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    hello everyone was wondering when is the best time to prawn in Brentwood bay can anyone help. thks all

  • #2
    Best time is just after they lift the closure
    “The Gods do not subtract from men’s lives - the time spent fishing.”

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    • #3
      Sucked today out there. 3 traps all full of squat lobsters. What the hell! How do I avoid them? Was in 240-250'. Not one prawn. Oh well at least the sun was out and the new boat felt great.

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      • #4
        Dave, thats too deep for the saanich inlet if thats where your prawning from my experience, if your getting squat lobsters you know your too deep. Try a little shallower. 20 feet can make a difference. I know up island they prawn deeper but i've never had luck around 250 feet in the inlet. I usualy go 180 to 220 try try again.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by marula View Post
          Dave, thats too deep for the saanich inlet if thats where your prawning from my experience, if your getting squat lobsters you know your too deep. Try a little shallower. 20 feet can make a difference. I know up island they prawn deeper but i've never had luck around 250 feet in the inlet. I usualy go 180 to 220 try try again.
          Thanks for this info. I was in the inlet. Will go shallower next time.

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          • #6
            The best indicators are the little creatures people call squat lobsters. If you get more of these than prawns you are too deep. Start at 200 feet, bremember tides. Get some purple stocking material and throw in your old anchovies.
            “The Gods do not subtract from men’s lives - the time spent fishing.”

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            • #7
              Got almost 500 out there on saturday. We fished 10 traps 2 per string and did two pulls between 10:30 and 5pm. Only a couple traps had 0 prawns in them and each string had at least 1 trap with about 10ish. Our first set was better than the 2nd but it also soaked longer.

              We fished 280-240 dave your depths sound spot on as far as I am concerned.

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              • #8
                Get to work Jockey!!
                I'm da man!

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                • #9
                  CB is overrun w/ Squats right now and the prawns have moved north.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Theb55 View Post
                    Best time is just after they lift the closure
                    Wouldn't it be before they lift the closure?

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                    • #11
                      Striped prawns are around 200, spotted around 350.
                      “The Gods do not subtract from men’s lives - the time spent fishing.”

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by JuandeOne View Post
                        CB is overrun w/ Squats right now and the prawns have moved north.
                        .....true story. That's where I dropped 2 of the traps and sure enough, full baskets of squats. Arrrgh. Next time I go north.

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                        • #13
                          Anyone eat squat lobsters? saw a buddy eat one raw but never seen them prepared

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                          • #14
                            Yea, did them in butter and garlic. Very tasty. But, in the end I can think of a hundred less intensive ways to make meal. Found sharp scissors worked best to cut the shell. They are so small it takes a lot of them.
                            “The Gods do not subtract from men’s lives - the time spent fishing.”

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                            • #15
                              i use squats for garnishes, they look kinda cool on a plate.
                              share the harvest
                              2625 kingfisher

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