Catching Crawfish [Elma, Washington]

A rolling river in Elma is one of my favorite places to try and catch crawfish! Though we’ve never been the most successful since the river’s pretty small, the whole experience is fun and unique. It’s exciting and hopeful to put the trap in the water, armed with hamburgers and pieces of meat for bait. (We like to feed our crawfish well!)

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We made sure the pot was in the deepest part of the river and there were plenty of opportunities for crawfish to come from far and wide.

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The creepy crawlers smell the meat and venture up the river at night into the trap, so we made sure to throw it out first thing so we’d have more than one day for fishing.

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As hard as it is to be patient, the best thing to do is to leave the pot undisturbed the whole time so you don’t mess up the smells in the water and stop the crawfish from detecting it.

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We caught four little crawfish; that’s a great success!

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Photos: Elizabeth Adan

PrintBy Elizabeth Adan

Elizabeth Adan is a Freelance Writer, Publicist and Brand Ambassador. Her blog Aquaberry Bliss is a unique outdoor lifestyle blog dedicated to expanding your world and inspiring your creativity. When Elizabeth isn’t traveling, you’ll find her writing, hiking or gardening. Find Elizabeth on Twitter @stillaporcupine and on LinkedIn.

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