Which fish to target this time of year

 Planning to head out from Woodman Point ramp this weekend for a morning fish. I'm a noob so don't tend to venture beyond the islands unless its flat.

So what are the best species to target in the sound this time of year? I seem to do pretty well with squid, but anytime I drop a baited whiting rig down I get overrun with trumpeter. 


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 Pelagics like Herring and

Tue, 2020-11-17 11:00

 Pelagics like Herring and Skippy, try Parmelia bank.

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Gummies

Tue, 2020-11-17 11:56

Plenty around if you can get past the tigers, bronzies and black tips ......fish the very edge of the channel  

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Crayfish

Tue, 2020-11-17 14:02

crabs 

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No crabbing allowed till Dec

Tue, 2020-11-17 20:30

No crabbing allowed till Dec 1 Unc and not in the Sound at all

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 Skippy, whiting, squid...

Tue, 2020-11-17 15:48

 Skippy, whiting, squid...

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 Went out today and targeted

Tue, 2020-11-17 16:20

 Went out today and targeted sand whiting using squid bait. Catching sandies and then pulling 1 up hand a hammer head decided it wanted it. Next drift catching sandies and hit a school of small pinkies with sandies among them. Next drift catching sandies and low and behold I hook a small dhuie about 40cm on small squid bait, 10 meters of water. Next drift sandies then a nice KG 42cm. Next drift catching sandies and a squid decides it wants me catch so quickly drop over a jig.

So some lovely sandies, nice KG and a squid to boot, dinner on the table.

So target sandies and hope for the best.

 

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 Great story Tom! Pretty

Wed, 2020-11-18 09:45

 Great story Tom! Pretty happy with that haul for dinner!

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 Fun day.

Wed, 2020-11-18 14:54

 Fun day.

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