Topwater Whiting fun

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Topwater Whiting fun

#1 Post by Freewily » Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:39 pm

Gee it's been nearly a full year since my last report. Was too busy with my surfing challenges before I get too old. Already feeling the aches & pains as I near my 60 year old birthday.:roll: Hoping to continue with my fishing passion after I give my surfing away.
Anyway. Had some annual leave & finally the weather & tides aligned for a session.
Left the ramp in seriously smoky air from the bushfires.
Had to travel a good kilometer before getting a hit on the popper. A few more casts & finally hooked a small whiting which was released.
The going was patchy but got results catching 7 whiting overall from just over legal to an elbow slapper 38cm. :lek:
The others were just undersized bream & tailor.
Lost another 3 whopper whiting & a monster tailor that smashed the popper 3 times & lept completely out of the water. :lek:
Was good to get out for another session. :grin:
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YAK P.B. Salmon 60cm, Flathead 60cm, Trevally 42cm, Carp 38cm, Bream 40cm, Luderick 42cm, Tarwhine 30cm,
Blue Morwong 48cm, Mullet 38cm, Bass 39cm, Garfish 34cm, Leatherjacket 27cm, Flounder 28cm, Snapper 50cm, Bonito 60cm, Whiting 38cm, Tailor 52cm, LongTom 66cm.

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#2 Post by kkw » Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:56 pm

Great to see another report finally. Good work on the whiting. I have seen some real monsters on the south side, just outside (and in) the netted pool.

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#3 Post by nigel » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:03 pm

Hey mate re age you & me both but WGAF don’t go out so wide these days but hey still doing a bit getting harder to car top but are well we have to accept certain deficiencies having said that I still regularly troll 30ks of a Sunday morning & 10 Ks couple of times a week b4 the arvo shift it’s not all bad.

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#4 Post by XDCammer » Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:59 am

Nice session Willy. I'm getting into popping for whiting as well. Just bought some Bassday Sugapens HF119s and a new rod. Cant wait to test them out down the coast next month.

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#5 Post by flattyakker » Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:43 pm

Awesome session and some quality fish there, keep them coming :grin:


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#6 Post by Rory222 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:00 pm

Good stuff FW! They are so much fun on surface.
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Murray Cod - 68cm
Trout Cod - 58cm
Yellowbelly - 53cm
Flathead - 91cm
Bream - 43cm
Whiting - 40cm
Tailor - 45cm
Trevally - 43cm
Redfin - 25cm
Blackfish - 34cm
Tarwhine - 36cm
Carp - 74cm
River Blackfish - 15cm

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