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  1. Hey guys Been a few months since i have posted a report. Been busy with work, xmas and a quick holiday to Agnes Waters where i watched the the wind blown20-25knots for 7 days straight . My 9yr old has been some what not so keen on fishing in the Surtees since i brought it about 18 months ago. Finally he agreed to leave his rugby league ball, cricket ball, runnings shoes and ps4 alone for a few hours and come for a run this moring to chase a few whiting and maybe a flathead if he was lucky . Now i havent fished for whiting much in my years fishing moreton bay. So i rang a pro fishing mate of mine and he gave me an area of interest east of the mouth of the cabooluture river and we set off armed with some live worms (wow there not cheap) few 6lb handlines and the young fellas 10lb spin out out fit. Started our 1st drift in glass out conditions about 7.30am and proceeded to fill the esky with winter whiting around the 22cm to 27cm getting 16 in the 1st drift and thowing any back under 20cm. Als got that flathead he came for but it was just undersize and jumped out of his hand while trying to get a picture. Started the 2nd drift and put 8 more in the esky with both of us on the double hook ups!!!!. After that and with the Northerly kicking in we made a dash for the ramp and headed home with a good feed of 22 solid winter whiting for the us and the grandparents . Gotta love a kids smile when they are having a great time. Panckro bread crumb whiting for dinner. Yummo Cheers Josh <><
  2. Drop Bear

    south queensland Noosa With The Croud

    Just a quick report from my Noosa trip over Christmas. It was very quiet. I caught 3 little Trevs land based at a spot that @Angus pointed me to. I trawled for a few hours up the river for one nice foul hooked scat. Cool fish really put up a fight. We yabby fished a nice whiting... my father in law wont stop bragging about it I am really glad he got it and it is great that he gets to brag about it. I don't even remind him that it was my boat, my rod, I put the hook on, I caught the bait, I put him on the spot and told him where to cast haha. We had a great tour of the everglades. Such a stunning spot. Also it was great to visit the oyster reefs up there. I couldn't raise any fish form them even though I tried pretty hard. Great to see them though and I hope they are a huge success.
  3. kmcrosby78

    south queensland Wonders Of Whiting

    Took the wife and two kids out to the Small Ships Channel yesterday so see if we could locate some whiting. Leisurely 10:30am at the ramp and plenty of spots left (thankfully as the weather was brilliant). Got distracted on the way out by some birds working which on closer inspection had tuna busting under them (not sure if macks or longies - out of practice ....). Rued the fact that for once I hadn't put in a rod with a slug on it but luckily had one larger combo so quickly rigged up some ganged hooks and threw a pillie out. That school moved away for us but I hadn't got around to rigging up the whiting rods and there were a few packs of birds and tuna in the general area so I figured I may as well prepare the rods there with a line in the water rather than when we pull up for whiting. Ended up hooking a small (bit over a metre) shark that I got to the boat but unfortunately (for me as I wanted a feed of flake, but my wife wasn't too disappointed) it made a sudden dive to the bottom as I reached for it's tail and popped the swivel (note to self - loosen the drag near the boat and also double check I haven't used a swivel more suited to whiting fishing ......). Moved off to the Small Ships Channel and started scratching my head about where to fish (still a novice about this) before settling on an area slightly deeper (approx. 5m). Drifted to the south through the middle of the channel and the wife picked on nice winter whiting up (25cm), followed by another one for my son Liam a couple of minutes later (at which point we realised how far we had drifted), then my wife caught another one straight after so we decided to anchor up. Good decision - 21 whiting in total (half a good size and half smaller but they were swallowing the hooks so we kept them all). Also had two small grinners and at least 15 of these tiny little emperor with a dot on them (not moses) so a busy and fun time was had by all. My 3 and a half year old George also had an undersized sand crab get tangled by his line while it was eating his little emperor so that was added fun, as was the dolphins, turtles and two or three dugongs that we saw. We were using s small pack of bay prawns I'd bought at the fish shop at Colmslie last weekend - peeling them and cutting them into half kept me busy, as did dealing with all the fish .... Good problem to have, but next time I'll buy peeled prawns Saw even more birds (and some tuna) working on the way home but we'd stayed out longer than expected so did the right thing and kept going. Had a drama with the motor stalling and not re-starting (for a while) when back at the ramp which put a slight dampener on things but regardless an awesome family day out that we'll hopefully replicate (and better) many times over. Had the fish tonight (gave some to the in-laws) and now we're out, so George has declared that we have to go get more (after we get the motor looked at ....) . Liam didn't waste any time putting his new Alvey combo that he won at last week's Wynnum Fishing Classic to good use ..... And I've now got some prime snapper/grass sweetlip baits ready to go. I cut the frames into small pieces and put them in with the heads so I have ready made berley.
  4. A freezing start greeted us Sunday morning for the Toorbul monthly fishing comp. We really struggled to find quality fish with a lot of undersized bream coming over the side. There was no breeze and the water was the clearest I have seen it in the past year. I think this may have scared off the fish from their normal areas in the shallows Final tally 3 whiting all 31cms and a couple of bream
  5. Headed out for a fish and managed a couple of unusual catches. Caught my first ever crab!!!!, and also managed to hook up to a one eyed whiting. Both caught on soft plastics. Picked up quite a few small flatties as well which were all released.
  6. Hey guys, Going over for the weekend this weekend leaving Friday and coming back sunday on the Micat. I will be land based and was hoping someone could give me a bit of a run down on a good sport to grab a feed over there. I am going with the better half and a group who aren't that into fishing so I might only be able to get away for a few hours. We're planning on staying close to the resort. Any decent spots within a relatively quick drive that is worth a fish on the Eastern side of the island. Last time there looked like there some pretty good gutters and I still think it is hard to go past a good feed of whiting. Any time saving spots I can head straight to to maximise my time soaking a line would be much appreciated!
  7. Managed to capture a great trevally strike right at the side of the yak last weekend. Water was only around 40cm deep and there must have been around 10cm of line left. Took me by surprise thats for sure. Also managed a few other fish on the surface and soft plastics.
  8. I've attached a link from the video I put together from a couple of mornings ago. Cheers.
  9. Fishing the picturesque setting of Walpole WA for King George Whiting when my bait was taken by and Eagle Ray. No chance, right? What and see! :-)
  10. Fished the Monthly Toorbul Comp yesterday. Fished the mouth of Coochin Creek early for the annoying pony fish (atm my most hated fish!)and undersize bream. Moved to Hussey Creek to find more under size bream. The wind got up so I decided to try Coochin again. It payed off this time boating 10 nice whiting. Inbetween them where the normal rays and long toms to keep the little reels screaming. One of the whiting was this horse at 40cms. A couple of cms under my PB but was still stoked to get it. Little hands always make for better fish photos
  11. Great morning. Hit a Tweed coast tidal lake this morning hoping to get some whiting. Lots of yabby banks made things look promising but kicked off the morning with a green marlin... Hmm. Not to be put off kept going and managed a few mini bream. Finally on a nice sandy flat Joel pinned something better. After a good fight presto... Our target. Thay was about it for the morning. Slower than some but every dawn on the water is awesome. We got home to be regailed with how good the Whiting were in the surf. Tanya's dad had managed 6 in a quick pre breakfast session. Eating like kings this weekend. If only weekends were longer.
  12. Headed into the creek today to drop some crab pots in and rustle up some bream. Pots down and a few bream later it was time to head back... Back down the beach for one more dig at the Whiting for dinner (there are 9 people). Not a bad little crack and a good feast coming. Hopefully we can replicate tomorrow plus some crab Then little time with the boy before beer o'clock. 3 reports in one day... Not bad
  13. Self explanatory... Got some bigger sessions planned ill put more effort into report then. Time for coffee and brownie pointa
  14. Headed back for a lunch time flick with Joanne, @Tanya mother. As it happens she is a whiting fisher person who grew up at Bribie fishing for Whiting exclusively. Well it shows. 8 fish caught and 2 by me. Oh well a cracking dinner on the way.
  15. Well what a fun session. Hit a new spot this morning with good results. Using exclusively topwater lures my mate Joel and I yakked the dawn chasing, well whatever would bite. It was a bit slow to start with a few pike coming over the side... Things were looking grim and took this snap so I could at least do a poor report. No long after the sun breached we came to a little drop off. The current was moving over the shallow weed beds and edying as it hit the deep water. This is were things improved. Every cast was a bream hit with over 20 landed in an hour. The most productive and entertaining session in ages. Stopped taking pictures as well, they all look the same after a while... As if I was not happy enough the last fish I hooked was my best for the day. After a solid no mucking around surface hit and a brilliant fight in less than 1m of water I caught site of a huge whiting. A measure confirmed what I had been hoping. A new PB at 43cm. A genuine elbow slapper Very happy with the session I was home to help with the kids by 8am. Great start to the day.
  16. Caught this fat girl on a yabbie off the bank at the park at the end of the Esplanade at Toorbul, quick pic and back in the drink, to release all the roe she had in her. Caught another 4 but all under size, fishing beats working. MSB
  17. Well I managed to sneak out for an hour while Alastair was asleep yesterday. Northerly made it really hard to flick plastics but used a few pipis to catch a few worms and converted these into a double trifecta of Casurina bread and butter. Probably my pb or close dart as well pushing 45cm. Nothing flash but a nice dinner for today. Had to settle for this marinara I made for dinner last night (slowly perfecting this).
  18. After last weekend’s success, it was time to go fishing again. Our first spot was at Chevron Island. With the steep drop off and oyster covered rocks, it doesn’t really look like a go to spot for whiting, but it produces. It only took about 90 seconds for Eva to get the first whiting, a good fish of 30 cm. We got a few more whiting there and some legal bream and tarwhine to 30cm before we decided to head upstream to Mermaid Waters. Again, very quickly we got our first whiting before we got a couple of bream. One of the lines then took off out of the rod holder and started sliding down the beach, with a grunter bream of about 34 cm being the culprit. Things went quiet for awhile. Max started fishing for garfish and got a fan tail mullet of about 10 cm which I used for live bait, only to have it eaten by a pike eel. We then got a double hook up which turned out be another solid grunter and then a whiting. All in all, it was another fun day which produced a good feed of fish.
  19. Hi all, With a weekend not dominated by rain, it was time to get out and have a serious fish for whiting. The first port of call was a location at Paradise Point. It generally holds plenty of fish, but it has plenty of run. This is not usually a bad thing, but at this spot nine times out of ten the run is full of weed. It didn't disappoint with more weed than a Friday night in Nimbin. Both Max and I got our PB of weed, and I got a pile that must of been about 3kg (wet weight) that took line in the current. There were a couple of whiting mixed in with the salad. Yabbies were the the best bait on this occassion. We followed up the morning session with a later afternoon trek to the Nerang River. Specifically to a spot at Chevron Island which I refer to as either the "Pancake Manor" due to the amount of stingrays present or the "Ant Farm" due to the high probability of being bitten by a variety of ant species. Often the best bite there is from a green ant. The stingrays didn't disappoint with a three out of the first four fish being stingrays and the other being a long finned catfish eel. Not a great start but persistence paid of with a good burst of whiting at dusk and into the evening. Cribb Island worms did the trick here. The best fish for the trip was only 33cm, but most were between 29 and 33cm. We ended up with a fair haul. The light got too poor to record any useable footage after awhile, but the highlight in my opinion is at the end of the video when a very excited Max deals with a double hook up of a 32 and 33cm fish. You sometimes hear that you can't catch fish land based in the Nerang, but that is not true. While public access to the foreshore is limited, there are still various locations to get a feed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTyqVLLTHDc
  20. While "summer" whiting can be caught year round on the Gold Coast, I start to focus on them from August onwards. As the day length gets longer, this stimulates the development of their gonads which requires them to feed more, hence making them easier to catch. Contrary to popular opinion, you can catch a feed of whiting during the day in the Nerang. I braved the 20+ knots of westerly on the weekend and went up the Nerang River where I still got third degree wind burn. We finished with a feed of okay sized whiting from 29 to 36 cm, so no trophy fish, but a solid kilo or so of fillets. One legal tarwhine and a few undersized bream were the only other fish caught.
  21. Hit the goldy last Friday night for a session with a mate chasing some whiting on bait, we both cracked out the alveys grabbed a few beers and anchored watching the footy and having a few laughs. Was a slow night but the quality of the catch was good