world from a new perspective as space station passes Rocky

Community garden set for Palmwoods

Kay Nixon at the Palmwoods Community Gardens will be hosting a launch day and inviting the ecommunity to come along and sign up.

Parcel of land to supply sustainable gardening for community

Barry Gibb is coming to Bluesfest 2017

FANS: Barry Gibb talks to a fan next to a cardboard cutout of his young self.

Aged 70, Gibb has re-launched his solo music career with a new album

Mariah Carey and James Packer discussing relationship

Mariah Carey and James Packer are discussing how to work things out

January Jones: Take time away from your phone

January Jones needs time away from her phone

Mel C won't return to Spice Girls for daughter

MEL C is adamant she won't reunite with the Spice Girls

60's British rock legends to return to Australia

The Troggs will play a string of dates across Australia in November.  Photo Contributed

We all remember 'Wild Thing' and now you can hear it live.

Depp jumps ship from agency of 25 years

Johnny Depp has signed to CAA after 25 years with the United

Orlando Bloom 'buried' Katy Perry in birthday flowers

Orlando Bloom "buried" Katy Perry in flowers for her birthday

Want to own one of Australia's best restaurants?

TOP GONG: Mooloolaba Spice Bar has been named in TripAdvisor's Top 10 Australian restaurants for 2016.

Here's your chance to pick up one of the Coast's favourite eateries

Tough times in CBD: Woolies says goodbye Ipswich

Woolworths in the Ipswich Mall.Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times

The last day of trading will be January 1

Look at me! Kath and Kim home up for sale

Kath and Kim from the iconic Aussie TV series.

'Crack open the Baileys and grab a box of BBQ Shapes'

How to fit 100,000 new homes on the Coast

Property, real estate, housing, suburb,  August 2016

Fitting 2m extra people in south-east Qld in 25 years a balance

Hinterland horse stud passed in for $8.25 million

UNREAL: This Maleny estate is incredible.

12-bedroom hinterland horse stud still available

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!