Crayfish, aka crawdads, are a staple of bass diets in fresh waters in most of the mid-Atlantic area. Other fish eat them, too, as discussed below, and some streams owe their trophy brown trout to a crayfish-enhanced diet.
Typically fishermen in our area think of fishing with crayfish and their imitations, called “crayfishin,” as an approach for reservoirs or smallmouth bass rivers like the Potomac and Susquehanna. But these techniques are also suitable for most ponds and rivers in our area, including most Delmarva waters and private ponds.
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