Wheres the best places to catch crawdads?

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by 10IbsBass, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. 10IbsBass

    10IbsBass New Member

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    I know its early but i was just wondering i've never done it before and i was wondering where u catch them at. How big is the creeks u catch them out of? Can u catch them in ponds without fish in them? Thanks
     
  2. catfisherman_eky3

    catfisherman_eky3 New Member

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    You can catch them in a lot of creeks
     

  3. oklahoma caveman

    oklahoma caveman New Member

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    i usta just sein my pond. go real slow and make sure the sein drags bottom. then i stocked pond with minnows and no more crawdads. not many in the cricks around here either but you can take a piece of bacon an fish 4 them like that
     
  4. spcmitchell28

    spcmitchell28 New Member

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    You can catch them in almost any creek that has continuous water flow. As well as ponds lakes etc. The best place to find them are where the gound has alot of rocks and debris. You can catch them several ways. The easiest is to get a crawdad trap and put some meat such as bacon or chicken and leave it out as long as you want. When I was little I would look under rocks and place a net behind them and scare them with my hand and they would dart backwards into the net. Another way to do it is to throw out some kinda meat on a line and when you pull it in, do it very slowly most crawdads will hold onto the bait until you try to pull it outta the water so try to have something to net them with once you pull them to the top.
    I hope this helps
     
  5. catfisherman_eky3

    catfisherman_eky3 New Member

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    Hey if I was you I would put you some bread in a minnow trap the creek water dont have to be that deep and catch you some minnows and usually there is always some craw dads inside the minnow trap with the minnows and when you use them the best way I have used them is to cut off its pinches and hook it through its head.
     
  6. uttatoo

    uttatoo New Member

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    try small ditches that hold about a ft. of water and look around lakes where there are rocks and also look at canal gates i have caught alot around them
     
  7. oklahoma caveman

    oklahoma caveman New Member

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    1 thing to remember. dont put crawdads in a bucket of water, moisten some newspaper or wet frass or something and put that on top of them. believe it or not crawdads will drown and die in a bucket of water
     
  8. whisker maniac

    whisker maniac New Member

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    Make your self a crawfish rake. take some 1/4 " metal stock and build your self a frame that looks like the bucket of a front end loader. Then cover it with 1/4" hardware cloth and mount a long pole to it. Take it to where the are small shallow creeks or ditches that hold water most or all the time. Rake across the creek from the otherside back to yourself and pick out the crawfish.
    With this method I catch alot more crawfish in alot less time than with any crawfish traps or nets.