Did the Artic Freeze Ruin a Good Louisiana Crawfish Season?
You Can't Scroll Through Facebook Without Seeing People Talk About Crawfish.
I have already invited myself to multiple crawfish boils. I am ready for my lips to burn because I went too hard on the spicy crawfish. I am prepared for the best reason many of us live in Louisiana, crawfish season.
Louisiana Is Just Now Recovering From the Busted Pipes and Plumbing That the Artic Freeze Brought.
The temperatures plummeted and many of us had never seen temps so low in the Ark-La-Tex. We were so focused on our homes and businesses not having pipes burst that we forgot about temperatures ruining our crawfish season.
Crawfish Hate the Cold, They Quit Moving and are Hard to Trap.
Why are crawfish hard to trap? If they are cold they don't move around and look for food. So the crawfish traps end up empty, which is bad for crawfish farmers. If crawfish aren't eating, they aren't getting big, no one likes a tiny crawfish on the table, right?
The Artic Freeze Isn't the Only Thing Ruining Crawfish Season.
Remember October's very little rainfall? October 2022 was concerning for several Louisiana crawfish farmers. You can't grow big crawfish without water.
Not Enough Water Plus an Artic Freeze Means an Expensive Crawfish Season.
Get ready to pay up for crawfish this year. Keep in mind this is considered normal for Louisiana, hopefully, the prices drop around Easter.