Crawdad catching season is in full swing around here. It’s such a popular past time with my kids I thought I’d share a few tips for other small aspiring ‘fishermen’.
What you need:
- Paperclip or binder clip
- Bait: Salami, peperonii, bacon, bologna or your choice of bad fatty meat
- Tie your sting to the end of a stick
- Tie a clip to the end of the string or tie the bait directly to the stirng
- Find a place that has crawdads. Lake, stream, river, canal etc. (ideally the water will be clear enough to see the bottom)
- Locate a place near rocks or along the edge of the water.
- Dangle the bait in the water, allowing it to sink to the bottom near the edge of the rocks or bank
- Wait for crawdads find the bait
- When the crawdads pinch the bait and try to tear a piece off, pull the bait out of the water at a steady moderate speed and dangle the crawdad over a bucket (when the crawdad realizes it is hanging in the air it will let go and fall in the bucket)
We have tried bringing some crawdads home as pets with limited success.
Have any of you used any other methods to catch crawdads, leave your story about the ‘one that got away’