How to effectively imitate Canada’s freshwater crustaceans
THE CRAW FACTS
Crayfish live in a wide variety of lakes and rivers, but prefer rubble bottoms and vegetation, which offer camouflage and sanctuary. Craws can be brown, black, green, tan, olive, rust-hued or a mottled combination of those colours. They crawl, scoot or hop tail first, both along—and within a foot or two—of bottom. While crayfish can get as long as six inches, predators to eat prefer the smaller ones, from one to three inches in length.