southernflyangler.com

Fly Fishing in the Southeastern US
It is currently Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:05 pm

All times are UTC - 5 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Tie your crawdads bigger from now on
PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:30 pm 
Offline
Brown Trout

Joined: Tue Sep 29, 2009 11:42 am
Posts: 880
Location: Charlotte
Here is an interesting news item: http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2011/0 ... b042b0%2C0

TN has a newly-discovered monster crawdad! Pretty cool to identify a new critter like this in a populated area.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Tie your crawdads bigger from now on
PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:00 pm 
Offline
Brown Trout
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 08, 2008 9:10 pm
Posts: 812
Cool! Crawdad tails at the next PFF!
Croaker, bring a bigger pan!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Tie your crawdads bigger from now on
PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:25 pm 
Offline
Brown Trout
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 13, 2008 8:54 pm
Posts: 1248
Location: Statesboro, GA
Peddler wrote:
Cool! Crawdad tails at the next PFF!
Croaker, bring a bigger pan!


In my younger years we caught larger (6-8" long and Red in color) Crawdads by hand from some of the resevoirs in southern California.
Not sure ifn being close to San Onofre had anything to do with the size... :shock:

I don't bring pans...
I bring cauldrons...

8-)

_________________
You can't conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him -- Robert A. Heinlein.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Tie your crawdads bigger from now on
PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:14 am 
Offline
Brown Trout
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 05, 2008 7:50 pm
Posts: 2614
Location: the metropolis of Wagener
I don't think they ae new....we used to catch them all the time as large as 6" and my dad said they used to bigger than that. the reeks in Ky with the large shale rocks are loaded with em'.....but I rarely see any in SC :(

_________________
"The fish and I were both stunned and disbelieving to find ourselves connected by a line." William Humphrey


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Tie your crawdads bigger from now on
PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:00 am 
Offline
Brown Trout
User avatar

Joined: Fri Mar 14, 2008 9:19 am
Posts: 2294
Location: Holston Mountain, Tenn
I think that someone took a picture of one at a PFF in E Tenn. about 5 years ago.

Anybody got an archive to look it up . Damn big ass craw.
Would like to drop a few hunnert in Don's Cauldron :mrgreen:

JT

_________________
Bluegill are good for drunks --- They don't get up early
The last throw I made with a Zug Bug was into the trash can.
Mogruntus Muskrat Lives


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Tie your crawdads bigger from now on
PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:06 pm 
Offline
Rainbow Trout
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 22, 2010 12:29 pm
Posts: 85
The biggest crawfish I have seen personally was on Victoria Island in British Columbia. The water was crystal clear and the crawfish was brightly colored so it stood out against the tan bottom very well even in hip deep water. It was huge. The funny thing is that as I waded closer, he didn't take off but raised his claws in an aggressive manner and stood his ground. Kinda like the ornery personality of a blue crab.

_________________
I plan on living forever, so far, so good.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
phpBB - Creating Communities
Vista theme by HelterSkelter © 2007 ForumImages
Vista images © 2007 Microsoft

Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict Valid CSS!