Catching Crawfish

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  1. self fish

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    I have caught crawdads in the drainage ditch along Federal Blvd. If it hasn't been paved over, it's legal.

    Also at Eucalyptus Park in La Mesa. And Flinn Springs Park in Lakeside.

    Chollas Lake (must be under 16 years old to fish there) had tons of larger ones, which you could catch by hand by rooting around under the overhanging banks on the left side close to the dam. They pinch, you grab their claws and pull. Haven't been to any of these places in years...er, at least a decade.

    I have good luck catching them in a couple of creeks that are in parks, but the rules in those areas specify "no collecting."

    If I were you I'd just do Lake Murray. Dunno if they allow traps, but I've caught buttloads of 'em using a piece of nightcrawler on a hook.
     
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    Many moons ago, when bicycles was my only mode of transport, the Sweetwater river was our go to. From the dam all the way down to where Plaza Bonita is today. Under bridges, sneekn on the golf courses. In the tules by the mall. Me and two other delinquents could fill a 5 gal bucket in no time. Bacon on the end of string. Kept them alive to fish otay and Sweetwater on the weekends wth the older brothrs and dads. Only way they let us go is if we got bait lol. I know for a fact water still flows. Google maps is your friend.
     
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