Over the years I have written newsletters and articles about this and that. No other topic occurs more often than describing my trips up the mountains to lakes and streams where I went crayfish catching. My archive is full of these tales, and now and then I go back to them to refresh my memory of successful - and some not so successful - fishing expeditions. For those who are interested in reading about my crayfish adventures, here is a collection of some articles and newsletters I have written over the years. Some have been published here and there; others are here offered to the public for the first time.
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#1. When Fish Don't Bite
A trip to Wheatfields Lake on the Navajo Reservation with wife and kids. Catching crayfish with an impromptu crayfish trap.
#2. Crayfish - The Swedish National Dish
Preparing for a VASA camp-out in the mountains of the Apache Reservation of Arizona
#3. Catching crayfish for hungry Swedes
Up in the Arizona mountains, at 8,000 foot elevation, Hawley Lake is full of crayfish for members of the Swedish VASA lodge
#4. Back to Hawley Lake - 2002
Another of my annual treks up to the crayfish lake on the Apache Reservation. Trapper Arne with his two-punch method of catching large amounts of crayfish
#5. Catching Your Own Crayfish
As an immigrant I was delighted to find that most lakes in the U.S. were teeming with crayfish.
#6. Let's Eat Crayfish - Swedish Style
A rather detailed description of how the Swedes eat their crayfish
#7. Problems at Willow Springs Lake
Facing camp at Willow Springs Lake with no night clothes, no key for a locked boat. An experiment with a new kind of bait.
#8. Mystery at Black Canyon Lake
Experiencing both a great crayfish catch in a new lake and also finding five traps missing.
#9. Crayfishing in the Arizona Rim Country
Reminiscing about the great crayfish lakes of Arizona, especially those on the Mogollon Rim.
#10. Black Canyon Revisited
Trap placing wrong, baiting too little but catching many females.
#11. Kraftskivan - The Crayfish Party.
John Allinger reminisces about a Swedish childhood crayfish party.
#12. Cooking Crayfish
Comparing Cajun and Swedish crayfish cooking and how to purge the crayfish.
#13. Black Canyon Lake Delivers
A detailed description of a record breaking catch.
#14. Crayfish - A Royal Treat
How the royal families in Scandinavia helped introduce the crayfish to the commoners.
#15. The Annual Trek to Hawley Lake
Unfortunately probably the last trek to this unforgettably productive crayfish lake.
#16. Autumn Catch at Black Canyon Lake
The Windy Lake still delivers.
#17. The Crayfish Races at San Miguel
Revenge of the Canine.
#18. Wrestling the Winds on Woods Canyon Lake
Crayfish season has started.
#19. A Black Day at Black Canyon Lake
Another Crayfish Mystery.
Debunking a Myth.
#21. Another Hawley Lake Tale
Hawley Lake Produces again
#22. One more Hawley Lake Tale
Does cat food work as crayfish bait? You bet!
April -07 CHASING THE TRAPPY CRAYFISH TRAP
December -07 EATING CRAYFISH FOR CHRISTMAS
January -08 CRAYFISH AROUND THE WORLD
February -08 HOW OLD ARE CRAYFISH?
March -08 LOUISIANA CRAWFISH OR WHAT CAJUNS AND SWEDES HAVE IN COMMON
April -08 EATING CRAYFISH YEAR ROUND
May -08 Crayfish Farming - Cultured Crayfish
June -08 Crayfish and How People Eat Them
July -08 Trapper Arne - Five Years Old
August -08 Crayfish and How People Eat Them
September -08 Catching Hawley Lake Crayfish
October -08 A Trappy Tip - Testimonials
November -08 Crayfish and Colors
December -08 Introducing the Cray Shack
January -09 Crayfish by Thomas Huxley
February -09 My First Crayfish Catch
March -09 Crayfish Campout With the VASA
May -09 Crayfish and Heavy Metals
September -09 Cat food as Crayfish Bait
October -09 More About Catfood as Bait
November -09 Crayfish and the Bible
December -09 Crayfish Good or Bad?
January -10 Celebrating six years of trap sales
February -10 Who Stole My Traps?
March -10 Crayfish Traps - Good, Better, Best
April -10 Crayfish and Wikipedia
May -10 Crayfish Invasive in China and USA
June -10 What Good are Crayfish?
JULY -10 Time to Catch Crayfish
September -10 Catching My Winter Supply
October -10 Searching for the Best Crayfish Lake
November -10 Crayfish on a Festive Table
December -10 Crayfish and pH Values
January -11 Crayfish and Cholesterol
March -11 Replacement Funnels for Trappy and XL
May -11 Escape Stoppers - Needed Or Not?
June -11 Signal Crayfish in Europe - Friend Or Foe?
JULY -11 Fluctuating Crayfish Populations
August -11 CRAYFISH FOR LONGEVITY?
September -11 August the Crayfish Month
October -11 More Talk About Bait
November -11 My eBook About Crayfish Catching
December -11 Crayfish Recipes - FDR and Pearl Harbor
January -12 Do Crayfish Hibernate?
February -12 When Does the Crayfish Season Start?
April -12 The Red Claw Crayfish
May -12 More About Crayfish Bait
JULY -12 The Annual Crayfish Trek
August -12 On Crayfish Hot Spots
September -12 Catching Crayfish with Trot Lines
October -12 Fish Oil as Crayfish Bait
November -12 Trapper Arne and Son
December -12 Eating a Crayfish
January - 13 Crayfish "Down Under"
March - 13 The Taste of Crayfish
August - 13 The African Crayfish Puzzle
September - 13 The Crayfish Festival
October - 13 Crayfish Catch Galore
November - 13 Escape Stoppers - Yes or No?
December - 13 Crayfish Trap Types
January - 14 My First Crayfish Catch
February - 14 Crayfish - The Brain Food
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