Saturday, June 02, 2012


My friend Jessica is visiting relatives in Arkansas.  Yesterday they went crawdaddy fishing, and I am sharing the pictures she put on Facebook.

I asked her how one goes about catching crawdads:  She said you tie a piece of bacon on some fishing line and toss it on some rocks; the crawdads come out and pinch on the bacon and you pull them out and flip them in a bucket.  Sounds like fun, doesn't it?  

 I asked her if they taste like lobster; she said yes, but mostly they take on the flavor of the crab boil.  

From the line of Jessica's comments on Facebook, she seems to have seen a few snakes on her visit to her old home state.    

Here's another picture she shared:  Blanchard Springs Caverns.  

Thanks Jessica, for letting me steal your pictures.  


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

We got to go to New Orleans last summer when visiting DS#2 and two of my grandsons just loved those crawdaddies. Your entry brought back a wonderful memory for me today! Hope your Saturday is a super one!

Debbie said...

During wet springs our ditch is filled with crawdad holes making it hard to mow and weedeat. I think some people here use them for fishing bait but I don't know anyone who eats them.

Rita Mosquita said...

There are crawfish farms in Louisiana and you can order them for parties. I have never done so, but I know people who have. There used to be an annual party in Denver hosted by a group of native Louisianans. It was a nice early summer party including all kinds of creole foods.

darev2005 said...

Mmmmm... crawfish. A few years ago we went to Alabama and I got to eat Crawfish Cardinale, which is crawfish in fettuccine noodles with a white Alfredo sauce and some sort of red spice mix that was just freaking awesome.

One of the best things I had eaten in years.

Margaret said...

I don't know if I could eat them after seeing what they look like. Ugh. I do love catfish though and it's ugly too. :)

Cliff said...

I've helped catch them in these parts but for bait only. I always wondered what they tasted like.
Congrats on the new tractor. Should be fun doin the circuit.


I am hankering for a crawdad, now that you went and showed those pictures. And a little spelunking too.

Lori said...

Holy cow, that's a lot of crawdads!