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Old 02-20-2012, 12:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Springtime "Crawfish" looking for love!

Springtime is a coming;
It is a great time to pull out those red rattletraps and crawfish crankbaits.

Please don`t forget the spinnerbaits will work equally well. We have three colors to match them.
Mad Craw
Delta Red Crawler
Orange Crush, shown in picture.
I use this color on clearlake a few years back to catch 30 lbs of bass in 2 hours.

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Old 02-20-2012, 02:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That's a beauty Dale!
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Ummm crawfish look for love in the fall not spring .


Crayfish usually mate in the fall. Females excrete pheromones which are detected by the antennules of males. The openings of the sex organs are located on the front end of the abdomen just below the thorax. In the male, the first two pairs of abdominal pleopods are used as organs of sperm transfer. Using his first set of pleopods, the male deposits sperm into a sac on the female's abdomen. The female stays well hidden as ovulation draws near, lavishly grooming her abdominal pleopods which will eventually secure her eggs and hatchlings to her abdomen. Strenuous abdominal contractions signal the onset of egg extrusion. Cupping her abdomen, the female crayfish collects her eggs as they are laid (they can number 400 or more), securing them with her pleopods, fastidiously cleaning them with thoracic appendages, and discarding any diseased eggs.

Young crayfish hatchlings emerge from the eggs in the spring, and closely resemble adult crayfish in form (although much smaller). The hatchlings cling tightly to their mother's pleopods, eventually taking short foraging forays and scurrying back for protection at the slightest disturbance. During this time, the mother remains relatively inactive and is extremely aggressive in protecting her young from other, non-maternal crayfish, which would cannibalize the young.



Read more: Crayfish - Breeding Habits - Pleopods, Abdomen, Eggs, and Cephalothorax - JRank Articles http://science.jrank.org/pages/1860/...#ixzz1n6p3HI00
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Very nice Dale!!
I'd show a spring craw but I'd get in trouble if I did !!
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:55 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Ummm crawfish look for love in the fall not spring .
If I was a Crawfish? I would be looking all year long.

Late March through May is the first major period of crawfish activity. Now, this may change one month forward or reverse depending on what State you live in and other details such as water temperature and conditions. Crawfish usually start to come out when the water reaches 50 degrees. This is the time in which they are in the wide-open areas looking for receptive females for mating purposes. Most importantly, this is the first time that the males are out walking around on the rocks, exposing themselves to feeding bass. When the crawfish walk on the rocks, they make a clicking noise, which is intended to attract females, but it will also attract bass. Keep in mind rocks are the #1 place that crawfish get picked off by bass. Look for rocks that are fairly clean and free of foreign debris, as crawfish do not have the ability to clean off the rock like a bass can using its tail to sweep a spawning bed nice and clean. Crawfish rely of currents and wave action to sweep the rocks clean for.

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Old 02-21-2012, 01:31 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Springtime Bass bite=I can't wait!



Nice looking lure there. Heck I would bite that and I'm not even a Bass.
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Old 02-21-2012, 06:27 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Dale; does the front blade touch the back blade as it should and they click, especially when you hit something ?
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Very nice Dale!!!
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Old 02-25-2012, 12:07 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Dm makes a great spinnerbait!
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Dm makes a great spinnerbait!
I'll agree with that!!!
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