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tewino
Member since Aug 2009
431 posts

When does crawfish season end?

I want to boil crawfish for Fathers Day 6/19 but someone told me that they won't be available then as the season will be over.

Tell me this can't be true. Will I need to do a crab boil instead?


Nodust
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Member since Aug 2010
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re: When does crawfish season end?
I've heard that when the spillway goes down crawfish will be plentiful. Will look for a link. Could last til late summer.


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xXLSUXx
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New Orleans, LA
Member since Oct 2010
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re: When does crawfish season end?
Had some this weekend that were dark and tough. May have just been the place I got them from though.


jeepfreak
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Back in the BR
Member since Oct 2003
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re: When does crawfish season end?
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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.


Boondock544
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Member since Sep 2009
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re: When does crawfish season end?
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.


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TJG210
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New Orleans
Member since Aug 2006
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re: When does crawfish season end?
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Had some this weekend that were dark and tough. May have just been the place I got them from though.


Had the exact opposite happen this weekend, boiled up 140lbs of beautiful large mud bugs last night. Out of that we may have had a dozen or so that were hard.


tewino
Member since Aug 2009
431 posts

re: When does crawfish season end?
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.

Bummer.............



HideChaKidz
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Member since Oct 2010
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re: When does crawfish season end?
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The shells are darker and a little harder, but they taste the same.



My only problem with those types is that its much harder to suck the heads.







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JasonL79
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Gretna
Member since Jan 2010
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re: When does crawfish season end?
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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.

Bummer.............


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.


Coon
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La 56 Southbound
Member since Feb 2005
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re: When does crawfish season end?
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The problem is that fishermen ain't gonna fish when the price drop.


exactly what i'm hearing...


bossflossjr
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The Great State of Louisiana
Member since Sep 2005
9392 posts

re: When does crawfish season end?
JasonL is right.

Fisherman not wanting to crawfish for them when the market only brings $1.50/lb is accurate too


Its a catch-22


I suspect the OP will be able to find crawfish the week of fathers day. There will be some farmers farmin....and there will be plenty of crawfish diaturbed from the floodings


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bakersman
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avoyelles parish
Member since Apr 2011
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re: When does crawfish season end?
we ate crawfish until august when the water was high in 2008.


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