Catching mudcrabs with the hand

 What is the best time to look for muddies beteween the mangroves and small mudcreeks? On an outgoing tide or the start of incoming tide?

I have no crab pot and I just wanna catch them by hand with a poke stick and a bucket, a good challange and fun :)

Any tips are welcome :)

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outgoing tide

Thu, 2011-09-08 08:32

or even at low tide look through the mangroves under logs and in the mud! your pretty game just grabbing them by hand if one gets you your going to lose a finger!



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Big tides

Thu, 2011-09-08 10:11

Wouldn't want to dilly dally on an incoming tide.


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Thu, 2011-09-08 14:09

Stumpy is the nick name given to slow handed mud crabbers

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Hook em straight into a

Thu, 2011-09-08 16:53

Hook em straight into a bucket on the dropping tide out of the mud holes ... just make sure you leave enough time to get back before you get washed away!

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stumpy the pokestick

Thu, 2011-09-08 16:56

 I allready caught one few weeks ago. I use the pokestick to get them out of the logs and snags. And then I try to let him grab the pokestick and push him like this in the bucket.

I know there are a lot of muddies around where I live. Buth just can't fidn them that good. Been walking for hours between the mangroves. Maybe i should just buy a pot and make life little bit easier. But still it is a good adventure! 

So an outgoing tide will be the best?