Whiting

Gold Coast Coomera – weekly report

mud crab

Hi everyone, hope you have all had a great start to the new year, once again this week there has been no respite from the strong winds, large swell and rain that has been battering the coast for the past two weeks making it very tuff for those that had time off and planned a few fishing trips on their …

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Low tide beach whiting

WITH summer now in full swing, what better time to chase some summer whiting from the beach in Queensland and northern NSW. Although they can be caught all year around, particularly in southeast Queensland, summer or yellowfin whiting are a great option from the beach in summer, particularly when other beach targets like tailor and bream are in thinner numbers. …

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Whiting make summer exciting

WELL, it’s the last month of 2020 and to say it’s been a challenging year for many people would be a massive understatement. One thing that thankfully doesn’t change is fishing in its most basic form. There is nothing better than getting away by yourself or with friends and family to wet a line. That’s how I escape it all …

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Things shaken and stirred on Gold Coast

shaken and stirred

WHEN it rains, it pours. And pour it did, with some parts of the Gold Coast shaken and stirred, copping 500mm or more. You can’t deny we needed it though, and boy was it good to hear rain on the roof. With all the creeks and estuaries in flood, the systems are receiving a well-overdue flush. The wet can really change things on …

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Two months fishing Moreton Bay

months fishing Moreton

HERE’S a rundown of my two months fishing Moreton Bay, mainly targeting pelagics and whiting (I did very little reef fishing), with most of the departures from Whyte Island and Manly. The end of December was the beginning of our two months fishing Moreton Bay and the lead-up to the new year got off to a good start, with plenty …

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Beach whiting tactics part two: technique and baits

beach whiting tactics fishing

IN all fishing styles it is often the small things we don’t realise we are doing wrong that cost us the most fish. This can all change when we learn from the good days on the water and think about why and how we got things right. Last month I covered what to do and not to do in relation …

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Beach whiting tactics part one: location and tackle

fishing beach whiting

DESPITE the generic name of summer whiting, I find March, April and May can be some of the best months to chase summer whiting on the beach, particularly on the Sunshine Coast and further north. While catching whiting from the beach can be relatively simple at times, anglers using the right bait, tackle and techniques will be the ones who …

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Wading the Broadwater flats for wily whiting

broadwater flats whiting

HI everyone, at the time of writing our local rivers had begun to clear after the recent heavy rain events. The bulk of the fish are in the lower to middle estuary reaches, taking advantage of the feeding opportunity created by the floods flushing baitfish and prawns downstream. This is giving us fun sessions on charters, with a wide variety …

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Top tips for targeting whiting on surface

whiting on surface lure

G’DAY everyone, in this month’s article I will chat about a technique that although has been around a fairly long time, still holds mystery: catching whiting on surface lures. The main reason the whole concept of whiting on surface holds some mystery and disbelief is us older anglers were taught that whiting are only bottom feeders. This is basically correct …

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Gold Coast snapper and whiting biting

gold coast snapper and whiting

I am not sure where they are feeding on the run-in tide but I’m still looking. Another thing that has been noticeable this season is the week between the new and full moons has fished as well, if not better, than the weekend around the full and new moons. While Gold Coast whiting will eat a variety of baits as …

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