I never actually fished for turtles but when im fishing for everything else in the local rivers every once in a while i catch a turtle. I Have caught 2 this year and they were both off of a minnoe. One was a 12in Red eared snapper, i believe it was. When i was bobber fishing. The second one this year was a 8in soft shell turtle. Pretty cool. I caught him on the bottom with a minnoe. What about you fellow fisherman. Any luck or odd ball catches.