By all accounts the waters off Noosa were thick with spotty mackerel over the weekend so that is the direction we headed. The bait looked awesome at Coolum and I should have stayed there but we kept going to Sunshine as a mate had bagged out there. We trolled and it was different to how he described. We came back to Coolum and found some spots on the surface. We missed a fair few and tangled a bird but finally landed one. Another charter boat was getting the odd one on floaters but they were far from thick so we came back to the blinker to try. No joy here either. Pretty tough old year on mackerel so far.