SANDCRABS READY TO BE CAUGHT IN SUMMER
WINTER is long gone and it seems we skipped straight to summer, which is OK by me as it means the jacks are biting and the crabs are prolific, particularly the sandcrabs.
Jacki Taylor (right) put her pots out on Tuesday morning and a few hours later scored this great feed of sand crabs from the Broadwater.
Crabbing has to be the easiest form of fishing there is.
Step 1: put bait in pot;
Step 2: put pot in water;
Step 3: check the pot a few hours later.
Doesn’t get much easier. A big challenges is thieving.
If you leave your pots unattended don’t be too surprised if someone has either already checked them or taken the pot completely.
Personally I’d like tougher penalties for those stealing but I’m yet to hear of police targeting crab pot theft despite the endless frustration.
We can help one another by passing on details of fisherman we see checking other people’s pots to authorities.
In the meantime, keep an eye on your pots and get amongst the fun.
You don’t need a boat to land Mangrove Jacks; Jack Sleight scored this one on a soft plastic during last week’s storm Gold Coaster Paul Wilshire fished in 40m of water out from the Southport Seaway and picked up this 89cm snapper on live yakka. One of the best marlin photos ever taken has gone viral this week. The crew onboard Hellraiser tagged and released this big black and somehow captured this awesome shot. It won't be long till our marlin season starts so get ready.