We Love Crawfish!


Some folks call 'em crayfish, crawdads, or mudbugs, but here in Louisiana they are simply CRAWFISH, whether they are basin crawfish, spillway crawfish, or pond crawfish.

We've been catching crawfish all our life, and love the Louisiana and Gulf Coast tradition of a long, leisurely crawfish boil in spring! Our ancestors are all of Cajun or French descent, and our family roots are from the Bayou Lafourche area and nearby towns of Paincourtville, Napoleonville, Plattenville and Labadieville. We are a blend of Boudreaux, Fremin, Gautreaux, Thibodeaux, Prejean, and Bourg.

CRAWFISH IN THE NEWS

The world’s largest crawfish boil contest kicks off!
(WGNO New Orleans)
04/16/2016

7th Downtown Lake Charles Crawfish Festival underway
(KPLC Lake Charles)
04/15/2016

30th Annual Crawfish Festival Underway in Old Town Spring, Texas
04/13/2016

Llano Crawfish Festival this weekend
(Burnet Bulletin)
04/13/2016

Crawfish cookoff to benefit Hospice House
(New Orleans Advocate)
04/12/2016

Louisiana Crawfish Festival in Chalmette draws big crowds despite rain
(New Orleans Advocate)
04/12/2016

Crawfish are freshwater crustaceans. Louisiana has more than thirty different species of crawfish, but only two species are commercially important to the industry: the red swamp crawfish and the white river crawfish.

Crawfish are healthy food. They are an excellent source of high-quality protein, low in calories, fat and saturated fat, and a good source of vitamins.

2016 Crawfish Season & the Crawfish Outlook

Crawfish season varies from one year to the next, based on how cold (or mild) the weather was during the Gulf Coast winter. It also depends on the amount of rain, and the water levels in the swamps and bayous.

Generally, the crawfish season in Louisiana runs from mid-January through early-July for crawfish caught in the wild, with the peak months being March, April and May. Crawfish from farms are available over a longer period of the year.

In some years, such as 2011, high water levels in the Mississippi River, Red River and Atchafalaya River impact the timing, and overall production, of the season.

2014 featured an extremely cold winter which affected crawfish harvests. The unseasonably cold weather drove the crawfish deep, and they stopped feeding and entering crawfish traps.

The 2016 crawfish season is a great one, better than most. Warm weather in December of 2015 produced an early crop of crawfish. The weather in the later part of December in South Louisiana featured weather in the low 80s which further encouraged crawfish growth and numbers.

Crawfish Festivals

It's been a fun year for the 2016 crawfish festivals in Louisiana in places like Breaux Bridge, Chalmette, Lake Charles, and Shreveport. Many exciting Texas crawfish festivals are being held in 2016, from Kemah to Austin, from Fredericksburg to Pearland, and all over the Lone Star State.

And these days crawfish festivals are happening all across the USA, in Mississippi, Alabama and Florida ... and even New Jersey and San Diego!



 

The biggest single days for crawfish boils are always Super Bowl Sunday, Easter Sunday and Mother's Day. Actually any day is good for crawfish ... we've been known to have crawfish at Thanksgiving and Christmas!

Enjoy Our Website ... And Enjoy Eating Crawfish!

We invite you to explore our website, and learn more about where to buy crawfish, how to boil crawfish, some favorite Crawfish recipes, view our Crawfish Photo Gallery, and shop our Crawfish Store.

We love crawfish!

Boiling Crawfish

Boiling crawfish is a Cajun tradition, an event and social gathering not to be rushed, but to be enjoyed with family and friends. Let's begin the "process"!
How to boil »

Buying Crawfish

If we don't have time to catch crawfish in the swamp, we shop at a local seafood market. And today we have the option of online ordering of live crawfish on the web.
Ordering tips »

Crawfish Festivals

In Louisiana and the south, we celebrate the crawfish in a fun way: Festivals! These events encompass all the good things about Gulf Coast living: food, music and merriment!
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Crawfish Recipes

Excellent Cajun cooking abounds in Louisiana. Crawfish is a key ingredient in many Louisiana dishes such as etoufee, crawfish pie and gumbo.
See some recipes »