Seining and Microfishing for Crayfish
Posted 05 November 2017 - 12:47 PM
While microfishing Martins Creek in Tennessee, I caught many crayfish. If you catch one, they normally just pinch the hook and not actually hook themself. So when the crayfish comes near shore, he may let go.
So, I always have a net nearby to scoop the crayfish up if he lets go. I also catch crayfish microfishing when I stick the bait in crevices of rocks.
I also catch crayfish while seining. It is crazy how many you can catch. I always take a few pics then release them. It is always fun seeing them dart away after release. Here is a picture of one i caught while seining. DEE0A62D-62C2-4F9F-BFF1-89C84B1AF798.jpeg 154.18KB 2 downloads
I must warn you, they hurt when they pinch you! I hope you have as much fun as I do catching crayfish.
Posted 05 November 2017 - 12:53 PM
Anyone else ever caught crayfish while microfishing?
Edited by CrayfishCatcher, 05 November 2017 - 12:54 PM.
Posted 05 November 2017 - 01:01 PM
Nice crayfish, that one looks vicious and HUGE!!! There is a spring below my house and I enjoy going down and observing their general aggression towards everything. One thing is for sure their aggression is unmatched.
Posted 06 November 2017 - 05:23 AM
"No thanks, a third of a gopher would merely arouse my appetite..."
Posted 06 November 2017 - 10:14 AM
The challenge was to quickly but gently swing the crayfish over to the shore before released its grip on the bait.
Edited by NotCousteau, 06 November 2017 - 10:14 AM.
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