Using Google Maps To Catch Whiting

A bit of an overlooked secret... When it comes to locating great fishing spots part of the battle for shore-based fishing is seeing the layout of the water. Boaties have their fish finders and other cool tools that don’t work when you’re shore-based. But – if you have a smartphone then satellite mapping technology is what you need. Using Google Maps to catch whiting is a free and easy way to get finding likely spots.

Scientific Name: Sillago ciliata

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.



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.
If you see me while you're out fishing say "G' day" - I'll be the one in a bush hat.

When I'm not fishing I'm working on my websites, such as Getfished, or writing computer software (my profession.)

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