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Old 02-01-2011, 11:42 AM   #11
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When it comes to crawfish, there are many sources and opinions.

However, let me inform you, the first sack of crawfish for this season was boiled in Gulf Breeze in mid December, 2010. They were great. The shells were not soft yet, but that is to be expected. That will soon change.

Yep, the cost is still up there, but, do not believe the need for bugs can not be satisified. There were a few opertunities to purchase crawfish in Pensacola which were boiled or steamed last year. There will be a few more places coming on line this year to aquire a ready to eat product.

But if you want to prepare the bugs your own way, in your own place, I highly recommend calling:

Mud Bug Express
850-221-4617

Mike really know his bugs, and makes several trips a week. His store front is the back of his truck. He is very accommodating.

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Old 02-01-2011, 12:47 PM   #12
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[QUOTE=BILL_MONEY;618966]if you know where to get them from you can get them with some size in la... the price goes down after Easter due to lint being over and most of the state of la is catholic so this keeps the price up... QUOTE]


I don't know about all that lent stuff, but for one, they are much more abundant as the waters warm up...they're in the mud right now
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Old 02-01-2011, 01:27 PM   #13
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[QUOTE=Captain Woody Woods;I don't know about all that lent stuff,[/QUOTE]

Hey Woody,

To explain the lent thing:

Louisiana is influenced by Catholics, thus there are no Counties, but Parishes. Catholics can not eat Red meat during lent, and never on a Friday, anytime of the year. Thus, during lent, seafood of all types is in high demand, especially crawfish, as they are just coming on line after the winter. The rest of the year, restaurants have their seafood plate specials on Friday.

When Easter is over, so is lent, so is the high demand for Crawfish. Thus, supply and demand drives the price downward. The price of Crawfish always goes down after Easter.

Now lets take a look at the mud thing. The bugs are in the mud due to water temps. A winter with lots of rain places lots of water everywhere, thus when spring comes the bugs are crawling all over the place. So as the water warms, the bugs emerge, shed there shell, thus it is soft to eat/easy to peel.

So if it is a rainy winter, an early Easter, an early spring, the price of crawfish soars downward fast. But if it is a dry winter, very cold, and a late Easter / Mardi Gras, the price of Crawfish stays high, until the shells are hard again, thus not so desirable.

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Old 02-01-2011, 04:10 PM   #14
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Sup Woodman you coming to the beach this weekend ???? i'll be home thursday...

Tomm..... yiu sir are very educated and very correct on the crawbug post !!!
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No I'm just saying I don't see how Lent has much, if any, to do with the availability of crawfish as of late. It's cuz they're not outta the mud yet!


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Sup Woodman you coming to the beach this weekend ???? i'll be home thursday...

Tomm..... yiu sir are very educated and very correct on the crawbug post !!!

Hey buddddddddy. I'm thinking about it...depends what the waves do this weekend. Sunday looks fishable. I'm here every week though, at some point or another

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Old 02-01-2011, 08:02 PM   #16
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thought you were in houston ...or dallas.... you skip the job????
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Old 02-02-2011, 06:41 PM   #17
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the coonass are buying them all up because they cant eat red meat. Their for supply can not keep up with demand and prices go through the roof. after easter they can eat anything. its like a feeding frenzy. and hadr to get them. Banana Tom was right on target with his coment
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Old 02-02-2011, 11:14 PM   #18
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Hey Woody,

To explain the lent thing:

Louisiana is influenced by Catholics, thus there are no Counties, but Parishes. Catholics can not eat Red meat during lent, and never on a Friday, anytime of the year. .
The Pope ended the not eating meat on fridays thing in the 1950,s

Now that it,s the 21st century the Church asks that you refrain from eating red meat only on fridays during lent. (the 4 weeks before Easter)
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Old 02-07-2011, 04:24 PM   #19
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Called Mike today. Looks like another week or two till he starts getting them in. Says price and size kinda suck right now anyway at $3.50 a pound. He has them every thurs and sat when they are coming though. Just FYI for the folks that are in a hurting for some bugs.
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Old 02-07-2011, 04:25 PM   #20
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BananaTom - thanks for the contact.
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