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    catching crawfish in lake travis

    anyone ever try to catch crawfish in lake travis? im taking my little cousins fishing this weekend and i heard crawfish is really good bait for lots of different species of fish. thanks for any info you guys might have

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    Re: catching crawfish in lake travis

    Never caught them on Travis, but we used to find them by flipping over flat rocks in creekbeds with flowing water. They are excellent bait. Try a creek near your house, there everywhere, and fun for kids (and adults!) to catch. Approach slowly with a broad minnow net from behind (put the edge of the net on the bottom 6-8 inches behind them), then slowly put your hand in front of them; they have a reflex escape that will propel them backward into your net, and thence into the minnow bucket. Good luck.

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    Re: catching crawfish in lake travis

    awesome ill go try bull creek maybe ill find some there. thanks for the tip!

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    Re: catching crawfish in lake travis

    Most HEBs have live crawdads for $2.49/lb. right now. This might save you some time. I would rinse them well with lake water ASAP though.

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    Re: catching crawfish in lake travis

    Speaking of live Crawfish, I know the Quality Seafood Market on Airport Blvd. Me and Dad get giant bags of live crawfish from there.

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    Re: catching crawfish in lake travis

    Quality Seafood is also a great place to stop by for a fish lunch if you don't have time to do it yourself. Moonraker is right though, great source for the boil.

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    Re: catching crawfish in lake travis

    We used to get em in the creeks, can use a string tied to red strip around bologni. They will latch on and not let go, then bounce it over a bucket and they fall in...d

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    Re: catching crawfish in lake travis

    Sounds like a sneeky Cajun trick on the 'dads! I dun seen it but never tried it yet. Sounds too efficient! How are you supposed to get a pincher to the thumb that way?!

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    Re: catching crawfish in lake travis

    Use to load up the ice chest below mansfield dam...using crab traps off the bridge. But now you cannot fish off the low water crossing. Once you start to see them below Mansfield, then you should start using crawfish imitation lures on Lake Austin.


 

 

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