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Old 10-22-2019, 08:58 AM
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Probably still taste a lot better than those fresh water mussels. Tried them a couple of times and you may as well eat mud.


I tried mussels out of the beaver river once, wouldnít recommend them to anyone! Soaking them in salt water might help though!


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Old 10-22-2019, 12:06 PM
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Where can I find crayfish near Calgary? I would like to try some.
South end of Mcgregor lake

lousy with them

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Travers as well I believe
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Old 10-22-2019, 02:00 PM
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You can find thousands of them at the boat launch at Travers, just google Little Bow Provincial Park. Catch them right from the floating docks
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Old 10-26-2019, 11:59 AM
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The dangers of a little information

Do not purge. Ever. You canít possess them live and itís a long process to do properly. Only matters in the south where they have to be alive to sell.

Immediately pull off the carapace to kill.

Twist the middle lobe of the tail left then right then pull out the guts. Itís not a ďveinĒ itís the crap chute. Discard. Put the tails on ice till you get home.

Rinse well with cold water, boil with potatoes corn and spices. No, you donít get the visual effect of having a pot of whole crayfish, but the meat is delicious and has no swamp taste.

Best baits are oily fish parts - frozen minnows, trout heads and fins etc.
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