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Time to vote for the best crawdad boil of 2016

T Pearce - Reply #24 on: May 23, 2016, 08:33:23 PM
6 (60%)
HUNTINCOUPLE Reply #40 on: June 06, 2016, 07:06:51 AM
1 (10%)
Shrimper - Reply #52 on: June 25, 2016, 09:07:33 AM
0 (0%)
Shrimper Reply #56 on: June 25, 2016, 03:39:10 PM
1 (10%)
Benhuntin - Reply #80 on: June 29, 2016, 08:52:17 PM
2 (20%)

Total Members Voted: 10

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Crawdad Mania - 2016
« on: May 09, 2016, 09:15:21 AM »
It's that time of year again folks, Crawdad Mania is upon us!  :IBCOOL:

Same as last year largest crawdad and/or most in one pot and ending on the season closing October 31st.  Also, in keeping this honest only pics of live or uncooked hogcraws for the competition but any and all pics are welcome.

Winner with the largest Hogcraw gets a whole trap set-up, line, buoy and trap this year.

Something new this year, post pics of your crawdad boils and we will vote at the end of the year for best boil.  The winner will get little surprise in the mail.

Let the catching begin!
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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2016, 10:38:46 AM »
Yeah!
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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2016, 11:42:33 AM »
 :yeah: and thanks Shrimper!!

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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2016, 12:10:08 PM »
I was just thinking about this thread.


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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2016, 09:01:38 PM »
I was just thinking about this thread.


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We were to! Thanks for firing it up again Shrimper! :tup:
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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2016, 09:36:41 PM »
My boys and I are gonna look for a few this summer.

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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2016, 10:07:04 PM »
I usually go after them in Lake Washington because it's close and I have a launch pass, but it's closed because of the possibility of me catching a Chinook in one of my pots. :bash:

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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2016, 09:01:38 AM »
 :cue:   Ive been stairing at my pots thinking its time to start soaking them....  Way to quarterback this shrimp...
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Their going down!!!

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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2016, 08:43:03 PM »
very intrigued by craw fishing on the westside. I have set many pots over the last two years, hiked into several spots and only got a few. Love it though :)  I haven't tried a few lake spots I think hold many more but wanted to test the local walk in waters first.  My only experience was when I was younger my auntie Louis Lince who was an icon in TWISP took us dadding on Peareygin lake and we pulled 5 gallon buckets full and had a family feast. I wish I had pics of those days but they were normal back then. So was killing 10 deer a year to feed your family:)   

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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2016, 08:53:54 PM »
My boy has had his trap line laid out in his bedroom for a month waiting for the opener... He does some damage on the bicycle after school checking his gear.. I will take pics if he gets a big ones..

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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2016, 07:14:31 PM »
Could we get some pics on this thread already.


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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2016, 09:02:51 PM »
I... sooo..want to...
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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2016, 06:03:16 PM »
Threw one pot on the farm for a quick soak, had about 40 in it. Going to boil them up tonight
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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2016, 06:08:22 PM »
Nice pull!!
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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2016, 06:34:29 PM »
Sweet!
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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #15 on: May 21, 2016, 06:45:58 PM »
Soooo cool! Love them bugs, enjoy!
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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #16 on: May 21, 2016, 07:29:10 PM »
Those are some nice sized crawdads!
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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #17 on: May 21, 2016, 07:52:17 PM »
Nice sized and great tasting with a nice IPA, another member has been hitting the place pretty good and pulling some good pots! Im sure he will chime in this year!
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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #18 on: May 22, 2016, 01:18:34 PM »
All I've caught has been the non native craws. Where are the signals?
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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #19 on: May 22, 2016, 02:03:42 PM »
Anyone ever get them out of green river? I know they're in there but have only seen small ones.

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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #20 on: May 22, 2016, 03:49:26 PM »
Anyone know anywhere near Skagit county? I've seen em in samish river and Friday creek but don't know if its allowed in those waters

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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #21 on: May 23, 2016, 07:45:17 PM »
It's that time of year again folks, Crawdad Mania is upon us!  :IBCOOL:

Same as last year largest crawdad and/or most in one pot and ending on the season closing October 31st.  Also, in keeping this honest only pics of live or uncooked hogcraws for the competition but any and all pics are welcome.

Winner with the largest Hogcraw gets a whole trap set-up, line, buoy and trap this year.

Something new this year, post pics of your crawdad boils and we will vote at the end of the year for best boil.  The winner will get little surprise in the mail.

Let the catching begin!

So... Do we wait til the end of the season to post picks of the boils?
 I removed my low country "Heart Attack Boil" Pic from last Saturday.

I didn't have a lot of time to get very creative with it though.

T

Pavement, crowds and inaccurate rifles...
Thanks anyway.

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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #22 on: May 23, 2016, 07:52:42 PM »
I noticed that, throw it back up here it get's us all jacked up  :drool:
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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #23 on: May 23, 2016, 08:01:53 PM »
It's that time of year again folks, Crawdad Mania is upon us!  :IBCOOL:

Same as last year largest crawdad and/or most in one pot and ending on the season closing October 31st.  Also, in keeping this honest only pics of live or uncooked hogcraws for the competition but any and all pics are welcome.

Winner with the largest Hogcraw gets a whole trap set-up, line, buoy and trap this year.

Something new this year, post pics of your crawdad boils and we will vote at the end of the year for best boil.  The winner will get little surprise in the mail.

Let the catching begin!

So... Do we wait til the end of the season to post picks of the boils?
 I removed my low country "Heart Attack Boil" Pic from last Saturday.

I didn't have a lot of time to get very creative with it though.

T

I was thinking everyone would post their boil pics all season long and we vote at the end of the year.  If you have multiple boils post them and all pics will be voted on.

T - your boils are epic, post away!
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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #24 on: May 23, 2016, 08:33:23 PM »
Shrimper, "epic" really? Thanks

I expect my trappin' bud and I will do another boil before the end of the season. The next boil will be for score ;)
This is 120 craws, red potatos, mushrooms, smoked sausage, white onion, sweet corn and a bag of Crab boil seasoning.
On the side was weber kettle grilled jalapeno and asparagus (tossed in an olive oil based italian themed marinade) And more husk on grilled sweet corn.
No one left hungry.

Ill take more field pics in the future. Tics are out!

Pavement, crowds and inaccurate rifles...
Thanks anyway.

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