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)