We have just one pot that we take with us fishing in hopes to catch a mud crab, sandy or if we’re lucky a delicious painted cray. (Have caught two painted crays in a crab pot back in 2010).
It is annoying though when you put your crab pot in a lovely spot away from anyone else’s, and it disappears. Twice we have had out crab pot stolen, once in Noosa and the other time in the Moreton Bay. One time we were fishing at night in the Noosa River, with the pot set just behind us by about ten metres. We kept looking back because another boat had pulled up a little too close to it.
It didn’t take long before the sneaky buggers were casting their lines at it. I don’t think they realised that we were watching them. Once they caught it, we shone the torch at them and started to head towards them. Of course, they realised then that it was our pot and immediately began making excuses that they ‘accidentally’ got the pot.
No hard feelings at that time.
I got sidetracked there; I was talking about all the times we’ve caught fish instead of crabs in our pots. The best one was an octopus (I’ll post that video later). The gummy sharks are popular, and so are bream and flathead.
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