Kingie report - Western Entrance

Yellowtail Kingfish (Scientific name - Seriola lalandi), Kingys, Kings, Hoodlums, Bandits or "Rat Kings" are a strong, exciting gamefish that strike savagely at a wide range of lures, live baits and dead or cut fish fillets. Victorian Yellowtail Kingfish reports right here.
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Kingie report - Western Entrance

Postby PhilN » Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:18 pm

I’m surprised by the lack of Kingie reports - it’s been the best I have ever seen. Seen a couple come through lately so thought I would add a report.
On the weekend was out near Flinders Bank at first light for a tuna look see but got bored after an hour so switched to Kingies. Checked out nearby Kingies locations - marked them but couldn’t get them to bite. Water was a beautiful deep blue at each site.
At the last site - persisted - and it paid off
First on a popper (110cm to tail end)
Second on a Xrap20 (100cm to tail end)
The second was in dirty water by that time and 30 min after we had stopped sounding them. Lesson learnt - work it work it work it. They are there. (known hot spots)
Also did some aerial jumps which I haven’t seen before.
Variety of methods used ( trolling xraps, poppers, squid strips, stick baits, jogging, squid heads) but on the day Xraps and poppers worked.
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Re: Kingie report - Western Entrance

Postby Sinsemilla » Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:32 pm

Nice work mate and thanks for the report

Cheers, Anth

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Re: Kingie report - Western Entrance

Postby purple5ive » Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:34 pm

wow looks like they are on fire!!!
well done mate, im yet to catch my first one and im starting to get a wee bit annoyed that i cant get one yet :(
Thanks for sharing
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Re: Kingie report - Western Entrance

Postby Lightningx » Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:39 pm

Nice kings mate!
Well done :thumbsup:

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Postby Nude up » Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:35 pm

Nice fish good to see some solid fish

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Postby smile0784 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:37 am

Nice fish mate



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Re: Kingie report - Western Entrance

Postby Bayrock » Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:46 am

Good job. Fishery seems to be recovering very nicely. Exciting times ahead, hopefully

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Re: Kingie report - Western Entrance

Postby barra mick » Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:53 am

Fantastic fish there......great day out

Its hard to go past the xraps.last year i caught most off my kings on the xrap.

Cheers bm

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Re: Kingie report - Western Entrance

Postby Mattblack » Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:59 am

Thanks for the report.... as someone with NFI, I really appreciate you noting what worked and what didn't.


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