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Hungry Turtle !
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Poster maddenfarms Offline
Posted 05/03/17 10:08 AM
Two weeks ago I caught fish that had his tail bit off. Yesterday I got this one with a bite out of his back. A couple of years ago I killed four turtles and thought I had them under control because I hardly ever see one. Perhaps its time to get the gun out again.
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#471149 - 05/03/17 05:19 PM Re: Hungry Turtle ! [Re: maddenfarms]
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Registered: 09/19/14
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Loc: Harrison Co. Texas
looks more like a bird bite to me.
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#471152 - 05/03/17 05:47 PM Re: Hungry Turtle ! [Re: maddenfarms]
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I might butcher this explanation. Dr. Condello once told me that similar traits on sunfish are the result of a dragonfly larvae hitching a ride and feeding off a juvenile fish. The fish grows up normally, just has that defect on its dorsal fin.

And you know what Mr. Lusk says about turtles eating fish? If a fish gets eaten by a turtle, the fish deserved it.
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#471241 - 05/04/17 05:55 PM Re: Hungry Turtle ! [Re: maddenfarms]
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I'm thinkin gbh attack...or as Tracy said ...some kind of bird bite. Eagle,maybe. Round our part of Texas...it may have been a mosquito!!!
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#471245 - 05/04/17 07:24 PM Re: Hungry Turtle ! [Re: maddenfarms]
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I agree with Omaha on this one. As slow as turtles are and as quick as fish are...they'd deserve it. I fished SE Texas at a friends 20 acre lake several years ago. We would periodically catch LMB in the 1 - 1 1/2 lb range with the same type of notch in the same area of the dorsal fin, but healed over. We spoke with a local game warden and he insisted it was the missed strike of a cormorant or an anhinga (water turkey). Makes sense if you've ever looked up the bird on the web with a fish in his mouth. Some fish escape, heal up, and recover. Here in SE Texas it is a fairly common occurrence.
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#471316 - 05/06/17 10:30 AM Re: Hungry Turtle ! [Re: TGW1]
maddenfarms Offline

Registered: 04/20/17
Posts: 51
Loc: Boone County, Arkansas
TGW1, You could be right, There is a crane that fly's off when I get close to the pond. Does anyone know the answer to that problem?

#471317 - 05/06/17 10:34 AM Re: Hungry Turtle ! [Re: Omaha]
maddenfarms Offline

Registered: 04/20/17
Posts: 51
Loc: Boone County, Arkansas
Could a fish loose it's whole tail because of dragonfly larvae ?

Edited by maddenfarms (05/08/17 08:47 AM)

#471382 - 05/08/17 06:47 AM Re: Hungry Turtle ! [Re: maddenfarms]
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Registered: 06/02/08
Posts: 6681
Loc: Freedom, Indiana
Hey, that fish is neither a GSF nor a hybrid, but a female BG. Looks like you got some BG after all.
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If we accept that: MBG(+)FGSF(=)HBG(F1)
And we surmise that: BG(>)HBG(F1) while GSF(<)HBG(F1)
Would it hold true that: HBG(F1)(+)AM500(x)q.d.(=)1.5lbGRWT?
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#471386 - 05/08/17 08:45 AM Re: Hungry Turtle ! [Re: sprkplug]
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Registered: 04/20/17
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Loc: Boone County, Arkansas
Thanks sprkplug, thats good news but I payed for CNBG.


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