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Cadello
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Not sure I agree with this
wasnt looking for anyones approval, just stating facts.
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What makes basin crawfish no good?
The ones here tasted different and not in a good way and the insides were more green instead of orange.
They also could cut through my rubber gloves, red crawfish never could do that.


JasonL79
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Not sure I agree with this


wasnt looking for anyones approval, just stating facts.


Sounds like it is more of an opinion.

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They also could cut through my rubber gloves, red crawfish never could do that


Cut through your rubber gloves? You mean the claws cut through the rubber gloves? And you said the red ones never do that. Are you talking about the whiter crawfish? Or a different type.

The basin is a huge area and to say they are no good is wrong to me but everyone is entitled to their opinions. I have boiled 100's of sacks from all over (farm, basin, etc.) and don't taste a huge difference between the different types.


Cadello
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Yes ..when I caught the big white ones the buyer told me they were deepwater crawfish and I had a cut that was infested with them about 50/50.
I didnt like the taste.
But thats just like people saying always buy the really big ones, we eat the medium ones, they are easier to peel, more tender, and the seasoning seems to take better to them.
And yes ..that is my opinion


The Sportsman
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deepwater crawfish
I think you are confused with what basin crawfish actually are.... Talking about spillway/belle river crawfish caught in the backwaters of the swamp. They aren't white. They are also the seed crawfish you would be buying to seed your pond.
IMO, they are cleaner, the meat has a better texture, and they have a better taste. Shell quality depends on water levels and time of month. As I said before, I've had good, soft basin crawfish into July before and know someone who has had them in August when the river stays up all summer
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we eat the medium ones
me too


JasonL79
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But thats just like people saying always buy the really big ones, we eat the medium ones, they are easier to peel, more tender, and the seasoning seems to take better to them.


I agree, the medium ones are better to me also. With the big ones, I either use more seasoning or let them soak longer to get the seasoning.


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JasonL79
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deepwater crawfish


I think you are confused with what basin crawfish actually are.... Talking about spillway/belle river crawfish caught in the backwaters of the swamp. They aren't white. They are also the seed crawfish you would be buying to seed your pond.


I used to have some fisherman that would bring the white ones to me from the morganza area. He said they were a different subspecies (or whatever it is called) and that they are a more agressive crawfish. He said they will attack the red ones and run the red crawfish off. That's why they don't usually stock ponds with them. That and their fat content in the meat is a different color or not as pronounced as the red crawfish.


The Sportsman
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I used to have some fisherman that would bring the white ones to me from the morganza area. He said they were a different subspecies (or whatever it is called) and that they are a more agressive crawfish. He said they will attack the red ones and run the red crawfish off. That's why they don't usually stock ponds with them. That and their fat content in the meat is a different color or not as pronounced as the red crawfish.
Yep. Those are "river crawfish"... Usually white in color, and their claws are usually long and skinny, and very agressive. Definitely not what most call "spillway crawfish"


yellowfin
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The Sportsman

let me know when you're ready for some good pond crawfish and you can come to lafayette and I'll cook them for you.


CajunFootball
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I'm buying two sacks in a few weeks for my birthday. Luckly for me my birthday is during Mardi Gras break so I'll have fun getting drunk(legally for once) while eating crawfish.


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The Sportsman
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The Sportsman

let me know when you're ready for some good pond crawfish and you can come to lafayette and I'll cook them for you.


i'm only desperate in the beginning of the year so the sooner the better


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CootKilla
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the costs of gas, bait, sacks
This is what buyers don't understand. The price of gas goes up, so does bait cause the bait fishermen use gas in their boats. The trucks that ship the "artificial" bait use diesel. My dad has a 35 acre pond and it isn't cheap to run 500 traps. Every 5-6 years you have to replace cages, which aren't cheap.
If you want cheap crawfish, go buy some set nets and find a ditch!


The Sportsman
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Posted by COOTKILLA
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the costs of gas, bait, sacks
This is what buyers don't understand. The price of gas goes up, so does bait cause the bait fishermen use gas in their boats. The trucks that ship the "artificial" bait use diesel. My dad has a 35 acre pond and it isn't cheap to run 500 traps. Every 5-6 years you have to replace cages, which aren't cheap.
If you want cheap crawfish, go buy some set nets and find a ditch!


As with everything else. The problem is when gas goes up, goods go up, gas goes down, price of goods stays the same. I don't want to hear a sob strory, they make decent money off of crawfish and they would make even more if they sold it themselves. The prices that the consumer sees in larger cities are so inflated bc the crawfish have changed hands so many times. And of course, everyone is trying to make money each time.


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yellowfin
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Man that's a shite load of traps for 35 acres, we normally do 10 traps per acre.


CootKilla
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a shite load of traps
Yea you right! It's tough passing those frickers when you have 2-3 pounds per cage. Last year wasn't too great. Would catch about 2-3 hundred pounds per day.


yellowfin
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we have 1,200 acres so it takes a few boats


CootKilla
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Damnnnn. What type of boats do you use in the ponds? We have a godevil. Usually takes about 2.5 hours to pass all the cages.


yellowfin
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AlxTgr
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LSU article on River Whites and Swamp Reds. I've eaten both all my life and never could detect a single difference in taste,

LINK


Geauxtiga
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Y'all have canopies for them? We had 300 acres at one time but no more.


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Geauxtiga
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So good to read a thread about Crawfish in which the posters know what they're talking about. I've read/heard some dumb shyt that people say in talking about crawfish- production, water quality, etc.

BTW, Cadello, I always prefer mediums too. You get more in a sack than large ones. Sure most of you know that a 38-40 pound sack of crawfish, by weight, tells you they're TOO small. I like a 35 lb sack. That's the size me likes.


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