It’s summer: Time for crawdad fishing in Denver’s neighborhood streams and ponds

August looms and kids all over Denver are itching for fishing, or anything else to while away the last days of summer.  CRAWDADS! — those crustaceans of the shallows that lurk in every slow-moving body of water in town, await their nemeses. One can almost picture them flourishing their pincers in a ‘Bring it on!’ moment. The recommended equipment for crawdad-fishin’ is rather tricky and expensive.  Here is your shopping list, Mom: 1) a stick. 2) a string. 3) a paperclip. 4) a hot dog. Seriously, the beauty of crawdad-fishin’ is its simplicity: