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Tuesday, May 15, 2018
By Eric Granstrom
For, I'm Eric Granstrom. One thing we used to do when fishing was slow on the Pilchuck near my home growing up was find crawdads. We'd take a gob of worms, cram them on a hook and take the bobbers off the line and just let it sink in a big hole. We'd wait for a few minutes and then reel up to see if we'd attracted any of the miniature lobster-looking water-bugs. I was thinking about that the other day and realized we didn't eat any. We'd just play around with them and toss them back in. Now, in my adult life, I've made special orders for fresh crawdads from Louisiana to do a big boil. But why?! Some of the best, and biggest crawdads in the world are right here in the Pacific Northwest. I've seen the pot buoys all over the the Columbia River, Lake Roosevelt, even Pearrygin Lake! Call them what you want, crawfish, crayfish, crawdads or I've even heard them called crawdabs, I call them good eatin'! So, I ask you, where's your favorite place in North Central Washington to find crawdads? I think it's time for a boil! Until next time, Good Fishing!