Question & Answer: What’s the best time to buy crawfish?

The peak of crawfish season typically runs from late February to late April, barring an especially cold or wet winter. Once May comes around, crawfish usually remain plentiful, but their food supply and the water quality typically begin to diminish as the heat of summer begins to bear down on south Louisiana. Once the heat sets in, the crawfish begin to burrow down into the mud to escape the blazing temperatures and the harvest slowly dwindles.