Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Crawfish-ing

We had some heavy thunderstorms come through our area yesterday flooding everything around us. After the rain moved out I left the house to go to the grocery store to pick up some food to cook for dinner. As I was exiting our neighborhood I noticed something crawling along the street in the flood water next to the curb. Much to my surprise the flooding rain brought a lot of crawfish out of the ground from the surrounding fields. Since this looked like something the boys would have a blast doing we went home to get our rain boots to do a little crawfish-ing.

For people who have no idea what a crawfish is the best way I can think to describe them is as a miniature lobster. They are often referred to as mud bugs because they live in the ground and come out only certain times of the year. They are found in freshwater throughout the Southeastern United States. Louisiana is king of the crawfish with their swamps and farms supplying 98% of the crawfish harvested in the United States. Crawfish are a delicacy often being enjoyed by boiling them in seasoned water with potato's, sausage, and corn. Although we really enjoy eating crawfish, all the crawfish we caught today were catch and release.


Monkey looking for crawfish.
Chunky looking for crawfish.






This way Bubba. Hurry up!


Chunky found their home.


One of the crawfish we found.


Our catch for the day. Hungry anyone?


2 comments:

  1. This looks like fun for the boys! Did you really cook them up and eat them or toss them back???

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    1. I really tossed them back. We ended up catching 55 crawfish. When you cook them you buy them by the sack and usually get about 5 pounds of crawfish per person. Most of their weight is in their head and shell. These would have only made a good snack for the boys.

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