Whiting

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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Tips for Moreton Bay winter whiting

They can certainly be found in even deeper water, such as near the Moreton Island Sandhills. Furthermore, during most winters some of the smaller fish (under 25cm) also enter the mouths of rivers and creeks. Interestingly, the fish occasionally disappear when the water gets deeper than 3.5m while drifting, and other days they start appearing at 3.5m and increase in …

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Perfect fishing weather for the long weekend

WITH it being the last week of the school holidays families were out in force along the Noosa River. After last week’s rain the water now has a bit of colour to it and the fish seem to be feeding that bit more aggressively. Large flathead are still in great numbers and taking soft plastics like the River2Sea Chase Baits, …

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