2017 Crawfish Season – New January 2017 Update

2017 Crawfish Season

The 2017 Crawfish Season is off to a great start. Many were wondering how the floods before Crawfish Season 2017 would affect the Louisiana crawfish season. But it looks like the crop survived well, and the mudbugs are right on schedule.

Mudbugs are in stock for the 2017 crawfish season

In the past few months, we have had people searching our site for when is crawfish season, and crawfish season dates. We are happy to say that Crawfish season has arrived, and we have live crawfish in stock. We will have these live crawfish shipped to your door the next day.

2017 Crawfish Season Prices

It is still early in the Louisiana crawfish season, and prices both locally and across the country still haven't adjusted from the scare of the flooding in Louisiana. Prices should begin to go down towards the middle of February, just in time to enjoy a crawfish boil for Mardi Gras that won't break the bank.

Crawfish season spans the months of November to July, but crawfish are most prevalent from February to May. The price of crawfish fluctuates according to supply and demand. During the more scarce months, live crawfish sell for as high as $3.99 or more per pound locally. During February and March, the price drops for a while, but then it climbs steadily until Easter. Once you get into June the quality of the crawfish tends to go down, meaning that the crawfish are older and their shells are harder. Making them harder to peel.

Crawfish During Lent

Easter is a season that spans 50 days and culminates with the celebration of Pentecost. The beginning of crawfish season and Lent are nearly one and the same. The Lenten Season lasts from Ash Wednesday to Holy Thursday. Lent is the 40 day period between Ash Wednesday and Holy Thursday (the Thursday before Easter). Sundays are technically not included in the 40 day count, but they are still considered part of the Lenten season.

Lent and crawfish season do indeed overlap, and on Fridays during Lent, there are lines of people at seafood markets all across south Louisiana. Good Friday is the biggest day for crawfish in New Orleans. The demand for crawfish on Good Friday is so great that most seafood markets will not sell to a customer who has not placed an advance order and paid a deposit. “Easter weekend” is one of the biggest crawfish selling times of the season in Louisiana. After Easter, the price drops again, and it continues to drop until the end of crawfish season.

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What can I eat on Friday during Lent?

Abstinence laws consider that meat comes only from animals such as chickens, cows, sheep or pigs --- all of which live on land. Birds are also considered meat.
Fish are a different category of animal. Salt and freshwater species of fish, amphibians, reptiles, (cold-blooded animals) and shellfish are permitted.

Food that you can eat on Ash Wednesday and All Fridays during Lent:

  • Fish
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Fruit
  • Veggies

Food that you can't eat on Ash Wednesday and All Fridays during Lent:

  • Beef
  • Pork
  • Chicken
  • Deer
  • Lamb

Alligator is OK to eat on Lenten Fridays.
McDonald's Filet-o-Fish sandwich, was created to entice Catholics to visit the fast food establishment during Lent.

Recipes for 2017 Crawfish Season

Here are a few of our favorite recipes that you can make with leftover crawfish. A Louisiana favorite, particularly at the New Orleans Jazz Fest, is Crawfish BreadCrawfish Étouffée is also a great recipe to make on Fridays during Lent. Or you can also try Crawfish Stuffed Twice Baked Potatoes. We're still hoping that the 2017 Crawfish Season will be a great one.

4 Responses

  1. Jane Williams
    I love crawfish.
  2. Jack Samson
    Glad to hear the floods had little effect on crawfish season.
  3. Sandra Williams
    I will be eating these every Friday during Lent.
  4. Mark Collins
    That is some nice looking crawfish.

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