Western Port's run of whiting reports continue in and show no real presence of slowing as we enter Autumn. While the water temperature creeps lower the fish continue to bite as well as ever, with the only real Autumn indicator being the odd angler chasing the fish slightly further south in the port. Speaking of the southern end of the port, and of quality KGW - customer Mark boated a ripper whiting that knocked the genuine kilo mark easily. Mark's 53cm fish weighed 1.1kg and was caught down along the Balnarring/Somers region. That sort of fish is worth money this weekend!
Back up the top of the port customer Chris has been smashing the whiting with his mates. Chris has been fishing out from Warneet and doing well on fish to 46cm on pipi and squid. Chris has also been landing some quality pinkies while chasing the whiting, which we should see more of over the next couple of months.
Up the top end of the port there have been some large fish landed by anglers amongst the school sized whiting. Customer Colin fished out from Blind Bight recently and landed a nice bag of fish with the largest weighed 825g - which will yield some ripper fillets! Colin has been finding the deeper marks around Joe's Island more productive for him with half his bag comprising quality fish like this at times. Californian squid and pipi have been the best baits for him.
Customers Mark and Cip have also been doing well on the whiting around the Joe's Island region. The boys have been fishing the shallower ground during bigger tides and moving to the deeper patches of cunjie as the tides slow and finding some better fish that way. Mussel and pipi along with fresh squid has been the best baits for the guys.