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Offline mighty quinn

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Where do they go and why
« on: Mon 9 Oct 14:11 2017 »
Up until and including Saturday we have been experiencing one of the better whiting season many I speak to can recall,every one I know caught fish Saturday from all locations,I didn't fish Sunday but I'm told fishing was poor and hard work,this morning I fished the main beach as well as Red Beach for a total of three and a half hours for not one fish and seen maybe two throw backs caught in that time between roughly 20 anglers.
Anyone know what causes this or have any theories? They have just closed down.
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    Re: Where do they go and why
    « Reply #1 on: Mon 9 Oct 15:33 2017 »
    Somewhere like the beaches of Bribie are always going to be hit and miss as they are spawning aggregations of fish, and as such they are travelling rather than resident or semi-resident fish. The bite may of shut down because they are more focused on spawning at that time and not feeding. They may have moved, either back into the Passage or more offshore of the beach. When beach fishing you are only fishing a very narrow strip of available habitat and fish can sit out much wider than is fished (e.g. 100 to 200 m).

    It can be a combination of things....   
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    Re: Where do they go and why
    « Reply #2 on: Mon 9 Oct 16:43 2017 »
    Somewhere like the beaches of Bribie are always going to be hit and miss as they are spawning aggregations of fish, and as such they are travelling rather than resident or semi-resident fish. The bite may of shut down because they are more focused on spawning at that time and not feeding. They may have moved, either back into the Passage or more offshore of the beach. When beach fishing you are only fishing a very narrow strip of available habitat and fish can sit out much wider than is fished (e.g. 100 to 200 m).

    It can be a combination of things....
    Thanks Daryl,the buggers have done it twice this year for a week late August and this week starting Sunday,we had a big SEer blow Saturday,I checked my records and there's nothing in common in regards to a big blow or Moons or anything for the two periods.Two observations no weed to be found anywhere and strangely quite a number of small dead stingrays and Sole/Flounder drifting up at Red Beach .
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    Offline kingcray

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    Re: Where do they go and why
    « Reply #3 on: Tue 10 Oct 07:07 2017 »
    same thing happens in one of the good whiting spots in the Pine.
    One day, can catch 20 or 30 no worries, next day - same conditions, tides etc - Nothing.. maybe an undersize bream.
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    Re: Where do they go and why
    « Reply #4 on: Fri 13 Oct 09:47 2017 »
    Moon peaked early Sat morning
    will do it every time

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    Re: Where do they go and why
    « Reply #5 on: Sat 14 Oct 14:31 2017 »
    same thing happens in one of the good whiting spots in the Pine.
    One day, can catch 20 or 30 no worries, next day - same conditions, tides etc - Nothing.. maybe an undersize bream.
    Thanks for that Kingcray. Have now sent you a personal message on that subject.
    Cheers  Tezz   8)

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    Offline mighty quinn

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    Re: Where do they go and why
    « Reply #6 on: Sat 14 Oct 14:44 2017 »
    Four of us fished the main beach,skirmish and finished at Red Beach this morning nearly $70 worth of blood worms for 1 whiting and seen nothing taken,I personally put in 11 hours this week on the beaches for one whiting most have given it away,to early for them to be finished for the season really weird week.
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    Re: Where do they go and why
    « Reply #7 on: Sun 15 Oct 09:54 2017 »
    I wonder if netting is a cause - that could explain the stingrays and soul ?

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    Re: Where do they go and why
    « Reply #8 on: Sun 15 Oct 11:38 2017 »
    Yes its netting

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    Re: Where do they go and why
    « Reply #9 on: Sun 22 Oct 15:13 2017 »
    I believe the dead fish are now the result of a few poor buggers being dredged up off Moreton and being deposited with the spoil along Woorim over the last month in a sand restoration operation.No evidence just an observation.
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    Re: Where do they go and why
    « Reply #10 on: Thu 26 Oct 17:34 2017 »
    $70 on worms, pull a sickie on the right tide and dig em yourself , or try beach worms meth/food dye or my favorite / wet salted yabbies. I know blood worms are the best but finding the fish is half the battle, a blood worm will not bring fish to you