purple5ive wrote:STriplett1997 wrote:crumpet_avenger wrote:Great effort mate. Your fishing reports keep me going at work even if i do get jealous you are out 24/7.
Just a little tip for you though.
Not sure if you have a live bait tank but if you do it might be worth while chucking the smaller sized whiting in there until you move which for whiting fishing usually isnt that long in 1 spot.
If you throw them back straight away they spook the school and they all become timid or at worse they leave the area.
Its the same when you drop a fish. Usually the bite goes quiet. Something an old timer told me about 20 years ago and ive never forgotten. Seems to of done well for me as most trips I go I keep at least 12 over 35cm
Mind you compared to me you are kicking my arse in the 1st year of boat fishing WP. Well done
Cheers mate. Unfortunately I don't have a Livie tank.. :/, I remember watching a video from winga with some local boys from Hastings targeting whiting and they said the same thing about spooking the school, so I guess it's a bit harder for me then.. I really only want to keep 35 and up, threw a lot back the second day because I had so many from the day before. But I agree, maybe something to invest into soon? Thanks bud
Ive also heard the same drop or release and they go quite.
Did you notice anything like that in your outing since you certainly released a few. Did they go quiet for a bit? Or did you have to move cause they left etc?
Certainly did. Not sure how I'm going to work around that if I'm not keeping fish under 33cm and even then I'm being a little greedy :/