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« on: February 14, 2015, 09:51:33 PM »

My brother Craig and I took advantage of blue skies and temperatures in the 70 's for our first try of the year for some bugs. We ran 15 nets about 5 times for only about a pound. I guess it is a little early, but I saw signs of spring when I made it to the coast. The Indian Paintbrushes are beginning to bloom. I did get to enjoy my first crawfish of the year.  I can not wait for more.
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« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2015, 08:59:16 AM »

Soon - For you guys anyway!!! laugh laugh laugh laugh laugh

They still look good!
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« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2015, 10:24:57 AM »

Nice snack.  It's a start.
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« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2015, 12:02:36 PM »

what kind of nets did you use, and what area were you in ? I havent tried here but thought about trying
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« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2015, 01:23:08 AM »

I went crawfishing with a high school senior boy--his job after school in december in their crawfish ponds. Just to take photographs of him, my job. He caught about a sack and a half that day.
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« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2015, 09:31:19 AM »

That looks good.  You guys only have little more to wait.  We have a for more months! Lucky for you guys.
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« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2015, 05:00:02 PM »

The biggest thing that I learned crawfishing on Sunday is I need some new waders.  If they have holes in them the cold water get in.
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« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2015, 06:42:52 PM »

I went last week to where I was crawfishing last year and there wasn't any water outside of the canals.  Last year the water level feel so fast that I wasn't able to retrieve all of my crawfish traps so I had to leave them.  My traps were high and dry.  I walked to some of them.  At least 6-8 weeks before I start crawfishing. Undecided Undecided

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« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2015, 08:13:06 PM »

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« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2015, 08:39:09 PM »

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Here is a picture of a kid checking a crawfish net I found on the web. I fish the bar ditches on the side of Highways. I try to find ones that hold water all year, usually by a rice field. You would be surprised how many crawfish you an catch in a small area.

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Do you need rain to bring up the water level? We have had a fairly wet winter and I assumed the rain made it your way. Let me know when you are able to start running the traps I want to make it there this year.
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« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2015, 09:03:20 PM »

I went last week to where I was crawfishing last year and there wasn't any water outside of the canals.  Last year the water level feel so fast that I wasn't able to retrieve all of my crawfish traps so I had to leave them.  My traps were high and dry.  I walked to some of them.  At least 6-8 weeks before I start crawfishing. Undecided Undecided

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Haha! 5 weeks and I'll be crabbing...... smug

Note: I said crabbing.  Not catching... Grin Wink
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« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2015, 10:42:08 PM »

Jack don't you know THEY'RE NO CRABS IN VIRGINIA. laugh laugh

Brian, rainfall in Louisiana only floods crawfish ponds.  I fish wild in the Atchafalaya Basin (Morgan City area) which gets its water from the Mississippi River.  We need rain and snow in the Northern states and mid west to raise the Mississippi River levels to flood the Basin.

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« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2015, 10:52:36 PM »

I want crayfish!
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« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2015, 01:00:43 PM »

in time my brother
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« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2015, 08:26:17 PM »

Jack don't you know THEY'RE NO CRABS IN VIRGINIA. laugh laugh

Brian, rainfall in Louisiana only floods crawfish ponds.  I fish wild in the Atchafalaya Basin (Morgan City area) which gets its water from the Mississippi River.  We need rain and snow in the Northern states and mid west to raise the Mississippi River levels to flood the Basin.

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So they suffer with all that snow and we enjoy the crawfish when it melts. Sounds good to me.
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« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2015, 04:56:25 PM »

I am going to be stuck up in Denver for a few weeks mid March but when I get home myself, the kid, the Okie wife and our roommate are going to Sherburne WMA to hit the crawfish ponds. I have about two dozen nets.
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« Reply #16 on: February 24, 2015, 11:51:57 AM »

make sure you bring the skitto spray.  Still no water in the Atchafalaya basin.

Good luck, Ronnie
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« Reply #17 on: February 24, 2015, 01:41:23 PM »

Dam that looks good!! Which state are you in? Shocked
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« Reply #18 on: February 26, 2015, 02:24:56 AM »

That is really good snack! Good luck for your next expedition.
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« Reply #19 on: March 08, 2015, 09:45:57 AM »

I still gotta find out where crawfish are here in Florida.
Thanks for the report and pictures!
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