The kingfish have been the flavour of the month for anglers fishing all around the state over the past few weeks, with fish being caught from one end of
the state to the other. While searching for the kingfish isn't for everyone, picking the weather and heading out offshore will see you in with a good
chance of a hoodlum. Customer Jason loves chasing kingfish and recently headed out from Port Welshpool to tackle with some heavy hitters around the
island and rocky promontories. Jason fished with live baits and lures and found fish to around 13kg. Live slimey mackerel and squid were effective
along with poppers and stickbaits in the 140mm size range.
EJ Todd Victorian Representative Mitch also got out amongst the kingies in a similar area over the weekend, with a heap of smaller fish around but some
around 6kg making their way to the boat. Mitch found a variety of lures worked but the poppers like the Maria 'pop queen' were effective in drawing
fish from larger packs.
Around the rip the kingies have been going well, although the area can be trickier for many to fish. Customer Steve fished brother Michael and mate Jason
over the weekend to hook up to some good fish on a variety of methods. Live squid, squid strips and jigs all accounted for fish. Steve landed fish
to around 9kg on smaller jigs which gave him a workout - with the other boys getting stitched up in the reef by some bigger fish.