WesternPort flathead

Flathead, common catch that tastes great!
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Re: WesternPort flathead

Post by bowl » Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:47 pm

Dr Snapper wrote:
M9085 wrote:From limited experience...if you know where they are, you anchor on top of them and go to work. If you don’t know where they are you drift until you find them and then anchor.
Ok, so once you find them and anchor, do you cast pass where you think they are slowly 'roll' the bait back to the boat or
cast on top of them and wait or
a bit of both, and find what is working on the day.

When anchored, is it best to use a patenoster rig or running sinker rig?, or, again, try and see what is working on the day.

I drift shallow around Altona and Williamstown.

Thanks in advance.
80% of these were caught on whiting n snapper snatchers at anchor of Werribee ..
They were by catch as I was targeting Gummy's....
They are all 40 cm plus
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they were caught 23 feet of water...pm if ya want the GPS location



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Re: WesternPort flathead

Post by smile0784 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:18 pm

Well done

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Re: WesternPort flathead

Post by Scraglor » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:51 pm

bowl wrote:
Dr Snapper wrote:
M9085 wrote:From limited experience...if you know where they are, you anchor on top of them and go to work. If you don’t know where they are you drift until you find them and then anchor.
Ok, so once you find them and anchor, do you cast pass where you think they are slowly 'roll' the bait back to the boat or
cast on top of them and wait or
a bit of both, and find what is working on the day.

When anchored, is it best to use a patenoster rig or running sinker rig?, or, again, try and see what is working on the day.

I drift shallow around Altona and Williamstown.

Thanks in advance.
80% of these were caught on whiting n snapper snatchers at anchor of Werribee ..
They were by catch as I was targeting Gummy's....
They are all 40 cm plus
Screenshot_20180104-131433.png
they were caught 23 feet of water...pm if ya want the GPS location
Thread is for Westernport though Bowl, so Werribee may not be that useful

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Re: WesternPort flathead

Post by bowl » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:55 pm

Scraglor wrote:
bowl wrote:
Dr Snapper wrote:
M9085 wrote:From limited experience...if you know where they are, you anchor on top of them and go to work. If you don’t know where they are you drift until you find them and then anchor.
Ok, so once you find them and anchor, do you cast pass where you think they are slowly 'roll' the bait back to the boat or
cast on top of them and wait or
a bit of both, and find what is working on the day.

When anchored, is it best to use a patenoster rig or running sinker rig?, or, again, try and see what is working on the day.

I drift shallow around Altona and Williamstown.

Thanks in advance.
80% of these were caught on whiting n snapper snatchers at anchor of Werribee ..
They were by catch as I was targeting Gummy's....
They are all 40 cm plus
Screenshot_20180104-131433.png
they were caught 23 feet of water...pm if ya want the GPS location
Thread is for Westernport though Bowl, so Werribee may not be that useful
Cool, Dr snapper said he was drifting around Altona, Williamstown for them...so yeah Werribee just up the road...

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Re: WesternPort flathead

Post by crumpet_avenger » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:45 pm

Westernport flathead have been going well too ive heard

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Re: WesternPort flathead

Post by Pethrk » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:06 pm

crumpet_avenger wrote:Westernport flathead have been going well too ive heard
Not where I’ve been fishing :(



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Re: WesternPort flathead

Post by smile0784 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:24 pm

Pethrk wrote:
crumpet_avenger wrote:Westernport flathead have been going well too ive heard
Not where I’ve been fishing :(
Where you tried and ill tell yiu if your near my spot

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Re: WesternPort flathead

Post by Pethrk » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:37 am

smile0784 wrote:
Pethrk wrote:
crumpet_avenger wrote:Westernport flathead have been going well too ive heard
Not where I’ve been fishing :(
Where you tried and ill tell yiu if your near my spot
Out from Hastings near the submarine.

Also green Bouy shipping channel marker 27

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