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Thread: Crawdad holes!!!
08-13-2008, 11:59 PM #1
I have a small lake... I've got crawdad holes EVERYWERE... I want to get these dang thing for two reasons... 1: they're tearin' up my banks... and 2: for bait!
I never see 'em and I set one of those square traps from Walmart but I never get them in it.... any help would be MUCHO appreciated thanks!
p.s. WHAT the heck is "artificial lighting" that evidently some folk use to catch crawdads with? DN mentions it in booklet.
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08-14-2008, 08:01 AM #2
hey bill we used to fish them out of those chimneys with a piece of string and bacon. it was just kid stuff, i seriously doubt you could curb the population like that. what are you using for bait in the trap? we always use a stepped on perch. if it's not a deep pond you might seine it. every time we catch a bunch of crawdads they end up going in the pot.
08-14-2008, 08:35 AM #3
Jordan, I used cut bluegills and hamburger meat with
no luck... now that you mentioned that... I Remember doing that as a kid too with a worm on a hook lol
08-14-2008, 11:48 PM #4
Bill a friend of mine had the same problem.
He solved it by takeing a cup of 10-10-10 Fert.
he poured it in the holes and filled the hole with water. they have stayed away for along time. Get with me and I will show how to catch them in that Black minnow trap
Last edited by Wallbass; 08-14-2008 at 11:51 PM.
08-14-2008, 11:51 PM #5
08-15-2008, 12:27 AM #6
I'd suggest you look at it real close. Those ugly varmits are selling from $5.00 to $6.00 per dozen. They are scarce around here. You kill them off, you will probably pay for it in the long run. If nothing else, seine the critters and give them to some local fishermen.Women are as old as they look-Men are not old until they stop looking
08-15-2008, 01:36 AM #7
08-15-2008, 07:29 PM #8
Make a crawfish trap from the plans in the library. Bait it out with bacon or other greasy/oily food. It may be a slow process, but I bet you'd have enough to fish with after 3 or 4 days.Women are as old as they look-Men are not old until they stop looking
08-15-2008, 08:15 PM #9
Dr.pepper I have been catching at least 3 dozen a week in my chub trap. I have been putting bread and crackers in the trap. I just use the chubs for bait. I never had any luck with craws unless they were soft. I'm going to try some this weekend though. Maybe me,you,blazerjet,and larry will get togeather soon and I can bring you some.
08-16-2008, 07:28 AM #10
come to think of it, we got them out of the holes right by a creek where we used to flip rocks and catch them. when there was a bunch of those chimneys along the bank, we didn't find many in the water. i'm not too sure about their life activities, but maybe there aren't many in the water at this point in time. i don't know, just trying to help!