When Moons asked me if i wanted to head out early and get a few crabs i wasnt going to say no. We launched about 6:30 to pretty average conditions and slowly made our way south towards the semmy reef area. Nets in and the crabs started, then it all started to get hard. We would put the nets down loaded with 'couta heads and in 2 minutes the 'couta would be gone, we persisted but were losing to much bait and were not getting any crabs.
The tide had started and the net ropes were ending up caught around the motor. We decided to move 50 meters to hopefully get away from whatever was stealing our bait, probably a big ray, rig a bridle on the anchor rope to get the boat sitting better and hope the crabs were still around. Well we had success we managed to get almost our bag of crabs before we started losing baits again then using a mesh pocket rather than a bait pin we got our bag and headed back in to clean up and watch the race.