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Offline bondy99

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The Clawless Crab
« on: Tue 4 Jun 16:49 2019 »
G'day fellow crabbers and fishers.

After a few days of soaking my pots I decided now would be a good time to retrieve my pots and have a spell from crabbing until I have one of my kidneys removed and time to heal unless I'm in the morgue and that will the end of my crabbin'.

Drove to one of my crabbing spots to see if my pots were still intact, I should have not let them in for too long. 2 of my traps were stolen, only one other was still in its location, thanks to the advice provided from Rosco, otherwise it too would have went.

A lot of effort goes into trying to get a feed, I hope those lowlife scum bags who stole my pots and mostly other people's pots that I've seen around the place die a horrible death.

Water was warm compared to the Chill in the wind, she was gusting a bit.

After going through the slippery mud I retrieved my only pot and managed to find a good keeper. 17cm . I gave it the pinch / squeeze test, yep , it's full and much weight even though the crab shell has shades of green and slight brown underneath.

Although the claws were missing, it looks like an old battle as the wounds have sealed over. 

Who ever said one cannot catch crabs in a month without an "R" is not trying hard enough.

Here's couple of pics.

Cheers, Bondy

 
« Last Edit: Wed 5 Jun 18:42 2019 by rosco »
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    Offline MSB

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    Re: The Clawless Crab
    « Reply #1 on: Wed 5 Jun 12:58 2019 »
    Good luck with the operation Bondy, hope it goes well
    MSB

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    Offline frankiedafisherman

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    Re: The Clawless Crab
    « Reply #2 on: Wed 5 Jun 18:15 2019 »
    Good one bondy...Be interesting to see how much meat is in that fella.  Pity about the claws....

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    Offline bondy99

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    Re: The Clawless Crab
    « Reply #3 on: Fri 7 Jun 15:55 2019 »
    frankiedafisherman

    I can tell you it had some meat and its body was chockers, had couple of beers to wash away the salt.
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    Re: The Clawless Crab
    « Reply #4 on: Sat 8 Jun 06:26 2019 »
    I caught a Sandy recently and it had 4 legs and a nipper missing!
    Good as gold though (the Old Man thought I'd snacked on half a crab in the fridge :-) ).

    All the best with the Op mate!

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