CRAWFISH UPDATE FOR WEEK OF: 4-14 THRU 4-19-14

The crawfish last week were some of the best quality we have had this whole season. Good size, no molting and really lively.
We received our calls from the farmers this morning and all of the suppliers went up on their prices by .50 a lb.
Mostly because they do this every year because they know there is a demand for crawfish for Easter so they stick it to us. I am not a happy person this week due to them doing this but we also have to take into consideration that this cold weather snap that we are experiencing this week will cause a problem with the catch. The weather at the Crawfish farms this week starting today on Monday was 43 degrees this morning.
Tuesday will be in the 30′s. This doesn’t help much because it usually means the crawfish will molt due to the change in water temperatures. Something we can’t do anything about.
As I have tried to explain to so many of my customers, is that when the weather is cold at the farms, the crawfish do not come up to feed. If they do not come up to feed, they can’t catch what we need.
Being that’s it’s Good Friday this week and Easter, the demand is so overwhelming that trying to catch enough crawfish to feed every person who loves crawfish this weekend will be a tough one. Especially when you have to consider how many people in Louisiana depend on Crawfish as their main staple this coming weekend.

Here we go: SUPPLIERS WENT UP .50 A LB…. I AM ABSORBING .25 AND WILL ONLY PASS ON .25 TO MY CUSTOMERS.
CRAWFISH PRICES: 4.00 LB FOR FULL SACKS.(FULL SACKS ONLY)
WE WILL NOT BE COOKING CRAWFISH THIS SATURDAY DUE TO THE PRICE INCREASE.
WE WILL NOT BE SELLING PARTIAL SACKS THIS SATURDAY.
PLEASE CALL THE STORE TO RESERVE YOUR ORDER: 972-424-3474

PLEASE PLACE YOUR AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE. WE CANNOT PROMISE YOU THAT YOU WILL GET YOUR CRAWFISH IF YOU WAIT UNTIL FRIDAY TO PLACE YOUR ORDER.

FROM MANY YEARS OF EXPERIENCE, EASTER WEEKEND USUALLY HAS A SHORTAGE OF CRAWFISH.
WE DO NOT SELL GROCERY STORE QUALITY CRAWFISH.
TAKE CARE AND THANKS!
DAVID
CAPT’N DAVE’S

CRAWFISH UPDATE: 4-8 THRU 4-13-14

CRAWFISH PRICES THIS WEEK ARE 3.75 PER LB. QUALITY IS REAL NICE. GOOD MIX OF NICE SIZES. SACKS ARE APPROX. 28-36 LBS.
PLEASE RESERVE YOUR ORDER NO LATER THAT 2:00 THE DAY BEFORE YOU NEED THEM. NO CANCELLATIONS ARE EXCEPTED AFTER CRAWFISH IS ORDERED.

WE WILL BE COOKING CRAWFISH THIS SATURDAY. FIRST BATCH SHOULD BE DONE AROUND 12:00. WE DO NOT COOK CORN AND POTATOES.
YOUR COST ON COOKED CRAWFISH IS 6.00 PER LB.
WE NEED EVERYONE TO RESERVE THEIR ORDERS. IT’S VERY IMPORTANT OR I HAVE NO IDEA HOW MUCH TO ORDER OVER AND ABOVE MY LIVE RESERVED ORDERS.
SO PLEASE, IF YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT WANTING COOKED OR LIVE CRAWFISH, PLEASE CALL THE STORE AND RESERVE YOUR ORDER.
THANKS!!!!!

LAST YEAR COOKED CRAWFISH WERE 5.00 PER LB.
LAST YEAR PROPANE WAS 1.89 PER GAL. THIS YEAR, PROPANE GAS IS 3.35 TO 3.85 PER GAL. HOPE EVERYONE UNDERSTANDS.
TAKE CARE AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT THE STORE.
DAVID
CAPT’N DAVE

3-31-14 CRAWFISH UPDATE

The crawfish suppliers and the crawfish farms did not drop their prices this week so I did.
The prices for crawfish this week is: 4.00 lb.
Full sacks only and the crawfish will not be 100% graded but will be washed and will have a mix of sizes in the sacks.
The sacks will range from 28-36 lb.
Please call your order in and reserve it for the day you want to pick them up.
Our crawfish suppliers deliver to us from Tuesday thru Sunday.
Please order your crawfish when you are sure you want to reserve your order.
No cancellations after your live order is placed.
Thanks and we hope to see you or hear from you.
Please call us at 972-424-3474.
Best regards,
David
Capt’n Dave

3-29-14 CRAWFISH UPDATE

Crawfish this week were effected by the change of weather at the farms again. We were hoping for an issue free weekend but all the suppliers that caught crawfish and delivered crawfish all had the same problem. The Farms experienced a full day of rain and fog which can cause the crawfish to go into a molt. Molting is when the crawfish loose their shell so they can eat and become a larger size. During the time they molt, they can be caught but they have a soft shell. During the time they are caught and driven to the Dallas area, the crawfish can be crushed due to them being a soft shell. We have no control of this.
We just want everyone to be aware of this. And we do suggest that if you find a crushed crawfish, discard it and cook all the remainder of crawfish.
You will know after the crawfish is cooked and you pull the head off if the crawfish is edible. If there is no meat you toss the crawfish. If there is meat, eat it.
Thanks for your understanding.
We all look forward to the warmer temperatures and crawfish farms to start providing a high quality product.
Thanks for your understanding and we look forward to serving you.
Take care,
David

Alaskan Halibut Season

Fresh Halibut available from Alaska on a daily basis.
Season starts on March 15th and usually ends around November 15th.
During the off season, we purchase enough wild Alaskan halibut to get us through the season until it comes available again.
The fillets are absolutely perfect and you wouldn’t know it wasn’t just caught.
Prices are high this past season and they look like they might remain high.
We’ve had to go up on price this past season to 21.49 per lb.
we have Fresh Halibut in stock on a daily basis.
Our Halibut is with skin on and also bone out.
We can cut the portion you need while you wait and we can also skin the Halibut if you like.
Take care!!
David
972-424-3474

CRAWFISH UPDATE FOR WEEK OF 3-24 THRU 3-30-14

Hi Everyone!

This week the price on Crawfish has dropped another .25 per pound.

Crawfish: 4.25 per pound (full sacks only GRADED AND WASHED CRAWFISH)

Graded and washed crawfish are the only quality that we like to bring in for our customers.
We will start cooking crawfish on Saturdays once the price drops enough to make it affordable to our customers.

When Selects become available, we will let you know.

IF YOU ARE WANTING A LESSER PRICED CRAWFISH, WE CAN ALSO BRING IN

FIELD RUNS.  (FIELD RUNS) ARE ANY CRAWFISH THEY CATCH AND BAG.

THEY ARE AVAILABLE BUT THE QUALITY AND SIZE ARE WHAT GROCERY STORES OFFER.

THE PRICE ON FIELD RUNS IS: 4.00 A POUND

Broken sacks are not available at this time.

We can bring your order in on a daily basis.

YOU HAVE TO CALL NO LATER THAN THE DAY BEFORE TO RESERVE YOUR ORDER.

PLEASE CALL OUR STORE AND RESERVE YOUR ORDER.(972-424-3474)

TAKE CARE AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Capt’n Dave