Des 690 Posted January 11 Report Share Posted January 11 A sustained warm spell has held the Gulf water temperatures at around 22 to 23C for a few weeks now. Since Christmas day the water temperatures in the upper gulfs have remained in the high range. Nice Christmas present !!! This is about a month later than normal. It is the sustained higher temperatures over a prolonged period that changes the dynamics of these gulf ecosystems, along with the behaviour and physiological responses of its participants. Currently the Yellow Fin Whiting have become voracious hunters and predators. When water temperatures are at this level, It is a rare session when you will not catch a good feed of solid sized YFW. With high metabolisms and big appetites any water movement in or out of their feeding areas triggers an aggressive response from these fish. So target YFW during these periods of water movement. Even on dodge tides where the fish are concentrated in a smaller water mass. Just a little movement produces a big response from the YFW. I followed the late run off and early run in tide on this session for some quality fish on this session. I kept 12 fish over 35cm. Three fish were around 40cm. They are great fighters in shallow water on surface lures. I was fishing a new spot so I did not experiment with many lures. Intending to limit the variables for a good assessment of the new spot. All fish were taken on the surface with the Sugapen 95 - Colour: MB16. Happy Hot Sessions to all. Cheers, Des Softy, bjorn2fish, yellow door 1 and 4 others 7 Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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