Exmouth Marina Crabs?

Hey guys,

Just wondering if anyone has had any success inside the marina? Am staying at one of the marina palaces for a couple weeks and have own jetty so was wondering if it would be worth hanging a couple of nets over the side.



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Tue, 2019-10-08 19:30

 Blue Manna/Swimmer crabs are Australia wide.Should be mud crabs as well.In Townsville in the 80,s I drop netted the Ross river and if you went near the ocean I would get blue crabs.A few times I caught blue and mud in the same drop net


just do it.

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Why not

Tue, 2019-10-08 19:31

 Can’t hurt to try.

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Wed, 2019-10-09 08:03

 Was up there last weekend, heard a whisper that they are getting them just north of Learmonth jetty and not far offshore in good numbers and sizes


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Crab city

Wed, 2019-10-09 08:06

Crabs every where up there mate, just find the flat sand in about 4-6m and your on. Bag limit up there is 40per boat.

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Used to get some good ones in

Wed, 2019-10-09 08:09

Used to get some good ones in the bay at Onslow April was pretty reliable, got some at Girralia May this year so yeah I recon they should be around.  

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 Thanks guys. I know the

Wed, 2019-10-09 11:36

 Thanks guys. I know the crabs are hot up there but will have limited access to a boat so it will mostly be shore based. Thats why I thought id give my jetty a go in the marina.

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not sure about the eating

Wed, 2019-10-09 13:42

not sure about the eating sort, but if u r near the marina, u can catch the rock crabs, and whack them out on some heavy line near the mouth at night, and can get some suprisingly big bluebone.