After a slow start, the crawfish supply is ready to match the Easter weekend demand. Freezing temperatures in January temporarily halted production, but LSU Crawfish expert Doctor Greg Lutz says the mudbugs have bounced back.
"Once this weather warmed up for us and the ponds got warm, a lot of these crawfish really started to eat," Lutz said.
Easter weekend is the peak demand for crawfish eating. Lutz believes there's enough mudbugs to go around.
"I don't think we are going to break a record, but we are more than caught up, despite that cold weather we had," Lutz said.
Lutz says crawfish like to eat when the weather is warm, so the size of the mudbugs should be satisfactory too.
"We've got good harvests and we have nice quality crawfish out there," Lutz said.