This is Cindy's new boat, the Mystery Machine, in beautiful Desolation Sound.
The rig I use:
Yellow top float with 75-feet of leaded line
400-feet of 1/4" polypropylene line
2ea 8-oz clip-on lead weights
Scotty screw top bait jar
Prawn traps are marked with yellow floats, the second jug is for extra flotation in areas with strong current.
A hose reel is an easy way to store multiple 400-foot lines tangle free.
These Dependable Trap Co. pots fold away for easy storage on a boat.
Ladner makes nice commercial style pots for sports fisherman. Easy to empty.
Snap a couple of lead weights on the poly line to keep it from floating on top. Scotty bait jars work great.
The commercial prawn bait is very effective. It is like oily dog kibble. Some use cat food.
Power pot pullers were made legal about five years ago. We are going over 300-feet deep!
For the first ten-years we went prawning the power pullers were not legal, and we pulled the traps hand over hand... It was great exercise. The Brutus "Ace" puller is nicely made and fits on to a Scotty Downrigger base and uses the same power jack. It pulls about 100-feet per minute. A welcome addition to the Mystery Machine!
Thanks for reading my blog. Steve