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Crawfish Season

Post By: JDMz      Posted: 4/18/2012 8:10:13 PM     Points: 17    
When are there usually crawfish in Colorado? I tried fishing for some the other day and couldn't get any with my trap.
 Reply by: JuggaloRon      Posted: 4/18/2012 8:33:42 PM     Points: 176    
Now. I caught a bass today that was still getting on down his gullet. I started seeing some craws almost a month ago in smaller ponds.
 Reply by: fun fishin      Posted: 4/18/2012 8:36:00 PM     Points: 0    
Some of the guys on FXR were sayin they caught them through the ice. BUT they do sorta hibernate, So they should get started soon . Got my traps ready,Already whetted my appetite at Pappa D??? haven't made it to No No's yet. Can't wait to get some mudbugs in the pot.
 Reply by: JDMz      Posted: 4/18/2012 9:11:18 PM     Points: 17    
What are you guys using in your traps? I used a fish head and it doesn't seem to attract any. Or maybe there weren't any at the time... I have one of those torpedo shaped traps.. and made a container with drilled holes to put the bait in.
 Reply by: El Jefe      Posted: 4/18/2012 9:28:28 PM     Points: 104    
I've had great results with cheap cuts of chicken wings & legs (the bones help secure them to the trap). Tie them in tight to the trap and get ready for some serious mudbug action!!!
 Reply by: fun fishin      Posted: 4/18/2012 10:34:57 PM     Points: 0    
Chicken or any bloody FRESH meat works Crawfish love smelly fresh bait also cat food in sacks works

I had some great mudbug boils last year and look froward to more this year

Anybody tired of the bait steelers let me know I'll catch'em

Good Question and would like input, is a fresh GAME FISH carcass ie a walleye spine and bones,, a legal bait or does this fall into the using game fish for bait rule?

 Reply by: hotsaltz      Posted: 4/18/2012 11:11:37 PM     Points: 13    
anyone know where traps are legal and where they are not im having a hard time finding any regs on the topic but love to eat em. Ive heard aurora res doesnt allow them although ive caught plenty on a nightcrawler and line there. Thanks in advance this site is the best!