mud and sand crabs moving moreton bay

Mud and sand crabs moving in Moreton Bay

sand crabs moving moreton bayAfter our recent rain we have seen great numbers of mud and sand crabs moving out of our creeks and inlets. Placing your pots at creek mouths or bay inlets around the 3 metre mark has produced the best results. The bait of choice has been mullet, chicken frames or fish frames. (Remember to tag and identify your pots within accordance to DAF Laws)

The mackerel are still biting around the 4 beacons with a variety of size from small to large but you have to work a little harder to sieve through the smaller fish. small 15g slugs and floating pilchards have been a hit when targeting these fish.

Whiting are on the chew on the king island sand bank on high tides. just a light sinker, size 6 long shank and live worms or yabbies have been producing some great size as of late.

Bream are plentiful on local flats and rock walls. Tarwine are also amongst the bunch. fishing around brocken weed beds and sandy flats is key and if your using lures top water and small crank baits have been bringing these fish undone. if you prefer bait, a lightly weighted mullet strip or prawns will convert good numbers on a run in tide.

Squire and sweetlip have been a consistent catch off wellington point ledges. 3” curltail soft plastics and 1/4 ounce jig heads are a great place to start. Cuttlefish heads and blue bait pilchards on a 3/0 circle  hook and size 1 sinker are also a great start to to target these fish.

For anymore information please come in store and have a chat. Take advantage of those mud and sand crabs moving!

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