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Hunting KGW Now that we have hit winter, it is a great time to hunt for King George Whiting (KGW). It might be cold, but there is still plenty of fishing to do. This article is all about pursuing KGW, as they are a great species to target for a number of reasons, they are a hard fighting fish for their size, they are great eating, and most of all, they are a fun fish to catch on light gear. At around $50 a kilo on the market, it makes good sense to catch them yourself. KGW are for the...

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  King George Whiting (KGW) are in abundance around Port Phillip and extremely prolific in Westernport Bay. As a general rule of thumb it is best to fish for KGW between November and April for the best results, however, they are a fish species that can be caught in decent number throughout the entire year. A few condition that make KGW hungry to take a bait are as follows: Water Temperature Change of Tide First and Last Light When the water is clear, I find it best to fish a little closer to shore, I like to fish hard up...

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When the snapper season simmers down, most anglers turn their attention to targeting whiting. Me on the other hand,  I start to re-focus on one of my favorite eating fish the humble flathead. It is the flathead that I most love to bring home an eat with my family.  When fishing for snapper my kayak/boat is pretty kitted out with a lot of gear. I use this gear to ensure I can find the snapper on the sounder and anchor up if need be, and usually travel with about four rods onboard. However, when it comes to flathead fishing, I...

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Snapper through WA can be locate from Coral Bay in the north and as far as the South Australian boarder down in the deep south. Generally, smaller models around the 4-8kg will be found dwelling in the inshore waters and are accessible to the land based anglers. But if you are chasing the bigger fish you will need to get out to the deeper water, somewhere around 100m deep, and look for some structure or broken gravely ground. Snapper spawn from October and their spawning behaviour can last anything between 3-5 months. This behaviour tends to make the fish form...

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What you need when chasing Whiting on a kayak There is clearly restricted space on the kayak. This factor makes it so important to know exactly what gear you should be taking out with you on a fishing session. Equally it is important to keep your gear in order, as disorder can quickly turn into a bad session. An important tip is to think about what you are targeting before you head out. For example if you are targeting whiting, ensure that you have the right gear on-board for that species. However, it also pays to know what other species...

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