Question about Cray Pots

Hi Peeps,
I have a simple question around cray pots, haven’t done cray fishing as such but keen to get a few pots and learn what I need to do, (I have my brother onboard and 2 licences so we are looking at buying 4 pots soon, already acquired an aluminium pot tipper). I have a question (ignoring the price in this example), I am seeking people’s experiences and advise. I noticed a few different types, fully wood including the base and then the wood ones with a metal grate base. Which is the better one to get?
Also, why is there such a big different with one having the wood slat across the opening and the other one not?
Thanks in advance to the guidance.
Johno
 

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cray pots

Tue, 2019-05-21 14:41

 hey mate the price difference there would be rigging, 180 looks like includes rigging, other is 130 plus rigging.

as far as steel or wood bottoms my preference is steel bottoms, means you have to put less weight in them but also i do pots on my father inlaws boat so the steel corners hit his hull not mine :P

try and go double bait basket if you can, when the pots are thick out there ive found the double baiters do better at bringing the crays in.

Also the pot with the slat over the opening is to act as a SLED to keep sea lions out, if your fishing Perth Metro you dont need it.

 

Good luck!

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 Great thank you very much

Tue, 2019-05-21 14:47

 Great thank you very much for the quick and prompt reply mate, yes that makes sense re the sea lions now, wouldnt have known that. Roger the double bait basket as they would attract more. Yes meant to say one has the riggering to it. Much appriciated again for the advise :) 

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If your planning on dropping

Tue, 2019-05-21 16:10

If your planning on dropping them on reef then get the jarrah slat ones, pine slates are good for the sand when the whites run. If you use pine slats on reef worms will eat them out in 1 season. I am not a fan of plastic necks, slat fingers are better, and only use 2 bait basket pots.

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 main thing i think you

Tue, 2019-05-21 16:47

 main thing i think you should check is that the frame is bolted together there are some people using tech screws stay away from them the more bolts the better imo.

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In addition to above

Tue, 2019-05-21 18:31

In addition to above suggestions, if you’ve got a winch go full size. You’re going to get a heap of different opinions. The ones so far are pretty spot on. Only thing i’d Differ on is choosing a red neck over finger neck - but even I concede that’s debatable. With winter and bigger swells, make sure you’ve got enough rope so your pots don’t walk.

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 Thank you all on the great

Wed, 2019-05-22 08:43

 Thank you all on the great suggestions and feedback, look forward in trying to get out and buying the right units thanks again!

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