BOOM TIMES AHEAD FOR KING GEORGE WHITING

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Re: BOOM TIMES AHEAD FOR KING GEORGE WHITING

Postby bowl » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:58 pm

cobby wrote:I'd rather 3 Whiting than 10 Snapper personally...

3 flathead,
3 squid
1gumbo
Ahead of ten snapper..



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Re: BOOM TIMES AHEAD FOR KING GEORGE WHITING

Postby hornet » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:58 pm

Night fishing from March to June has produced the biggest size whiting and bags for me on the southern end piers.

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Re: BOOM TIMES AHEAD FOR KING GEORGE WHITING

Postby Redhunter » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:15 pm

4liters wrote:
Redhunter wrote:Based on "research" from VFA, they claim whiting stay in the bay most of their lives, before venturing offshore when they get close to the 50cm mark. If that is actually correct, there should be good numbers available in the bays all year round. I don't understand why there aren't?? Bigger numbers are usually available between xmas and winter, which makes no sense as far as what VFA tell us. Am I missing something??

They're around. It's just like everything else, they slow down over the cooler months. I assume that's because the water temp slows their metabolism and reduces their energy consumption, and need for food.


Very true. However, the same could be said about snapper and it's well known that they are predominately migratory. I can't help but to feel VFA haven't quite got it right with the whiting lifecycle story we are being told.

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Re: BOOM TIMES AHEAD FOR KING GEORGE WHITING

Postby Bayrock » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:48 am

Isn't this what they said about the 2018 season a while back? whiting catches very average so far this year..

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Re: BOOM TIMES AHEAD FOR KING GEORGE WHITING

Postby frozenpod » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:41 pm

Year has only just started and peak time for KGW IMO is March-June.

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Re: BOOM TIMES AHEAD FOR KING GEORGE WHITING

Postby Bayrock » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:57 pm

yup, we'll remain positive



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Re: BOOM TIMES AHEAD FOR KING GEORGE WHITING

Postby denis barden » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:04 pm

Went out for a Fush at 0400 till 0900 this mornin ,moved 6 times not one Ting bite, only caught 1 Banjo
I talk to a lot of people about fushin and nobody is catching any Ting
Hope they come on soon

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Re: BOOM TIMES AHEAD FOR KING GEORGE WHITING

Postby smile0784 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:30 pm

cobby wrote:I'd rather 3 Whiting than 10 Snapper personally...


I rather 3 whiting then nothing

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Re: BOOM TIMES AHEAD FOR KING GEORGE WHITING

Postby 4liters » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:46 pm

Redhunter wrote:
4liters wrote:
Redhunter wrote:Based on "research" from VFA, they claim whiting stay in the bay most of their lives, before venturing offshore when they get close to the 50cm mark. If that is actually correct, there should be good numbers available in the bays all year round. I don't understand why there aren't?? Bigger numbers are usually available between xmas and winter, which makes no sense as far as what VFA tell us. Am I missing something??

They're around. It's just like everything else, they slow down over the cooler months. I assume that's because the water temp slows their metabolism and reduces their energy consumption, and need for food.


Very true. However, the same could be said about snapper and it's well known that they are predominately migratory. I can't help but to feel VFA haven't quite got it right with the whiting lifecycle story we are being told.


They are, but the resident 'winter reds' become a lot harder to target too, with a very narrow bite window and tentative takes of the bait. You could use flathead as an example too, they aren't migratory but they do certainly slow down.
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Brown Trout: 37cm
Flathead: 51cm; Squid: 36cm; Australian Salmon: 51cm; Snapper 46cm; Silver Trevally 23cm; KGW: 45cm

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Re: BOOM TIMES AHEAD FOR KING GEORGE WHITING

Postby ducky » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:49 pm

Firstly it’s good to see. But interested in how people have gone chasing the whiting in southern PPB particularly the Mornington peninsula side.

Last year had some ripper sessions. This year heard very little and donuts the 2 times I’ve targeted them. Good reports from the west in all the usual haunts though.



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