Catch n Cook 🔥 Mud Crabs 🦀 with Barramundi Fishing EP.345

Catch n Cook 🔥 Mud Crabs 🦀 with Barramundi Fishing EP.345


Hello everyone, Andy here, in a creek in Queensland. I will try to catch my lunch today. I have some crab pots to use. I will show you what lure I am using and why. Many people ask me to do this. It is better to show you while I fish. First I will drop the crab pots in. Leave them for 3 to 4 hours. Maybe cook up a crab or a fish later. I really want to catch and cook today. I am using Barracuda for bait. Defrost the bait first. I have 2 types of crab pot. Brett from Gladstone sent me the small pot. I will space the crabpots 100 meters apart. Hopefully the crabs will find the bait. In the water. I will start with 2 reels set up. Sienna 2500 reel and Samaki Zing rod. A samaki boom bait as soft plastic. This one is the Finnor Rampage 3000 reel on an omen green rod. This lure is the 15A Bomber. Cait from South Australia sent me this lure, thank you Cait. I am using this lure as the current is very strong. I want a lot of noise to attract the fish. This is how I am working the lure. Twitch and wind, twitch and wind. Lots of time for a fish to bite the lure. Right along the mangrove here. Yes…. That is a legal Barramundi for sure. I do want to take some fish home too. Barramundi season closes very soon. Closed from 1 Nov – 1 Feb There we go caught him. That is a good sized Barra. Yes, 65cm Barramundi. Oh, yes another nice Barra. He ate that fast. I have a second keeper. I am fishing a heavy drag. Just a small branch off the side. They get stuck on these lures well. I missed many fish on the single hook plastic lure. Yes, that’s a keeper. Great. Always use pliers, these fish can be dangerous. A big fish this one. I may use that lure again. First cut off this worn line. They can wear through the line. Do it now, before I need it. Change to the Samaki Zing and Boom bait. I can fish this into the roots. It has a weedless hook. Much more enjoyable fishing. Skip it under here. Bounce off the tree and let it sink for a bit. I am fishing the plastic vertically. Cover all of the snag. Cast at the small sticks too. Yes, a nice Barra hit. Yep, got him. It’s a Bream. Good sized bream. I might keep this one too. Beautiful looking Bream. Oh, Barramundi, nice. Nice jumping fish. Nice little fish, very silver. Let the fish go right here. There are crocodiles in here. Cast against the structure. That could be a Mangrove Jack. Oh, no, it’s a Cod. Barra and then a Cod. Off you go fish. Have some lunch, tin of tuna. A hard boiled egg. And a Banana! I am hoping for a crab still. Looks like we have a crab. That looks like a big male from here. Yes, a legal sized male. How to get it out? I will drop the crab in the boat. Tap the pot and crab will walk out. Out you go. Nice mud crab They can’t bit on top, but they can underneath. He feels pretty full. A quick measurement. 16cm across, 1cm over. I will show you how to cook the crab soon. On a fire, very tasty. On ice crabs go to sleep. Oh, a good one. Right near that log. More tasty Barramundi for me. The hooks hold well. He is rubbing on the bottom. We have the fish. Another good fish. I like to keep Barra. They reproduce very fast. They can double their population in 4 years. This fish is only 3 or 4 years old. They can grow 3kg per year in good times. This Barra is 4 to 5 kilos. I will have dinner now. Find a spot to make a fire. And show you how to cook mud crab. Good spot here. I have a crab and a lighter. Not easy making fire in this wind. Third try maybe. Some little sticks. Come on fire, come on. Keep the fire going and in 10 minutes I will have coals. We want gentle coals. Fire is burning nice. The crab is ready for cooking. I wanted to catch 2 crabs. This is a basic way to cook crab. I need another crab to show you how to cook it gourmet style. Waiting for the fire to burn down. Sun is still up, I will get home before dark. Then I have to clean fish. I have heard 2o min to cook crab. 10 Minutes maximum to cook crab well. Don’t cook it for 20 minutes. That looks like nice coals. Thor the crab in upside down and claws to the fire. When it is red all over it’s done. We will eat the legs first. Then the nipper, and then body of the crab. Already going red. 3 or 4 minutes in and it’s almost done. I put some coals on the crabs stomach. Most of the meat is inside the shell. The twitching is just nerves, he is very dead. I pulled the legs off 5 minutes in. 4 minutes actually, they are done. I will eat the legs now. Looks tasty. To get into the legs. Break it in the middle. Not much in here. I will use the leg to extract the meat from the legs. No hint of smoke. The crab looks cooked. Here is a nice bit. The meat is cooke and tasty. I have forgotten my tripod. A little smoke flavour there. Lets lift the crab out. A little bit over cooked. Nice chunk of meat, very nice. I eat every little piece. Wait for the nippers to cool down. The nippers are still hot. Most of the nipper. A little over cooked. Mmmm, super sweet. So good to eat. A hint of smoke. The shell protects the crab from burning. The wind made the fire too hot. Thanks for watching. One crab is a good meal for me.

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