Seagrass For Whiting

King George Whiting, sometimes referred to as “kidney slappers” because of they of how they slap the sides of the angler when you’re taking them off the hook are an excellent table fish. I’ve seen good-sized whiting off Altona pier, in Melbourne, in January. This was first light on a very warm day. Before I could get setup swimmers started diving off the end and the whiting school was gone.

Scientific Name: Sillago sp

Whiting will most often be found in close proximity to seagrasses.   So choosing a location with seagrass for whiting is a good starting point.

While using Google Maps to catch Whiting won’t let you see the fish – it will let you see the topography – and that’s better than guessing!!

Tools To Help Identify A Location With Seagrass For Whiting

This is where satellite imagery, using a tool like Google Maps comes in.

One of the most useful and cool tools to be made available is mapping technology such as Google Maps and the availability of Global Positioning for anybody with a smartphone (or computer if you’re at home.)

This is something you can use for any fish species.  Onshore or even on a boat in some places.

Plus – you can plan the spots you want to target at home. Mark them in using a variety of software – including many fish finders – and you’re done.

By examining the location you are intending to fish you can often clearly see reefs, rocks, holes and seagrass areas.

Seagrass areas are often slightly darker than sandy areas, but not quite as dark as holes, rocks and reefs.

So this method increases your chances of locating good areas of seagrass for whiting fishing.

Seagrass areas are literally King George Whiting central.  You are going to find them elsewhere, there are no hard and fast reliable rules.  But it is the most likely place to find them.



I'm Dave, I live and fish in and around Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
When it comes to fishing I love going out to land-based fishing spots, heading out in the tinny (aka an Aluminum Boat) and kayak fishing.

I've been fishing since I was a teen. Beginning way back in the 1970s. It was a hobby I picked up myself as my family certainly had no interest. Making me the black sheep! My favourite fish is Flathead and Snapper. Though I'm partial to Flake (Gummy Shark) and Calamari too! While I enjoy fishing for freshwater species like Redfin and Murray Cod I prefer eating saltwater species. They're just so mouth-wateringly tasty!

I love writing about some of my favourite Melbourne Fishing Spots while fishing around Victoria. As well as the tackle I use and test.
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