The recent cold snap or should I say snaps we've experienced in Louisiana have affected your pocketbook in a couple of different ways. One, your heating bill might be a little higher and two the colder weather has meant higher prices for crawfish.

One farmer/fisherman explained it this way. When the weather gets cold, the crawfish are like me and you. They don't like to get out in it and move around that much. Their metabolism slows down and they don't migrate toward the traps.

When the weather warms up, the crawfish are more active and more likely to find themselves in a fisherman's trap and eventually highly seasoned and on a tray in front of you.

Crawfish prices are usually higher at the beginning of the season regardless, but this cold snap might make the consumption of the crustaceans a minor financial investment for the next couple of weeks. The good news is that the prognosis for a good season is still out there and that means more crawfish coming soon when the weather gets warmer.