Got the Blues

Thought I'd do a Mandurah reccy yesterday and headed down to grab Dad and my son who went down Fri night and hit the water at Dawesville at 11am.

Tide was very, very low and I'd been told to drop in 0.8 to 1m and we headed down the Harvey to a spot I have halfway down and ran the nets from 1m to 0.8 and it was only tiddlers but the bigger blues were in 1m+.

We pulled the nets and headed much further south and spread them out further and ran them from 1.6 to 0.8m. Finally got a size one in 1.2m and again on the second run so we moved the rest along that contour and managed to pick up 7 size crabs and threw back 5 that were only just size and about 20 that were 1-2mm under.

Hard work doing 18 miles and at least 10-12 runs on 10 nets but I reckon I've found a nice lil honey hole for the coming weeks, got a feed of fresh, clean blues and spent quality time with my dad and oldest boy.


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 Nice feed Frosty

Sun, 2020-01-12 15:20

 Nice feed Frosty


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 nice feed there . good

Sun, 2020-01-12 17:05

 nice feed there . good things to come from that area hopefully


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 Just throw the goggles on

Sun, 2020-01-12 21:15

 Just throw the goggles on Frost and hand pick the big boys...

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Meat content

Mon, 2020-01-13 00:19

Did you find the crabs a bit light on for meat content, on my last to trips getting some crabs I have found some of the good size blues to be a bit light on for meat.

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They were pretty full except

Mon, 2020-01-13 14:38

They were pretty full except the larger ones which were quite hollow in the claws so they can't be too far off the next moult. Might give it another smash around Australia Day.


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nice. look like some good

Tue, 2020-01-14 10:59

nice. look like some good sized ones.