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

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    Best time is just after they lift the closure
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    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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    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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    Quote 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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    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.
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    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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    Get to work Jockey!!
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    CB is overrun w/ Squats right now and the prawns have moved north.

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    Quote 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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