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3 hours ago, Sam said:

My Virginia chart has the same pictures. Very interesting that we have the same species in Virginia as you do in Michigan.

Lol!  is it literally the same chart?  Or did they just re-use the pictures of species in common?  I know some of those species are pretty widespread.

 

And of course the pics don't always help much for identification if you just pick up a crayfish and want to figure out which one it is, since the coloring varies widely even with the same region -- the Northern Clearwater (O. propinquus) in my area can be anywhere from very light brown to almost black depending on where they live.

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On ‎12‎/‎6‎/‎2018 at 1:34 AM, Sam said:

Crawfish wait until the water temperature reaches into the 50's when they become active and can be caught and then boiled until they turn a beautiful red.

 

You can add Cajun seasoning, potatoes and corn to the boiling water to add to their succulence.

 

They are best served on a table covered with newspaper in your back yard or at an LSU crawfish boil that features Cajun and Zydeco music.

 

This makes the crawfish very happy along with a lot of us who cherish them.

 

These are the days when it is OK to act like a bass and eat till you can't move and your thumbnail hurts for a week after from the peeling of those lovely creatures.

 

Enjoy!

Spent many days with kitchen table outside covered with the little rascals🤣

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On 12/7/2018 at 11:40 AM, MIbassyaker said:

Here's a crayfish poster for Michigan:

https://www.michigan.gov/documents/dnr/crayfish.posterDNR_522337_7.pdf

 

Lots of O. propinquus and O. virilis in my area.

Is this available for other states... would be interested in Minnesota.  Thx

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12 minutes ago, Team9nine said:

Thank you, if anyone has anything with the colorations for Minnesota too would be great. 

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In Michigan I see a lot of the cra wfish which look closest to the Big Water and the Calico ....yet local retailers don’t ever seem to stock Crawfish Crankbaits which resembles those colors ? It’s perplexing 

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1 hour ago, FryDog62 said:

Thank you, if anyone has anything with the colorations for Minnesota too would be great. 

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On ‎12‎/‎6‎/‎2018 at 10:46 AM, BassNJake said:

Here's a color chart of some of the varieties in Mississippi.

 

 

 

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When I moved back to Mississippi I called the Dept. of Fisheries and they sent me this poster free of charge and I bet other States would do same

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