Sis out in her Kayak today

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  1. Duster

    Duster 12 pointer

    Ran across these critters on lake Malone. I told her will not be long until there are no fish left in the lake. Good picture tho of mom and her little ones. She said when she first seen them they ran into the woods, but she got to a downed tree and tied off to it and waited about 30 minutes and they came back to 20 foot away.

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  2. nock

    nock 12 pointer

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    I’ve never seen them there but I’ve seen sign though.
     
  3. Duster

    Duster 12 pointer

    They do migrate. Sometimes several miles, First ones in the wild I ever seen was on a National Refuge in southern Indiana. They got my attention while I was deer hunting there. They had a checkout system that ask what wildlife you seen where you filled out a card at the end of each day hunting. I put down I had seen two River Otter's. Got a phone call a couple weeks later from a biologist from there asking me if I could pin point on a map where I had seen them. He said I am looking at a map of the refuge and can you direct me to that spot. I did exactly that, once we got to talking he knew the exact small pond were I had seen them. They had released a pair about 5 miles south three years before in a river that was the south edge of that refuge that were tagged and wanted to go try and spot the ones I seen to see if it was that pair or not. I didn't see any tags on either while watching them. Never heard back if they were them or not.
     
  4. xbokilla

    xbokilla 12 pointer

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    Pretty neat. They are the best fishermen on the lake!
     
  5. WildmanWilson

    WildmanWilson 12 pointer

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    Maybe they need to stock a few thousand of them in Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake to control the Asian carp.
     
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  6. Coot_Meurer

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    Nothing to worry about them eating all the fish.

    When we lived in MS we had a resident family that frequented the pond behind the house. The vast, and I mean VAST, majority of their catch was shad. Next favorite was bullheads. In 3 years I saw exactly 1 bass head left.

    In our pond in KY they would breeze through every few weeks and mostly hit the channel cats. Occasionally they would take a small bass.
     
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  7. nock

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    They like mussels as well. That’s a dock on the same lake. If you zoom in you can see the split shells on top of the blue float.
     
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  8. FOWLER2671

    FOWLER2671 12 pointer

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    I saw a pie balled one duck hunting one time. Have seen them on the Mississippi, Hatchie , Reelfoot and Barkley. They are very entertaining to watch. I found a big male road kill after the season a few years ago, a friend wanted to have gloves made from it.
     
  9. nock

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    I picked up a farm that has some in a creek running through it. I plan on pinching one or two this winter.
     
  10. WildmanWilson

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    Didn’t know they hunted ducks.
     
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  11. Coot_Meurer

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    While hunting ducks at BGAD we watched a family group that was quick on crippled ducks. They don't pass up easy meals
     
  12. nock

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    Yeah they eat more than just fish.
     

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