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The Crayfish Thread - The Undeadliest Catch

4/27/12 @ 12:05 PM
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BugleTrout
BugleTrout
User since 9/27/01
A local grocery store was selling frozen packages of peeled crayfish tails last week so I picked up a couple of pounds and added them to my favorite cajun recipe given to me by my southern friend. It's called sauce picante (Troy made it with alligator on Swamp People in season 1). It was delicious and I want more!

As part of the adventure of being up north this summer at the cabin, I got three crayfish traps. I have been researching good locations and bait to use which are rocky shorelines and rock piles and fresh dead fish such as perch or walleye heads and entrails. They apparently are more active at night so we're going to "set pots" after supper, check them once before we go to bed and again in the morning. It should be fun, especially for my 12 year old son.

I'm headed up to get things ready for the opener tonight and plan to do a trial run. It might be a little slow yet with the water temps but I'll post the outcome next week. In the meantime, please share any experiences or tips you have on this subject, The Undeadliest Catch.

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9/30/19 @ 7:48 PM
Plmlk
Brent Hess
MEMBER since 12/18/07

Jolly,

A regular minnow trap with a fish carcass inside works about as good as anything...

When you get done cleaning your fish, toss a few in the minnow trap - it will be full of crayfish by morning!  

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9/24/19 @ 3:31 PM
Igor
User since 6/20/01

Eating Rusties is no different than any other type.

9/24/19 @ 2:33 PM
Edge
User since 2/28/07

Are rusty crayfish good to eat?

9/23/19 @ 8:33 PM
jollydon
User since 9/14/06

Anyone know how to make a trap for crayfish?  How many can youngest use at one time?  What seems to be the  best bait?

9/16/19 @ 12:53 PM
Igor
User since 6/20/01

Last year we had some but this year none.  However, we went to a different spot this year but on the same river.

9/15/19 @ 9:01 AM
Carpio
MEMBER since 11/5/17

“All rusty crayfish too”.     Does that mean that the native crayfish are gone?  CARPIO 

9/12/19 @ 12:36 PM
Igor
User since 6/20/01

I've been trapping them all summer in Taylor county.  On a good night, 100-125 total between 3 traps.  On a really good night, 250+.  All rusty crayfish too so I'm helping the eco-system by putting a dent in the population.

9/12/19 @ 12:56 AM
SnakeSter
SnakeSter
MEMBER since 7/9/12

I believe Crayfish are a big part of a heathy Squatches diet at certain times of the year. Good points by all

8/30/19 @ 11:48 PM
mystery fish-n-sea
mystery fish-n-sea
User since 4/10/10

Did a little crayfishing recently on the Oconto River



1/23/15 @ 1:37 AM
Tyler_91
User since 1/1/06
funny there are new post here as i thought id be reading archives lol. Im looking to give it a go this year. Any insight on spots around milwaukee area would be appreciated.

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