location for turtles?

Discussion in 'Turtle Talk' started by rat fink, Jun 3, 2006.

  1. rat fink

    rat fink New Member

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    hi im new to turtle fishing and i was wondering how do you find out if there are aney turtles in your spot if it helps i fish in a river with prity fast current
     
  2. Fry Guy

    Fry Guy New Member

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    You should just fish anywhere I fish because I always seem to find them.:sad2: Of course I always find them when I'm trying to catch catfish. I catch allot on chicken liver. If they're out there they will more than likely bite. What kind of turtles are you trying to locate and where are you at?
     

  3. rat fink

    rat fink New Member

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    nun in perticular i just had turtle soup a wile a go and it was delictbal and i thought i might try my hand at it ive cought a snapper before but not in the spot im talking about and it was by accedent
     
  4. BassMassey

    BassMassey Well-Known Member

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    try casting cut bait in pools of slow current in a rive where turtles are known to live......
     
  5. blackhorse83

    blackhorse83 New Member

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    If you want to catch turtles, just take a female, every time my wife goes she catches at least 1 and I'm not putting them in the boat. They rate right up there with a snake as far as getting in the boat.
     
  6. flathead willie

    flathead willie Well-Known Member

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    I get a lot of them from farm ponds. The owners usually want to get rid of them and will let you catch them. I tie about 3 feet of nylon cord to a strong hook and a bleach jug and bait it with cut bait, ham, bacon, chicken, etc. Once they are hooked they will always come to the bank where you can get them the next day. I did that at a small pond with 4 jugs and the next day I got 4 turtles.
     
  7. cenohio

    cenohio New Member

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    jugg em
    DYLAN.....
     
  8. Norm

    Norm New Member

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    Caught one last night on shrimp. The bank was about 5 ft down to water, and the turtle was so heavy it broke the line when I went to bring it up the bank. The turtle was about 18" diameter. I was fishing in a local small river, medium water movement. I have also gotten them in the past with chicken livers.
     
  9. Redd

    Redd New Member

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    go in backwaters where there's little or no current. And generally where there's one turtle there's a whole lot more.

    -Red
     
  10. gmhudak

    gmhudak New Member

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    i'm really new at this too and actually just started on friday but so far i got six snappers. It seems to me that the hooks that are most active have submerged wood around them and slow or no current around sandy or clay shores.
     
  11. gmhudak

    gmhudak New Member

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    friday got two and four sunday
     

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  12. catmanofohio

    catmanofohio New Member

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    I get a lot of them from farm ponds. The owners usually want to get rid of them and will let you catch them. I tie about 3 feet of nylon cord to a strong hook and a bleach jug and bait it with cut bait, ham, bacon, chicken, etc. Once they are hooked they will always come to the bank where you can get them the next day. I did that at a small pond with 4 jugs and the next day I got 4 turtles....


    what i was thinking also :) and anywhere else you dont wanna catch them... dont try you will catch one!