crayfish

Crayfish, also known as crawfish, crawdads, crawlfish, crawldads, freshwater lobsters, mountain lobsters, mudbugs, or yabbies, are freshwater crustaceans resembling small lobsters (to which they are related). Taxonomically, they are members of the superfamilies Astacoidea and Parastacoidea. They breathe through feather-like gills. Some species are found in brooks and streams where there is running fresh water, while others thrive in swamps, ditches, and paddy fields. Most crayfish cannot tolerate polluted water, although some species such as Procambarus clarkii are hardier. Crayfish feed on animals and plants, either living or decomposing, and detritus.

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    Crayfish Fishing

    I remember back in youthful days we would catch crayfish. By we, I mainly mean the children, but also sometimes with mother and father.* My father showed us how to do so with a trap and some inedible fish parts (usually the head) for bait. With this method, would catch a bunch, and my mother...
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