Do you just buy the crawfish at a store or do you go out and catch them?
My cousin has a cabin on an island right near Kenora Ontario on the Winnipeg River system. This was the first full summer for him being on the water. While we were cleaning out the old boathouse... we happened across some traps.
We placed the guts/skin/head from filleted fish inside the traps, tied them to a rock & set them up for a few days, checking them and emptying the catch into a 5 gallon bucket. Our haul was not the biggest (numbers) but enough to get the idea of cooking more. We had been catching them with nets & flashlights since we were kids, but never thought about getting enough to eat.
Well the kids were hesitant at first to try them, but once they did they were hooked! Old Bay seasoning & some Cajun spice with garlic butter to dip.
The very next morning all the children tended the traps so we could have another LARGER crawfish boil. We ended up catching a few that were so big that you could even eat the meat out of the claws - there were a few that were 4"+!
Next summer we'll try the more traditional way of boiling corn & potatoes along side the crawfish. We would have, but being on an island means logistics have to be figured out before you get there.
So anyways... Anybody have tips on catching them? Better traps or bait? we used traps like these. How to Make a Crawfish Trap | eHow.com