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Title: New PB and species
Post by: pmaloney86 on Feb 27, 2021, 11:58 AM
3 feet of water, 40lb fluoro, medium shiner

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Title: Re: New PB and species
Post by: Dieseldog on Feb 27, 2021, 12:17 PM
I zoomed in and then was startled. Good pic, bad catch.
Title: Re: New PB and species
Post by: ICEHOLE on Feb 27, 2021, 12:35 PM
On the smoker Pat?
Title: Re: New PB and species
Post by: pmaloney86 on Feb 27, 2021, 12:50 PM
On the smoker Pat?

You know it, going to make a nice pair of mittens.
Title: Re: New PB and species
Post by: wardo888 on Feb 27, 2021, 03:03 PM
Muskrat or beaver ?
Title: Re: New PB and species
Post by: mrip on Feb 27, 2021, 03:15 PM
Looks like an otter to me
Title: Re: New PB and species
Post by: pmaloney86 on Feb 27, 2021, 03:26 PM
Otter
Title: Re: New PB and species
Post by: THE JIGGER on Feb 27, 2021, 04:19 PM
That is something. He give you a hell of a fight?
You otter change your fishing spot. ;D ;D
Title: Re: New PB and species
Post by: wardo888 on Feb 27, 2021, 04:52 PM
That is something. He give you a hell of a fight?
You otter change your fishing spot. ;D ;D

 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: New PB and species
Post by: pmaloney86 on Feb 27, 2021, 05:06 PM
That is something. He give you a hell of a fight?
You otter change your fishing spot. ;D ;D

Yeah it was a pretty good fight. Thought I had a nice pike. Funny you say that bc I did ended up on onota later in the day thinking the otter scared off anything in the area.
Title: Re: New PB and species
Post by: Rangerboats391 on Feb 28, 2021, 01:57 PM
that beats my PB....lol
Title: Re: New PB and species
Post by: IceDog88 on Feb 28, 2021, 07:18 PM
That's just plain crazy to think of catching something like that through the ice and what are the chances. But there's the proof.
Title: Re: New PB and species
Post by: lowaccord66 on Feb 28, 2021, 07:22 PM
Soon I guess I need to add otters to my list?  How deep? What bait? Where on the lake?  How was the ice?  What where you thinking about when you caught it? 
Title: Re: New PB and species
Post by: bogtrotter on Feb 28, 2021, 07:42 PM
I know what I would have been thinking if something like that popped up out of my hole - - How the @!$#^% do I get this off my line?

So how did you get him off yours? 

Did he spit out the shiner, or did you have to unhook him yourself?
Title: Re: New PB and species
Post by: Dieseldog on Feb 28, 2021, 09:06 PM
Jon, 48 years ago my buddy and our wife’s were fishing in your area, Colebrook Res. We spotted an otter come up thru one of our holes and watched it steal one of our perch that was laying on the ice. We fed it a few more and that was the highlight that trip.
Title: Re: New PB and species
Post by: pmaloney86 on Mar 01, 2021, 08:09 AM
I know what I would have been thinking if something like that popped up out of my hole - - How the @!$#^% do I get this off my line?

So how did you get him off yours? 

Did he spit out the shiner, or did you have to unhook him yourself?

TBH, I cut my line.  I had a short leader and cut the line well below my split shot so I got as close to the hook as I was comfortable.  It looked like it was hooked in the paw and being alone I was not about to get bit.  They pretty intelligent creatures.  I'm sure he's already figured out how to get it out.