Crab

Trevally, Jewfish, Mud Crabs and Whiting around Gold Coast in February

Quality whiting have been active this week with customers finding a nice feed.  Some good spots are the North Arm of the Coomera River, Crab Island, Wave Break Island, Marine Stadium, Jacobs Well, Bedrooms, Tiger Mullet Channel, Canaipa Passage, North Bedrooms and the Logan River.  Yabbies and Worms are great bait.  I recommend using a small size 6 baitholder hook, …

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Crabber Fined $11,000 in Black Market Bust

“The black market sale of fish is a serious issue in Queensland that not only undermines the sustainability of fish stocks but it also devalues the product supplied by commercial fishers who rely on it for their livelihood,” he said. “The illegal trade in fish and crabs is also of health concern to the public as there are no requirements …

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Fresh Water Brings on the Crabs

Fresh mullet has been the bait of choice as the oily flesh lets off a lot of scent in the dirtier water. Quality bream have also been hitting fresh mullet baits around the rocky stretches of river, Woods Bays has seen quality queenfish hitting surface lures like the 44 & 65 mm River2sea Bubble Pops. Mud crabs are making themselves …

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Monduran Fingerlings Released

Just keep any eye out for those large banana prawns that seem to pop up around either of the moon phases.  Some really nice mud crabs are also just starting to move so dust off the pots and try to catch a fantastic feed for Christmas. Lake Gregpry has been on fire for bass.  Tackle World Bundaberg team member, Shane …

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Crabs, Flathead and Mangrove Jack Around Tin Can Bay and Great Sandy Straits

The countdown is on with only two weeks left until Christmas and three weeks until 2016.   The past week has seen catches of bream, whiting and flathead throughout Tin Can Bay and the Great Sandy Straits with the sand flats around Poona and Tinnanbar providing a great option for land based anglers.   Mangrove Jack, grunter, bream and cod …

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Crab Pot Surveillance and $25,000 in Fines

NINE vessels and 22 people were caught breaking the law as part of a joint crab pot surveillance operation undertaken between Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol and Redland Bay Water Police targeting crab pot thefts in the Logan River. QBFP field officer Chris Watts said the operation was conducted following complaints by both commercial and recreational crab fishers involving crab pot …

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Fisher Pinched $3900 for Illegal Crabbing

A SUNSHINE Coast crabber has been fined $3900 for five charges including possessing female and undersized mud crab catches, using unmarked crab apparatus and obstructing officers. Queensland Boating and Fishing Patrol district officer Russell Overton said the crabber was approached walking along Kawana Way carrying a bucket. “As the officers approached, the crabber threw the bucket into nearby mangroves,” Mr Overton …

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Prawns and Crabs Running After Recent Rains

After the recent rains the local prawn population has really come to life, paired with a new moon from the past week the Noosa River is an influx of tasty little crustaceans! Now if you’re chasing prawns for the table or simply want to target big fish then you need to go out for them after dark. When the sun …

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Trevally, Bream and Crabs around Coomera

Hopefully the S/SE change will help to bring the fish back on the bite after the Northerly’s during the week as we have a large number of vessels heading out on the water to try their luck. Trevally have been active during the first part of November, as the water warms up we will see more of these bruisers around. …

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