mud crabs karratha/dampier??

hey crew

can you get these supposed tasty crusteceans land based up there?

can you walk mud flats with a hook and get them out of there holes? if so could you pm me some areas

and also if kept iced will they survive a drive back to perth? stopping at carnarvon for a night or is it better to cook them up there?

cheers scott.


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Mon, 2010-12-06 01:30

plenty of crabs up here i use a hook and pots so either will do and if they stay iced good for a few days i havnt had much joy freezing them tho


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crabs can't be freezed. they

Mon, 2010-12-06 02:23

crabs can't be freezed. they don't taste good after that. they have to be alive until u wanna cook them for optimum taste!

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check the tides, get a hook

Mon, 2010-12-06 08:33

check the tides, get a hook or gaff and follow a spring tide out and walk the flats behind Searipple Village, you may get one or two there, tried the pots last week and came up with nothing. a drive to Cowrie Cove on the low could yeild some also


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dont know any spots upthat way

Mon, 2010-12-06 09:44

but we bring back a few each year when we go to onslow , we just stick them in a esky with a wet heshian bag over them to keep them wet and every now and then just re wet the bag but just make sure u use salt water not tap water as the fresh water kills them pretty quick they wil live 2or 3 days like that

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Low tide

Mon, 2010-12-06 16:08

as brucesta says, walk the flats at low tide, I have some secret spots that will get me a crab every time but I'm not about to go giving away any hard earned spots!! Tongue out



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aww come on dicko

Mon, 2010-12-06 17:15

im only going to do it once while on holiday


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