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Chilled mudbugs off to slow start

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Posted: Mar 3, 2010 8:09 AM by Andrea Fontenot
Updated: Mar 3, 2010 8:10 AM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: crawfish, cold, weather, slow, season, rice, farmers, seafood, Louisiana

The crawfish season is off to a slow start because of cold weather.

Crawfish get less active in the cold, so they're less likely to be attracted by bait in traps.

Louisiana Crawfish Farmers Association Director Stephen Minvielle says some crawfish farmers who also grow rice have been draining their fields for planting, because rice prices are up.

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