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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%)

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Author Topic: Crawdad Mania - 2016  (Read 28136 times)

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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #25 on: May 23, 2016, 08:54:54 PM »
Boy T Pearce that's the way to get this show started! :tup: :drool:
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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #26 on: May 23, 2016, 09:17:55 PM »
Thanks
Maybe the big weekend will bring other boil pics to the board.
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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #27 on: May 23, 2016, 09:30:11 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!

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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #28 on: May 23, 2016, 10:11:52 PM »
Thanks Mike, ( I had to google it) :)
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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #29 on: May 24, 2016, 07:18:04 AM »
Nice work T, a little slice of heaven right there.
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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #30 on: May 24, 2016, 08:19:50 PM »
OK, this for all you guys that know the rules and regs.  I haven't done this since I was a kid and back then, there were no rules for crawdads.  I talks about having to have a biodegradable tie on the trap door of the trap.  The trap I bought doesn't have  a trap door. Any pics of your setup?

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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #31 on: May 25, 2016, 09:01:24 AM »
OK, this for all you guys that know the rules and regs.  I haven't done this since I was a kid and back then, there were no rules for crawdads.  I talks about having to have a biodegradable tie on the trap door of the trap.  The trap I bought doesn't have  a trap door. Any pics of your setup?

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We use the standard round crawfish traps built by Danielson. We tried the one loop of 1/8" cotton cord at the attachment point on top and that was a pain!!! So I cut 3"x5" squares out of the top side of each trap and wove the 1/8" cotton cord back and forth to fill it in. Pain but it covers the regulation. I haven't been checked by law inforcement for a real approval??? :chuckle:   I'll post pics once I get back to the place.
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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #32 on: May 27, 2016, 08:14:11 AM »
Here's pics of  how we adapted to the current trap law.
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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #33 on: May 28, 2016, 08:01:10 AM »
HC
I would think that Mod makes for a legal trap.
I use a store bought trap with a spring holding the door shut. Change the anchor point of the spring to cotton cord allowing it to rot off..... should be legal, like you, I've not been checked.
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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #34 on: May 31, 2016, 04:49:07 PM »
Here's some pics

From a big river near here

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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #35 on: May 31, 2016, 05:08:36 PM »
667man,

Nice haul, those are some big singal's there!  The one is your hand is probably an 8+ incher.
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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #36 on: June 01, 2016, 09:20:59 AM »
Nice!
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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #37 on: June 01, 2016, 11:32:22 AM »
Anyone give me any pointers to try the snake around Lyons ferry? Gonna be there for the weekend, thought it might be cool to toss some traps out.

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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #38 on: June 01, 2016, 02:55:39 PM »
Nighttime

Rocks

I use salmon carcasses for bait

5-25 feet down

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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #39 on: June 02, 2016, 07:31:43 AM »
Nice haul 667man! Thanks for posting pics. :tup:
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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #40 on: June 06, 2016, 07:06:51 AM »
Set pots last night for an overnte soak in uncharted waters of the Mid Columbia. We were very pleased with 6 pots catching 52 crawfish and one mother load of about 24 in one pot. Not our all time best but for first time setting in this particular area pretty darn good! We will zone in on the hot spot next pot soak.
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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #41 on: June 06, 2016, 07:11:08 AM »
Nice haul HUNTINCOUPLE!

That's a great way to christen uncharted waters.

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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #42 on: June 06, 2016, 09:16:35 AM »
What is the deal with soft shell crawdads?


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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #43 on: June 06, 2016, 09:24:10 AM »
What is the deal with soft shell crawdads?

When Crawdads molt their shells are soft for a time until they harden up.  Molting is how crawdads grow, they shed their hard shells to expose the developed soft shell underneath which hardens to a larger size. 

Usually you won't get many if any softshell in traps because they hide until their shells harden.  If not the softshell would get eaten by the hardshell.
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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #44 on: June 06, 2016, 11:38:43 AM »
All the big crawdads this weekend were soft shell. Lots of them but was wondering how long it takes to harden up?


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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #45 on: June 06, 2016, 11:41:10 AM »
All the big crawdads this weekend were soft shell. Lots of them but was wondering how long it takes to harden up?

I would say in about a week they should be hard shell.
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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #46 on: June 06, 2016, 11:43:14 AM »
That's what I was hoping. Also lots of babies in a few tails. Never saw that before either.


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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #47 on: June 06, 2016, 02:56:27 PM »
Seems kind of late for the chicks to be carrying young but conditions play a huge role in development.  Molting and the emergence of young usually coincide for the bigger crawdads but not always the rule.

Crawdads molt up to 4 times a year until they reach the 2 inch class and then twice a year until the 6 inch class.  After 6 inches the thought is they molt once a year. An 8 inch crawdad is probably somewhere around 5 years old.
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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #48 on: June 06, 2016, 04:35:02 PM »
 5 that were soft were all over 8 inches


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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #49 on: June 06, 2016, 08:08:43 PM »
Last season we had a few big craws with their shell covered with algae. I thought that was a long time to go between molts.. depends on the growth rate?
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