KSL Outdoors: Kids and Crayfish

Thanks for tuning into KSL Outdoors, I’m Adam Eakle. I’m Tonya Kieffer. Tonya we normally go out duck hunting with this crazy guy, but today Rob Friedel we are doing something else. Yeah we are going to try and catch a few crawdads. What are we going to do? Well there is nothing to shoot right now. I haven’t been bowfishing. I haven’t been bow fishing. So lets just go take the kids and go and have a party at my house. Catch some crawdads and do a crawdad boil.

lets go get the kids on some fish! Let’s do it.

(Rob Friedel, Crawdad Fisher) what we are going to do is we are going to bring a bunch of kids up to Strawberry, catch a ton of crawdads and then we are going to take them home and go eat them.

(kids) hurry, hurry. (net) oh yeah. Four.

(Rob) we’ve done this probably every year for the past four years. And it keeps getting a little bit bigger and bigger and bigger. And then I call you and you say hey we are going to bring the camera along and make everyone look like fools, but no, we are going to have a good time.

Whether you call them crayfish, crawfish, crawdads, or mud bugs, catching these little fresh water crustaceans is easy and it’s fun.

(kids) Oh yeah there’s a bunch on that one.

Especially for the kids.

Crawdad fishing is easy. Whether you use a chicken leg attached to a string. OR.

a trap full of chicken, dropping it down, wait a few hours and see what crawls in.

First crab pot of 2015. Hopefully there’s more than two in there. No there’s probably about 15. That’s a start.

(Rob) We’ll let the kids go mess around here and think that they really having fun and then they are going to go tonight and see the mecca of crawdads.>
(Kelton Friedel, Mud bug lover) Mainly at night because they come up to shore a little closer because the water is a bit warmer closer to shore. So, they are easier to catch. A lot of them? Oh yeah tons of them.

(Kids) Holy crap! Hurry, someone come here.

That thing is covered! (scoop) oh they are all tiny. Most of them fell out, they were little ones.

(GREG Cypers, Hooper) they love to come out just fishing but this is kind of a new adventure for them and they are really getting excited about it.

(Kids) Holy cow guys come here. 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8. Dang it. How many did you get? 8. (ethan) the record.

hey are able to see instant success, they are able to do it on their own, we don’t have to jump in and help them and they are catching left and right. They are actually beating the older boys right now.

See it’s so easy. That’s a ton of big ones.

(Cael Hooper) you hook chicken to a line and then you throw it out into Strawberry, the lake and then you let all the crawdads get it and then pull it up slowly and then you get a net, scoop them up in it. Why is it better at night? Because the crawdads are more active, because it’s not so hot.

(ethan) Do you like it? uh huh. And then dump it in the bucket. Have they bit you? yeah. It’s fun huh? Uh huh.

They are doing really well. It’s past their bedtime but they don’t care. They are just getting started.

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