Where are they running
Depends where on the east coast you are. Central Brevard north the beaches are much flatter and south you have troughs right next to the beach where they may be at higher tides being as close as 30 feet in some places. My longest rod is 7'6" but I mainly snook fish the beaches with most cast 60 feet or less.
Are whiting actual good to eat? I never knew people kept them
Sea Snake said:
Big bull whiting like those in his picture are terrific eating....To answer your question....Larry has those conventional reels tweaked so he can achieve great distances, and reach the outside bars...that's where a lot of the big Pompano are, especially here in N Florida....but like was mentioned, each beach is different.Most of his rods are 11 foot and up to 14 foot.I fish with and near him alot, and I cannot touch the distances he gets with my spinning reels, even with my 12 and 14 foot rods.....Just sayin'......