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How do crayfish traps work?

Last Updated: 4th March, 2020

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Crawfish are attracted to the scent of the bait and will crawl around the trap, entering through the funnel in an attempt to reach the bait.

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Similarly, how long do you let crawfish traps soak?

1-3 hours

what is the best bait to use in a crawfish trap? Traditionally crayfish traps in most countries are baited with fish. Swedes use sunfish, shiners and herring while Louisiana Cajuns often entice the crawfish with gizzard shad and pogies (menhaden). A commercial crayfisherman on the West Coast catches his crayfish with salmon heads and other oily fish.

Just so, how do you use a crawfish trap?

Build a Crawfish Trap Baited with shad or chicken backs, a crayfish trap ($11; frabill.com) funnels your quarry into a small opening to feed. Once in, they have a hard time finding their way back out. Leave traps overnight in slow streams, in shallow still waters, or in eddies within fast streams.

How long do baby crayfish stay with their mother?

about 2 weeks

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