Dead crawfish...

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by youngun, Sep 15, 2006.

  1. youngun

    youngun New Member

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    So I caught a bunch of crawfish yesterday for fishing this weeked, and my pump on my tank went out, so A good portion of them died. Could I freez them and use them on sunday?
     
  2. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    Don't freeze them, it turns the meat to mush. Keep them cold you should be ok until Sunday.
     

  3. youngun

    youngun New Member

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    So would I just rig them the same as if I were using live ones? Thanks
     
  4. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    I would rig them the same are under a bobber. I have even put them on a jig head and jigged them around stucture, but that always seem to catch more bass than cats.
     
  5. primitive

    primitive Member

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    Years ago when I used crawdads I just put them into a wet burlap sack. Just keep the sack wet and folded over and they kept good for a couple days, alive
     
  6. youngun

    youngun New Member

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    I was just going to use an egg sinker swivel rig,

    ---egg sinker--swivel--hook w/crawfish. Think it should do the trick.

    Thanks for the help
     
  7. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    Yep that should work for you.
     
  8. thomcat

    thomcat New Member

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    if you freeze them you can use them as chum,, if there already bad, that is.. it makes great chum....
     
  9. buddah

    buddah New Member

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    We just hook em through the tail meat, alive, and maybe a slip bobber and walk down the river. I use a real long rod so I can let out a long line. Works wonders up here in Pa. for sure! Good luck brother!
     
  10. catfishslayer

    catfishslayer New Member

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    They just wont be as fresh they will work....Were do you Catch Your Crawfish?..........Good Fishing!
     
  11. youngun

    youngun New Member

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    Most of the time I get them out of small rivers and creeks, lift up rocks and wot not.