"I think, if you want to eat crawfish this weekend, you can find crawfish at some of the drive-thru boiling places or some of the restraunts. The supply may not be there."
He says you will be able to find crawfish this weekend, but the supply will be below normal. Unfortunately, the decrease in production will see a rise in the price of mudbugs. Shirley says you should see an improvement in the price as temperatures warm up.
"It kind of depends on the size that they're grading the crawfish that they're selling and some other factors, in there. But we're still in winter mode, so you're going to see higher prices now compared to springtime."
Because of the cold temperatures, you may see some smaller crawfish on your plate, but Shirley says crawfish are good, no matter what size they are. He says, although the winter weather has slowed the crawfish harvest, it hasn't shut it down completely.
"Crawfish are available now. They're going to get more available the rest of Lent on through Easter Week. So don't delay in enjoying some Louisiana crawfish."