His traps are connected by a heavy line, usually 1,200 feet long, with a trap clipped to it every 40 feet. To run a line, Hutson has to pull his rig from trap to trap, retrieve each one off the bottom, empty the crayfish into a storage tote, rebait the trap, and stack it in the boat before moving on. Once the entire line is pulled, he moves to a new section and drops the line again.
"I generally cover 5 to 20 miles of river per day, depending on how many I'm catching. Overall, I hope to catch about a pound of crayfish per trap. I'll fish right up until dark."