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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 28519 times)

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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #125 on: July 29, 2016, 08:01:40 AM »
Dayummm Ben, that is the biggest crawdad I have ever seen..  :yike:  That's a Magnum... :tup:
Their going down!!!

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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #126 on: September 06, 2016, 06:46:19 AM »
We went up to Twisp for Labor Day weekend and tried our best to get some grouse but no luck. We did however do well with the crays. This was the largest at 8.5" and best pot had 36 in it.

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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #127 on: September 06, 2016, 06:58:34 AM »
http://fisheries.tamu.edu/files/2013/09/Enjoying-Louisiana-Crawfish.pdf

I was going to freeze some of the tails (but I couldn't resist and ate them all LOL). I found this article from LSU on prep and freezing techniques. Thought you guys would enjoy the read.

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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #128 on: September 06, 2016, 07:54:28 AM »
http://fisheries.tamu.edu/files/2013/09/Enjoying-Louisiana-Crawfish.pdf

I was going to freeze some of the tails (but I couldn't resist and ate them all LOL). I found this article from LSU on prep and freezing techniques. Thought you guys would enjoy the read.


Yes it is very hard to save them and not eat them. I actually froze a couple of pounds  two years ago. Ended up making crawdad alfredo for Christmas Eve and it was awesome.

Sad that I haven't been able to make it out this year.

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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #129 on: September 06, 2016, 08:11:09 AM »
Went on Labor Day at 70 degrees. A little cold but worth it.


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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #130 on: September 06, 2016, 08:45:09 AM »
Nice catch Gearhead.

I have wondered about freezing crawdads.  We freeze spot shrimp every year and thought about freezing crawdads probably would be similar.

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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #131 on: September 11, 2016, 11:33:06 AM »
Did an evening set for a litte action this morning.

Getting bait ready last night, our exterminator joined me for a salmon snack.
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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #132 on: September 11, 2016, 11:47:53 AM »
Did well this morning and got 78 in four pots, the best had 31 in it.  None were over 6" and we let them all go to get bigger for next year.

Fished a new style of trap and was pleasantly surprised that it had 24 in it.

This trap is the prize for the biggest hogcraw this year.  It was brushy in this particular spot and could not get my phone to focus that well.

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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #133 on: September 12, 2016, 12:29:51 PM »
Nice haul Schrimper! Cool looking trap. Looks collapseable?
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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #134 on: September 12, 2016, 02:08:29 PM »
Yes it is collapsible, less than one inch thick when folded, very pleased so far.
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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #135 on: September 23, 2016, 11:33:03 AM »
That's a cool trap! When fully extended, how long is it?  There are a couple lakes that I have to hike into. That would be a lot easier that packing the ones in I take now.

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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #136 on: September 23, 2016, 12:52:48 PM »
That's a cool trap! When fully extended, how long is it?  There are a couple lakes that I have to hike into. That would be a lot easier that packing the ones in I take now.

Fully extended the trap in 9" in diameter and 18" long.  Folded the trap is about 1" thick and weighs about a pound, be great for backpacking.
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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #137 on: September 23, 2016, 01:03:17 PM »
That's a cool trap! When fully extended, how long is it?  There are a couple lakes that I have to hike into. That would be a lot easier that packing the ones in I take now.

Fully extended the trap in 9" in diameter and 18" long.  Folded the trap is about 1" thick and weighs about a pound, be great for backpacking.

Yes, yes it would  :tup:

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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #138 on: October 04, 2016, 09:30:13 PM »
We are getting down to the end here.  Anyone have any plans for falls sets the season?

Don't forget to post your crawdad boil pictures; I will be posting a poll this weekend of the pics to give us time for voting on best 2016 boil.  So far there are only five pictures to vote on.

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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #139 on: October 05, 2016, 07:40:30 AM »
I wish I could have contributed more this year. Had too many other things to keep me occupied. I enjoyed the pictures from all you guys that got out there this year. I can't get over the size of these dads this year, how much bigger can they get?! See ya next year  :hello: :rockin: :llam:  :4w: :salute:
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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #140 on: October 06, 2016, 12:43:15 PM »
Always planning on setting pots but with so much other activities this year is a wrap for us! We will be back at it next year!!!! :IBCOOL:
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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #141 on: October 09, 2016, 09:27:02 AM »
Poll is up to vote for best 2016 crawdad boil.

If any late boil pics are posted I will add them.

Voting will be through the end of the season on October 31st.  Prize will be sent out the first part of November.
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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #142 on: October 11, 2016, 09:32:25 AM »
Descions, descions........... :drool:
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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #143 on: October 19, 2016, 07:07:47 PM »
 Brothers and Sisters of the forum.
Due to the looming elk opener.. I will not be trapping the rest of the season even though I hear we should.
As tacky as it may seem.. I voted for myself.  8)
These are alot of fun and we will see where it falls.
Good luck to all, and I havent seen such monster craws, thanks for the pics.
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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #144 on: October 31, 2016, 07:56:40 AM »
Okay folks that's a wrap for the 2016 crawdad season, a day early.  Results are follows:

Biggest Hogcraw
1 ~ Benhuntin 11
2 ~ Euro Mount 10
3 ~ Shrimper - 9
4 ~ Gearhead - 8
5 ~ Sagerat 8
6 ~ Huntincouple 6

Best Boil goes to T Pearce, nice job!

Thanks for a great season everyone, prizes will be sent out in a few weeks when I get back from hunting, PM's inbound.


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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #145 on: November 17, 2016, 05:48:34 PM »
Prize Received.
Thank you Shrimper and all that voted for our boil.
Looking forward to next year.
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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #146 on: November 17, 2016, 05:50:53 PM »
 :IBCOOL: :4w: :llam: :rockin:
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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #147 on: August 12, 2017, 11:08:22 PM »
Delicious
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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #148 on: August 12, 2017, 11:11:15 PM »
More important
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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2016
« Reply #149 on: August 13, 2017, 06:03:41 PM »
Looks Great!
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