I always wondered about crawfish color. It seems we see a lot of orange clawed craws in fish gullets, regurgitated during a fight with a smallmouth bass. Fish attempts to regurgitate hook in its mouth by emptying contents of its stomach.
I have never seen an orange crawfish in the water in Indiana. Craws come in many colors.
I got to thinking how shrimp turn orange after you cook them. They are typically gray and then change color. A nice doneness test when cooking! Could it be fish's stomach acid 'cooking' the craws like we do in our pots?
Which crawdad species have you seen?
|Northern Clearwater Crawfish|
|White River Crawfish|
|Red Swamp Crawfish|