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Fish Head

Funny, I first heard of this on LOTW also about 8-10 years ago.  They're tasty but honestly I often forget about doing it. 

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Hoey

This has been an interesting thread.  Walleye wings is new to me and I am going to do this to provide a different experience.  Thank you all for sharing!!!

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meerkat

tried this last year,   not worth it in my opinion.    But I always wondered if I could eat the rusty crayfish.  has anyone tried? 

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Cliff Wagenbach

meerkat,

Many people eat the rusties. Very tasty but like walleye wings it takes a lot for a meal!

Cliff

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meerkat
5 minutes ago, Cliff Wagenbach said:

meerkat,

Many people eat the rusties. Very tasty but like walleye wings it takes a lot for a meal!

Cliff

what do you use for bait?  I heard you can't use left over fish guts.   do you have to soak them?  sorry not sure what that process is called.

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Cliff Wagenbach

Well most people use a fish head or two in the trap as bait.  Any type of raw  meat will probably work well.

No need to purge them as they are coming out of clean water.

Just boil the whole crawdad in salt water or better yet in a Cajun mix! The tails are about the only part worth messing with.

Cliff

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FishinCT

You can fish a little meat out of the ones with really big claws. Tails are easy once you get the hang of it. Meat pops right out then just pull the intestine(?) and you're good to go. 

I'd rather people use fish guts as crawfish bait rather than throwing them in the woods for my dog to find :sick:

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delcecchi

Like they say down in Loosiana, you pinch tail and suck the head.   And when they eat them, looks like they dump a bucket full on some newspaper on a picnic table and have at them.   

But they still hadn't made it all the way west as of last summer, and I figure getting stopped with a cooler full of rusties heading home from the east wouldn't look good on my permanent record.... :P

One of these years though.   I hear they are west of oak narrows now.

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RoosterMan

These are a fantastic add to the fry if you have the time to cut them out.  They are excellent.  Dip them in a little horseradish cocktail sauce.  Mmm Mmm Good!  

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