How Big Do Whiting Get?
The summer whiting generally ranges from 200 to 300 grams, but can
occasionally get up to 900 grams. You would have to have a pretty large
stringer of them to feed the whole family, but there are plenty of them
to be caught. The winter whiting are smaller and it would take about 10
times or more as many of them to make a good fish feast. They are worth
the effort though because they are quite tasty, being very succulent and
a bit sweet. Itís not hard to catch more of these because you can easily
catch them by the hundreds when they are around. Of course, having the
right baits and being in the right spot helps.
Where to Find Whiting Fish
Going by the names of Yellowfin whiting, king george whiting, spotted whiting and sand whiting, they are partial to warm water and love the
tropical and subtropical areas of Australia. They can be found from
Victoria to Cape York. During the summer, they will enter the estuaries
after the chilly water from the winter warms up. After making their way
along the beaches, they will go to spawn and hang out inside the ocean
bars of the estuaries. You can get an early jump on them by doing some
surf fishing when things are beginning to warm up. The winter whiting
are more apt to be found in the open bays along the Australian coastline
during the cool months.