We use traps and leave them overnight is best. Kids use line with bait and roll over rocks to catch them.Do you guy's trap them or use a line with bait?
Thank'sWe use traps and leave them overnight is best. Kids use line with bait and roll over rocks to catch them.
I have tried many different traps and theses are the best. once in they do not get out. make sure that the end opens to dump them out into a bucket. the cheaper models like this don't open and you have to grab one at a time to remove it from the trap. they collapse to the size of a frisbee.View attachment 8844
I concur with Mildog. Right now crayfish are the number one target of bass, bluegill, crappie, walleye and catfish. With the great numbers of fish in Lake Powell these little guys are maintaining the food chain in the lake. There will not be many left to catch in a small net. Your nightly net results will be less than 10.You will see lots of them in the fish's stomachs when filleting them and in your live-well when the fish spit them out.. I have played around with traps and caught a few, mostly smaller ones. Never caught enough to make it worth cooking them up for us. If you walk along shoreline with good rocky structure at night with a flashlight you will see a few. Many years ago we used to see more. I think the smallmouth keep them in check pretty good and if they don't stay well hidden they will end up in the belly of a fish LOL, Judging by how many do end up in the stomachs of fish there are plenty in the lake. I think it either the variety that is there of the pressure the fish put on them but the ones I see and have caught are small by comparison to other lakes we pursue them. Wayne can answer that I am sure.