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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!!
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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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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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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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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.
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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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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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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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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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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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loggerhead turtles
anybody know where to catch a loggerhead around the slidell-madisonville area???
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turtle
In the swamp
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