• RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
Boar

Whats your strangest find at the bait site?

Recommended Posts

Boar

I went in today, no logs rolled again but the bait was cleaned out, every last crumb, one softbal size hole that I had pluged up with a three foot branch just small enough to fit in was pulled out, I had moved a couple of logs to pour in the bait an rearranged the logs so their is no gaps large than a small kids hand to fit in. I then noticed on top of one of the logs was a handfull of moss, I picked it up to look at it cause i certainly did'nt notice it before, an underneath the moss was a dead mouse. Weird. The only thing I could think of was when I had move the logs at one time, possibley the last time, I had disturebed a mouse nest. or he ate to much junk food got sick an crawled under the moss to die.weird. It deffinatley was'nt there before, it looked like someone had actually placed it there. I know some folks mess with cribs in high crib areas like grand rapids but know one knows where my site is. Its just plane weired. Boar

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
charliepete2

I've had a few bait sites that were being actively hunted by hawks and owls. It was almost neater than bear hunting. The hawks would sit up on a tree and try to drop in on the red squirrels that were at the bait site. Pretty entertaining. Maybe something similar happened to you. I read a story about a guy who found a bunch of dead dogs around his bait site. Apparently some monster bear was killing them and caching their bodies there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
roosterslayer

Boar, I had a problem like this last year and found that family of coons were taking my bait. I have also had wolves take the meat scraps out of my bait by only moving one log. at first i thought it was a small bear but the camera my wifes cousin put out had pics of wolves in the bait. try covering the bait with larger logs and then a decent size rock on top of that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
tealitup

Last year was my first year out bear hunting. While I was on the stand I had a grouse come out and eat some corn. A cub then ran from the bushes and went for it.

The next hour or so sow and cub ate - the cub would swat at the birds coming in and chase the grouse. It was so fun to watch. I could never shoot a sow with cubs after seeing that.

Course my friend ended up hitting a boar with his bow and I had to scare the bear out of the bait - I was amazed that they did not run when I stood up and stomped my feet. Maybe the knew I was there the whole time; who knows.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
sakazulu

The MnDNR w/ a deputy sherriff and an hour after that episode, shooting a bear. Then getting whiffed by a pack of wolves while trying to get my bear in to the back of my truck. Pretty spooky.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • leech~~
      Trying to stay on Topic from what I read. Ice out by opener.......so
    • delcecchi
      Sounds like the record of May 23 is looking safe for another year... 
    • BRULEDRIFTER
      Ice is going fast!  The sun is high and powerful, we're flirting with 70 degrees and the forecast looks promising. I'm feeling pretty confident there will be a lot more open water then most are expecting.  
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      There will certainly be some areas of open water to fish by the opener! Pike Bay ice is deteriorating fairly fast now. Other small shallow bays are probably not far behind. Cliff 
    • meerkat
      18 days to opener,  I hope there is some open water we can fish.  our group can't reschedule due to work issues.  Come on Sun/Rain!!!  Our golf courses are just opening up today!!  smh
    • smurfy
      I see this is an ice report but not I caught fish report!!
    • mrpike1973
      Did real good on cats today got 4 wife 4 and I got a huge sucker that was fun. Horseshoe sure opened up today.
    • eyeguy 54
      Sure glad you had some help moose and all turned out well ! 
    • Rick
      Impressive, both Tom and Jeremy
    • eyeguy 54
      Almost time but maybe not quite... Although I did get the yak out of the backyard today, on to the trailer and up front to spend some time prepping it for time on the water soon.  Indeed it was fun getting out with you and the gang a few times this winter and looking forward to the next outings whenever they may be. WIll share what worked for me and look forward to reading some more info from others. Panfish is what I love going after and I had great fishing with gold jigs almost all winter. Did use a few other colors that worked also but that gold was hard to not use. Tear drop style tungsten in and 4 mm from Widowmaker Lures. Tried some from sportsmens direct also the last couple outings and liked them also. For plastics, the wishbone was good and also impulse mayflies and slug bugs. Tried and bought too many different things to try... LOL. Fished with shrimp for the first time ever this winter and that was a challenge and fun to try something different.  Started out with my good old ultralight gander mountain rods with the frabil titanium spring bobber and then bought a couple of the TUCR Inferno with the orange tip. I really like them for the 4mm and prefer the old ganders with a 3mm. Won a custom 32 inch power noodle from Kichler Custom Rods in Elk River at an event in Wisconsin and used it a few times yesterday. Very nice and looking forward to playing with it more. CGI inline reels still doing their job fine and I did grab one of the new Descent inlines and it worked sweet also. Nice that it now has a pop off spool instead of the gold screw off knob. 10 1/4 was my biggest gill and 14 for the crappie. Even went after catfish 3 times. Saw my first catfish tornado on the vex and iced a lot of fish after being taught how to use a bobber right for those super light biters. thx RickG   My highlight of the winter was getting a PB northern on a tip up up on Mille Lacs with stick in the mud. Fun City! My good old FL 18 is still working dandy and although I am tempted to upgrade, not sure if I will. Nills 6 inch saved my back from the hassles of the gas and when I put the Milwaukee on it life got even better. All in all a fantastic winter fishing with great guys and learning how to be a better fisherman.   Fish On!