night crabbing

 what is the consensus on drop netting from the boat at night in the swan for crabs. Would it be worth it or do they bury at night and only feed/move at dawn and dusk. Seen plenty night diving years ago. Being  a shift worker it would be easier to go overnight chasing them than early am with the 400 other boats already out there


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 I can't say I've dived for

Tue, 2017-01-10 10:11

 I can't say I've dived for them in the river at night but we used to down at Rockingham Sailing Club and they were very active at night.

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Not sure about the swan but

Tue, 2017-01-10 10:20

Not sure about the swan but in mandurah I prefer night scooping because they're not buried and they're out & moving

I find they don't bury in the sand until a few hours past dawn

 

Same should apply for the Swan you'd think

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Night

Tue, 2017-01-10 11:25

I've dived at night in the swan and they are all moving about feeding, I reckon you would do well. 

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same

Tue, 2017-01-10 11:39

 thats want I thought. Seems to make sense that they are active at night and bury during daylight. Cheers lads

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yeah I snorkel at night for

Tue, 2017-01-10 14:07

yeah I snorkel at night for them and there is plenty around from dusk onward in the shallower water.

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They are primarily nocturnal feeders

Tue, 2017-01-10 16:35

Crabs are primarily nocturnal feeders that's why I all ways say go crabbing at night or early morning.

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Yes do it. I attach one of

Tue, 2017-01-10 16:44

Yes do it. I attach one of those glow sticks to the floats to make it easier to find. Works here in Mandurah for sure, but basically so knackered after work just cant be stuffed!!

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glow stick

Tue, 2017-01-10 16:56

 glow stick is a great idea. Definitely going to give it a go. 

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 Balloons with led lights 

Wed, 2017-01-11 23:44

 Balloons with led lights 

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