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Offline prawnin pete

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Re: 2019 prawn season
« Reply #210 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.

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Re: 2019 prawn season
« Reply #211 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!

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Re: 2019 prawn season
« Reply #212 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.

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Re: 2019 prawn season
« Reply #213 on: Mon 4 Nov 08:34 2019 »
A show of nana's in the Pine Saturday,don't make a special trip though.
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    Re: 2019 prawn season
    « Reply #214 on: Mon 9 Dec 13:01 2019 »
    Did  anyone notice at the Xmas party, the water was discoloured in the Logan yesterday ?  By comparison, the Albert was holding some prawn well up. (Right in front of that drain Nugget mentioned in a prawning  tip, about the Albert, at least 15 years ago. ) And the Albert was decidedly green for the first 3klm from the junction, before looking stirred.  I reckon it might be worth a look.

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    Re: 2019 prawn season
    « Reply #215 on: Mon 9 Dec 23:12 2019 »
    prawnin pete,

    I've noticed the water slightly different colour upstream in the Albert River. Seen two boats this afternoon prowling around. Always worth a look upstream.
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