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Crayfish Trapping

Post By: Moose970      Posted: 8/22/2019 1:40:05 PM     Points: 112    
Good afternoon everyone, looking for some advice if anyone's willing to share. I have two daughters throughout the years that have always enjoyed catching crayfish along the banks of lakes just like I did when I was a kid. Well they're wanting to step their game up and attempt to catch enough to eat. This week I surprised them and purchased a couple traps off Amazon. I was wondering if anyone would be willing to share any recommendations for good lakes to target in Northern Colorado.
They have been tasked with figuring out what they want to use for bait. I'm going to leave that part up to them. I was also able to find a few tips on Youtube as far as cooking them so think I have that part covered. If anyone has any tips as far as things not to do when cooking, that would be helpful if your willing to share.
Well thanks in advance for any tips.
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 8/22/2019 1:55:53 PM     Points: 33512    
Webster is full of them. Not sure outside the metro area.
 Reply by: rkhancock      Posted: 8/22/2019 10:55:48 PM     Points: 23230    
If you're in the foco area send me an email through my skipper link. I got a few spots.
 Reply by: not too old to fish      Posted: 8/23/2019 10:55:56 AM     Points: 4801    
My friend from Louisiana says you have to cook them alive after letting them soak in good clean fresh water for about 10-15 minutes.
 Reply by: FastLayne      Posted: 8/23/2019 11:34:37 AM     Points: 2370    
Williams Fork Reservoir is full of them. Watch this youtube video: [log in for link]
 Reply by: bhooker      Posted: 8/23/2019 5:09:14 PM     Points: 0    
I used to catch them in Aurora Res. using a uncooked chicken neck. whether north or south they probably eat the same thing.