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Inshore Fishing in Lake Pontchartrain / Northshore in Southeast Louisiana
Alligator snapper

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Alligator snapper

alligator Snapper

Well, here is another How I video but it is how I catch Alligator Snappers!!, it is going to be a good dinner come Sunday!!, The wind has kept me from fishing these last 2 days so I had to find something else to get into, I will get the part 2 of how to fish causeway if I can get me a camera guy..lol

Enjoy this video!!
April 12, 2011 at 8:12pm
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falcon1Profile Photo
Posted April 12, 2011 at 8:39pm
regulations

great video

i looked up the regulations and it reads:

Alligator snapping
turtles (Macroclemys
temmincki)
No size limit. Bag limit: One per day
per person, per vehicle.

i see nothing about how many per year.
i could be wrong,(it happens, just ask my wife).

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Posted April 12, 2011 at 8:45pm
Falcon1

If you just read it. It is right. I Tought it was 1 a year. I apologize for that. I knew it was 1 something. Lol

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Posted April 12, 2011 at 9:15pm
hmm

my son, who wants to be a herpetologist (study reptiles), thought it was 1 a year also, maybe they changed it recently, or it may just not be in the brochure correctly.

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Posted April 12, 2011 at 9:38pm
looked it up

Just looked it up and Falcon1 you are right!!

Alligator snapping
turtles (Macroclemys
temmincki)
No size limit. Bag limit: One per day
per person, per vehicle.

slabseekerProfile Photo
Posted April 12, 2011 at 11:03pm
alligator Snapper

Great video Eric. I've been fishing Alligator Snapping Turtles for about 30 years. Have caught plenty over 100 lbs. One thing I have learned is that it is easy to fish them out of a certain area.If you find a canal with turtles you can catch every last turtle in a few weeks. Now, with that being said, If you find a spot with turtles and only catch a few a year, you can catch them year after year for many,many years. You can look at the rows of spurs on their backs and if they are wore down, it is an indication that there is a lot of turtles in the area because during the winter they pile up on top of each other in caves underground. They live a LONG time. I caught one 150 lbs. with a flint arrow head embedded in his shell. I caught another 150 lb. with a round musket ball embedded in his shell. They also have a great homing instinct. I caught a 25 lb. turtle once about 2 miles back off the highway in an old logging canal. I brought him home and tagged him and that evening I turned him loose right off the highway.Two days later I caught him 2 miles from where I released him at the same spot I originally caught him.

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Posted April 13, 2011 at 1:26am
hey

yep ms the same we catch them frogging sometimes. never even pay attention to them till my brother in law dove out my truck into a dtich doing 10 mph looking for frogs he came up holding a huge snapper lol

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KruserProfile Photo
Posted April 13, 2011 at 6:01am
Camera guy

Awesome!
I'll be the camera guy for that lake trip and I'll bring my own video camera -- I only have the weekends 'cause I work. send me an e-mail if you're interested

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GMVICKProfile Photo
Posted April 13, 2011 at 6:52am
awesome video and tips

You don't use any type of weight on the line? When they have alot of the red eared turtles in the canals do you have alot of them get on the line while trying to catch the snappers?

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meauxjeauxx2Profile Photo
Posted April 13, 2011 at 7:53am
cameraman

No way in hell I could be a cameraman on the boat with you.
Unless you let your cameramen fish.

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loggerhead20Profile Photo
Posted August 09, 2011 at 12:05am
loggerhead turtles

anybody know where to catch a loggerhead around the slidell-madisonville area???

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BIRD DOGProfile Photo
Posted August 09, 2011 at 7:29am
turtle

In the swamp

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