crabbing on the swan

Took the tinnie out for a cruise on the Swan River Friday and last night in search of some big blue's. All i can say is that mandurah may have the quantity but the river has the quality!!!
The we only got 2 crabs Friday night and only 2 last night but they were the biggest crabs i have seen in years. Cooked them up last night and they were absolutley chock a block with meat. Nice fresh loaf of bread and some salt and pepper and they went down a treat.
The smallest we caught was 62cm from claw to claw and the largest was 66cm (photo attached). Friday night was a bit choppy due to the wind but last night the wind slowed down to the point that it was like cruising on a lake in the boat.
will definately be back out there again this weekend.
scano

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what part of the swan did

Mon, 2008-02-11 10:46

what part of the swan did you get them on?

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between the ski area at

Mon, 2008-02-11 10:48

between the ski area at south perth and the raffle's

not sure how toi attach all 5 pics to the post but i have loaded 5 pics onto the site showing the crabs and a couple of scenery shots

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ok yeah yesterday on the way

Mon, 2008-02-11 10:50

ok yeah yesterday on the way home from rockingham saw a fair few boats crabbing along that section, what time did you go, you did mention night tho

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got on the water about 6pm

Mon, 2008-02-11 10:56

got on the water about 6pm each night, and stayed out there until about 9pm each night and then came in. I found they didn't really come around till about 7pm or just after.

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Hey Scano Were you scooping

Mon, 2008-02-11 12:44

Hey Scano
Were you scooping or drop netting?

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drop netting mate It was an

Mon, 2008-02-11 12:48

drop netting mate

It was an outgoing tide so i reckon if it was incomming tide we would have done alot better. Not to worry, still got a good feed for 1 and had a great time.

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anyone recommend a jetty or

Mon, 2008-02-11 12:54

anyone recommend a jetty or somewhere i can hang some drop nets off?

i really really need a boat.

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Heres a few Pictures of one

Mon, 2008-02-11 13:28

Heres a few Pictures of one of the Monsters From my camera Scano :)

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Scanos Pics

Mon, 2008-02-11 14:29

Scanos Pics

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i was thinking of dropping

Mon, 2008-02-11 14:41

i was thinking of dropping nets from that jetty.. might be of interest now ive seen some pics.

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hey wicksey You would be

Mon, 2008-02-11 15:29

hey wicksey

You would be better off dropping nets from the really long jetty that is between Canning Highway and Mill point road. It is the one where those really large footbridges with the spiral exits go over the freeway. The jetty goes out alot further and when we were crabbing last night we were only a few hundred metre's from there. That would be my advice anyway.

best of luck

scano

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images

Mon, 2008-02-11 16:52

how did you attach the images to your post Bodie?

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Big crabs

Mon, 2008-02-11 16:58

I have caught a swan river crab 76cm Claw to claw was wanting to attach picture but the Post new comment doesnt give me the option of attaching images?

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what are you guys using in

Mon, 2008-02-11 17:26

what are you guys using in your drop net.

 

back in the day, we used to use small bits of meat, but ive heard tinned cat food is good as they cant get to it!

 

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nice crabs

Mon, 2008-02-11 17:30

 

 thanks scano for showing us your crabs, they are whoppers,  and has given me the urge to go and crab this weekend. also

 

cheers

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scano ?

Mon, 2008-02-11 18:20

scano,  i want to go out,  do u want to see if russo wants to go also and we will take my boat out  and so me exactly were they are.

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hey Keeny yeah I am keen to

Tue, 2008-02-12 08:17

hey Keeny

yeah I am keen to go out this weekend and if you want we can take your boat out and i can show you exactly where we were getting a few.

get my number of Russo today and give me a call on the weekend

scano

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Nice!

Mon, 2008-02-11 18:59

Just nice to be out on the Swan Scano, nice size crabs to make up for it!

I went diving last night and got my bag limit, plenty of big buggers around....i'm just about to eat them....hope they're full of meat like yours :)

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Carolyn, I use another site

Mon, 2008-02-11 20:10

Carolyn,

I use another site to store my photos.

www.photobucket.com and once the pictures are uploaded to this site, it gives you a direct link (direct website link to the picture) which you copy and paste into a post here.

Not sure if you understand this...much easier for me as an IT Engineer :)

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OLD BREWERY

Tue, 2008-02-12 19:04

there has been heaps of crabers along that stretch since before Xmas! Ryan Bicton Baths? or just down river?

..........Feel the force.........

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I

Tue, 2008-02-12 19:34

Was diving near Meads Max, plenty of blue's throughout Freshwater Bay atm. We had the feed last night and they were chockers full of meat!

 

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SCANO

Wed, 2008-02-13 07:51

 

 SCANO, RUSSO IS APPARENTLY GOING AWAY TO KARRATHA ? THIS WEEKEND,  BUT THE MRS IS ALSO KEEN TO GO.   ILL HAVE TO SEE WHAT DAY EITHER SAT OR SUN IS ONLY DAY, BUT MAY GO SAT IF I LEAVE CRICKET EARLY OR DEFINATLEY SUNDAY AFO. 

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scano

Wed, 2008-02-13 19:13

im going sunday afternoon where do you launch from, im taking my dad so u may want to go by yourself later, or next week when russo comeas back.

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"i was thinking of dropping

Fri, 2008-12-05 18:30

"i was thinking of dropping nets from that jetty.. might be of interest now ive seen some pics."

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