Whiting season ramping up
  |  First Published: March 2017

After a slow start to the whiting season, it’s now picked up a notch and I have been catching some good fish from both ends of the bay. Fishing early mornings has been the most productive.

Surf Beaches

All the local beaches have been fishing well with salmon up to 2kg being caught. There have also been good reports of pinkies being caught in the deeper gutters on a rising tide just on sunset. After dark, the gummies have been firing up, so now is a good time to give the surf beaches a go.

San Remo Area
Below the Bridge

There’s plenty happening outside the Entrance, lots of couta, arrow squid, flathead, and odd mako or blue log.

The kingies have started off Cape Woolamai, Pyramid Rock and Seal Rocks. All of these are good spots to have a go, and if you can put up with all of the boats, The Rip is fishing well.

Above the Bridge

Whiting are now about in better numbers all over Western Port Bay. The most productive areas have been Cleelands Bight, Elizabeth Island, Corinella, Tortoise Head Bank, Tyabb Bank and Quail Bank just to name a few.

There has been a better ratio of quality fish over 40cm coming in, which is good to see. There have also been a few reports of pinkies off Lyshardts, Silverleaves and The Corals.

Flinders Area

Some good quality whiting reports are coming in from Cat Bay and Somers all the way around to Flinders. The quantities are not big, but they are quality fish. Squid strips have been the best bait. There are still some good squid off Flinders too if you fish just on daylight.

Final farewell

As this is my last report, I would like to take the opportunity to thank the editor and staff at V&TFM and all you readers. I hope I’ve given you some useful tips over the years.

May all your fish be big ones!

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