Baby soft shell turtles

Discussion in 'OHIO RIVERS TALK' started by Desode, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. Desode

    Desode New Member

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    I was wondering what all fish do you think eat baby soft shelled turtles?
    One of the places I fish has them hatching by the hundreds and making a run for the water. The shoreline was a bussle of activity with a real feeding frenzy going on. I was wondering do any of you guys know if flatheads eat these little guys too or what other fish find them tasty ? It was a real treat watching them all sprinting to the water. Shame it was to dark for my camera to get any video of it. I was also wondering, can you use them as legal bait or not ?
    That is if the cats are eating them.

    Thanks for your time,consideration and any info, Matt AKA DESODE
     

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  2. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Topato chips!! LOL
     

  3. hunted

    hunted New Member

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    hook one on and find out,they eat all kinds of live things,they might not be an exception either.
     
  4. uttatoo

    uttatoo New Member

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    2yrs ago we cut open a 15lb flathead and he had a small 2lb turttle in its belly
     
  5. dogcat

    dogcat New Member

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    After catching dozens lately on the GMR I asked my buddy..."Do you think cats eat bay softshells?" It remains unanswered to some degree. We have been attaching water ballons blown up, 2 or 3 at a time and letting some go. LOL. It's like Jaws. The go down sometimes and eventually pop back up as they drift downstream we say.."Hey write us sometime!"
     
  6. Desode

    Desode New Member

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    Yeah i was going to today but had to go out on the road and work,but next time I run across this happening I'm going to give it a try.
    Matt, AKA DESODE