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#1 ru 12 mug

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 07:33 AM

went and dug some mud worms on saturday arvo for an early morning whiting session.
got down to the harbour at about 5.15am and tossed out a couple of lines but didn't wait too long before the first rod bends over and in comes an elbow slapper sand whiting...woohoo!! then another..then another and so on till I had 5 elbow slaper whiting before daylight.
once daylight hit the diver whiting went nutso and I got stuck fair into them and double headres was nothing out of the ordinary.
pulled the pin at 8.00am to take the daughter to hockey but left them chewing and had 39 whiting for my effort.
5 elbow slapper sand whiting and 34 diver whiting...divers are no 1 snapper bait here in the bay but some of them were big enough to go into the fillet bowl for crumbed whiting.
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Posted 22 June 2009 - 11:31 AM

went and dug some mud worms on saturday arvo for an early morning whiting session.
got down to the harbour at about 5.15am and tossed out a couple of lines but didn't wait too long before the first rod bends over and in comes an elbow slapper sand whiting...woohoo!! then another..then another and so on till I had 5 elbow slaper whiting before daylight.
once daylight hit the diver whiting went nutso and I got stuck fair into them and double headres was nothing out of the ordinary.
pulled the pin at 8.00am to take the daughter to hockey but left them chewing and had 39 whiting for my effort.
5 elbow slapper sand whiting and 34 diver whiting...divers are no 1 snapper bait here in the bay but some of them were big enough to go into the fillet bowl for crumbed whiting.
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nice work mate! i havent done a morning session for ages, cant wake up in winter days :rolleyes:
never really targeted whiting, do they bite well in late avro/early evening? and what tide would be the best to fish for them?
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Posted 22 June 2009 - 03:12 PM

I got those fish in the early morning with a making tide on mud worms.
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Posted 22 June 2009 - 03:31 PM

nice work
i prefer to chase whiting on the beach during summer.
it's sooo much easier to pull beach worms than to dig mud worms.
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Posted 22 June 2009 - 06:56 PM

not bloody wrong there mate...the thought of going down the beach and catching a pile of beach worms is less painful.
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Posted 22 June 2009 - 08:12 PM

a lot quicker & CLEANER
and a hell of a lot less effort
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Posted 28 June 2009 - 07:30 PM

went down and got a bag out on whiting this morning...got my 50 all on a dozen mud worms...not bad going hey.
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Posted 28 June 2009 - 08:06 PM

nice work! are mud worms same as earth worms?
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Posted 15 July 2009 - 04:47 PM

no Glenn they are not , mud worms you dig on the mud flats at low water and are the number 1 bait for whiting but they can also be preserved just like beach worms in metho.
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Posted 15 July 2009 - 10:48 PM

ah ok thanks. but wouldn't the metho scare away the fish? :th
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Posted 16 July 2009 - 05:55 PM

metho is fine to use , just dont try using turps or something like that.
I've been preserving worms in metho for years and they still work fine if not a little better as it tuffens the worms up a bit and makes it harder for the fish to pull it off your hook.
I've caught fish from whiting to mullaway (jew) on preserved worms so dont be scared to use them.
all you are doing to a worm by killing it in metho is pickling it.
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Posted 16 July 2009 - 09:39 PM

hi ru12mug,

so do you leave it in the metho until you use them for fishing?

or do you just give them a quick soak in methylated spirits and then store them separately?

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Posted 23 April 2011 - 11:53 AM

Hi all,
Sorry i know this is quite an old thread but it fascinated me while i was looking for info on whiting. Can you use earthworms for them??? and will it work if i stuck them in a container of tequila :wh

Also on whiting, has anyone tried the small little beaches along frankston to mornington lately. i recently looked at one, but it was in the middle of the day and thought, hmm... maybe at dawn?:rolleyes:
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Posted 25 April 2011 - 10:18 PM

Hi all,
Sorry i know this is quite an old thread but it fascinated me while i was looking for info on whiting. Can you use earthworms for them??? and will it work if i stuck them in a container of tequila :wh

Also on whiting, has anyone tried the small little beaches along frankston to mornington lately. i recently looked at one, but it was in the middle of the day and thought, hmm... maybe at dawn?:rolleyes:


I'm actually thinking of heading in that direction, bright and early tomorrow morning!
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Posted 26 April 2011 - 01:30 PM

I'm actually thinking of heading in that direction, bright and early tomorrow morning!



Hey sid, how did you go?:)

I stopped by mornington pier today. I sure cant wait till it's open again. Tried for fish and squid. no luck, lots of people, and apparently lots of coudas, is why the squid's not showing up :(
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Posted 13 August 2011 - 12:19 AM

so what can you do to catch those coudas?
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Posted 14 August 2011 - 09:24 AM

yeah, i was thinking the same... can you eat coudas???


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Posted 15 August 2011 - 11:24 PM

i reckon you can, but whether they taste good.
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Posted 20 August 2011 - 08:37 AM

If you mean barracouta they are tasty but often the models 1 metre + are plauged with worms. A good fun setup is to use SP outfits with light braid and 20Ib mono leader you could use flurocarbon but its more expensive. Metal lures are the go.
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Posted 10 December 2011 - 12:11 AM

barracouta, oh hell, boney fish and they always got worms in their flesh. taste not really bad, but, you know, boney and worms.

they love shining things, metal lures as Puggy suggested, or you even catch them on a piece of foil easily. when I was in TAS, I couldnt get away from them, in some water, they just bite everything on hook, even a shining hook self.
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