How to Catch and Care for Crawdads (a.k.a. Crayfish and Crawfish)

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Today I'm gonna teach you how to catch and care for crawdads.

Please enjoy.
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Step 1: Stuff You're Gonna Need

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To catch crawdads you will need the following:

- Rainboots or hip waders
- Butterfly net (short net)
- Tupperware containers (medium size, one for each crawdad)
- Pepperoni (not off a pizza)
- A creek
- A little bit of patience

Step 2: Safety

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1. Try to keep the rims of your boots sufficiently above water, so that water snakes can't get in.

2. If you see one of said water snakes in your immediate area, get the heck out of the water.

3. Fish in safe water (no strong current, uncontaminated, and so forth)

4. Don't actually grab the crawdads without adequately thick gloves, or painful pinching may insue.

5. Shower afterwards, because you WILL get creek water on you (if you wear rainboots, they will likely be filled up with water before you go home).

Step 3: Catching the Crawdad

Once you have found a crawdad, keep the net semi-paralell to the creek bottom, so that it is low enough for crawdads to swim in, but high enough for you to hold the handle. Drop the pepperoni into the water, aiming for the edge of your net. When the crawdad crawls in after the meat, lift up the net. Put some water in a tupperware container, and gently dump the crawdad into it.

Do not put two crawdads in the same container, or they will fight to the death.

BSivtal7 months ago

Please ensure that it is legal to release that bait anywhere. It's not here.

Matt4281 year ago

also, for food, small minnows or goldfish can be purchased at a pet store like petco, or petsmart.

Cool:) I have a crawfish myself:)
VadimS2 years ago
This is kind of what I envisioned when I read care for: http://www.instructables.com/id/Eat-Invasive-Species-Cajun-and-Swedish-Style-Rust/
Plo Koon (author)  VadimS2 years ago
ha ha lol