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TJG210
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New Orleans
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Crawfishing in the honey island swamp....

Does anyone have any experience going out there? I've been off the side of the road a few time, but interested in taking my flatboat and pirogue to get to some of the more untapped areas. I'll probably wait til mid march when the temps warm a little bit, but trying to get a plan together.


Ice Cream Sammich
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Baton Rouge
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re: Crawfishing in the honey island swamp....


hypnos
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re: Crawfishing in the honey island swamp....
Bigfoot is gonna get you.


hogdaddy
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harvey
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MoreOrLes
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Member since Nov 2008
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re: Crawfishing in the honey island swamp....
Otherwise known as gigantapithicus blackee.


Hammertime
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re: Crawfishing in the honey island swamp....
Never been out to Honey Island, but we used to do okay in the Spillway and along side roads around Laplace and off of 61 random places. We did well every time except one. Weren't catching good in the morning with my two buddies so we went and got 3 cases of beer. By sunset we were all passed out in the car with no beer left. Don't do that. I think we caught half of a sack the entire day


Rayvegas1484
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Zebedee
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re: Crawfishing in the honey island swamp....
Deres squatch in them woods


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DrTyger
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Lake Charles
Member since Oct 2009
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re: Crawfishing in the honey island swamp....
Run nets in honey island every year. I'm not gonna tell you my specific spot because, well, it's mine.

After the first few good rain in the spring though pretty much anywhere will have a good amount.


TJG210
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Aug 2006
23334 posts

re: Crawfishing in the honey island swamp....
Can you tell me what to look for in a spot without divulging yours? Like I said in the op, I have a flatboat and pirogue. My thoughts were to get to a place where I could get out into the pirogues into the shallows. I have deepwater and shallow nets. Isn't there a place to launch off military?


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BobABooey
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Parts Unknown
Member since Oct 2004
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re: Crawfishing in the honey island swamp....
You're never gonna make it out of that swamp alive.

Honey Island Swamp Monster


nismosao
UNO Fan
Slidell
Member since Mar 2008
255 posts

re: Crawfishing in the honey island swamp....
Considering that my step dad owns honey island swamp tours, I'd say yah I have a little experience.

Haven't been in a while though.


BlownderLSU
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Houston, TX
Member since Jun 2010
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re: Crawfishing in the honey island swamp....
Snakes and gators.


Crawdaddy
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Slidell
Member since Sep 2006
13219 posts

re: Crawfishing in the honey island swamp....
The swamp is over flood stage. Was over 17 feet yesterday.

Trying to find a spot where no one is? good luck

Plenty of spots though and HIS provides plenty of crawfish


TJG210
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Aug 2006
23334 posts

re: Crawfishing in the honey island swamp....
Crawdaddy, what is the normal level?


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meauxjeaux2
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watson
Member since Oct 2007
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re: Crawfishing in the honey island swamp....
My friend runs a boat for Cajun Encounters. We do good on crawfishing from pirouges and basket nets set back in the shallow swamps. We'll pull about 2 1/2 sacks from about 35 basket traps.


Ice Cream Sammich
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Baton Rouge
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re: Crawfishing in the honey island swamp....
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2 1/2 sacks from about 35 basket traps.



I wanna be your friend.


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TJG210
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Aug 2006
23334 posts

re: Crawfishing in the honey island swamp....
Basket traps? Do you mean pillow traps?


aVatiger
LSU Fan
Springville, Va/Portland, Me
Member since Jan 2006
24324 posts

re: Crawfishing in the honey island swamp....
quote:

Basket traps? Do you mean pillow traps?


doubt it

basket traps-

Image: http://images.monstermarketplace.com/boating-and-gps-equipment/danielson-crawdad-crayfish-trap-400x259.jpg


Image: http://image.made-in-china.com/2f0j00pemQnyHhfcuW/Crayfish-Trap.jpg


pillow traps-

Image: http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/images/library/94/Pyramid%20Trap.jpg


Image: http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac236/kelli_069/038.jpg width=500


basket traps are better for the swamps, pillow traps are primarily for farming.. even though i use them in the creeks/rivers up here all the time


Crawdaddy
LSU Fan
Slidell
Member since Sep 2006
13219 posts

re: Crawfishing in the honey island swamp....
Gus' Tackle in Slidell has another 720 traps coming in soon


aVatiger
LSU Fan
Springville, Va/Portland, Me
Member since Jan 2006
24324 posts

re: Crawfishing in the honey island swamp....
i order mine from here, crawfish center in ville platte, they even ship them to me up here in Va for cheap


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