I'm tried and true in the ways of catching'em with my paws, but was actually trying to come up with a consistant source of obtaining a few dozen for bait, without having to spend a few hours looking looking like a moron flipping rocks This evening I went out, spent 30 minutes - got two decent sized ones and missed about 50. The water was slow, the silt slow to settle, water was murky to bein with, and the crawdads were quick to swim off. I set two "traps".... cut 2 jugs about 5-6" deep moved all big rocks, scooped out as much of the small stuff as I could, then layed the rocks back down so it was like a pit on the bottom of the river. In the small 5" pits I placed a peice of snow goose summer sausage, haha, yes I know bad I idea what I had at my disposal on such short notice. Then I placed a few small rocks on the sausage and left them. I'm going to check them in the morning... what should I expect. A gar, turtle, racoon, or channel cat to have enjoyed the meal? Honestly I placed it in about 9" of water hoping to discourage the fish. Tonight I've searched the internet for some quality means of catching consistant numbers of these buggers. Some of my favorite ways were as follows: Those were some of the better ones. It sounds like they like bacon and I'm on the right path to something that works though. So what do you guys do to get crawdads?