Re: Fishing live crawfish

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Posted by Flyrodder on October 12, 2003 at 19:16:32:

In Reply to: Fishing live crawfish posted by Micky Lawson on October 10, 2003 at 15:00:05:

I grew up in Louisiana where crayfish (pronounced crawfish)
was one our primary baits. Hold the crayfish belly up.
Start the hook into the very end of the tail pointing toward the head.
Now thread the tail onto the hook like a worm, letting
the tail follow up onto the hook. When the point
gets just into the head section of the crayfish,
let the hook exit out through the belly. The hook
will be very securely attached, the hook will be
in the area of the small paws, and the crayfish
will live a very long time. Use crawfish about
1 1/2 to 2 inches long if available. If the crayfish
has large front claws just break them off. This
will not cause any noticable shorting of life.
Most strikes will be swift and uninhibited. Best
time of year, however is in the spring when the
fish are grabbing every crayfish they see.

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