Karratha Blue Crabs / Squid

Hey Karratha guys.  A bit of info - got 24 legal blue mannas in Nickol Bay.  Also heard that a few squid have been caught.

 

Anyone seen squid schools yet?

 

 


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look out

Fri, 2013-03-22 17:57

Heard about the crabs a few weeks ago, not sure on the squid though, woulda thought its still a bit warm thou.

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 I've heard of squid being

Sat, 2013-03-23 06:33

 I've heard of squid being caught to but I haven't had a crack yet

 

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squid can be confirmed, mate

Sat, 2013-03-23 08:51

squid can be confirmed, mate saw a school out near Angel last weekend, suprised considering the water temp that the crabs and squid are appearing. looks like i know what i'm doing over easter weekend then

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I got 21 blues before it blew

Wed, 2013-03-27 10:36

I got 21 blues before it blew up a couple of weekends ago, weather is not looking good for Easter which is a real shame.

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The big ones have moved in,

Tue, 2013-04-02 15:46

The big ones have moved in, went out on Saturday (A bit ruff) and got 27 big bucks (only threw one back and need to double check the size on one other), all really full and tasted unreal, heaps better than the ones I got a few weeks ago. One or two every net (When the sharks didn't get the bait forst). Used Fish heads in half and Lamb in the other half. Didn't make any difference to the catch rate but the fish got smashed by sharkes (Lost 2 nets and bent another 2) while the lamb wasn't touched by the sharks.

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 damm knew i should have gone

Tue, 2013-04-02 17:23

 damm knew i should have gone out on monday

 

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Bag Limit

Thu, 2013-04-11 18:19

 bag limit in Perth is 20 per boat

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Not in Perth, but

Fri, 2013-04-12 12:09

in West Coast bioregion. But the limit everywhere else is 20per person max, or 40per boat with more than 1 other fisher, ie one cant go on a boat and catch 21 alone. In the west coast bioregion this is halved to 10 and 20.

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west coast bioregion

Fri, 2013-05-03 18:23

where is the west coast bioregion

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Got 3 squid only towards

Fri, 2013-04-12 08:53

Got 3 squid only towards Angel / conzinc.  Heard there are more squid if you head west!

 

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fish full of squid

Fri, 2013-04-12 10:37

We had a good day over the weekend some good snapper and a couple of trout. All were full of squid and made a bloody mess.

 

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Hi Brucesta

Fri, 2013-04-12 12:01

How did you go after I saw you at the Caltex fueling up for a squid bash?

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Blueys outa wickham

Wed, 2013-04-17 08:11

Yeah got a few nice size blue mannas outa wickham over the weekend too.

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yeah squid bash with the mrs

Wed, 2013-04-17 13:44

yeah squid bash with the mrs went well, fished to the west and got 15 with hood sizes around the 12-15cm range with one bigger around the 22cm mark, tried a few spots on sunday that usually produce for me to the north and only got 1 tiny one. all have been caught on an outgoing tide so i'm now just waiting for the right weekend to come and i'll dedicate a day to them. Also got 10 big male swimmers on the outgoing too in Nickol bay from 7 pots and 4 pulls, chicken frames working the best.

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limits on crabs

Thu, 2013-05-02 18:31

the crab bag limit used to be 24 a person to a max of 48 per boat , I though the limit was changed a few years ago to 10 per person and 20 a boat max state wide I left K town on Anzac day last year and had been limiting my self to those limits was I wrong

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 makes me wonder what people

Sat, 2013-05-04 08:03

 makes me wonder what people do with so many crabs, i take 10 and thats 2 meals. do you guys clean all the meat out and freeze it with the extra crabs?

14 squid over the low yesterday out at Nelson rocks in 3 hours stuff all wind so the drift speed was dead slow and with 5 kids onboard it was hard work. all good size too, biggest one had a 34cm tube. 

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mostly whatyou do

Thu, 2017-03-02 21:50

 what you do is give them away to frends but i dont take them in those numbers these days , me and my life long  mate used to take a carton of emu export beers with us crabbing of the back beach  karratha we used to come in when the beers had run out or we had our crab limit  yes i know bad thing to do but thats how it was back in the day

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Any more squid reports?  I

Mon, 2013-05-20 11:30

Any more squid reports?  I have been in NT for last few weeks, now I wanna get some squids!

 

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 No squid reports from me,

Mon, 2013-05-20 17:06

 No squid reports from me, but have you got any photos from up north ?

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OK, I will throw a few up! 

Tue, 2013-05-21 09:29

OK, I will throw a few up!

 

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got 6 at Rosemary on saturday

Tue, 2013-05-21 11:04

got 6 at Rosemary on saturday in that shit weather, not monsters but heard there was a massive school in Marnie Bay last week just schooling on the surface, plenty of them out there it seems.

here's one for you, went walking for some crays last weekend on Enderby, no crays all had eggs but we managed to find 6 blue swimmers in ankle deep water, cooked up rather nicely too!

 

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Interesting to get blueys

Tue, 2013-05-21 11:11

Interesting to get blueys along there! 

When I get some days off work, and the weather aligns........ LOOK  OUT  SQUIDS!!!

 

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2014...... heard a rumour

Sat, 2014-02-15 13:03

2014...... heard a rumour about crabs!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

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Crabs

Sat, 2014-02-15 16:14

 Not sure on the rumour, but i hear in nickol theyre all still deep.

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Didn't try for crabs but saw

Sat, 2014-02-15 16:51

Didn't try for crabs but saw a hooter of a squid in watering cove. Had no jig unfortunately and the cagey bugger stayed far enough away so I couldn't jump him with a net! Never again will I leave home to go fishing without a squid jig on board!

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there around

Mon, 2014-02-17 03:12

Yep there around again and some nice big ones too.

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right that's it i'm going

Mon, 2014-02-17 07:33

right that's it i'm going crabbing this week! i know of a sailfish caught yesterday at the ships too. might even have a bash for squid if the weather holds up but i might wait until March as they are shifty buggers and really shy so early in the season, i know i saw them off NW reef last year in march.

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Squiding around karratha

Thu, 2015-02-19 14:20

 Hey guys

looking for some spots around karratha/ dampier to take the mrs squiding.where are some good local spots

 

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do you have a

Thu, 2015-03-19 16:53
do you have a boat? landbased, I would go dampier foreshore, where it is rocky near the caravan park. if you got a boat, anywhere that is rocky and calm

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 2017...... got a few blue

Thu, 2017-03-02 17:23

 2017...... got a few blue crabs..... any squid yet??

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Havent heard

Thu, 2017-03-02 21:12

 Heard bout the crabs, not any squid yet though.

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your a bastard pale ale haha

Thu, 2017-03-02 21:32

 i bet they are the big buggers that have shells growing on them they are that big good on you but , loosing many drop nets to the tiger sharks ??? in the bay

 muddys should be coming on about  now up fields and airport creek  should be setting some liveys (bait) behind the rock bar in nickol river  for some threadys or barra  mate i miss home big time i cant catch a fish down here in the metro

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 Worst barra season I have

Fri, 2017-03-03 08:27

 Worst barra season I have seen.  Had a few donut days.  The crabs are not full on yet, but can get 20 or so once you pick through the little fellas.

Seen the asian ladies at the boat ramp doing well on prawns, one day I will learn to throw a net properly

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haha i know them well

Fri, 2017-03-03 21:13

 they are  wifeys mates and yess they can throw a throw net , they could give lessons on how to throw 1 , they are all thai girls just ask them to show  you how to do it they will be happy to teach you and yes from what i have heard they are cleaning up on the prawns (stricktly to there limits ) of the back beach in k town and they all speak good engish most have been in k town longer than you have been