hmmmmm maybe we should try smokin em!! Guess you'd have to make some kinda play pen so they wouldn't run off the grate tho.
Those do look great.
Man talk about resurrecting old threads!! Lots of the fresh water lakes and reservoirs around here have them. All you need is a fishing license and you can have all that you can catch-the only stipulation is that you have to kill 'em and ice em or cook them at the lake/reservoir before you take 'em home. You don't and you get caught you get slapped with a big ol' fine, all your fishing equipment and even you boat and car/truck gets confiscated.
Me and my dive buddy will strap on the scuba gear a couple of times a year and go diving for them-chicken gizzards make great mudbug bait.
According to the Internet they are in the waterways of all 50 states . You might call them crayfish or crawdads out your way. We have them in our lakes & streams out here in Arizona and they are quite good to eat as long as you remember to 'purge' them while they're alive before cooking. You can search Google for how to properly do this. It's quick & easy and will dramatically improve the flavor. A fishing pole with a worm on the end of a hook will catch gobs of them!
If you saw the "Crays" we have in PA, you would rethink your answer.
I used to flip rocks over to catch them, to use for bait for Smallmouth Bass. Never even thought about eating the crummy little midgets. A giant one here would be about 2" long.
Cajunsmoke13----Where did you get yours?
Live crawfish can be ordered and shipped to any where in the usa. You may have to sell a smoker to pay the shipping though.live crawfish come in a 30 -40 kb sack . here is the overnight air cost. This is just the shipping cost
That's why I asked Cajunsmoke where he got them. It says he is from West Virginia, my neighboring state. And I know he didn't catch them in WV. I also have checked shipping rates on them in the past. YIKES !