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Arklamiss Adventures: Crawfishing at Glory Land Farms

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RAYVILLE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Arklamiss Adventures continues this week, with a visit to a crawfish farm.

April Dovorany and Amanda Jellig headed out to Rayville for a visit to Glory Land Farms.

David Daniels, owner of the petting zoo and farm, taught the ladies of Good Morning Arklamiss how to crawfish.

Daniels gave them step by step tips on how to catch jumbo crawfish.

The first step is buying nets and filling them with bait. Daniels says you can buy pre made bait, but he thinks his crawfish prefer buffalo scraps.

Once you've filled the traps with bait, it's treat and trap time. Daniels says the crawfish crawl into the holes in the traps to get the bait, and then are unable to climb back out.

Warm weather is a must when harvesting crawfish, otherwise Daniels says they won't even come out of the mud.

After a while, it's time to head into the ponds, pick up the nets and see what you caught.

Daniels says once the nets have about three to five pounds of crawfish, it's time to sort and separate them. You throw back the baby crawfish and you keep the mature, adult crawfish. You'll know because the mature crawfish have clear tails and usually aren't covered in mud.

Amanda and I had a great experience, although we didn't catch too many due to the cooler weather in the weeks before. Glory Land farms had some of the largest crawfish we had ever seen though!

If you and your family are interested in having your own crawfish adventure, or you'd like to hunt for catfish or even just visit the petting zoo, you can visit the farms.

You can reach them by phone at 318-680-8844 or by visiting their web site .

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