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Offline Lapras

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Sight Casting for Whiting
« on: Mon 3 Dec 12:57 2018 »
As a follow up from my previous post, I did manage to find a small hole the next day when we went for a walk along the beach.  It was only about a foot and a half deep and absolutely full of whiting.  We didn't have any gear with us but had fun herding them into a corner where they would take off through the shallows or dart between our legs when they ran out of space.  I came back with a line but by that time the tide had turned and small dart had infested the hole.

The whiting had moved to the shallows and were very visible so had an absolute ball sight casting for them.

Spent a great couple of hours and although I saw some horses, couldn't get the bigger ones to take a bait (or I couldn't stop the smaller ones getting to it first).  I did manage to get a feed, but must have thrown back 20+ slightly undersized fish.

Anyway, fun times!

Dave


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    Re: Sight Casting for Whiting
    « Reply #1 on: Mon 3 Dec 15:46 2018 »
    Good stuff man, keep them posts coming, like the pics
    MSB

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    Re: Sight Casting for Whiting
    « Reply #2 on: Tue 4 Dec 00:11 2018 »
    G'day Lapras,

    Thanks for the report. Nice gutter, was that location accessed with 4WD?

    Cheers,
    bondy
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    Re: Sight Casting for Whiting
    « Reply #3 on: Thu 6 Dec 09:02 2018 »
    No Bondy, pushbike.

    From my place anyway, or a nice walk along the beach which is how we found it.  It was near Access 110 which is just off David Low Way where it runs around the north end of the Sunshine Coast Airport runway.

    Dave
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    Re: Sight Casting for Whiting
    « Reply #4 on: Sun 9 Dec 23:16 2018 »
    Hi Dave,

    Seems like a very good spot, fish is a bonus though. I've been tempted to drive to that area, from what I gather I would need to get the barge across, would that be correct? I have a normal sedan. 
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    Re: Sight Casting for Whiting
    « Reply #5 on: Mon 10 Dec 18:02 2018 »
    Hi Bondy
    I think this would be somewhere along the Marcoola area beachfront, just north of the Maroochy River, beachside of the Sunshine Coast aiirport there. Not sure exactly which access point though. No need for a ferry ride.

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    Re: Sight Casting for Whiting
    « Reply #6 on: Tue 11 Dec 00:16 2018 »
    G'day peteh,

    Ok, Thanks for that.
    Bondy
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    Re: Sight Casting for Whiting
    « Reply #7 on: Tue 11 Dec 20:58 2018 »
    Fun times for sure Dave, that would have been a blast.
    Have you been back since?

    Regards Dan

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    Re: Sight Casting for Whiting
    « Reply #8 on: Thu 13 Dec 07:31 2018 »
    Hi All,

    PeteH is right Bondy, just past the "Surf Air" high rises as you go round the airport at Marcoola.  No barge and about 1 1/2 hours from Brisbane.

    I haven't been back Dan, but heard that the hole had filled in.  It is a big long straight stretch of beach and at times can be featureless, but at the moment with the surf up a bit it can change daily.  I heard some new gutters had opened up around Access 108 so probably have a look around there on the weekend.

    Have fun,

    Dave


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