Shallow dive

Got some cracker crays in close then spent half hour on occy. Could have easy got more . Couldn’t be bothered . Getting soft :)

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 Nice morning out there

Mon, 2020-01-13 18:57

 Nice morning out there today- no que's at boat ramp- no que's at Jetty.

Life is good!


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100 percent alan

Mon, 2020-01-13 19:09

.unreal . Melbourne sucks love to put up video don’t know how. We are lucky here

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 Would you call that a white

Mon, 2020-01-13 19:46

 Would you call that a white or coral cray


 rather be fishing

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Left over white.

Tue, 2020-01-14 06:38

 I find the odd white that does not march and stays behind goes pink. Not sure they stay that way. Probably not. Also if they lose a couple of legs they stay behind and go pink. Seen a few come upin the pots like that. Always a couple of legs missing.

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Funny you say about legs

Tue, 2020-01-14 09:13

Had 2 missing on both sides ( dead opposite) healed over ( black) .

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In a word.....sweet

Mon, 2020-01-13 19:48

the wind offshore appeared a little nasty when I went down the club to get my boat but that was around 10 

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Mon, 2020-01-13 20:55

you are the occy king. you always get a good catch

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Not a white I would say coral

Mon, 2020-01-13 21:00

More pink colour only 20 feet . Lost heap due to him standing out in middle of 20 plus crays . Big no no . Had to have him.:)

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Always envi them

Mon, 2020-01-13 21:39

Always envi them occy's...planning to try some shallow snorkling before winter..

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 Nice job mate

Tue, 2020-01-14 08:20

 Nice job mate

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Mmm pickled occy

Tue, 2020-01-14 11:24

Hey Johnny any chance of trading a few occys for a few cartons

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 well done there LJ.

Tue, 2020-01-14 16:28

 well done there LJ. certainly no shortage of food there. 


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that is certainly

Tue, 2020-01-14 18:37

that is amazing.

you certainly do well with the occys. do you spear them? how do you stop them form trying to crawl all over you? after seeing some of the pics you have posted, i am definitely considering giving it a crack! love occys, but so far only ones i have caught have either been in my cray pots, or lucky enough to jag when bottom bashing.

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Grab head turn upside

Tue, 2020-01-14 20:44

Down . Use gaff push in about 1 inch instantly dead. Doing it this way goes straight to brain . They go white . Heads skinned are brilliant bait. Thin white and never goes soft and mushy

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Sea goat

Tue, 2020-01-14 20:15

Many ways to get them. Best way is gaff ( make your own small )and gidge . If you don’t get good shot and kill them out right( dead centre of eyes) they go white and loose suction. Leave spear in them swim back up poke gaff behind them and pull them out. Another good way get a solid pole with 100 plus pound line on it with a crapy squid jig( min 5 weight) wali in any canal systems and look for signs of occy being in rock or hole ( crab shells empty bottles ect)lower jig few feet away from entrance they bolt out for jig lift them straight up otherwise they suck onto rocks. Don’t even get wet. Never done this myself but I watched a lady do it in mandurah. I was very impressed seen her get 4 in about 15 mins. Pole was about 10 feet long with about 6 feet of line on it.( heavy line) if you don’t like swimming good way to get a feed

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awesome! thanks heaps for the

Wed, 2020-01-15 09:01

awesome! thanks heaps for the tips. sounds like heaps of fun!