Hearsons Mud Crabbing

We have a dog who thinks himself as a bit of a crab hunter!! In 3 trips to hearsons chasing mud crabs he has found 5 crabs for us. Who needs to walk around aimlessly looking for the crabs when you can send the pooch to do it for you! I think more people should try this method of catching crabs, it serves two purposes the dog gets to have great fun chasing crabs and you get a feed!! The crab on the left in the pic was a monster with enough meat in its claws to feed half of karratha!

And yes the pooch is available for hire.....

Happy Fishing!

 

Matty

Lunch is served

The crab hunter himself

Hearsons at high tide

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Worn out

Thu, 2011-07-07 09:20

Poor pooch looks like its worn out after all the hard work finding a bloody lovely feed

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nice work mate

Thu, 2011-07-07 09:23

nice work mate

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Very nice mate. CheersMullows

Thu, 2011-07-07 09:31

Very nice mate.

 

Cheers

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Lunch looks pretty damn good

Thu, 2011-07-07 09:31

Lunch looks pretty damn good there, I hope the pooch doesn't get too close though!

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Ouch!

Thu, 2011-07-07 09:37

I think we would lose our hunter if he got to close to one of those! dont think he would be in a rush to find another...

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eat

Thu, 2011-07-07 10:37

that muddie would eat my dog lol, he is more of an urban hunter (inside)

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Haven't been to Hearsons for

Thu, 2011-07-07 11:17

Haven't been to Hearsons for years. Great spot never new you got muddies though!

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you have to walk a fair way

Thu, 2011-07-07 11:27

you have to walk a fair way around the corner on a low tide towards the small island. You aren't really in hearsons anymore once you get amongst the crabs.

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lol

Thu, 2011-07-07 11:56

great photo of the crab hunter.  he looks exhausted.  nice photos and muddies.

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Good Poochie!!

Thu, 2011-07-07 14:33

Good stuff! Oh the good old times, miss that place sometimes!

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Great crabs

Thu, 2011-07-07 14:52

And you are right, the claws on the left one is fat.

How much for the pooch for the next springs low tide??????

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haha i will have to check

Thu, 2011-07-07 15:24

haha i will have to check with the boss before I hire out her baby! Im sure we can figure out a 50% of the catch or something though

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Damn Matt

Thu, 2011-07-07 15:39

Thought i was on to a winner here. Have to ask the boss? 50% Catch??

Might have to see if I can teach our lazy one at home, but not likely.

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Well done!!!! Anyone spotted

Thu, 2011-07-07 15:07

Well done!!!!

 

Anyone spotted crocs around there? Seen the sign last time i was there

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I work a 12/9 swing and on my

Thu, 2011-07-07 15:30

I work a 12/9 swing and on my R&R Im at Hearsons prob 80% of those days either swimming or paddling and I have never seen anything. I know there have been sightings down there in the past and most seem to be down the far end near the mangroves. Im pretty sure your safe as houses there in regards to crocs mate especially at high tide when the water is crystal clear! I reckon one every 2 or 3 years drifts down and gets lost. The sign prob goes up after 1 sighting and never gets taken down.

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There was a sighting about 2 yrs ago

Thu, 2011-07-07 15:41

Bu I am sure it was a log-adile.

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There is that big log that

Thu, 2011-07-07 15:48

There is that big log that sits out near the mangroves at low tide its in the middle of no where and i have to admit it did look alot like a croc the first time I saw it! Bet people get excited about that on occasion.

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Yep

Thu, 2011-07-07 15:49

Yep 2008....

 

http://www.dec.wa.gov.au/content/view/4958/1560/

 

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Id be more concerned about

Thu, 2011-07-07 15:57

Id be more concerned about other bities personally....paddled over a decnt size tiger the other day, not a monster but still around the 3.5m range.

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