Destructive Beaver

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by Nobody Special, Jun 19, 2006.

  1. Nobody Special

    Nobody Special New Member

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    I went down to the river to bait up my trotlines this evening and one of them was gone. A beaver had chewed off the tree limb it was tied to. I used a grapple hook and managed to drag it up and salvaged about 2/3 of it though.
     
  2. Fry Guy

    Fry Guy New Member

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    Sounds like the beaver was trying his luck at catfishing huh?
     

  3. blackhorse83

    blackhorse83 New Member

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    If you get one hooked up and get it in the boat----------- the fight will be on brother.
     
  4. Drawout

    Drawout Active Member

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    Stinkin beavers lol,never ate them but may be worth a try.
     
  5. catseeman

    catseeman New Member

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    Oh Yea, catfishing hat trmmed in beaver. I bet the liver would make good channel bait.
     
  6. Reminds me of one evening me and some buddies were set up near a local launch. A @ssfisherman came down and launched his boat. He headed up river and was gone for about an hour. When he came in one of my buddies asked how he had done. Well this fellow was PISSED. He said he was doing just fine until some kids started tossing rocks off of a bluff above him. He claimed that he was lucky not to have been hit but they were hitting all around him.
    I asked where this happened and nearly laughed in his face when he told me. That bluff is nearly inaccesable and the bend below is full of beavers. He had gotten run off by a bunch of beavers slapping the water with their tails.
     
  7. westkybanded

    westkybanded New Member

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    We used to run trotlines in the Green River when I was a kid. I remember VIVIDLY one night we set the line paralell with the bank instead of stretching it across the channel. We ended up catching four beavers. Completely destroyed that line.
     
  8. Fatkat

    Fatkat New Member

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    If someone put hooks in my yard, I would probably get rid of 'em to, lol. :wink:
     
  9. da-cajun-angla

    da-cajun-angla New Member

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    nothin' a 22 wont fix!!!
     
  10. catfishkatmando

    catfishkatmando New Member

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    You might ask 23 smity as I am no traper but at the right time you can get 30-35$ out of a beaver. I ask a traper to help you out he might apreciate the info.


    SEE YOU ON THE FISH BANK AT THE BOC NATIONAL GATHERING
     
  11. Alsey

    Alsey New Member

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    Good story Warrior, I've had some beavers slap near the boat on all nighters. When you're half awake and the rods start to look like they're bending when they're not and one of those goes off it'll startle the mess out of you.
     
  12. 223Smitty

    223Smitty New Member

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    I think you're in the same region (#11) as I am in Indiana, so depending on size & primeness of the fur (and I'm talking in season) the $30-35 might be just alittle high.

    Id bet if you found the Tennessee State Trapping Association, you could find a local trapper who'd be more than glad to help you out & get rid of some of them for you.

    Matter of fact, here's a link:
    http://www.tennesseefreetrappers.com/

    Here's a couple that won't be migrating your way :big_smile:
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/223smitty/Trapping%20Pics/1-28-06beaver2.jpg

    There's little you can do, short of trapping/shooting them to get rid of them. If you haven't noticed them before now, and they just moved into the area.....you're probably just seeing the beginning of the damage they'll do.

    Smitty
     
  13. IL Hunter

    IL Hunter New Member

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    If it's legal i'd look into trapping that not so friendly woodland creature.
     
  14. peewee williams

    peewee williams New Member

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    Will.What were you using for bait? Grumpy what would you do if someone tied a trot line to your dinner? Gators will get rid of the beavers,but they are a worse pain on trot and limb lines.peewee-williams
     
  15. breadboy

    breadboy New Member

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    I agree with that. Works the same way with destructive (on land) coons too.