Hi. This is Leo. The other day we caught six crayfish. You can also call them crawfish or mudbugs. Today, I’m going to tell you how you can catch some too.
How to Catch a Crayfish
You will need:
String, scissors, hotdogs, knife, a big bucket, a pond or lake with slow moving water and plenty of rocks and places to hide, a small twig, a good attitude, and patience.
When you are at the pond or lake chop the hotdogs into bite size pieces and use the scissors to cut about two feet long pieces of string. Use the twig to push the string through a piece of hotdog and tie a knot. Fill the bucket with water so that you have a place to put your catch. Then, dip the hotdog into the water next to a big rock in the water while holding the end of the string and wait while being very quiet and very still. When a crayfish comes up, keep being quiet and still and let it get a taste of the hotdog and then very slowly and quietly start pulling it up.Then lower it into the bucket. Remember patience if it falls. When you are ready to go let them go by emptying the bucket into the pond or lake.
Here’s a video of crayfish fighting over the hotdog:
Good luck on catching crayfish. Have fun!
Thanks for reading,
Cait co-hosts The Homeschool Sisters Podcast and is co-founder of Raising Poppies, a community for parents of gifted and twice-exceptional children. Cait is also founder of the Family Book Club at My Little Poppies, a fantastic community of book-loving parents and the Gameschool Community at My Little Poppies, a vibrant community of gameschoolers.
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