Soft shell turtle

Discussion in 'Turtle Talk' started by Douglas Foster, Jul 19, 2006.

  1. Douglas Foster

    Douglas Foster New Member

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    I caught a soft shell tonight on a worm. I was surprised, the only bait I've caught turtles on before was minnows. Here in Oklahoma the soft shell is protected and can't be harvested. Doug
     
  2. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    I catch em on liver alot. Them buggers dont like it either, LMAO.
     

  3. catseeman

    catseeman New Member

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    I've caught them with rod and reel, trotline , jugs, but the worm keeps breaking as I lift the turtle out of the water. lol
    They do have a purpose, its to agravate fishermen.
     
  4. Gringoloco

    Gringoloco Member

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    I have only caught softshell's on limb lines and trot lines, always used goldfish.
     
  5. flaboy

    flaboy New Member

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    Hey yall don't forget that softshell is as fine eatin as can be caught!!!
    tases better than gator even. (altho gator is GRrreaTT) as tony tiger would say (LOL)
     
  6. sairving

    sairving New Member

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    Stupid turtles. I've caught my fair share of them. Snapping turtles are not fun to try to get off a hook.
     
  7. Douglas Foster

    Douglas Foster New Member

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    I fish the same spot pretty often. At first we were catching box turtles, one or two a night. Now we only catch soft shells. I can't wait for the snappers to move in.
     
  8. catfishing is fun

    catfishing is fun New Member

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    i always catch soft shells on livers when fishing for catfish they fight just the same deep and they roll so i always get excited and think i got a trophy but its just a darn turlte