Avoiding whiting

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Avoiding whiting

Postby daveville30 » Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:51 pm

I've been fishing East Coast by boat using rag and so far only been getting small whiting. Getting dogs using mackerel any tips on avoiding the whiting?
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Re: Avoiding whiting

Postby kieran » Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:15 pm

There's a rig favored in the north of England which you might be interested in... it has a small hook size 2 snelled onto a much bigger hook, say a 3/0 or 4/0. The small hook is baited and cast out, to catch a whiting, and you just leave it out there and wait...

It's very hard to target bigger species or bigger specimens beyond using a larger hook and varying the baits, but if there are shoals of small whiting around, there's not a lot you can do... I have the same issue with small coalfish here. Next three months, they carpet the place. Always wondered what might be out beyond them, and have used a few cut as flappers on a 6/0 but only got one conger...

Hope this hepls...

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