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Crawfish in ponds #13576913 05/31/20 01:38 AM
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Are crawfish style baits viable in ponds? Specifically the type you find in neighborhoods?
You know, some natural banks, but mostly mown grass around the edges?

Re: Crawfish in ponds [Re: Zedteamk2] #13577288 05/31/20 04:00 PM
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Yes. I use soft plastic crawfish and crawfish flies all the time in every body of water (ponds, creeks, river and lakes) I fish and they work everywhere.

Re: Crawfish in ponds [Re: Zedteamk2] #13578000 06/01/20 09:59 AM
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Re: Crawfish in ponds [Re: Zedteamk2] #13578109 06/01/20 12:39 PM
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Yep a easy way to tell if your local pond has crawfish is to look on the banks normally the bird will eat them and leave the shells on the bank. I've had good luck with jigs and speed vibes in ponds.


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Re: Crawfish in ponds [Re: Zedteamk2] #13578815 06/01/20 11:01 PM
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Rage Craw is one of my go to baits at the ranch

Re: Crawfish in ponds [Re: Finesse Master/ Dropshot king] #13578871 06/01/20 11:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Finesse Master/ Dropshot king
Yep a easy way to tell if your local pond has crawfish is to look on the banks normally the bird will eat them and leave the shells on the bank. I've had good luck with jigs and speed vibes in ponds.


Same. A lot of times you'll see just the claws from where the birds shook them off. If I have not seen claws I don't usually fish with crawdads.


Re: Crawfish in ponds [Re: Zedteamk2] #13579289 06/02/20 04:11 AM
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some craw baits make good blue gill imitators.


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Crawfish are pretty much everywhere. Almost certainly in all neighborhood ponds.

Re: Crawfish in ponds [Re: Zedteamk2] #13582086 06/04/20 04:42 AM
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To piggyback on this question, is there a particular color crawfish that is commonly found, specifically in north Texas/DFW lakes?

The tackle sections at stores carry many different colors, green, red, brown, etc. I figure it’s probably best to imitate the color of the local crawfish as closely as possible, but I have only personally seen one on the shore recently. It was just a shell and it was all white. Not sure if Albino crawfish or sun bleached from sitting there so long.

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they change colors throughout the year. lift up some shoreline rocks to see them.


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albino crawfish... roflmao


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Re: Crawfish in ponds [Re: senko9S] #13583045 06/04/20 08:10 PM
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I had never seen a white crawfish before, so I had no idea if that was a thing or not lol. I figure someone was either using part of it as bait or some bird or animal was eating it and probably just bleached white from the sun.

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Originally Posted by J. R.
I had never seen a white crawfish before, so I had no idea if that was a thing or not lol. I figure someone was either using part of it as bait or some bird or animal was eating it and probably just bleached white from the sun.


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Originally Posted by Zedteamk2
Are crawfish style baits viable in ponds? Specifically the type you find in neighborhoods?
You know, some natural banks, but mostly mown grass around the edges?


If you search for photos of the top 10 bass ever caught - most were caught on crawfish. Crawfish and bass have an inverse relationship - both are super-predators. In the daytime, the bass looks for crawfish and they are candy to bass. At night, the crawfish looks for bass or any other fish they can swarm and they can shred a fish in no time flat. So in addition to being a food source - bass really don't like crawfish and will attack them.


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Re: Crawfish in ponds [Re: Zedteamk2] #13594075 06/14/20 04:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Zedteamk2
Are crawfish style baits viable in ponds? Specifically the type you find in neighborhoods?
You know, some natural banks, but mostly mown grass around the edges?


There are tons of them around pond banks after a big rain. Gotta go at night.


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