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Online SteveJ

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Molting crawfish
« on: 07/03/18 09:33 UTC »
Anybody have an idea of what color the crawfish are after they have shed the outer body?

Online Muskygary

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Re: Molting crawfish
« Reply #1 on: 07/03/18 10:49 UTC »
Depends on the area of the country. Here in Indiana; a light red brown.

Offline efishnc

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Re: Molting crawfish
« Reply #2 on: 07/05/18 23:29 UTC »
According to a recent B.A.S.S. article: "The molt will dramatically change the color of crawfish from a camouflage olive/brown, to a bright orange or red cast, making them an easy visual target for bass." (https://www.bassmaster.com/understanding-bass-forage-crawfish)  This explains why we have the bass pooping orange in our boats during the early summer.