Plenty of Whiting reports again this week, and although the average size of the fish are modest, they are making up for this with sheer numbers. Customer Bruce has been fishing along Quail Bank and bagging out with fish to 38cm, all taken on Mussel.
Neil has caught some larger Whiting up to 46cm along Tyabb Bank around Yaringa, however these larger fish tend to be more solitary fish and generally don’t school up in big numbers.
Out from Hastings, Norm has had success on the Whiting fishing deeper along 9-12m along the main channel edge and along Sandstone Island. Fish around 36cm are common for him, and are biting well on Squid and Cuttlefish.
Regular Customer Trevor had a crack at the Whiting during the week after hearing some good reports from around Warneet. He ended up finding a nice little hole along Gentle Annie channel where he got his bag of Whiting, with 2 crackers of 43cm in amongst the school-sized fish. All Trevor’s fish came on the bite during the run-out tide and responded well to Gotcha Whiting berley pellets.
Across in Port Phillip Bay, Mario has also been getting his fair share of King George Whiting around St Leonards and Indented Head. During his most recent outing, Mario put out his first rod with some fresh Octopus and within 10 minutes the tip was bouncing. After feeling dead weight for the first few minutes, there was a mad rush at the side of the boat as a large Snapper surfaced. Once in the boat the scales revealed the Snapper to weigh just over 7kg. Not a bad fish as by-catch!