HOOKING into some nice cobia - it's not a bad way to spend a weekend.
But it's probably even more fun when you're down nice and close to the action on a kayak.
Matthew Planck, of Swan Boat Hire, delivered this great picture of Dave McGregor and his son James who were kayaking off Double Island Point this week when they caught several solid cobia.
Plenty of Sunshine Coast fishermen having been complaining it's been way too quiet the past few weeks, but that can only mean the tide's about to turn - we hope.
Here are some tips from Matthew Planck:
Noosa: Flathead, bream and whiting from the mouth, the Frying Pan and the Noosaville stretch. Mangrove jacks in Woods Bay, the sound and between the lakes. Trevally to 3kg in the sound and at Munna Bridge. Tailor from Woods Bay overnight.
Maroochydore: Mud crabs between the motorway bridge and Bli Bli in the deeper channel. Big-eyed trevally and chopper tailor from the motorway bridge. Whiting and bream from the creek mouths. Flathead to 70cm along Godfrey's Road. Smaller flathead along the Bli Bli stretch. Big bream and a few jacks in the Twin Waters canal.
Kawana: Spanish mackerel and cobia off Coolum and Sunshine Reef. Good whiting in Mountain Creek and flathead, bream, and trevally around McKenzie's Bridge. Jacks in the upper reaches and from the Parrearra Channel weir.
Caloundra: Long-tail tuna to 12kg and sweetlip from Caloundra Five Mile. Flathead and bream in the Blue Hole. Big tailor and trevally in the Pelican Waters canals. Grunter, jacks and a few mud crabs in Coochin Creek. Flathead from the mouth of Bells Creek. Whiting from Golden Beach.
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