Fishwreckapedia - King George Whiting

G'day guys,

Here is the first species on the fishwreckapedia fish species identification list. I want you guys to add anything you know about the species, in terms of habitat, depth, movements over times of the year, prefered catch methods - rigs/baits, legal size limit - bag limit, eating quality etc.

Please try and add things which haven't been posted before, when the discussion has covered most of the information I will place it into a new area on the site where we will build upon a database of fish species for identification and general use. I will also attach photos to help with the identification, if you have any really good ones without an angler in the photo, please submit them, or email them to me at:

Cheers,
Adam

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Sillaginodes

Fri, 2007-06-29 14:42

Sillaginodes punctatus

demersal, non-migratory  

max. reported age: 15 years
 
For their first few years, they live mainly around seagrasses and small juveniles favor water depths from 2m to 20m. Adults inhabit more exposed waters along coastal beaches and reef areas, sometimes to depths as great as 200 m. They spawn in offshore waters from late summer to winter. Juveniles feed on small worms and crustaceans and as they grow larger, their diet expands to include larger worms, mollusks and fishes

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fishbase.org

Fri, 2007-06-29 21:04

fishbase.org i must admit 4.8 did seem excessive but thats what it says
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maybee 4lb 8 oz \always in

Sat, 2007-06-30 07:04

maybee 4lb 8 oz
\always in it just the depth that varies

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My take!

Sat, 2007-06-30 09:14

Yeh Matt, I got one years ago when I was a decky on Mills and that went 70-75cm and then another guy got a bigger one that was 10cm more ie 80-85.....bloody huge but not the fat ones, just very long. I actually had a cray decky see my KG monster and said I'll swap you 2 crays for that mate.....I went ppfffff pass hehehe :)

It's also recorded that further offshore, they're commonly caught in sizes up to 60 or 70cm around the reefs in 35-45m of water and places like The Duke Of New Orleans Bay in Esperance boasts regular catches to 2kg and plus plus!

Doug Clegg the KG kidney slapper man told me his best fish was from Rotto (west end) and that went 7lb's, I've seen him get fish to 5lb regulary and this big one he got was a one off and he has it on tape!

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yeh!

Sun, 2007-07-01 15:41

Yeh agree Matt, when I saw the measurement v's the weight I thought it didn't look right!


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Flurocarbon leaders are a

Mon, 2007-07-02 06:35

Flurocarbon leaders are a must, with your droppers as close to the bottom as possible. Also dont forget to use red beads...they just love em.

P.S. Dont be worried if you dont get them at first, be prpared to move around until you find them.

Keep it tight, reeeeeeel tight!