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Title: 2019 prawn season
Post by: outsiderskip on Tue 1 Jan 04:05 2019
2019 prawns starts today
Hope we have a good one
and a happy new year
Pete
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: mighty quinn on Tue 1 Jan 08:18 2019
I only have one reliable report from the Caboolure,no prawns no fish,not even a herring for bait.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: Johnno52 on Tue 1 Jan 11:47 2019
I only have one reliable report from the Caboolure,no prawns no fish,not even a herring for bait.
Thanks for the report MQ sounds like my last trip there  ::) Happy New Year!
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: prawnin pete on Tue 1 Jan 13:55 2019
But Pine was ok today.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: Johnno52 on Tue 1 Jan 14:42 2019
Hi Stan did you go or just a report you heard...just wondering best tide to try.....might get that awesome net wet yet  ;D

Cheers Johnno
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: prawnin pete on Tue 1 Jan 17:14 2019
Merv ad his mate bagged out, Schuey was there as well he bagged out. A few of the others didn't do quite as well.
Looked a decent size too. Get ther half hour before the high, I suggest.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: Henry on Tue 1 Jan 17:18 2019
I was at the Pine yesterday. Had a run around all the usual spots the high and only could manage one and a half kg for about 2 hours. Thats prawning!!!!
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: prawnin pete on Tue 1 Jan 17:52 2019
Yes, Henry. And they could well be thicker tomorrow. or gone. Its the new moon phase, so they come in or go out in the dark moon period.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: Johnno52 on Tue 1 Jan 18:25 2019
Thanks guys will give it a try this week hope to see you out there...

Cheers Johnno
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: FordGT on Wed 2 Jan 10:15 2019
Saw 2 trawlers just south of Peel yesterday; assume they were looking for prawns?
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: mighty quinn on Fri 4 Jan 12:40 2019
Rosco and I opened our 2019 accounts in his new boat this morning, RIP the Turd,not a huge haul but nice to wash the spiders out of the nets,location Nudgee,hard yakka mostly ones and two with the occasional 4 and 5, size a bit of everything except large,they were best on the last hour of the run up,we were hoping the run out would produce but that didn't happen. Cheers MQ.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: Johnno52 on Fri 4 Jan 17:23 2019
Rosco and I opened our 2019 accounts in his new boat this morning, RIP the Turd,not a huge haul but nice to wash the spiders out of the nets,location Nudgee,hard yakka mostly ones and two with the occasional 4 and 5, size a bit of everything except large,they were best on the last hour of the run up,we were hoping the run out would produce but that didn't happen. Cheers MQ.
That is real dedication & hard work I have done the same years ago in caboolture for 20 prawns = 3 hours take my hat off to you guys!

Cheers Johnno
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: prawnin pete on Fri 4 Jan 18:44 2019
Nice work, Blokes. You spent the money using fuel up.And  You made sure you got your moneys worth.
 I threw  for 3 hours on Wednesday for 7 litres. The guy in the white boat, thought he was the smarter one, by not casting much. He went home with a handful. :D :D :D
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: bondy99 on Fri 4 Jan 21:33 2019
You blokes done well, I threw for total of 4 hours with breaks in between for 2 dozen prawns, landbased from a pontoon 
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: Lapras on Sat 5 Jan 07:10 2019
I went for a look yesterday morning without any luck, but maybe I just have no idea in the southern bay.  Armed with a pirate map, thanks Prawnin Pete, I think I tried the Macleay Island Ferry and Saltworks (where the sounder looked better) and also had a look at a few spots on the way to the Powerlines and the mouth of the Logan where I didn't throw a net as I couldn't pinpoint any interesting areas. 

Except for the Saltworks I didn't see anyone casting which didn't help my knowledge base, so will have to wait until they are firing and maybe get out a bit earlier to run around and get a better idea of the spots.

Ended up back near Macleay where we had a bit of a fish for naught.  Day was saved by the weather, company and 4 nice sandies in the pots.

Dave



Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: prawnin pete on Sat 5 Jan 08:09 2019
Canaipa yacht squadron jetty is worth a look, in January.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: alfie on Sat 5 Jan 18:15 2019
Hi folks,

Gave the Pine a try for 4.1kg of small to medium on Thursday over 4 hours. Ache all over after not casting since last season though.

What's your thoughts on using an electric outboard on anchor mode among a group of boats? There was one boat there doing that and getting butthurt when anyone drifted close to him.

Cheers.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: mighty quinn on Sun 6 Jan 08:15 2019
Hi folks,

Gave the Pine a try for 4.1kg of small to medium on Thursday over 4 hours. Ache all over after not casting since last season though.

What's your thoughts on using an electric outboard on anchor mode among a group of boats? There was one boat there doing that and getting butthurt when anyone drifted close to him.

Cheers.
Regarding using spot lock or anchor prawning,i'm personally of the opinion that it's a hassle for everyone on the drift especial if the tide has started to run and the more boats the more disruptive it gets over that hole,I had a bloke it could be him last season run strait to where I'd found a school and went on to spot lock,there was only the two of us and the tide was running pretty hard, one throw and you were off them so he was handy in that situation I kept running back to him and casting in close proximity we never touched, but I was getting the look as well.Had he been there first I would have conceded him a bit more space.
Did you get your prawns Thursday above or below the bridges?
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: Johnno52 on Sun 6 Jan 09:23 2019
Hi folks,

Gave the Pine a try for 4.1kg of small to medium on Thursday over 4 hours. Ache all over after not casting since last season though.

What's your thoughts on using an electric outboard on anchor mode among a group of boats? There was one boat there doing that and getting butthurt when anyone drifted close to him.


Cheers.

Hi Alfie,
Prawning is different to fishing, boats get very close but not on top of each other and everyone is entitled to get their share makes for some good fun and you get to meet new people just my 2 cents worth, i don't have fancy spot lock but used my electric to put me back on the prawns, I have prawned around a old chap down caboolture he always anchored up he was fine with everyone around him and had some great chats in the past...but you don't have to throw on top of them that would be worthy of a comment or look >:(.

Cheers Johnno
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: bondy99 on Sun 6 Jan 12:51 2019
Even the cliffs would be worth a look, those cliffs are south from the Canaipa Yacht Club, don't go to close to the rocks otherwise you'll have repairs to do.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: prawnin pete on Tue 8 Jan 05:07 2019
There are still smalls and mediums in the pine. and being the new moon phase, there is a school of prawns moving down river. They were at Colmslie a day before.
Title: 2019 prawn season
Post by: The Commodore on Thu 10 Jan 21:45 2019
The were thick as in the southern bay a couple of days ago


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Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: prawnin pete on Fri 11 Jan 05:23 2019
There's still a few prawns kicking around in the pine. According to a friend. I had 2 people from the northside both wanting new nets and their old ones repaired. So we rendezvoused at Nudgee . A prawning session with me old mate "Frank the Fishing machine" yielded 17 litres and a healthy Summer whiting (all in the creek). Then The net repairs and home.  They will probably get a hiding today, tomorrow may be too late. We never bothered to scout out front of Nudgee. It was lumpier than forecast.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: bondy99 on Fri 11 Jan 10:59 2019
prawnin pete,

You done well with "Frank the Fishing Machine"

How was "Frank the Fishing Machine's" back after the session ?

Bondy
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: prawnin pete on Fri 11 Jan 13:47 2019
Well, He didn't complain. They were scattered, and it took a lot of throwing. He had quite a lather of sweat. But I'm sure he was glad to be out again.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: mighty quinn on Fri 11 Jan 15:09 2019
There's still a few prawns kicking around in the pine. According to a friend. I had 2 people from the northside both wanting new nets and their old ones repaired. So we rendezvoused at Nudgee . A prawning session with me old mate "Frank the Fishing machine" yielded 17 litres and a healthy Summer whiting (all in the creek). Then The net repairs and home.  They will probably get a hiding today, tomorrow may be too late. We never bothered to scout out front of Nudgee. It was lumpier than forecast.
Yes they did get a flogging today,bloody hard yakka but if you stick at it the rewards are there.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: prawnin pete on Fri 11 Jan 16:21 2019
Well done, and well said, Quinney.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: mighty quinn on Fri 11 Jan 17:32 2019
Well done, and well said, Quinney.
A bit of bi catch'the Herring looking things were around 10 inches long (no maybe 8 inches.)And a hitch hiker.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: Johnno52 on Fri 11 Jan 20:38 2019
better than 80 small ones  ;D jammed in net the other day at cab... good to see the hitch hiker still around  :D top effort...

Cheers
Johnno
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: Freeeedom on Sat 12 Jan 02:59 2019
They are bony bream MQ. The larger models are terrific crab bait and the smaller ones make great live bait for flathead. They stay alive on the hook a lot longer than the standard herring.
Cheers Freeeedom
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: mighty quinn on Sat 12 Jan 06:49 2019
The bony bream all swam away they were in the top pocket,I have a freezer chockers with crab bait and no crabs,and I'm for hernia surgery the end of the month so that might not leave much of the crabing and prawn season for me ,depending on recovery time.
Cheers
MQ
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: Freeeedom on Sat 12 Jan 12:02 2019
Most of my fish frames go to Fisheries as part of the Keen Angler Program to aid in their research. That means that I tend to use only fish that are unregulated (like the bony bream) or are species they don't collect data on (like mullet, trevally and winter whiting) for my crab bait. Luckily that still leaves me with some of the best crab baits available, so I never have to buy crab bait - except when the mullet netters at Iluka are selling just caught male sea mullet for around $2/kilo around April - May every year. Good luck with the surgery MQ. All I have to get passed is an endoscopic examination of my interior from both ends, which is due in February - Oh Joy!!! I can hardly wait. At least that should only take me out of action for a day or two at the most - hopefully.
Cheers Freeeedom
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: bondy99 on Sat 12 Jan 12:31 2019
Gooday John,

Yeah, I'm due for another endoscope at end of this year.

Fresh caught sea mullet at Iluka, cant go wrong with that price.
Cheers, Peter
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: Freeeedom on Sat 12 Jan 16:33 2019
Yes Peter. Whenever I'm down there during the netting season I always grab 10 - 20 kilos on my last morning and bring them home on ice. The fillets I usually smoke and cryovac and the frames give me a heap of crab bait for a while. But I always do a few fresh fillets on the barbecue plate sizzling in their own oil. Done fresh they are an excellent eating fish with heaps of flavour. I much prefer them to the sweeter, white flesh fish that most of the family prefer.
Cheers Freeeedom
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: prawnin pete on Sun 13 Jan 19:12 2019
Ok, looks like the season has as good as started. There have been mediums and smalls in the pine for the past week or two. Kedron brook floodway has seen quite a few prawns in the past fortnight, and today there were
large prawns at the last green heading out at nudgee. And- a school of prawns in the logan today..
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: rosco on Tue 15 Jan 14:29 2019
Hi,

MQ and i hit Kedron Brook again today. Arrived at first light and started searching , no schools but picked up some XL models (only a few) with some good size ones down to mediums. A lot of throwing so we decide to pull the boat out and launch in the Pine same story a lot of throwing for 1's to 6 sometimes but smaller than the K Brook.
We ended up with just over 8 litres.
Since we were at Kedron Brook a week ago 2 more boats have sunk at their moorings quite visible during daylight but no warning light of a night. They are up stream from the ramp and all reasonably close to each other.

Cheers ,

Ross
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: prawnin pete on Tue 15 Jan 16:26 2019
I hope theres no sabotage going on. there were 2 sunken yesterday.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: mighty quinn on Tue 15 Jan 16:43 2019
First time I've really had to sort my catch,huge differences in sizes,perfect day on the water and great company, thanks again Rosco.My shout when I'm back on deck.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: Henry on Tue 15 Jan 17:15 2019
I did the same thing in the opposite order. Although I did not persevere. only had a handful.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: prawnin pete on Tue 15 Jan 17:46 2019
good to see people getting a good feed. I still
have enough to last till the weekend.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: bondy99 on Tue 15 Jan 23:19 2019
Looks like I'll have to get out there very soon
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: bondy99 on Mon 21 Jan 18:14 2019
This is the latest regarding where the prawns are. Caboolture River, no prawns. North Pine River, small banana prawns; South Pine River has larger banana prawns.

Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: Henry on Tue 22 Jan 17:44 2019
Any decent numbers at the Pine Bondy. Been more than a week since I was up there. Think I will wait for these tides to slow a bit before I take another run at them
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: paulg on Tue 22 Jan 18:53 2019
 ;D i have started my season 1
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: prawnin pete on Tue 22 Jan 21:37 2019
Any decent numbers at the Pine Bondy. Been more than a week since I was up there. Think I will wait for these tides to slow a bit before I take another run at them
Michael got 8 litres yesterday. I skippered, he threw.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: mighty quinn on Wed 23 Jan 09:07 2019
;D i have started my season 1
I'd be keeping that spot a secret  :D
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: bondy99 on Wed 23 Jan 19:59 2019
Any decent numbers at the Pine Bondy. Been more than a week since I was up there. Think I will wait for these tides to slow a bit before I take another run at them

Just read your post at 7.58pm tonight. I was about to reply but prawnin pete has responded.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: rosco on Sat 26 Jan 07:05 2019
Hi,

I went to the Pine Friday morning on my way to Bribie. The prawns are getting larger but still not in any numbers. Scratched up a feed on the last of the run out and turn of the tide but once the run picked up with the larger tides they were gone.

Had a stowaway most of the morning waiting for a few herring. Even when i was on the plane he stayed on the bow rail.

Cheers,

Ross
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: Henry on Thu 31 Jan 08:20 2019
Had a look at the Pine again yesterday. Prawns were showing sings of schooling up but nothing significant. About 3 litres for an hour at the highway bridge. a scattering in places further upstream. Nothing at the boat ramp.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: Johnno52 on Thu 31 Jan 13:11 2019
Hi Henry
Just wondering if you tried the south pine as well!

Cheers Johnno 52
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: Henry on Thu 31 Jan 14:14 2019
Yes but not far. Just up from the junction to North pine
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: Henry on Fri 1 Feb 14:55 2019
Had a run around Nudgee/Kedron Brook this morning. Only place I found anything was upstream from the ramp. Good size. Best throws early. Dropped off as the morning progressed. I think if you were keen enough to get there before daylight you may end up with a third to half a bucket
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: prawnin pete on Fri 1 Feb 15:14 2019
Well, the Logan has had smalls and mediums this week. Not a lot though. By all reports the pine is hard work but some are getting their bucket limit. New moon in a week, so it might pay to try over the next few days. In case the larger ones move out with the dark of the moon.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: prawnin pete on Sun 3 Feb 12:35 2019
Just an update, I heard there some action in the Caboolture yesterday, or day before. The pine is still similar to early in the week.
 One school of prawns had moved its way steadily up the Logan, to the junction yesterday. That's after they were spotted at jacks hole 8 days ago.
 And a couple of guys did well in nudgee creek yesterday. I got these there, last night, but by all reports this morning there wasn't much of a show.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: Bazzfisher on Thu 7 Feb 18:48 2019
Just wanted to give a big thanks to Stan (Prawnin Pete) for repairing a big tear in my net today. No charge and was so easy to talk to. Nice to meet you to Bondy. Look out Pine prawns I'm hitting it tomorrow morning.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: prawnin pete on Fri 8 Feb 05:40 2019
Thanks, Bazza. You should have brought your boat back in the arvo. 3 boats set off in the pine. leon got 2 buckets, ray got 2 buckets, and Micheal spent too long yakking to me, after buying his new net. He only managed 2/3 of a bucket. quality prawns too. I also hear a friend got 2 buckets at the cab. yesterday. Tim says rumours of prawns north of the powerlines????.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: bondy99 on Fri 8 Feb 23:52 2019
Just wanted to give a big thanks to Stan (Prawnin Pete) for repairing a big tear in my net today. No charge and was so easy to talk to. Nice to meet you to Bondy. Look out Pine prawns I'm hitting it tomorrow morning.

Good to meet up with you too Bazzfisher, hope you did well in the Pine
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: bondy99 on Sat 9 Feb 08:33 2019
Prawns were at Nudgee Schultzers Canal (however its spelt) this morning, 15 boats early am, prawnin pete bagged out , low tide, prawns were also skipping on surface. This afternoon might be a good time to get a bucket.

Bondy 
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: Taylyn it on Sat 9 Feb 14:30 2019
Ross and I hit the pine yesterday afternoon, was hard work but almost got our bag, large and mediums mainly. Ross also brought his other decky along for a while as well.

Cheers Jason
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: mighty quinn on Sat 9 Feb 15:41 2019
They would have had to surgically remove the blue overalls.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: Burger on Sat 9 Feb 20:32 2019
Got about 2 litres in the Logan this afternoon. Arrived a little  late. Others did well that arrived earlier.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: prawnin pete on Mon 11 Feb 12:32 2019
Ok,Just a headsup, on the action over the weekend.- Apparently the prawns were good in the Caboolture river, and no doubt people have been into them again today. The pine has been producing. Its funny people report how few they managed,
and 5 minutes later another person says they were in the same spot, and managed a bucket. Nudgee ck was good, The logan has been good as well as Redland bay channel. A few days and they will be outside. You can well and truly see the season has started.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: mighty quinn on Mon 11 Feb 15:15 2019
I'm out of action for another 5 to 6 weeks following hernia surgery so i'm hoping for a long season,good old Rosco fixed me up with a nice feed of prawns this morning,good size stuff but can't wait go get the net in the hands again.
Anyone had hernia surgery and got back into throwing the net after 8 week,can it be done?
Cheers
MQ
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: bondy99 on Mon 11 Feb 23:22 2019
Mighty Quinn,

Don't know about hernia op recovery but after having L4 lumber decompression it took a few weeks to recover to walk well enough before attempting to throwing a net.

Cheers,
Bondy
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: rosco on Tue 12 Feb 16:30 2019
Hi,

Prawns in the Caboolture River on the last of the run out. Got prawns in most of the spots with some producing better than others. Just have to keep looking until you find a good patch. A mixture of sizes with a good percentage of large.

Cheers,

Ross
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: Johnno52 on Tue 12 Feb 17:23 2019
Hi Rosco did it improve on the run in or was it all over!

Cheers Johnno
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: rosco on Tue 12 Feb 17:30 2019
Hi Johnno,

I don't know as it was just starting to turn when i pulled the boat out.

Cheers,

Ross
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: bondy99 on Tue 12 Feb 21:17 2019
Went to try out Nudgee Pontoon this afternoon. Wow, waves were pumping with winds about 30 / 35 knots, pontoon was bobbing around like a rattle train. It was about 3.15pm when I arrived , no one on the pontoon, two boats heading down stream along with couple of Kayaks, good luck to them. Frist couple of casts managed 8 prawns, after that it was 3 and 4 a throw, had to give it a rest after awhile, I noticed a shadow behind me on the pontoon, another person with two knee replacements, game as Ned Kelly.

He did well but was disappointed he could not throw where I was until I called it quits. The he took over the spot for the next two hours. still getting prawns.

When I arrived tide was running in, just on high, about 4.30pm or thereabouts tide started to turn, or appeared to be so as the cast net was going opposite direction to the wind.

Here's a pic.

They are about.
Bondy
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: Henry on Wed 13 Feb 19:08 2019
7 litres for 4 hours at the Pine this morning. Best was in the south arm just up from the junction
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: Freeeedom on Thu 14 Feb 12:24 2019
I was there too Henry. I got just over 3 kgs for about 3 hours casting (which is just about my physical limit). The prawns were schooling up a bit more than they have been to date. Some schools were mostly small greasies, but others gave me some nice medium, tending to the odd large, bananas. The predicted southerly blew in at 20 knots plus just before 9.00, sending many (including me) running for cover. Looks like it's going to blow for a few days.
Cheers Freeeedom
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: Danny on Thu 14 Feb 14:35 2019
I was there as well then moved up north arm to the green bouy where they started to school up once the tide turned.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: Henry on Thu 14 Feb 17:24 2019
I didn't leave until after 11.00 the wind still had not arrived. I'll go for another look in the morning on the high tide. Wind should be ok for a few hours.
I have seen what i call phantom schools. Looking good on the sounder but net comes up empty. I figure they are very small prawns and have found tiny prawns that haven't even got any colour in them on the floor of the boat.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: prawnin pete on Thu 14 Feb 19:43 2019
Nice work, Henry and . After repairing a couple of nets, I shot out with Glen. It was nice to get some prawning in-
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: prawnin pete on Thu 14 Feb 19:47 2019
pardon another picture. I tried to post together. However, even when I downscaled the pics they were still too big.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: Dwayneydwayney on Sat 16 Feb 12:45 2019
Gday guys I searched the Logan river from sunrise this morning but couldn't find them. looked from the Gazebo to the powerlines cheers guys
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: leso on Sat 16 Feb 19:55 2019
went to the pine today ... hit the water around 10 got a bucket and half with two guys in the boat. hard yakka most caught in the south pine
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: Burger on Sat 16 Feb 22:34 2019
Me too Dwayneydwayney. Got about a dozen prawns. Went as far as the powerlines to the junction. Nothing anywhere
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: crabby1 on Sun 17 Feb 07:37 2019
Dredging underway in the swingbasin in Brisbane River at junction of Cooper channel.

Be interesting if will affect prawns in short term as trawlers  arent working that area.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: prawnin pete on Sun 17 Feb 13:22 2019
It took a While, but Me and  first timer Lee, finally found some prawns at Carbrook. 200 metres downstream of the boat ramp, where we launched 2 hours earlier. Happ to go home with 3/4 of a bucket.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: Johnno52 on Sun 17 Feb 17:01 2019
went to the pine today ... hit the water around 10 got a bucket and half with two guys in the boat. hard yakka most caught in the south pine
Went myself to the Pine today started around 7:30am no sounder  :( special thanks to the young fellow & his dad who helped sound a few areas, we were mostly getting 3 per throw but some were fairly good size 41/2 hours manged 1/2 bucket a lot of boats on the water ran into the MSB at deep water bend had a chat mentioned the boat that freeedom had mentioned said they would take a look as some one else had also mentioned it hope to get it marked at least!

Cheers  Johnno
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: Freeeedom on Mon 18 Feb 15:04 2019
Hard work trying to find a prawn in the Pine this morning. Tried all my usual spots but could only manage one or two per throw at best. Gave up the prawning for a while and used some of the greasies to look for a bream. Caught about a dozen, but only kept four. Went back to the prawns but they hadn't improved, so I quit about  9.00 around the top of a very big tide - might have had something to do with the lack of prawns.
Cheers Freeeedom
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: Henry on Tue 19 Feb 15:56 2019
Had a good day on the Pine this morning. Got the bucket in around 2 hours. Kicked off around 9.00. They were at their best just after the high tide. Half a dozen other boats there looked like they did fairly well also.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: prawnin pete on Tue 19 Feb 16:50 2019
Yes, Henry. They must have popped up again today. You were unlucky yesterday, Freedom. Frank and I got our bucket too. We never had to throw too many back. The spot we were in, was better  size (South pine) than the North pine. Note my gps mark.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: Henry on Tue 19 Feb 18:23 2019
Yes I saw you go past. Good to see there was a good spread of prawns. There was a boat in the next spot up from the junction and looked like he was happy to stay there.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: Rednut76 on Thu 21 Feb 08:15 2019
Hi all. Any tips for prawning in the Pine at night?  We can't go mornings or daytime. I am just a beginner. Tried three times so far, averaged many more throws than prawns. Never found a proper school. Great fun but I need to justify my nights out to my wife so need a catch. Tides? Times? I have some ideas of locations but seem to fail so maybe I am in the wrong place.
Cheers
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: Bazzfisher on Mon 25 Feb 16:04 2019
Just a heads up that the Pine was still producing on the Friday just gone. Bag limit was reached in about 2 hours. Heard a story that limits were reached in 20 minutes earlier in the week. I think they may stay up the creek until we get some rain to flush them out.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: Burger on Mon 25 Feb 16:59 2019
Went for a look in the Logan yesterday. Pretty quiet only about 1.5 litres well up river near the golf course. Throwing with the wind made for good circles. Spoke with another prawner who hadn't had much luck either.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: falcon01 on Mon 25 Feb 19:40 2019
We really need some rain both for the land and the rivers etc
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: rosco on Tue 26 Feb 12:17 2019
Hi,

Minnow and i did a trip to the Pine this morning and had success on the bottom of the tide. However Minnow destroyed his net to the extent we could not retrieve the chain as it was snagged on whatever was down there and even trying to drive it off never worked.

Deep water bend ramp was taped off with police tape so something has happened there over night. Saw a tinnie tied up to the pontoon but no car or trailer in the car park. The police tape cover the entrance to the pontoon and right across the top of the boat ramp with a sign park closed secure area. No one was around so don't know what happened.

Cheers,

Ross
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: Danny on Tue 26 Feb 13:35 2019
Well done on the prawns .which ramp did you use and does anyone know if deep water bend is open again was planning on going tomorrow.Cheers Danny
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: rosco on Tue 26 Feb 14:40 2019
Hi Danny,

Got no idea if the ramp will be open but if there was a police incident i would imagine after 24 hours it would be open. If it was really serious i guess they would have had police on duty there.

Minnow took me to a ramp that goes into the south pine. It is off Barungwarra Dve, Bald Hills. As you go down that road a small road branches off on the Right and runs parallel to that road. Good ramp and parking.

Cheers,

Ross
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: Danny on Tue 26 Feb 14:45 2019
Gday Rosco thanks very much for the info I wasnt aware of the ramp there.Thanks Danny
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: prawnin pete on Tue 26 Feb 17:26 2019
Heres a close up.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: Minnow on Tue 26 Feb 18:25 2019
Next time Stan get my good side  ;)
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: bondy99 on Tue 26 Feb 23:38 2019
Minnow and Rosco,

I hear you blokes bagged out very quickly, very nice.

Is that your new boat Rosco?

Bondy
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: rosco on Wed 27 Feb 03:28 2019
Hi Bondy,

Yes that's it. The brown one went to Sydney after being sold on Ebay.

Cheers,

Ross
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: Henry on Wed 27 Feb 09:39 2019
I found the ramp still closed after midday. used the ramp on the south pine but no prawns on the afternoon hight tide
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: Freeeedom on Thu 28 Feb 12:26 2019
Prawns very scarce in the Pine this morning. Tried every place I know several times but only managed about half a kilo. Even ran up the North Pine as far as the bridges at Petrie but could not find a decent show anywhere. The most exciting thing that happened in the whole trip was being checked and breath tested by the Water Police just as I came in. They had come over from Nudgee and told me that several boats they had checked in the creek were doing OK, with 4-5 kilos per boat.
Spoke to a bloke who launched at the same time as me, who told me that the police incident which closed the DWB ramp on Tuesday was a car and trailer which had gone totally into the water off the end of the ramp. The ramp could not be used until it had been retrieved.
Cheers Freeeedom
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: Johnno52 on Thu 28 Feb 12:51 2019
Hi Freeedom
Strange the prawns are scarce maybe this bit of rain might help bring them around....
Did you have a fish at all?
Bad news about the car & trailer no joy there either for someone.....

Cheers Johnno

Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: Freeeedom on Thu 28 Feb 16:01 2019
No Johnno
I haven't fished much for a while. At this time of the year I try to build up my stocks of frozen prawns for the coming winter season. Unfortunately most of the prawns I'm catching at the moment are ending up on fresh white bread with tartare sauce and shredded lettuce, so I'll have to keep working at it for a while. These persistent south east winds are also making fishing uncomfortable as well, so I'll keep prawning until I get a decent calm morning to get out of the river.
Cheers Freeeedom
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: Henry on Thu 28 Feb 17:17 2019
About the same result for me. About 2 kg off a mark so small if you blinked you would miss it. Might try tomorrow on the early high tide
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: Johnno52 on Thu 28 Feb 19:07 2019
Hi Henry
Early days yet thankfully.. funny thing is prawns seem to like hanging around really bad bottom that is if it can tear the net they like it...

 See you out there some time if the showers abate...

Cheers Johnno
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: rosco on Thu 28 Feb 20:05 2019
Hi,

A notice on face book from Monty's Marina for anyone planning on using their private ramp.

Cheers,

Ross
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: suerob on Fri 1 Mar 12:47 2019
deep water bend is now open
two of us picked up just over 10kg this morning in pine
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: prawnin pete on Fri 1 Mar 16:12 2019
I was at The Pine river 5.30am  this morning I dropped a net off to Cory, Then stitched and watched the Fisho's come in.
3 of the first 5 bagged out after that , I guess they struggled. It pays to start early.
Here some pics of the resident turkey, the trawler in the pine, and lastly the prawns you see were 2 friends effort, from the Caboolture today.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: Henry on Sat 2 Mar 08:59 2019
I was one of these that missed out. Took off to Nudgee. Nothing there either. Consilation prize 3 nice flaties
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: bondy99 on Sat 2 Mar 19:32 2019
Henry,
I was at Nudgee yesterday morning around high tide, about 15 boats out between Kedron Brook Floodway and mouth, a few were sounding, one fella on pontoon castnetting, he caught a few for a feed. I left about 5.30am.

Went back to same spot about 12.00 noon, had a few casts, caught only 4 prawns, saw two boats south of the pontoon between the anchored boats, one bloke got a bucket, the other , don't know. There was a few boats out towards the mouth, one bloke came back with not much, prawns scattered he said. I left that location at 12.45pm.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: Burger on Sun 3 Mar 09:11 2019
Went for my first ever trip to the pine yesterday. Ended up with about 6 litres. It was hard work. Just when you started to get a few they’d disappear again. Gee you Northsiders are a friendly bunch. Asked a bloke at the ramp if there was unmarked shallow water to worry about, ended up getting a guided tour of good prawning locations all the way up to where they were previous days. He said I was welcome to follow him around all day as he had been getting them during the week. Chatted to several other people. It was wet and hard work but a good day.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: heath_303 on Mon 4 Mar 07:23 2019
ended up with about 2 kilos on Saturday @ the pine river over 2 sessions, it was hard work and lots of small prawns, had to sound for ages to find anything, and all the prawns I did find were hard against the bottom.

best casts I had were about 10 per cast, but mostly ones and two's

ended up with a nice feed that I made into a Thai red curry.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: mighty quinn on Mon 4 Mar 08:06 2019
Went for my first ever trip to the pine yesterday. Ended up with about 6 litres. It was hard work. Just when you started to get a few they’d disappear again. Gee you Northsiders are a friendly bunch. Asked a bloke at the ramp if there was unmarked shallow water to worry about, ended up getting a guided tour of good prawning locations all the way up to where they were previous days. He said I was welcome to follow him around all day as he had been getting them during the week. Chatted to several other people. It was wet and hard work but a good day.
The prawners are alright,I'm always a bit apprehensive on my own at the Deep water Bend ramp before sunrise though,I reckon there have been a few bodies disposed of off there.Isolated spot no security.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: heath_303 on Mon 4 Mar 10:26 2019
anyone getting any decent prawns off nudgee yet ?
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: Fishy mick on Mon 4 Mar 12:20 2019
The prawners are alright,I'm always a bit apprehensive on my own at the Deep water Bend ramp before sunrise though,I reckon there have been a few bodies disposed of off there.Isolated spot no security.
Dont worry MQ you will probably be OK. Most of the time.
Mick
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: mighty quinn on Mon 4 Mar 13:09 2019
I had some fun at Nudgee 6 or 7 weeks ago,I parked at daybreak next to two bloke in an old holden one was covered in blood they didn't know if they'd been on a blue with others or just between themselves,they I think were hoping I'd blow into the breath tester that they claimed had them locked out and couldn't start the car,they kept saying just stick your head in here.
Long story short I didn't and they were still there locked out when I returned around lunch time.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: bondy99 on Mon 4 Mar 20:25 2019
@ Mighty Quinn,

The only problem with those interlocking devices is that the device will ask you to blow into it at random even on the highway regardless of traffic.

Old fellas son had one fitted to his 4WD , he told me all about it. His son ends up getting his mum or some other person to drive him around when he's tanked, her son is 43 and still lives at home with them, the old fella wants him out long time ago.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: Dwayneydwayney on Fri 8 Mar 20:26 2019
Gday guys, finally on the board for 2019!  Was prawning for an hour or two at the power lines today for a grand total of 9 prawns! Any one else have any luck on the south side?
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: prawnin pete on Sat 9 Mar 05:18 2019
I haven't been on the southside for 3 weeks. Its pretty quiet there if people are telling the truth. I heard there was a little bit at Eprapah.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: Red on Sat 9 Mar 09:59 2019
'Still plenty coming from the 'chute in the Brissie R if you like Banana prawns.
Greasies, a few rare small tigers from the sandbanks at Incitec, Colmslie, and in the 'passage - south of the boat ramp. Don't bother near the Water police, - they tend to get bothered by it and will check everything you've got on board.
Don't drop crab pots near them too, as they will check them, -sometimes move them, and even confiscate them if they think they are in their way. I know a bloke that almost got a free colonoscopy when his pot rope got caught up in their prop of their RIB and they were going to fine him for their damages and downtime.( mind you, the pots and rope were not in the channel, God knows why they went where the pots were)

Best of luck,
Red

Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: bondy99 on Sat 9 Mar 11:08 2019
Nothing much in the Logan River when frankthefisherman and I went crabbing yesterday, did not see any prawns skipping near the mangrove banks where they normally would be seen. Did see one bloke using an orange castnet from the banks  , location was past Carbrook Boat Ramp and before the Dog fence on the Port side when heading towards mouth of Logan.
I noticed the Pergola has disappeared, no other boats seen casting for prawns.

Area covered was from Carbrook Boat Ramp to just beyond Rocky Point Prawn Farm, never ventured anywhere else, we stayed in the area so we can keep a vigilant eye on our crab pots.

Cheers,
Bondy
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: prawnin pete on Sun 10 Mar 18:40 2019
Unfortunately I have not been out around the bay islands or Logan for the past month. I still have 3/4 of a bucket in my freezer. I will most likely get out in the next few days for a scout around. Its funny Bondy, but some guys reckon they cleaned up at Jacks hole, and the last bend after marks rocks as you head out to the powerlines on Saturday morning. I can say that Saturday and sunday produce out front of nudgee though.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: Blinky on Sun 10 Mar 19:37 2019
I was around the powerlines and markses Saturday morning and I can tell you first hand there was 5 boats at the powerlines catching nothing and one boat at markses catching nothing!!!
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: bondy99 on Mon 11 Mar 00:04 2019
I can say that Saturday and sunday produce out front of nudgee though.

Large prawns at that too so it seems
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: prawnin pete on Mon 11 Mar 06:31 2019
I was around the powerlines and markses Saturday morning and I can tell you first hand there was 5 boats at the powerlines catching nothing and one boat at markses catching nothing!!!
That's what I thought, too Blinky. Then some guy on Facebook, whom I don't know claims he got them with a picture, too. Without having been there who knows? But my Nudgee info is 100% accurate.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: heath_303 on Mon 11 Mar 07:55 2019
Hi All,

I can confirm I got 1/3 of a bucket at Nudgee, enough for a feed for me and all I can be bothered peeling :)  some near the boat ramp and most up river right behind the sunken trawler, lots of good size prawns about a quarter were under 10s and the rest being mediums and a big flatty to boot. I got about 3-4 bream and a couple of barred grunter but too small to keep.

the flatty put a couple of small holes in my net, anyone on the north side do net repairs ?
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: prawnin pete on Mon 11 Mar 13:51 2019
Nice work, Heath. Not sure if Merv Nimmos is too busy to repair. He lives Northside. I will be at Nudgee Wednesday. If you have time, and cant find another I will be quite happy to repair your net. I would just need to know in advance, Then I can take my needles and gear along Wednesday.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: prawnin pete on Wed 13 Mar 15:52 2019
The Bay island guys are keeping things quiet. I hear there were good catches at the Salts yesterday. Shhhh. I went to Nudgee. I found some out front at airport. Only half a bucket, Today. It was hard going, but good prawning. Also- Prawns at DWB, in the pine.
And  Cod hole, and mouth of Caboolture
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: paulg on Wed 13 Mar 17:20 2019
sure stan......... your just trying to send the armada my way lol
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: rosco on Thu 14 Mar 17:26 2019
Hi,

Skip & i went to the Pine this morning & had several checks of Deep water bend at different stages of the tide for zero. Scratched up a feed from all the usual haunts with small numbers each cast probably 7 to 8 the best cast. Still mostly a good size. Pulled the pin about an hour after turn of the tide.

Cheers,

Ross
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: Danny on Thu 14 Mar 18:36 2019
Pretty much the same outcome as you Ross and Peter stayed a bit longer  but still a good day out.cheers Danny


Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: Johnno52 on Thu 14 Mar 19:02 2019
Hi I hit the cab early today arrived at first spot...very poor show went further around to find 15 boats working the hole I stayed till 12:30 got !/2 bucket which suits me as I am the only one that eats them getting about the same as the pine boys in numbers!

Cheers Johnno  8)
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: rosco on Sat 16 Mar 11:20 2019
Hi,

Friday Dale and I went to the Caboolture River, not many boats out. We found prawns in all the usual spots with some producing better than others. Some spots had smaller models and some had large size. We kept moving from spot to spot and ended up with 20 litres. Dale found a new snag in the hole at Goong creek and tore a good length of his chain from the net. OUCH !!!!!
Garlic prawns for dinner and prawn sandwiches for lunch.
 Mighty Quinn scored some as well seeing he can't throw a net because of his operation. Won't be much longer Steve.

Cheers,

Ross
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: mighty quinn on Sat 16 Mar 13:10 2019
Hi,

Friday Dale and I went to the Caboolture River, not many boats out. We found prawns in all the usual spots with some producing better than others. Some spots had smaller models and some had large size. We kept moving from spot to spot and ended up with 20 litres. Dale found a new snag in the hole at Goong creek and tore a good length of his chain from the net. OUCH !!!!!
Garlic prawns for dinner and prawn sandwiches for lunch.
 Mighty Quinn scored some as well seeing he can't throw a net because of his operation. Won't be much longer Steve.

Cheers,

Ross
3lts in that lot you put my way Ross thanks,and after seeing Dales nets I'm going to be a bit gun shy in the Caboolture for a while I've destroyed one there too.Hoping for a return in the Pine or Nudgee in a fortnight.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: prawnin pete on Sat 16 Mar 18:40 2019
Today was one of those awesome experiences that only occur maybe once per year. Nothing better than finding the school before anyone else has. Best cast was my third - A Half a bucket of Stonkers. You only have to look to know where I caught them.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: mighty quinn on Sat 16 Mar 19:46 2019
That has just made the fortnight wait feel like an eternity.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: leso on Sat 16 Mar 20:05 2019
 You only have to look to know where I caught them.

 i have been looking at this pic for 1 hr...still no idea  :( :( :(
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: prawnin pete on Sun 17 Mar 05:28 2019
Leso, You only get prawns this big at Nudgee.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: Henry on Sun 17 Mar 16:35 2019
Do you sell prawn magnets as well as nets???
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: prawnin pete on Sun 17 Mar 16:49 2019
 No, Sorry Henry. My good friend reports that the patch he found this morning had even bigger models. He sent me a video. 19 prawns weighed in at 1.5kg.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: Dwayneydwayney on Sun 17 Mar 21:48 2019
4 prawns and 50billion herring from weinam creek boat ramp this morning today guys. By the time I got them out the net it was sunset so didn't bother throwing at any more shows haha
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: heath_303 on Mon 18 Mar 14:17 2019
looks like I missed out this last weekend, are they out the front of Nudgee yet Pete ?, the only ones I could get were in the river the previous week. but lots of nice size
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: mangajack on Mon 18 Mar 16:27 2019
4 prawns and 50billion herring from weinam creek boat ramp this morning today guys. By the time I got them out the net it was sunset so didn't bother throwing at any more shows haha
How did you count the herring?
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: Burger on Mon 18 Mar 19:26 2019
A handful of boats casting just downstream of DWB boat ramp this afternoon after the storm. Passed several more on road out of there. All appeared to be in a hurry. Water looked fresh.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: prawnin pete on Tue 19 Mar 05:24 2019
looks like I missed out this last weekend, are they out the front of Nudgee yet Pete ?, the only ones I could get were in the river the previous week. but lots of nice size
Not yesterday, there was little around.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: Dwayneydwayney on Tue 19 Mar 07:45 2019
How did you count the herring?
In a measuring bucket they came up to 4-5 litres! So roughly 50billion give or take haha
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: prawnin pete on Wed 20 Mar 17:16 2019
There have been mediums and smalls in the pine, downstream of Deep water bend. For the past week.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: Dave67 on Wed 20 Mar 19:32 2019
Same at Nudgee today. nothing in the bay, but a couple of kilos of mixed size in the creek.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: prawnin pete on Thu 21 Mar 19:57 2019
todays action on the Southside-
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: dZak on Sat 23 Mar 11:29 2019
Spent yesterday  (Friday) morning around SaltWorks on a big incoming tide which I knew was all wrong but was the only time I  could get out. Got a big fat 0.
Wondering if anyone did any good on the afternoon runout tide there yesterday?
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: navara08 on Sat 23 Mar 17:31 2019
dZak there was heaps in Logan and powerlines yesterday and today around lunch time. Just after the run out tide the prawns showed up
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: Johnno52 on Sun 24 Mar 11:39 2019
Hi All went to cab early today got stuck on sandbars river seems to have silted up worse never normally get stuck, went usual spot for 5 prawns gave up after 25 throws headed down river checking holes turned around and went home when I saw ducks on very fresh looking water! :o

Cheers Johnno
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: leso on Sun 24 Mar 19:20 2019
my turn for a report... put in at cabbage tree pt yest at noon. put out 3 pots and went just nth of the powerlines with the rest of southern brisbane. got around half a bucket seen some good pockets all in all most got prawns some more than others. checked the pots on the way home for 3 keepers (muddies). made the decision to leave the pots in over night.

 hit the water today around 10.... pots had a few just under bucks and a heap of good size jennies.. threw some lures around and waited with around 35 boats for the prawns finally around 3 they turned up, same as yest ended up with half a bucket seen some full pockets . and a timely reminder why i hate the mosh pit.
hope you all had some luck... cheers leso

 
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: prawnin pete on Sun 24 Mar 19:49 2019
great report, leso. prawns are at the pine, woody pt. nudgee as leso says., Brisbane port, mouth of the logan and powerlines. Plenty around.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: Burger on Sun 24 Mar 20:21 2019
Took a friend out Friday, both got 10 litres with minimum effort. Approx 20 boats. Again today only about 8 litres. Seems word travels fast. Loads of boats out today around the Logan and powerlines. Had to be in the middle of the hoard to do really well.  Still had fun. Finally the prawns have arrived
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: byrnesey on Mon 25 Mar 19:30 2019
Heaps of prawns around deepwater bend around the high tide today. Managed my first bucket with a new net anyone can get a feed. Mixed sizes
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: dZak on Tue 26 Mar 06:46 2019
Where is deepwater bend?
Title: 2019 prawn season
Post by: byrnesey on Tue 26 Mar 10:04 2019
Where is deepwater bend?
Pine River boat ramp


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Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: dZak on Tue 26 Mar 12:36 2019
Thanks
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: Taylyn it on Thu 28 Mar 20:16 2019
Pine is still producing prawns, I got about 3/4 of a bucket of good size
on the low, but the high has been doing better.

Cheers Jason
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: gethooked on Thu 28 Mar 21:45 2019
what is the water depth at deepwater bend?
I have not seen any boats at tingalpa ck yet.
Title: 2019 prawn season
Post by: byrnesey on Thu 28 Mar 23:11 2019
what is the water depth at deepwater bend?
I have not seen any boats at tingalpa ck yet.
Around 9m but they were in shallower water the other day
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: Dave67 on Fri 29 Mar 17:25 2019
Can anyone tell me the best tide for the saltworks please. I would like to go tomorrow to have a go.thanks
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: navara08 on Fri 29 Mar 17:58 2019
Can anyone tell me the best tide for the saltworks please. I would like to go tomorrow to have a go.thanks
l

Runout tide is best for saltworks, but if you go tomorrow be prepared to get very wet. The forecast for tomorrow is rain and possible thunder storm. Good luck
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: bondy99 on Fri 29 Mar 23:59 2019
l

Runout tide is best for saltworks, but if you go tomorrow be prepared to get very wet. The forecast for tomorrow is rain and possible thunder storm. Good luck


Best time to go , use a raincoat
Title: 2019 prawn season
Post by: The Commodore on Sat 30 Mar 03:08 2019
There is no good time for the saltworx, 20m
Is crap to throw in


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Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: prawnin pete on Sat 30 Mar 09:36 2019
When are trotting out that picture again? Commodore. April fools day coming up. ;D
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: Freeeedom on Wed 3 Apr 13:52 2019
Reasonable prawns in the Pine this morning - mostly medium to small. Got a bit over 4 kg for three hours work in the wind and showers.
Cheers Freeeedom
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: prawnin pete on Fri 5 Apr 16:45 2019
The wind has kept the prawners quiet this week. The weekend looks great. Reports have been sparse on the southside. There are prawns at Ceboolture river. They were at Scarborough on the weekend, Some prawns in the Pine still. Mediums in Kedron Brook floodway , There were some at Nudgee sunday. Its been too windy to look since. Good prawns in the Brisbane river, And Tingalpa ck. That all I know, but its a starting point. Cheers.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: Dave67 on Fri 5 Apr 17:34 2019
Where about in the Bris river can you go, because I'm  fairly new to this everybody I've spoken to said the river runs to fast for netting.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: bondy99 on Fri 5 Apr 21:59 2019
Where about in the Bris river can you go, because I'm  fairly new to this everybody I've spoken to said the river runs to fast for netting.

That's the same for basically every system, go to BOM or Willyweather and check the tide times for the area you want to try. Current dies down eventually.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: prawnin pete on Mon 8 Apr 15:52 2019
The prawns were solid at Nudgee today. And I nailed a 45cm Grunter and my bucket of quality prawns.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: rosco on Mon 8 Apr 17:18 2019
Hi Stan,

Not as good in the southern bay today. Half a bucket and soaked the pots while i was looking for the prawns and caught a feed of sandies.

Cheers,

Ross
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: bondy99 on Mon 8 Apr 17:27 2019
Nice effort Rosco, nice sandies.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: paulg on Mon 8 Apr 18:01 2019
 8)
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: outsiderskip on Mon 8 Apr 18:39 2019
i got a half bucket as well
 meet rosco and paulg and waved as i couldnt hear him
pete
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: JENKO on Thu 11 Apr 13:48 2019
Pine was really quiet today with prawns , any one have any luck at Nudgee ?
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: navara08 on Thu 11 Apr 16:40 2019
Pine was really quiet today with prawns , any one have any luck at Nudgee ?

Yeah there was heaps at nudgee this morning. Skipping along the top of the water around the last green beacon.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: JENKO on Thu 11 Apr 17:15 2019
Thanks   Navara08 , did you get into them ?
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: navara08 on Thu 11 Apr 18:01 2019
Thanks   Navara08 , did you get into them ?
Sure did
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: Burger on Thu 11 Apr 18:48 2019
Thanks for the info Navara08.
Good size?
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: navara08 on Thu 11 Apr 19:10 2019
Thanks for the info Navara08.
Good size?

Yeah good size.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: Dave67 on Sat 13 Apr 12:53 2019
Don't know what happened between Thursday and Sat at Nudgee. it was hard work for a handful today.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: Burger on Sat 13 Apr 13:05 2019
I 2nd that Dave67. Nothing out the front and a handful of smalls with a few mediums.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: JENKO on Sat 13 Apr 14:08 2019
I hear you brother …4 hrs of casting  and 2 Kg’s of small /med on Friday and nothing out the front
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: Dave67 on Sat 13 Apr 18:54 2019
It's just a shame all those bait fish don't taste like prawns.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: Burger on Sat 13 Apr 21:00 2019
So I'm not the only one getting loads of baitfish. Got my biggest ever Christmas Tree of herring today in amongst the moored boats. Probably 150+. Local pelican and
seagulls were happy. Took about half an hour to remove.

Last week got about 17 litres of solid mediums with a a good lot of large  mixed in around the moored  boats.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: bazinga on Mon 15 Apr 17:57 2019
Went to Nudgee this morning for the high tide at 0608hrs.  Nothing outside and very little in the creek.  Ended up with about 3 litres of small and very small prawns.  Still heaps of baitfish, wish you could catch baitfish up at Hinchinbrook this easy!
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: Burger on Mon 22 Apr 09:58 2019
Got just shy of 5 litres around Jacksons yesterday arvo. There were only another 6 boats looking.
Arrived a little late as I launched at Carbrook and checked everywhere on the way up. They could have been better just after the turn. Small to mediums.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: MICHAELG on Mon 22 Apr 19:48 2019
Must have missed ya burger. I got bucket but didn’t hang around
Michael
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: Dave67 on Fri 26 Apr 15:39 2019
Went shrimping at Nudgee today, i'd like to call it prawning but i'm sure they are a bit larger. I guess they still taste the same , just a lot more peeling.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: Burger on Fri 26 Apr 20:56 2019
Shrimp still? Thanks for the report Dave.  Was going to have a look on Sunday
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: Dave67 on Sat 27 Apr 14:25 2019
Hopefully they do a lot of growing for you between now and then. Good luck.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: JENKO on Thu 2 May 10:02 2019
Anyone getting any prawns around nudgee ?
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: Freeeedom on Thu 2 May 11:24 2019
Very few in the creek yesterday - 2 hours work for about a quarter of a kilo. Too rough to look outside.
Cheers Freeeedom
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: JENKO on Thu 2 May 12:41 2019
Cheers Freedom , will give it a go hopefully wind drops out
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: rosco on Thu 2 May 14:51 2019
Hi,

I was heading to Bribie today so decided to leave early to miss the southside traffic and have a prawn in Nudgee creek.

As Freedom found yesterday very little in the creek. I started on the last of the run in and about 2 hours of the run out before calling it a day. Very small prawns with the odd medium. A lot of throwing for about 3 litres.

Had a look out to the mouth and a bit wider for zero so back up the creek for the run out.

Cheers,

Ross

Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: reefhunter on Fri 3 May 07:50 2019
Hey fellas , talking to the pro sandcrabber he has rugularly seen prawns spraying on the way to his gear , ide assume his crabbing compass area , mite pay to look outside the square ,
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: JENKO on Fri 3 May 10:22 2019
I hit nudgee  / Kedron brook this morning with a kilo to show of smalls , nothing out the front of nudgee 😭
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: vutran on Mon 6 May 08:21 2019
Took a leaf out of Bondy’s book and went for a landbased prawn in the river. What they lacked in quantity they definitely made up for in size (thought they were mullet hitting the top pocket). Ended up with just over 2kg of great sized red legs for about an hour’s work. Went the next day and ended up with the same. Came on eitherside of high tide.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: vutran on Mon 6 May 08:22 2019
Another pic
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: MSB on Mon 6 May 08:51 2019
Another pic
There snodgers mate , well done
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: struck on Thu 9 May 09:40 2019
Hi Had a look on Tuesday around the southern side on outgoing tide got O end of season I think, cheers struck :-\
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: bondy99 on Thu 9 May 22:38 2019
vutran,
Well done, you're on a winner.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: prawnin pete on Fri 10 May 05:14 2019
Hi Vutran, there is a nice sandy spot on the downstream side of Raptis fish markets, Ideal for land based. Is that where you were?
Heres some general tips-
 if you want to go prawning at night. Especially If you know the prawns are in the area by day, then they will be in the shallows at night.
What I found is that the prawns move out of the deep and onto the edges of banks close to sunset.
 The depth is the key at night. I dont use my sounder to spot them on the screen. I use it to maintain the depth I target, and to follow my ant tracks.
 As the sun disappears and darkness falls target the 1-4 metre depth range for best results.
 nets- A Bottom pocket should work almost as well as a top pocket prawn net.The downside for bottom pocket is the quantity of bait fish you have to deal with.
 As the sun sets and darkness takes hold, they spread and feed along the shallow banks.It is by no means an easy a walk in the park.
 And I suggest now if you dont like hard work its not for you.And the other downside is that one pass along a stetch of bank will clear about 90% of them.
 Next pass you will only get about a tenth of that- Meagre pickings. As you can understand another boat will half your catch. Still keen?
 most nights you will do well to get half a bucket. Often its only a kilo or so. However, as very few people prawn at night
 its possible to get a bucket from time to time. From memory my best cast at night was about 2 kg.This is due the prawns being spread.
 They dont seem to school up. The sounder doesnt necessarily help neither (They arent schooled up).
 Having said that I cant say I have ever sounded the melon holes at night to check for schools.River trawlers are usually running the edges too..
 The moon phase doesnt seem to matter much in the Brisbane river. The extremely high tides often carry
 a lot of debris with them.But,despite  it possible to catch the prawns on the incoming, the outgoing is best. Especially the last 3 hours to low.
 Boat Safety is critical. at night compliance is even more important, Be sure to have your lights working properly, and a safety vest on,or onboard.
 Now this is just my take on prawning at night. Others do it differently. Some berley up and work off pontoons.Others prefer certain boat ramps,Most evenings during march,
 April, and May,there will be a dozen people casting nets at Colmslie pontoon. And believe a powerfull light helps.etc...
 I hope this helps. Cheers.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: gordo4444 on Fri 10 May 08:05 2019
Hi Had a look on Tuesday around the southern side on outgoing tide got O end of season I think, cheers struck :-\

Doesn't sound promising was hoping to get a few May sessions after not getting out so far this season  :'(
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: bondy99 on Fri 10 May 20:12 2019
Another info update for those that want to fish from the Colmslie Pontoon, Due to people leaving muddy mess and crap on the pontoon and failing to clean up after themselves, slip hazards have been created so , Brisbane City Council (BCC) now has active rolling patrols in that area.

Bondy
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: prawnin pete on Tue 8 Oct 15:53 2019
Well, I guess its still 2019, so I am in the right thread. I went out Sunday night knowing that there would be less traffic as the NRL final was on.I launched at Colmslie, I tried downstream without success. Then went upstream.Now 12 months ago ( exactly), they were in the Hamilton reach. And that's where they were again on sunday night, just by chance. I was getting 2-3 per cast till I hit the main bunch. Then it was 10-20 per throw. Now the good thing was (Being Nightime)  they were in just 6-8 foot of water. A good hour and I had my bucket. These were new season prawns. Probably 5-6 months old. Not the usual big Brisbane river bananas. These were around 15-17cm. Looks good for January at Nudgee, me thinks.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: prawnin pete on Tue 8 Oct 15:54 2019
my catch
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: paulg on Tue 8 Oct 17:25 2019
LOL you serious
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: prawnin pete on Tue 8 Oct 18:24 2019
 
LOL you serious

Pretty good Hey? Prawnin Pete does the damage. :) :) :)
 
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: bondy99 on Tue 8 Oct 18:54 2019
Sounds like a few more will be out there again, well done.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: Johnno52 on Thu 10 Oct 17:36 2019
OK.. is it an early season..is it time to remove the moth balls and start chasing them?????????? :o
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: prawnin pete on Thu 10 Oct 18:37 2019
OK.. is it an early season..is it time to remove the moth balls and start chasing them?????????? :o
No its just a regular season. The largest  juveniles are usually moving downstream about now. There is always a run of bananas around Colmslie in October.  I picked up a bucket there last Sunday at the Newmarket reach. They will be out on the flats by December.
 This time last year Bondy and I were getting them in the Albert at about 15cm size. I think its more a case of a lot of fisherman think that the peak march-May period is the only time they are in good numbers. I was in the Albert last Thursday "researching" I managed a handy half bucket.  The Pine usually starts about November.
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: Johnno52 on Fri 11 Oct 17:53 2019
Thanks Stan :)depending on rainfall etc will that make any difference as to when they start to get around in numbers!
Title: Re: 2019 prawn season
Post by: prawnin pete on Fri 11 Oct 18:05 2019
It was a decent school ,I was onto Sunday night. Great numbers. 20 per throw in 2 metres of water.Tuesday  morning I went to Morningside to buy a drum of 4mm chain. As it was near Colmslie ramp I stopped by for a look. It was dropping tide and as expected the trawler was working the trench 150 metres from where I had been Sunday night.I'm not sure if I have previously mentioned it but A good friend was assisting a Trawler 12 months virtually to the day and landed a very large haul in the same spot. As I said the bigger recruits are moving out now. the others apparently will too, (according to research) over the coming 3 months. A heavy rain event will trigger them as well. I wouldn't mind betting that the trawlers will be busy at the port if we get 50mm plus of rain tomorrow.