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#11643395 - 06/02/16 06:07 PM Crawdads in borrow ditches
uncle_bagster Offline
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What's the best way to get crawdads out of a barrow ditch if you don't have anyone to help sein?

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#11643434 - 06/02/16 06:31 PM Re: Crawdads in borrow ditches [Re: uncle_bagster]
crapyetr Offline
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bacon on a string...pull'm n real slow...been a longggggggggggggg time since i've dun that

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#11643470 - 06/02/16 06:51 PM Re: Crawdads in borrow ditches [Re: crapyetr]
Rayzor Offline
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Originally Posted By: crapyetr
bacon on a string...pull'm n real slow...been a longggggggggggggg time since i've dun that


We used to put a piece of bacon in between our fingers, lay on our stomachs, put our hands in the water on the bottom, and let the crawdads crawl into our hands. It actually tickled! I wouldn't do that for the world today.
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#11643598 - 06/02/16 07:55 PM Re: Crawdads in borrow ditches [Re: uncle_bagster]
Muzzlebrake Offline
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I made a drag one time from an old rake and some 1/4" mesh hardware cloth. It was about 4ft wide and worked pretty good.
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#11643667 - 06/02/16 08:20 PM Re: Crawdads in borrow ditches [Re: Muzzlebrake]
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I think they make a trap that will work.

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#11643720 - 06/02/16 08:36 PM Re: Crawdads in borrow ditches [Re: uncle_bagster]
MikeSwain48 Offline
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Registered: 04/03/12
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Minnow trap, just make hole bigger and some bacon

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#11644093 - 06/02/16 10:47 PM Re: Crawdads in borrow ditches [Re: uncle_bagster]
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#11644214 - 06/03/16 04:57 AM Re: Crawdads in borrow ditches [Re: uncle_bagster]
Rudy Lackey Offline
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Old screen door or window tie bacon to center. Rocks on each corner & sink.
Come back in 1 hour.
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#11644253 - 06/03/16 06:33 AM Re: Crawdads in borrow ditches [Re: uncle_bagster]
slim1 Offline
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When I lived in Louisiana we bought crawfish nets. They were netting about 2 feet square with wire attached to each corner. The wire came up to a point about 2 ft. above the net. You sit them in the ditch baited with bacon tied in the middle of the netting. Come back in about 30 minutes with a 6-8 ft. 2x2 with a nail sticking out of it, put it under the wire and quickly lift the nets out of the water. Caught a ton of the like this.
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#11644342 - 06/03/16 07:36 AM Re: Crawdads in borrow ditches [Re: uncle_bagster]
Timberking Offline
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Registered: 12/23/14
Posts: 70
Loc: Marshall
I have a drag that is like the one Muzzlebrake describes.

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#11645204 - 06/03/16 01:44 PM Re: Crawdads in borrow ditches [Re: uncle_bagster]
TEXAS TWO GUNS Offline
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Registered: 01/13/06
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Loc: Texas
Used to seine them with old window screen. The metal ones you can bend in an arc.
Of course if you have the time, the old bacon on a string was lots of fun.

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#11645363 - 06/03/16 02:45 PM Re: Crawdads in borrow ditches [Re: uncle_bagster]
Tech Angler Offline
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Registered: 02/08/05
Posts: 497
Loc: Lorena, TX
You can seine by yourself. Stick one pole in the ground like a stake right next to bank, then grab the other pole and work the water.

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#11645373 - 06/03/16 02:49 PM Re: Crawdads in borrow ditches [Re: uncle_bagster]
marcus254 Offline
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Registered: 01/24/14
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Loc: TX
way we used to do it is,
fill borrow with water, work hand in the hole till you can make a fist in it, start pumping, open hand they try to walk out i guess the pressure, and they walk into you hand cant pinch in the hole pull them out, takes 2-3 min a hole. we would get them bank fishing as kids.

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#11646536 - 06/04/16 07:21 AM Re: Crawdads in borrow ditches [Re: uncle_bagster]
crapyetr Offline
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Registered: 09/20/14
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Loc: G'twn
borrow ditch...???...oh, i gitit...borrow the dirt and leaf a ditch...i always called it a barditch...westx lingo i guess

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#11646721 - 06/04/16 09:05 AM Re: Crawdads in borrow ditches [Re: uncle_bagster]
Im RICK JAMES Offline
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Registered: 02/13/09
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Bacon and string. Had a blast. Also when water was clear we would walk the creeks and slowly pick up rocks and they would be laying under them. Don't disturb water to get muddy then put a cup behind them and put hand in front and they would scoot straight back into cup.
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