Crawdads for bait

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by slickback, Jul 26, 2006.

  1. slickback

    slickback New Member

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    What is the best way to keep crawdads alive for a few days? Cooler or bucket? submerged or above water? etc.. I have never used them for bait, but would like to give them a try. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. jailcop2

    jailcop2 New Member

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    We use a cooler , set it up so they can swim or have somthing to crawl out and sit on . Use a pile of grass ,piece of wood for a perch for them to get on . I like to keep them in the dark and have put ice in the water to slow their systems down .
    Brian
     

  3. borntocatfish

    borntocatfish New Member

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    keep putting fresh water in it
     
  4. tomcat85

    tomcat85 New Member

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    i have a bait tank on my side porch. it consists of a water filter and an aerator and it keeps them alive very well. if you want to see a picture or something let me know. its really really cheap to make.
     
  5. slickback

    slickback New Member

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    Thanks for the info everyone. Will have to give it a try now!
     
  6. Ravensmavsfan

    Ravensmavsfan New Member

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    I kept a few in a 30 gallon aquarium alive for over a month, just give them a filter and change it every other week, or whenever it gets cloudy. Feed the pieces of dead fish, lettuce, carrots, or types of raw meat.
     
  7. STEVECAT

    STEVECAT New Member

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    I usually keep them in peetmoss and refrigerated,
    if they're soft craws theyll stay soft and alive longer.
     
  8. BigCat4

    BigCat4 New Member

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    if your goin to use them for bait kill them first because they will make a hole if u dont and if they make a hole how will you catch fish!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?