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    Crawfish question
from denny (  
3/9/2006 10:28:00 AM


 Just returned from 7 day trip to Lake Gaston and Kerr where the water temp. was 47-51 degrees. Best bait was Rattle Trap lures dragged on the bottom to imitate crawfish. My question is does anyone know at what water temp. do crawfish start coming out of their holes?

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   someone pinch me.... from Pski's partner (  3/9/2006 4:14:00 PM
 I actually agree with Pardner....

I have watched crawfish crawl on the bottom through 6 inches of clear, black ice on a pond in CT in the middle of January. Obviously, like all cold blooded creatures, they slow down in the cold water, but I don't think they hibernate as a bear does. JMHO.

   Crawdads Don't Dig Holes??? from Alan (  3/9/2006 5:18:00 PM
 This is news to me. During the summer I have countless crawdad holes, with crawdads, that they have dug. (I live next to a creek.) My wife used to catch them by lowering a piece of bacon down in the hole as bait. When they grabbed on, out they come. Fishbait!

   Good for you on your dad holes. from ParDner (  3/9/2006 6:58:00 PM

Did you see them dig those holes? LOL

   Crawfish holes from LaCajuninNC  3/9/2006 8:13:00 PM
 O.K....I'll bite..Yes certain species of crawfish dig holes and make mounds, not the red ones you see in the swamp or lake or the ones you eat or at least some of us eat...most are blue in color..You can go into any southern yard in the spring and summer and see mounds all over, especially if the ground is wet.. looks like chimneys all over the place..knock one down and take a piece of anything and stick it in the hole let him grab on and yank him out..then go wet a line, used to do this as a kid in Louisiana.. Most folks don't think Catabla worms grow on trees either or is one of the best catfish baits around.. but thats true also...James

   California crawdads from bassrod  3/9/2006 8:52:00 PM
  Maybe the California 'dads are too light in the loafers to dig holes but the midwest ones sure do. And yes, I have watched them burrow in my yard. Here's a link that will confirm they do in fact dig holes:>
   How about dem apples! from ParDner (  3/9/2006 8:58:00 PM


   Crawfish dig holes !!! from Billy (  3/10/2006 1:19:00 PM
 Yes and yes they dig holes. I had few crawfish in my fish tank. They dig hole in the gravel and kind of burry themselves.

Here is a brizard and true story:

The last crawfish in the fish tank disappeared. I washed the whole tank and there is no trace of it. The tank is in the kitchen on the first floor. I was wondering where it was and where it went.

Three month later, I bought a house in the same town. I moved second floor furnitures in my bedroom. In shock, I saw the boby of this crawfish under the chest set. What the hell ??? !!!

   Pardner from TR21Lay (  3/12/2006 10:15:00 PM
 To farm crawfish you have to have a 6 inch layer of hard clay bottom for them to burrow into. Crawfish don't dig holes? lol, birds don't fly and Cali boys don't have a little prance in their walk.



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