Another go at the KG Whiting from Paynesville

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Another go at the KG Whiting from Paynesville

Post by ango » Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:54 pm

With the excellent settled autumn weather and the holiday crowds thinning out a bit it was time to get the boat back in the water so I went out from Paynesville this morning for another go at the KG whiting. Out at 8.00am, in at 10.15 am with 10 whiting. The first one I caught was 38 cm or so which had me thinking the big one are back, but the next few soon put that idea to rest. I generally stop when I have 10, no point bagging out if you don't need them so I left them biting, hopefully they will still be there next time.
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Re: Another go at the KG Whiting from Paynesville

Post by Lightningx » Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:13 pm

That’s a nice catch mate!
Plenty of nice fillets there 😊
Cheers 👍🏻

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Re: Another go at the KG Whiting from Paynesville

Post by ben475 » Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:38 pm

nice work!

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Re: Another go at the KG Whiting from Paynesville

Post by Pirkz » Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:15 pm

Despite reading here and frequent nautical manoeuvres I've yet to catch a KGW from around the Paynesville/ Raymond Island area ,although I did catch this solitary leatherjacket the other arvo way across the bay east of Raymond Island on squid in 3 metres. Appreciate any additional pointers.
Oh..... lost the anchor yesterday at Mcloughlin's on account it just detached from the chain on a drop! The connection was not something that I've ever checked in the 6 years that Ive had the boat... so now added to checklist. Lesson learned.. Fishing was tough with only a couple of flathead caught on bait along with a few of the usual suspects, mostly undersize, and a runner which almost took the rod over the side during T making and proved to be unstoppable....Water still coloured on the ebb down there.
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Re: Another go at the KG Whiting from Paynesville

Post by ango » Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:03 pm

3 m is too deep, try 1.5 to 2 m, look for a bit of weed and try using mussels for bait. You will have to hold your rod because otherwise the whiting will steal the mussel every time. Move around, give each spot 10-15 mins, if no bites then move on, only 100-300m each time until you find them. Once you get a few on mussels they seem to fire up and start taking the squid, the best strategy is to put a small bit of squid on after the mussel, this helps to hold it on and if you miss a bite there is a chance they will come back for the mussel.
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Re: Another go at the KG Whiting from Paynesville

Post by re-tyred » Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:53 pm

I intend to be fishing to the South East of Carstairs bank on Tuesday morning. weather permitting. I will be there at daylight. If you are around come over and say g'day. I will show you what I do and where. My go to bait is local prawn and squid.
There's nothing . . . absolutely nothing . . . half so much worth doing as simply messing around in boats.
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Re: Another go at the KG Whiting from Paynesville

Post by Pirkz » Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:36 pm

Ta
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