Lakes entrance - land based fishing and crabbing suggestions

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Re: Lakes entrance - land based fishing and crabbing suggestions

Post by sweetstarneon » Sun Nov 15, 2020 4:33 pm

Hi re-tyred and everyone else, many thanks for your posts and tips.

Anything involving boats is a no-go for our travelling party.

Is it better to go crabbing in the morning or evening? Does the wind direction or weather temperature play a part in catching crabs? Or just tides only?

Any suggested baits to use for crabbing? Have the lakes entrance crabs graduated to gourmet food?

When i went about 5 years ago, i did find that there were more crabs around when it was sunny and warm. Not much after a cool change or cloudy weather.

Many thanks once again.

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Post by mr smokey » Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:41 am

If you are contemplating hiring a boat or similar may I suggest you go on a local charter instead? For example, Ricky from Lakes Charter fishing WILL get you fish or if you prefer crabbing. No affiliation, he is a damn fine young bloke & not expensive for (basically) a guaranteed catch :)
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Post by mr smokey » Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:43 am

Whoops, should have read the post. NO BOATS :) :)
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Post by Kenle » Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:58 am

You know, if crabs is all you want and experience is not something you have for that location then I suggest you give it a miss and just enjoy the company of your friends in that area. Lakes Entrance is a beautiful location not just for its crabbing but just a peaceful get away paradise. Fishing is a bonus but don't expect it to be successful all the time. I haven't been back there in years but we used to be able to catch prawns too, the small jettys around there produces trevalys and salmons. Goodluck and have fun

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Re: Lakes entrance - land based fishing and crabbing suggestions

Post by re-tyred » Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:22 am

Land based crabbing you really only have two places. Bullock island jetty and Kalimna jetty. Chicken is ok but fish frames are better. If you want fish frames go the the boat ramp as the boats come in from fishing. If people are filleting their fish just ask them for the frames. The secret of crabbing is not to keep pulling the net up every couple of minutes. Leave them in at least 10 minutes.
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Post by mr smokey » Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:39 am

The town wharves & jetties are always worth a try. Surprising what they sometimes come up with (other times nothing) but Lakes is just the best place to come down to just for the fresh air, nice people & it is now getting busier thank goodness. Come down, enjoy :) :)
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Re: Lakes entrance - land based fishing and crabbing suggestions

Post by CannonsJS » Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:47 am

You could give the beach a go as well. I went fishing at Eastern Beach a couple of weeks ago and got a feed of Salmon with some sand crabs as bycatch as well.
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Re: Lakes entrance - land based fishing and crabbing suggestions

Post by sweetstarneon » Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:50 pm

Hi everyone, i just have a final question. What lures would i need to use to catch king off the footbridge at Cunningham’s arm? What about other types of fish? Many thanks in advance

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Re: Lakes entrance - land based fishing and crabbing suggestions

Post by re-tyred » Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:29 am

Bibbed hard bodies seem to work best. Anything from 70- 150mm. 30lb line as they go hard. I have seen them caught on large soft plastics and live baits too.
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