Cray Report

 For those that are interested there were a few soft shell crays about today out a little deeper. Visibility was still atrocious but plenty of crays about, got our bag of 16 in one dive. 


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Nice

Fri, 2017-10-20 15:25

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so how deep is "deeper" 40

Fri, 2017-10-20 16:36

so how deep is "deeper" 40 plus? ;p

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 Nah no need to go that deep

Fri, 2017-10-20 17:11

 Nah no need to go that deep at this time of year. 30m today, thought the visibility might be a bit better a little deeper but no luck. 

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Thanks for starting the cray report off

Fri, 2017-10-20 17:29

Thanks Timmbo for starting off the cray report, I'm a potter but the things the diving crew put up and their observations are much appreciated I'm sure by all of us who like to keep a bit of tin or fibre glass between Mr white and ourselves.

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 sounds like a good season

Fri, 2017-10-20 17:32

 sounds like a good season starter. hopefully the reports of pots being tampered with dont come. 

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Bump

Tue, 2017-10-31 11:01

Come on then...

Who has pots out? How is it going so far?
I'm ready to put mine in again but my deckie is adamant we should wait a few more weeks after a slow start to last season.

If the kids are going to be up at 5am anyway, I might as well get up at 4.30am and get to go out on the boat!

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 Would have to agree with

Tue, 2017-10-31 11:08

 Would have to agree with your deckie from what I saw yesterday...

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yeah mate

Mon, 2017-11-06 19:32

 

 we have been bagging out easily  in pots until the full moon came, 

they have buried in the caves for a few days until the dark comes back, this weekend and from then on will be mental..

 

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 I had a dive off Hillaries

Tue, 2017-10-31 11:07

 I had a dive off Hillaries yesterday to have a look at depths between 5 and 12m. The Vis was crap and the surge was huge. There are definately not a lot of crays in close yet. There were a few but the numbers seemed down for me compared to about this time last year. need to find some spots out a bit deeper by the sound of it... 

Did throw my pots in to soak....

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Dived in no more than 7m off

Tue, 2017-10-31 11:20

Dived in no more than 7m off hillaries cpl weekends ago and there were heaps of crays around!

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 Yes, the first spot was a

Tue, 2017-10-31 11:36

 Yes, the first spot was a crap spot. I did see crays but just not stacks... It's all relative to what you've done before I guess.. I did two dives and one was a spot I'd dived last year. My thinking was there wasn't as many around but it's perception....

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Boat is still in the shop

Tue, 2017-10-31 11:22

Boat is still in the shop having a birthday at the moment, so we haven't had a chance to drop pots in yet..
Looks like a slowish start to the season so far, lots of talk of it kicking off after this new moon coming though?

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 I'm working on dropping mine

Tue, 2017-10-31 11:42

 I'm working on dropping mine around the 20th Nov.

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 I sm planning on putting

Tue, 2017-10-31 13:46

 I sm planning on putting mine in this weekend.

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Crays

Tue, 2017-10-31 14:08

 Yep been in for a couple of weeks now. Doing ok in the shallows...

Out from woodys

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Dive Spot

Fri, 2017-11-03 08:59

Taking two diving buddies out on Saturday from Woodies for a cray dive. (I'm too chicken sh*t and would look life a fat seal in a wetsuit these days)!

Anyone got any live intel they wouldn't mind sharing as to where to head for depth wise?
I'm not looking for spots but any general intel as to weather Carnac/The Five (Front or back)/Straggler regions and depths would be really useful... We usually pot in the high teens but those spots aren't really producing in pots yet.

They would rather dive as shallow as possible but hoping to get a feed each for the efforts.

Please PM if you don't want to share on here.

Thanks

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 I went out again today, got

Fri, 2017-11-03 20:32

 I went out again today, got our bag in 27m in one dive then went for a bit of a look a bit shallower. There are plenty of crays in the 15-20 range and we got a bag last week in 18m and 12m, back edge of the FFB northern end of garden island. There are no pots out there but there are crays. Visibility was heaps better today, will be pretty nice out there tomorrow. Good luck. 

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Surprised to hear of a 35 metre dive on thursday

Fri, 2017-11-03 22:22

 Where three divers on nitro bagged out despite limited bottom time ......mind I will be damned if I would leave a boat unmanned and at anchor in that depth.  Reported over the radio that several were jumbos.  I logged the GPS but won't use it as it was purely given for safety reasons 

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 Appreciate the feedback

Fri, 2017-11-03 22:32

 Appreciate the feedback guys! 

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15 on opening day, 24 today,

Sat, 2017-11-04 15:23

15 on opening day, 24 today, 15 came from 10m, today they came from less than 6, few whites amongst them

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 6 from less than 10, plenty

Sat, 2017-11-04 17:19

 6 from less than 10, plenty seen but not taken 

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 Managed 7 yesty in close

Mon, 2017-11-06 19:23

 

Managed 7 yesty in close from 1 dive....two years ago found this spot holding a few which was good, last year went back pots every were and spot dead empty, tried it again yesty to get out of easterly, no pots and stocked up solid with crays everywhere....bloody potters!!!

All hard Reds...one was soft. 

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timmmmy

Mon, 2017-11-06 19:29

 hey tim,

 

we were killing it until the moon came about this week, 

loaded pots with bait now and awaiting the new moon ,, 

must catch up for a fish mate

 

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as soon as the ban is over

Tue, 2017-11-07 17:47

as soon as the ban is over will hit you up mate

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few whites around today. 1

Tue, 2017-11-07 17:46

few whites around today. 1 dive got our bag easy.

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In what depth of water

Tue, 2017-11-07 19:33

Could you please tell me what depth of water you dived in.

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We were in 28m today.

Tue, 2017-11-07 19:53

We were in 28m today.

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sure they were whites and not

Wed, 2017-11-08 09:36

sure they were whites and not coralies?

 

Bti early for whites i think!

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 They were whites and some of

Wed, 2017-11-08 10:13

 They were whites and some of them were soft as well 

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Thanks for the reply

Wed, 2017-11-08 21:16

They are as safe as houses in that depth of water, non of my pots have string that long nor do I have the strength to pull them from that depth even with a winch.

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 We bagged out freediving on

Thu, 2017-11-09 22:02

 We bagged out freediving on Tuesday and Wednesday (4-6metres). Today they were hard to find with tough conditions. only managed 5 today (4-14metres. 

No whites, a few double shells and seen a few empty shells on the sea floor today

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 We struggled a bit but got

Thu, 2017-11-09 22:47

 We struggled a bit but got 14 today. 

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 First check of the pots

Sun, 2017-11-12 07:10

 First check of the pots yesterday after a week soak.  No crays.  Still exploring a new fishing area so checking out spots.  Hoping they are a bit better positioned this week.

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Nothing on a 2 day pull

Sun, 2017-11-12 10:00

Pots in 13m at carnac, bait has been eaten and only broken feelers left in the pots.

 

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Is it worth putting pots in

Wed, 2017-11-15 11:08

Is it worth putting pots in now or wait for the whites

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 Dunno PJim but it looks like

Wed, 2017-11-15 13:25

 Dunno PJim but it looks like ours go in tomorrow. A mates had his in since the start of the season but not done to well so far.

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I'm thinking tomorrow arvo as

Wed, 2017-11-15 13:37

I'm thinking tomorrow arvo as well

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Swim

Wed, 2017-11-15 15:22

Swim swim:):)

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I have trouble getting my fat

Wed, 2017-11-15 15:36

I have trouble getting my fat guts below 3 mts and staying down long enough to grab anything

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Dived today

Thu, 2017-11-16 19:55

 dived 18mtrs this arvo, shitloads of crays around fair few whites in amongst them. Vis was a little average. 

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 none fron 4 today i got afew

Sat, 2017-11-18 14:51

 none fron 4 today i got afew last weekend i was hoping to get a slow increase so was really disappointed when i got each pot to the top to see it empty. Been leaving it to weekly checks so wondering if it is worth it to check tomorrow did have a cray leg in the pot.

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