Crabbing in mandurah

Hey guys. Noticed crabbing season opens tomorrow. Any general thoughts as to whether worth a go, or better to wait a few weeks? Hopefully the extended close has allowed time for a few more moults etc. I’m sure it will be pretty busy over the next week or so!


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 better off waiting for

Sat, 2019-11-30 20:05

 better off waiting for another month . most crabs will be small at the moment if past years are anything to go by 

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Lots of small ones around

Sat, 2019-11-30 20:20

I have noticed a lot of small crabs around at the moment when I have been getting a few prawns for bait and chasing yellow fin.
With todays tide any decent size crab would be lucky to have enough water to cover its back.

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Big Ones

Sat, 2019-11-30 21:13

 You always get the previous years big ones right on season open, then the season goes back til tiddlers until Xmas, once those jumbos have been caught in the first week.

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cheers guys. went down for a

Mon, 2019-12-02 08:52

cheers guys. went down for a look, mainly as an excuse to get the little one on the boat in a safe environment. had a few pulls and got 5 size. reckon would have got more, but the toddler cracked it so was time to go lol! she didnt do to bad for first time on the boat.

reckon will try again in a month or so....it was very busy!