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fresh water fish

Postby Darrell » Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:32 am

Larry have you ever seen a fresh water river fish eat a small beaver?
I was sitting on the Ohio river on the bank in cannelton Indiana one night; watching a baby beaver swimming in circles about 20 feet from me whistling for it's mother; when there was an explosion of water and poof the beaver was gone. I watched a long time and never saw the baby beaver again . I never saw the fish and was too fast for a turtle; I was wanting to know what you think it could have been to eat a foot long baby beaver??????????
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Re: fresh water fish

Postby dahlberg » Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:39 pm

Muskies and I would imagine huge pike can and will eat both muskrats and baby beavers. I'd be tossing something big and hairy with hooks on it and retrieving it at baby beaver speed!! Maybe even whistle for mom.
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Re: fresh water fish

Postby Dan Hanon » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:17 pm

I bet a big flathead catfish could eat a baby beaver. When feeding, they're aggressive predators with huge mouths!
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Re: fresh water fish

Postby Darrell » Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:49 pm

had not thought of flatty but there some monsters in this part of the ohio river.. thank you all for your thoughts
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Re: fresh water fish

Postby MuskieTom » Tue Dec 17, 2013 1:07 am

I've caught some massive catfish while fishing topwaters at night for musky or bass. They have some of the most explosive bites ever.
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