Plastic craypots

 Is anyone on here using plastic pots they seemed to be popular years ago I've been given a couple and was thinking about putting them out inshore at dongra around Australia day. I usually dive for crays and fish for that matter but want something to do with the grandson anyone in the know would it be a waste of time only have a 3.5mtr inflatable rib was the reason for using the plastics still might be a mission though. 


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What’s it about

Fri, 2023-12-01 19:55

What's it about striko? Spending time with your a grandson or plastic pots? Give it a go. What's the worst that's going to happen. Get a feed of crays and have time with your grandson. Win win. 

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 Was curious about why people

Fri, 2023-12-01 21:03

 Was curious about why people don't use the plastic pots any more mostly.  probably throw them out anyhow because would rather get a wobbly or a occy to be honest.

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plastic pots

Sat, 2023-12-02 04:58

 Nothing wrong with the plastic pots really but they do need to be scratched up a bit and slimey to work well outside of the whites.

More the problem you'll experience though is that up our way (Midwest) there really is pretty much no crays around in january unlike down south.

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 Thought January wouldn't be

Sat, 2023-12-02 14:21

 Thought January wouldn't be the best time of year up that way but might chuck them out anyway usually get up there April and September as well few getting caught in September when I was there last.

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 yep around new year they

Sun, 2023-12-03 08:57

 yep around new year they drop away to almost nothing and start to kick in around end of Jan/early Feb.

There will be the odd reds around though, nothing like metro at that time though

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Plastic pots

Sat, 2023-12-02 07:33

Did have plastic pots many years ago when I was at Pt Denison, we're brown in colour and had no problems getting crays

just make sure you have enough weights in them

happy hunting

 

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stricko , put some 2x1

Mon, 2023-12-04 05:19

stricko ,

put some 2x1 jarrah skids under the base of the plastic pots use some longish 75mm x 8 mm galv cup head bolts and bolt the skids on , on the inside of the pots , pass the bolts through two fish plates to weight them down , as being heavy enough and the potential to roll without skids is the bu=biggest issue with placcys , you can also add bait baskets in the top if you cut out the top end frames and tech screw in some pain battens .id post apic of how it should look but , but have never solved the mysteryof pic posting here ,, send me your mobile and ill try through messenger if you like ,.

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 Thanks for the tip hezzy but

Mon, 2023-12-04 12:21

 Thanks for the tip hezzy but I'll probably leave them as is trying to avoid any sharp edges as I'm using a inflatable boat doesn't look like I'll be going in January now but usually get up that way a couple of times a year. I'm same as you don't know how to post pictures on here.

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 Thanks for the tip hezzy but

Mon, 2023-12-04 12:21

 Thanks for the tip hezzy but I'll probably leave them as is trying to avoid any sharp edges as I'm using a inflatable boat doesn't look like I'll be going in January now but usually get up that way a couple of times a year. I'm same as you don't know how to post pictures on here.

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 Thanks for the tip hezzy but

Mon, 2023-12-04 12:21

 Thanks for the tip hezzy but I'll probably leave them as is trying to avoid any sharp edges as I'm using a inflatable boat doesn't look like I'll be going in January now but usually get up that way a couple of times a year. I'm same as you don't know how to post pictures on here.

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 Thanks for the tip hezzy but

Mon, 2023-12-04 12:21

 Thanks for the tip hezzy but I'll probably leave them as is trying to avoid any sharp edges as I'm using a inflatable boat doesn't look like I'll be going in January now but usually get up that way a couple of times a year. I'm same as you don't know how to post pictures on here.

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 I sold my plastic pots a few

Mon, 2023-12-04 06:49

 I sold my plastic pots a few seasons ago and would be using them this year though my old boy has a few timber ones so I am using them.

Never had a problem with them.

Most i got in a plastic pot was 17 just before it got stolen in safety bay.