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Someone should blow redclaw up!
« on: June 30, 2011, 07:21:59 AM »
Checked my shrimp pots yesterday. I generally have them tight up in the sunken grass in bout 2 foot of water. Any deeper and the rotten redclaw find your traps and chew holes in them!

Its also the reason why it is a good idea to pot plastic bottle spouts in your traps to keep the claw out!

Yesterday I found I had left one of my traps a little deep, no holes, only one redclaw managed to get in, but look at what it did. Its amazing where they can get.

It must have used half a tub of vaseline to get in that entry hole!

Then 10 headless shrimp in the pot, the mongrel! Only 1 live one in there and it looked very nervous!



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Re: Someone should blow redclaw up!
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2011, 10:25:27 AM »
amazin. I'd throw a yabbie pot in there too just past the weed (if that's possible) maybe you could divert the redclaw into it? That way you might have a feed as well as some bait?
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Re: Someone should blow redclaw up!
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2011, 11:45:24 AM »
Had to chuckle its been a while since ive heard Ted bulpits carry'ons in Kingswood counrty  :youbeauty

"Someone should blow nuns up"

Thats a bit of a nuisance tho about the radclaw i didnt realise they did that to shrimp.

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Re: Someone should blow redclaw up!
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2011, 02:39:35 PM »
Redclaw descended on my shrimp trap in droves when I left them for 2 days.

Cop a look at this, first photo shows trap I left in 3 foot of water in grass.
Second photo shows the buggers dropped in to a bucket.
3rd photo, the small entrance they all got through, last two photo's my temporary restriction on the entry using a zip tie.
I will have to get the kids drinking softdrink quicker to get enough empty bottles to source the permanent inserts!


PS no shrimp in that pot!


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Re: Someone should blow redclaw up!
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2011, 02:41:04 PM »
A Shot of the area the trap was in, in the middle of that sunken grass in the foreground.

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Re: Someone should blow redclaw up!
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2011, 11:58:36 PM »
Must be using good bait Binder, I get that sort of numbers with Shrimp pellets. Must get out and catch a few again...better check the rules, they have probably changed AGAIN :(

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Re: Someone should blow redclaw up!
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2011, 12:21:39 PM »
That's unreal. They must have Suuueeeezzzed in through that tiny entry. No Shrimps i take it? Not much room left in there. is sunlight soap still a good bait for shrimp? Whatever you have used looks the goods for redclaw anyway.  :)
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Re: Someone should blow redclaw up!
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2011, 08:09:43 PM »
This may seem like a rather innane question but exactly how would we go about blowing Redclaw up? Would a small explosive charge attached to the back of each one do the job, or would we go for the Apocalypse Now! style of remedy. I have this mental picture individual small eruptions all over the lake surface, with bits of Redclaw floating to the surface and hungry Bass decending...
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Re: Someone should blow redclaw up!
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2011, 05:17:02 AM »
This is the bait I use, nothing but top shelf  ;D Getting expensive, last box was nearly 3 bucks!

I use about 2 desert spoon fulls per pot, usually good for 2 days in the pot before it totally disolves. The box gives me about 3 days worth of baits. Same bait chasing redclaw or shrimp.

I avoid soap, its not supposed to be good for the waterway.

Dunno about the details of how one would blow them up, I reckon the bludgers would still breed faster than you could blow them up regardless of method!




 

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