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Using Google Maps To Catch Whiting

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Getfished Tip, Using Google Maps To Catch Whiting

This post is a small part taken from our King George Whiting, How To Catch More Using The Best Rigs Getfished Article.

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!!

Choosing A Location:  “Secret Whiting Tip”

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.

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

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

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 Whiting is a great way to find Whiting if you’re fishing from land.

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.

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!!

Choosing A Location:  “Secret Whiting Tip”

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.

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

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

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 Whiting is a great way to find Whiting if you’re fishing from land.

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.


By Dave - from Getfished!

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Dave spends most of his time split between fishing, working on Getfished and on boating and kayak fishing. After 30+ years as a programmer spending more time as a fisho has allowed him to grow his passion for the hobby. Running Getfished has meant Dave's been able to share some of the places he loves to fish at. As well as some of his favourite tackle and gear.