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BigHoss
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Craw fishing in the basin

Or even the spillway.
Anyone here do it? What must one get to get started for personal use.

I have a surface drive boat and access to traps.
What license and general knowledge do I need


tigeryat
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re: Craw fishing in the basin
Commercial license to sell for sure.

Pretty sure the fisherman in the basin either own or lease the "land" they run their traps on.
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Tino
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re: Craw fishing in the basin
you can run up to 35 traps with a recreational crawfish license


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aVatiger
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re: Craw fishing in the basin
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What license and general knowledge do I need


1. $15 license

2. boat

3. pyramid traps

4. bait

5. plenty of lube for when the real trappers catch you trying to trap on their land


wickowick
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re: Craw fishing in the basin
I have been south of Ramah on the levee when the water was high. Caught many but small crawfish on the ditch with the set nets...


shawnlsu
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re: Craw fishing in the basin
I thought noone owned water in La.


Angry Penguin
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re: Craw fishing in the basin
I put 35 in the spillway every year, gets crowded but as long as you don't put your stuff on top of others it's fine. Bring lots of flagging. Pillow traps are best.


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The Sportsman
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re: Craw fishing in the basin
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Message Posted by shawnlsu I thought noone owned water in La.
from what I've seen fishing the south end of the basin, it's more along the lines of respecting each others spots that their families have fished for generations..


Cadello
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re: Craw fishing in the basin
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I thought noone owned water in La.
I have a whole case right here.


I just put out 100 traps today on my dad's land.
Still have about 700 or more to put out...


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Geauxtiga
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re: Craw fishing in the basin
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3. pyramid traps
Pillow traps.
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shawnlsu
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re: Craw fishing in the basin
That's kinda what I figured. I know I have read that unless your land surrounds water, that it is not owned by anyone


wickowick
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That's kinda what I figured. I know I have read that unless your land surrounds water, that it is not owned by anyone


That doesn't mean those old timers still won't shoot you and use you for crawfish bait for hurting their pocketbook...


bootycricket1
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re: Craw fishing in the basin
LINK
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Recreational anglers ages 16 and over using any of the recreational gear listed below must, in addition to their basic fishing license, purchase the applicable gear license. If fishing in saltwater areas of the state, a saltwater fishing license is also required. Lifetime fishing license holders must also purchase a gear license to use recreational gear.

LICENSE RESIDENT NON-RESIDENT

Crab Traps (limit 10 traps) (fished singly or on trot line) $15 $60

Slat Traps (limit 5 traps) $20 $80

Trawls (up to 16 feet) $25 $100

**Trawls (over 16 feet, up to 25 feet) $80 $320

Oyster Tong (per tong) $5 $20

Crawfish Traps (limit 35 traps) $15 $60

Pipes/Drums (limit 5) $10 $40

Cans/Buckets (limit 5) $10 $40

*Wire Nets (limit 5) $20 $80

*Hoop Nets (limit 5) $20 $80
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shawnlsu
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re: Craw fishing in the basin
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That doesn't mean those old timers still won't shoot


Preachin to the choir


lake2280
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re: Craw fishing in the basin
What's y'all's favorite bait for em


BigHoss
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re: Craw fishing in the basin
I know Louisiana coastal zone and water way laws. And understand the areas fished for generations. But I would like to give it a try.

Thanks for the help so far. If anyone has any more info please let me know


BigHoss
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re: Craw fishing in the basin
I've only crawfished in ponds.

Where do you set traps and what are you looking for


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SpicyStacy
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re: Craw fishing in the basin
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Commercial license to sell for sure. Pretty sure the fisherman in the basin either own or lease the "land" they run their traps on.


false. My dad is a commercial fisherman over 20 years. No one owns the rights to navigable waterways.
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SpicyStacy
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re: Craw fishing in the basin
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from what I've seen fishing the south end of the basin, it's more along the lines of respecting each others spots that their families have fished for generations..



and this is how it works.


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aVatiger
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re: Craw fishing in the basin
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Pillow traps.


that's right

when i called ordered some from ville platte a couple weeks ago.. i said, "yeah, can ya'll send me some pyramid traps", girl said "you mean pillow traps".. i said "No, i need the pyramid ones with the red tops".. she just laughed at my hillbilly ass



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