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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

Author Topic: Crawdad Mania - 2016  (Read 25685 times)

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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #50 on: June 24, 2016, 07:06:07 PM »
Threw out a single trap today while fishing kokes. Got 3 in a couple hours. Is this guy a big one? What's the best way to show there size?

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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #51 on: June 24, 2016, 09:53:56 PM »
That looks like a good average size crawdad. 

I measure from the tip of the tail to the tip of the claw and that is how they are sized for crawdad mania.

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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #52 on: June 25, 2016, 09:07:33 AM »
Had a few boils over the week, caught some big daddy's as well including a few hogcraws.
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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #53 on: June 25, 2016, 09:11:55 AM »
Start it off with hogcraw number one but not the biggest caught, have to wait a bit for the rest.
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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #54 on: June 25, 2016, 09:29:30 AM »
Shoot'em Jacob! It's a big one!  :hunter: :drool:
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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #55 on: June 25, 2016, 10:20:43 AM »
I've heard they are in NE WA, might need to try catching some some day, does someone have a recipe and cooking/eating advise?
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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #56 on: June 25, 2016, 03:39:10 PM »
Bearpaw-

The way we like crawdads the best is to cook the tails and big claws with new potatoes, pearl onions, carrots, beef kielbasa and corn in a brine of salt, old bay and little bit of garlic powder.  Make the brine fairly salty like you would for crab, it won't make the vegies to salty but really helps bring out the flavor in the crawdads.

Once the brine is boiling add the onions, potatoes and carrots and bring to a boil for about 5 minutes.  Then add the crawdads, kielbasa and corn should take an additional 5-10 minutes from a boil again or until all the crawdads float and it is finished, drain and serve.  After draining we usually just dump out on to the table eat with our fingers.
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Forgot to add the kielbasa, we don't always add this but it sure is good when we do.
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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #57 on: June 25, 2016, 04:18:33 PM »
But you have to suck the meat out of the heads!
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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #58 on: June 25, 2016, 06:05:05 PM »
That's some great catching and eating there Schrimper!!!!! :tup:
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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #59 on: June 25, 2016, 06:13:40 PM »
time to drag out my traps,looking good guys

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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #60 on: June 26, 2016, 07:58:59 AM »
But you have to suck the meat out of the heads!

This guy does not suck heads.... :chuckle:
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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #61 on: June 26, 2016, 07:59:55 AM »
That's some great catching and eating there Schrimper!!!!! :tup:

Thanks, it is such a fun family activity.
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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #62 on: June 26, 2016, 08:03:32 AM »
Okay, here is hogcraw number two with one more to go.
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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #63 on: June 26, 2016, 08:17:22 AM »
But you have to suck the meat out of the heads!

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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #64 on: June 26, 2016, 10:24:23 AM »
Nice!
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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #65 on: June 26, 2016, 11:04:37 AM »
Holy moly!  :yike:   Solid 8"er solid 9 1/4"er can't wait to see the next??????? :yike: :yike:
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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #66 on: June 26, 2016, 12:27:53 PM »
Cant even find any around here, you guys hitting lakes, rivers, creeks? Deep water, or shallows? Bait?
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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #67 on: June 26, 2016, 07:38:52 PM »
Alright final and largest Hogcraw of the trip.

 My personal best so far 9.
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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #68 on: June 26, 2016, 07:54:05 PM »
Looks good. Should be the winner for the year.


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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #69 on: June 27, 2016, 06:27:12 AM »
This is my biggest so far. Small compared to that lobster.

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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #70 on: June 27, 2016, 07:20:44 AM »
Nice One, sagerat!
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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #71 on: June 27, 2016, 01:43:46 PM »
Boy those are all dandy Crawfish! :tup:   Well done!
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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #72 on: June 28, 2016, 03:19:32 PM »
When you're in a hot spot this what your bait is going to look like!
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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #73 on: June 28, 2016, 03:39:22 PM »
How many in the pot?


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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #74 on: June 28, 2016, 03:41:54 PM »
How many in the pot?

There was 37 in that pot.
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