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Crawfish supply low compared to last year

Cooked crawfish served at Craw Daddy's Boil-N-Go. (Source: KTRE) Cooked crawfish served at Craw Daddy's Boil-N-Go. (Source: KTRE)
Owner Adam Shocklee prepares crawfish at Adam's Crawfish. (Soucre: KTRE) Owner Adam Shocklee prepares crawfish at Adam's Crawfish. (Soucre: KTRE)
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

It's that time of year for mudbugs and people aren't wasting any time to eat some good crawfish.

But experts say prices are high for these red treats and supply is not as high compared to last year.

"It always is at the beginning of the year. The weather has a lot to do with it, demand has a lot to do with it. Supply isn't where it should be so it's always high,” said Adam Shocklee, owner of Adam’s Crawfish.

But one good thing going for crawfish this year is the weather.

“It actually works very good for us. It works in our favor. Mild winter means a good crop of crawfish and the availability of them is plentiful,” said Chad Richey, owner of Craw Daddy’s Boil-N-Go.

It’s a little surprising the supply is good this season especially compared to the previous season there was an abundance of crawfish.

"There was so many crawfish. I mean they couldn't sell them all. Last year was a phenomenal year. This is not quite good as last year,” Shocklee said. 

But the supply will go up and prices of crawfish will get low experts say at least by the middle of April.

"After super bowl and after Easter is what they do. The prices will drop. They will go down and they'll get very affordable after Easter,” Richey said.

Despite the high prices, there are plenty of customers wanting to eat the red treats.
 

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