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the fresh-water lobsterette - crawfish lakes *UPDATE*

Postby fishnislife » Fri Jun 22, 2007 8:52 pm

I'm looking for a list of lakes that you personally know of that have crawfish in them. I can't find anything. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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*UPDATE*

Crawfish Lakes and Streams in Washington


-County
-Lake or Stream


Adams
Cow Lake
Sprague lake

Chelan
Chelan Lake
Wapato Lake

Clallam
Aldwell Lake (Res.)
Anderson Lake
Crescent Lake
Lake Sutherland

Clark
Bachelor Slough
Battleground Lake
Buckmire Slough
Camas Slough
Columbia River
Cushman Lake #1
Lackamas Lake (Res.)
Lake River
Lewis River
Merwin Lake
Vancouver Lake
Washougal River
Woodland Slough
Yale Lake (Res.)

Cowlitz
Coal Creek Slough
Cowlitz River
Fisher Island Slough
Horseshoe Lake
Kalama River
Merrill Lake
Silver Lake
Toutle River
Wind River

Dougless
Coffee pot lake
Twin lakes

Ferry
Curlew Lake

Franklin
Snake River

Grant
Alkali Lake
Ancient Lake
Banks Lake
Blue Lake
Burke Lake
Cliff Lake
Cup Lake
Coulee Lake
Crab Creek
Crystal Lake
Deep Lake
Dusty Lake
Evergreen Reservoir
Goose Lake (upper)
Lenore Lake
Moses Lake
Potholes Res.
Quincy Lake
Snake River
Soap Lakes
Soda Lake
Stan Coffin Lake
Sun Lakes
Warden Lake

Grays Harbor
Copalis River
Hoquiam River
Humptulips River
John's River
North River
Satsop River
Sylvia Lake
Wishkah River
Wynoochee River

Island
Cranberry Lake
Deer Lake

Jefferson
Anderson Lake

King
Angle Lake
Boren Lake
Cedar Lake
Elbow Lake
Green Lake
Green River
Margaret Lake
Meridian
Mill Creek
North Lake
Pine Lake
Portage Bay
Rattlesnake Lake
Sammamish Lake
Sammamish River
Sammamish Slough
Snohomish River
Soos Creek
Steele Lake
Trout Lake
Union Lake
Walsh Lake
Washington Lake

Kitsap
Kitsap Lake
Island Lake

Kittitas
Easton Lake
Taneum Creek
Yakima River

Klickitat
Horsethief Lake
Klickitat
Roland Lake

Lewis
Chehalis River
Mayfield Lake
Mineral Lake
Skookumchuck River

Lincoln
Lake Roosevelt

Mason
Cranberry Creek

Okanogan
Alta Lake
Beaver Lake
Bonaparte Lake
Buffalo Lake
Campbell Lake
Conconully Lake
Conconully Res.
Crawfish Lake
Omak Lake
Osoyoos Lake
Palmer Lake
Patterson Lake (Res.)
Pearrygin Lake
Salmon Lake
Sidley Lake
Whitestone Lake

Pacific
Grays River
Harts Lake
Loomis Lake
Middle Nemah River
Naselle River
North Nemah River
Smith Creek
Willapa River

Pend Oreille
Browns Lake (on Brown Cr)
Calispell Lake
Cooks Lake
Conklin Lake
Davis Lake
Half Moon Lake
Mystic Lake
No Name Lake
Shearer Lake
Vanee Lake

Pierce
Alder Lake (Res.)
Bonnie lake
Carney Lake
Clear Lake
Kapowsin Lake
Mineral Lake
Nisqually River
Silver Lake
Spanaway Lake
Steilacoom Lake
Wapato Lake

San Juan
Cascade Lake

Skagit
Beaver Lake
Big Lake
Campbell Lake
Caskey Lake
Cavanaugh Lake
Clear Lake
Cranberry Lake
Erie Lake
Everett Lake
Grandy Lake
McMurray Lake
Minkler Lake
Pass Lake
Shannon Lake (Res.)
Sixteen Lake
Skagit River
Whistle Lake

Skamania
Blue Lake
Drano Lake
Goose Lake
Mosquito Lake
South Prairie Lake
Stump (Tunnel) Lake
Swift Lake (Res.)
Takhlakh lake
Walupt Lake

Snohomish
Ballinger Lake
Cassidy Lake
Chaplain Lake
Flowing Lake
Gissburg ponds
Goodwin Lake
Ki Lake
Martha Lake
Pass Lake
Roesiger Lake
Serene Lake
Shoecraft Lake
Silver Lake
Snohomish River
Stevens Lake
Stickney Lake
Storm Lake

Spokane
Badger Lake
Chapman Lake
Eloika Lake
Fish Lake
Hangman (Latah) Creek
Liberty Lake
Little Spokane
Long Lake
Marshell Creek
Newman Lake
North fork of the little Spokane
Silver Lake
Spokane River
Williams Lake

Stevens
Long Lake

Thurston
Black Lake
Deschutes River
Deep Lake
Hicks Lake
Lawrence Lake
Long Lake
McIntosh Lake
Patterson Lake
Skookumchuck River
St. Clair Lake
Summit Lake
Ward Lake

Wahkiakum
Deep River
Elochoman River
Skamokawa River

Whatcom
Baker Lake
Budd Lake
Bug Lake
Caine Lake
Depression Lake
Diablo Lake
Fishtrap Creek
Johnson Creek
Nooksack River
Padden Lake
Ross Lake (Res.)
Samish
Terrell Lake
Toad or Emerald Lake
Wiser Lake

Whitman
Boyer Park
Palouse River
Rock Creek
Rock Lake




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RE:the fresh-water lobsterette - crawfish lakes *UPDATE*

Postby MikeFishes » Fri Jun 22, 2007 10:15 pm

fishnislife wrote:I'm looking for a list, or lakes that you personally know of that have crawfish in them. I can't find anything. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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I know that Silver lake in Snohomish has Crawfish. But I don't think I'd want to eat those ones.
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RE:the fresh-water lobsterette - crawfish lakes *UPDATE*

Postby iPodrodder » Fri Jun 22, 2007 11:20 pm

Pine Lake in King County has Louisiana crawfish, and Sammamish has some nice ones too.
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RE:the fresh-water lobsterette - crawfish lakes *UPDATE*

Postby Kenster » Sat Jun 23, 2007 12:04 am

fishnislife wrote:I'm looking for a list, or lakes that you personally know of that have crawfish in them.


life(r)- on 6-11-07 I personally pulled up a couple of crawdad traps in lake washington to see how the fishing was and was completely astonished not only at the quantity but the size of the "dads' they had in there. With the size of the traps i don't believe they were catching them for bait, but they were probably dinner. With the alloy content and pollution in Lake Washington i wouldn't eat them! Next best place I've seen them is the Columbia River any given rock.
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RE:the fresh-water lobsterette - crawfish lakes *UPDATE*

Postby Mike Carey » Sat Jun 23, 2007 7:42 am

I'm not aware of a resource out there that is available to anglers. Just have to piece it together from guys sharing the info.
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RE:the fresh-water lobsterette - crawfish lakes *UPDATE*

Postby jbball50 » Sun Jun 24, 2007 5:12 am

Well since i know youre from the area, I know for sure that Kitsap Lake has crawfish in them. I remember a bass we caught last year that was 5-6lbs, it had a crawfish halfway down its throat.
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RE:the fresh-water lobsterette - crawfish lakes *UPDATE*

Postby Bodofish » Sun Jun 24, 2007 10:22 am

I wouldn't worry about the dad's in Lake WA unless your catching them from the pilings to the airport. Dad's are predatory, they catch little fish and other things they can grab swimming by. They don't sit on the bottom eatting dirt. Like anything in the lake they like to chew on a good carcass or two. I kept a number of them in a fish tank with a big Oscar and it was a race to food when it got dropped in, tough little buggers.
I don't think I'd eat buckets of them on a regular basis but that seems to be the way with all fish except the nice little hatchery beauties.
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RE:the fresh-water lobsterette - crawfish lakes *UPDATE*

Postby fishnislife » Sun Jun 24, 2007 11:27 am

Well it appears this is the beginning of a great list that we could all put together (since one does not exist). I will continue to update it and hopefully sometime in the near future this could be a list that everyone could look back on and find a lake that has craws in it. Maybe even Mike and Aaron could add it somewhere around the site for others to pull information from once we get an exstensive list compiled.
[size=200]Lets keep it going.


Maybe the next time you guys are out at a lake ask around and see if anyone knows if that perticular lake has crawfish in it.

jbball50, ya I know Kitsap definitely has them in there. Do you know of any others around here that has craws as well?


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RE:the fresh-water lobsterette - crawfish lakes *UPDATE*

Postby fishnislife » Sun Jun 24, 2007 11:44 am

Crawfish Lakes in Washington

LAKE / COUNTY


Lake Washington / King
Lake Sammamish / King
Columbia River
Pine Lake / King
Silver Lake / Snohomish
Kitsap Lake / Kitsap
Mineral Lake / Lewis

Does Crawfish Lake in Okanagon County have them in it? That would be a real extreme guess.

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RE:the fresh-water lobsterette - crawfish lakes *UPDATE*

Postby Bodofish » Sun Jun 24, 2007 1:55 pm

I would hazard a guess as to say most lakes with moving water do. Best spots would be where streams come in (sound familliar?). I've even encountered them in many alpine lakes. I can't hike anymore so it's not very recient info. We used to catch them by putting out a can of cat food with holes poked in it, around mid afternoon. Wait till sunset, wade out to the can and shine a flashlight on them and pick'em up. Tie a string on the can as they'll try and drag it out to deeper water.
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RE:the fresh-water lobsterette - crawfish lakes *UPDATE*

Postby jbball50 » Sun Jun 24, 2007 9:17 pm

I dont know of any others around here that do,im sure some of them do have them in the lakes though
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RE:the fresh-water lobsterette - crawfish lakes *UPDATE*

Postby bigastrout » Sun Jun 24, 2007 11:22 pm

Don't forget streams...

Taneum Creek - Kitittas Co
Yakima River - Kitittas Co
Green River - King Co
Soos Creek - King Co
Mill Creek - King Co

Check out page 2 of the Pearrygin Lake Reports , Okanogan County.

http://www.washingtonlakes.com/ReportList.aspx?id=361
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RE:the fresh-water lobsterette - crawfish lakes *UPDATE*

Postby MikeFishes » Sun Jun 24, 2007 11:39 pm

What about Rivers? Snohomish, Samamish, etc...

I know that in Utah, we'd hit the rivers with bait and within 30 minutes we'd pull up a bunch.

EDIT: Duh, read the post above.
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RE:the fresh-water lobsterette - crawfish lakes *UPDATE*

Postby fishnislife » Sun Jun 24, 2007 11:46 pm

bigastrout wrote:Don't forget streams...

Taneum Creek - Kitittas Co
Yakima River - Kitittas Co
Green River - King Co
Soos Creek - King Co
Mill Creek - King Co

Check out page 2 of the Pearrygin Lake Reports , Okanogan County.

http://www.washingtonlakes.com/ReportList.aspx?id=361


Thanks bigastrout, we will start compiling a list of rivers and creeks too, I will just add them to the lakes list as they come in.


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RE:the fresh-water lobsterette - crawfish lakes *UPDATE*

Postby beerman1981 » Sun Jun 24, 2007 11:49 pm

The only crawfish I have caught has been on the Snake River. I spent a vacation at Boyer Park (just west of Pullman). While fishing off of a dock with worms (and having no luck), I began pulling up crawdads that had attached themselves to the worm on my hook. Between my father and I we reeled in quite a few and lost some as well, so I know they are in there. Also, I was rather impressed with the size! They seemed bigger than the other crawfish I had previously seen. That's all the use I can be on this topic.

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RE:the fresh-water lobsterette - crawfish lakes *UPDATE*

Postby fishnislife » Sun Jun 24, 2007 11:57 pm

*UPDATE*

Crawfish Lakes in Washington

LAKE / COUNTY

Lake Washington / King
Lake Sammamish / King
Columbia River
Pine Lake / King
Silver Lake / Snohomish
Kitsap Lake / Kitsap
Mineral Lake / Lewis
Crawfish Lake / Okanagon
Pearrygin Lake / Okanagon
*Boyer Park / Whitman

Crawfish Streams in Washington

STREAMS / COUNTY

Taneum Creek / Kitittas
Yakima River / Kitittas
Green River / King
Soos Creek / King
Mill Creek / King
Sammamish / King
Snohomish/ King
*Snake / Grant

*Thanks Joe for the additional info.


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Postby gpc » Mon Jun 25, 2007 2:38 pm

North lake (king)
Deep lake (thurston)
Rattlesnake lake (king)
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Postby Gringo Pescador » Mon Jun 25, 2007 4:33 pm

I know a couple divers who catch and eat them out of Lake Washington. They say there are tons them - said they have seen spots where it looked like the bottom was alive, just covered in them.

I have seen em caught out of Ballinger and working on a fish carcass off the dock at Martha (Alderwood Mall).
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RE:the fresh-water lobsterette - crawfish lakes *UPDATE*

Postby panfisher » Mon Jun 25, 2007 11:39 pm

any lake that has a rocky bottom or areas that are rocky have craws here on the east side. all the lakes in the quincy to potholes includeing the wasteways, the columbia and all of its tribs such as the yakima, wenatchee, entiat, naches, klickitat, on and on. there is a guy that was selling them at the farmers market last year in yakima. these were probably the biggest i've seen any where,he said he gets them around goldendale (hint) last week i was snorkling on evergreen res. caught 10 that i used to handfeed some bluegill and a nice lrgm bass. <')//<
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RE:the fresh-water lobsterette - crawfish lakes *UPDATE*

Postby fishnislife » Tue Jun 26, 2007 12:29 am

WOW! Good info guys. Thanks.
And the list keeps growing and growing. :cheers:



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