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43 minutes ago, waltjnr said:

Rickshaw, do you ever go after them snapping turtles ? Or not your area ? If so what they taste like ? 

Usually my encounters with them have been accidental.I have caught some decent sized ones by hand while frog gigging but turned them back loose.We don't have as many as some other areas.There used to be an illegal market here for them.They ran traps in ponds and sold them which is illegal.It got shutdown.You can ride the roads where there is cowfields with ponds.Right before a big rain some of the snapping turtles will leave and venture across roads and fields to the next pond.This is when I generally see them.I don't remember ever eating one to be honest.

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I hit a local creek today for a couple hours and caught several took a few pics. Using light tackle these are quite the fight and the cottonmouths keep you alert. Gonna play hooky from work

Me and a buddy went to a creek over the weekend.Its a good place but full of cottonmouths. We caught a bunch but took a few pics.     Smallmouth  Cottonmouth came

We've had rain and all my good spots are muddy water.So I went exploring to a new creek I've never fished.This area doesn't have many cottonmouths so that was a plus. These are rock bass I

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Me and a buddy went to a creek over the weekend.Its a good place but full of cottonmouths.

We caught a bunch but took a few pics.

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Smallmouth 

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Cottonmouth came and checked out my kayak.

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I took my daughter's kayak as it has very shallow draft.We landed the kayaks to explore further downstream cause this area can't be kayaked as fallen trees everywhere from bad tornadoes.So we started wading.

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We caught several but we had 3 different battles with cottonmouths all I had for defense was my fishing pole 

WE were getting jumpy like scared little girls.We decided to call it a day.On the walk back to kayak I seen something beside my foot.

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I was amazed to see this little cottonmouth swallowing a goodsize sunperch.I was also glad he couldn't bite me 

Prime creek fishing is about over and I'm glad.Im tired of battling snakes.But by next May I will be ready to do this type fishing again.

ITS time for me to focus on going shark fishing it's safer than what I been doing 😂

 

 

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8 hours ago, Born Hunter said:

I bet one of those Taurus Judge .410 pistols would be handy for those f***ing things

I carry asingle shot 410 pistol sometimes hunting and fishing.Its a double edge sword though.If you start shooting then the bass in these shallow waters get spooky.The good thing about a creek that's full of cottonmouths is it keeps everyone else from fishing your spot☺️

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2 hours ago, Rickshaw swami said:

I carry asingle shot 410 pistol sometimes hunting and fishing.Its a double edge sword though.If you start shooting then the bass in these shallow waters get spooky.The good thing about a creek that's full of cottonmouths is it keeps everyone else from fishing your spot☺️

Can you send me a few over for my honey holes? 😁

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Anybody see that episode of axe men when that lunatic Shelby stanger lets a cotton mouth bite him to show he is immune to their bite then says watch this ... he picks it up by its tail cracks it like a whip and it’s head flies off ......

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I haven't had much time for nature in the past month.Today I skipped work and headed out to a local creek.Its still a little early in the year for creek fishing but I couldn't wait any longer.

 

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Immediately after casting off I spotted the enemy.

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Fishing was slow and the water was very cold but I managed a few.

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Snakes we're every where.Seen around 50 I would guess counting cottonmouths and water snakes.

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I did manage one pretty sunperch

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I took a break in the shade and just soaked it all in for awhile.

 

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Caught a couple small ones while relaxing.

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The last fish of the morning was a smallmouth bass which was a treat.

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When I got back to the truck he was waiting for me.

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Made it home safe and sound but exhausted.

 

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On 15/07/2020 at 14:48, socks said:

Anybody see that episode of axe men when that lunatic Shelby stanger lets a cotton mouth bite him to show he is immune to their bite then says watch this ... he picks it up by its tail cracks it like a whip and it’s head flies off ......

You know he had his own show for a while lol. Actually know I few guys like him, their always crazy bit good hearted

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We do run limblines from time to time.Also we noodle fish or jug fish.My little brother used to grapple for catfish.Stick your hand in a hole and grab them.I have caught a few small flatheads this way.Its to much like work though lol.

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