In 2010 we were night fishing at out local lake and we found a LOT of crawdads. We were with my sister and her boyfriend (now husband) so we had 4 people catching crawdads. My sister is the pro at catching crawdads, I might have to have her do a "How To Catch Crawdads" post. I had never eaten crawdads, so my husband said he'd make me a crawdad dinner and we filled up our cooler.
We had some really big crawdads. A couple looked like baby lobsters!
|Doesn't the one on top look like a baby lobster?|
We had the crawdads inspected. Really we just wanted to see how the dogs would react to the crawdads and when we found one without claws, we decided to find out.
|Sasha Doing Some Investigating.|
We put one of our bigger coolers in the fishing wagon and "purged" the crawdads for a couple days. Having the cooler in the wagon made it easy to take the crawdads out to drain the water and add new water to the cooler. We also added an air pump to make sure they stayed alive.
|Purging The Crawdads|
|Hot Water with Some Seasoning|
|Potatoes Added To The Water|
|Sasha Helping Drain The Water From The Cooler|
|Almost Ready To Add Crawdads|
|Purged Crawdads Ready To Become A Yummy Dinner|
|"The Big One"|
|Our Guard Dog|
|They Look Done!|
|Almost Time To Eat!|
|A Bowl Of Yummy Crawdads|