All of our live crawfish are cleaned, washed, and graded before shipment. We ship only the largest available product. Our focus is on size and quality. There are cheap crawfish and there are big crawfish, and big crawfish are not cheap. If you are going through all the trouble to impress your friends, you might as well get the best.
WE ONLY SHIP THE BEST CRAWFISH
Depending on the time of year, the grade may vary with extreme early and late season being worst case. In the heart of the season, you can depend on a select grade of crawfish approximately an 18 count or better. We do not guarantee a size, but we only use best available for retail.
Grades and Sizes
Unlike shrimp, there are no standard sizes for live crawfish. But here are some terms and general sizes we use with grading our product. Count means number of crawfish per pound.
Straight or Field Run Crawfish
Straight from the field, pond, or trap are never graded. Crawfish can vary in size dramatically from field to field.
25 count and smaller… used for fresh peeled tailmeat
20 count or better… take out the peelers and selects… middle grade
15 count or better (Our goal for website customers)