jeepfreak LSU Fan Back in the BR Member since Oct 2003 18888 posts
re: When does crawfish season end? (Posted on 5/29/11 at 11:05 pm to xXLSUXx)
quote: Had some this weekend that were dark and tough.
That just means they were caught in flooded woods. Some buyers call them "swamp crawfish" and pay the fishermen less for them, but sell them at regular price. The shells are darker and a little harder, but they taste the same.
re: When does crawfish season end? (Posted on 5/29/11 at 11:18 pm to tewino)
Crawfish will be plentiful and should go into late august-November with the flooding. That's what my seafood distibutor said. The problem is that fishermen ain't gonna fish when the price drop. They bitch about ppl not buying LA crawfish but don't want to fish when the price falls below $2 a pound.
JasonL79 New Orleans Saints Fan Gretna Member since Jan 2010 4497 posts
re: When does crawfish season end? (Posted on 5/30/11 at 5:17 pm to tewino)
quote: Well I called 2 suppliers who both said it is VERY UNLIKELY they will have any bugs that late in June (19th). They both said "season over" in the next week or so as they get very hard shells etc.
THis isn't true. The wild(spillway,etc.) is just starting and will be a late season this year. We should have good supplies into late July I would suspect. Maybe even August and later.
They are hard to get right now due to the crawfish farms not producing much and the basin/spillway water levels being too high. Typically the farms stop producing in April/May and that is when the wild kicks in. But not this year. Water was too low at first because of drought and then it got way high due to the river flooding. When the river is as high as it is right now, a lot of the crawfish will be molting and growing which is why they aren't catching a lot right now.