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    Whiting on Fly

    Focused on whiting for three days and finally came through with the right technique. Anchored up in 5' of water (about 50' from shore) the Canaveral Bite with a Southward current wrapping the point of the bite. Through out a chum bag and started blind casting. Hooked up on whiting from 11 oz to 2 lbs using a partially sinking line. Pretty cool when you hit the targeted species. Had to work through small jacks and blues.

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    Great eating fish!

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    Great job on getting the target fish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Split Shot View Post
    Great eating fish!
    I was surprised how good it was, infact it was great tasting. I made a platter with whiting and tripletail and more people choose the whiting over tripltail!
    Mark Wilson

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    Quote Originally Posted by ontheedge5658 View Post
    Great job on getting the target fish.
    Thanks, it kinda became an obsession by the third day...
    Mark Wilson

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    Never thought to fly fish for whiting. great job!
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    I caught one a couple weeks ago just outside the mouth of the Crystal River along w/ some trout on a orange & black Clouser. It was a first for me and tasted way better than the trout!!!
    I am what I am and thats all that I am!! > Popeye!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Docked Wages View Post
    Focused on whiting for three days and finally came through with the right technique. Anchored up in 5' of water (about 50' from shore) the Canaveral Bite with a Southward current wrapping the point of the bite. Through out a chum bag and started blind casting. Hooked up on whiting from 11 oz to 2 lbs using a partially sinking line. Pretty cool when you hit the targeted species. Had to work through small jacks and blues.
    Regular menhaden / sardine chum or something shrimpy? Did the fly pattern matter?

    They are a great eating fish although I don't think they quite beat tripletail..

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    Had to be fun, great report.


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    Shrimp colored Clouser? Size 2 maybe?

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