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Latest Article - Fishing Realistic Crawfish

Blog by: David Coulson , CO 4/7/2012

Fishing, or should I say catching, success is greatly enhanced by understanding your quarry and its favored prey.  While prey preferences are often water and season specific, crawfish are possibly the one universal prey species.  Nearly every game fish around will eat a crawfish if given the chance.  But when it comes to bass, they actively pursue them as Joshua Christensen, Fish Explorer’s California State Editor, points out in his most recent article, “The Overlooked Realistic Crawfish.”

A San Diego Native, Joshua’s bass fishing experience includes chasing one of his favorite fish in California, Colorado, Arizona, and Oklahoma. However, Joshua does admit to have a soft spot in his heart for saltwater, where he has wrangled in every type of saltwater bass along with many other species. 

In this latest addition to our outstanding collection of writings, Joshua discusses how one of basses’ favorite foods is often overlooked by anglers when selecting lures.  He then covers the advantages of realistic crawfish lures, and how to fish them.  So if you fish for bass at any time, give Joshua’s article a read.  It’s sure to help you put a few larger bass in the livewell.

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Blog Comments
takeakidfishing, 4/7/2012 10:15:39 AM
A fellow bass angler a few weeks back told me about the plastic crawfish baits and I can tell you they are a big Bass catcher for sure.Thanks for the article.A must read any Bass fisher out there.
Lloyd Tackitt, 4/9/2012 6:29:02 PM
I use a lot of crawfish patterns. Different sizes and different styles, and they are all winners. I also fish with live ones from time to time. Want to catch a really big fish? Put on a really big live crawish and let him crawl around the bottom awhile. BAM and your hoping your line doesn't get broken. Great tip Dave!
aerofanbig, 4/9/2012 8:47:04 PM
I got my 5 personal best LMB's last year all in the span of 2-3 hours using a Gulp! craw. Have also had some luck with the old Yum Money Craws. I'm a believer!
itchyreelfinger, 4/10/2012 2:40:01 PM
My favorite bass bait by with blue pincers.