Saw something cool today

dcopas78

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[video]https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1937256209637894&id=100000606000361&ref=bookmarks[/video]

I got to see something in the creek while out shed hunting today that I have never saw in Ohio. They have been making a comeback over the last several years in the state. It's great being out in nature. You just never know what you'll come across.
 

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Very cool.Have a couple down on the Black River in AZ.No one would believe us including Az.Game and Fish.
Very tough hike in,but now they are recognized as a new part of our diversity here in the Grand Canyon State.
If ever in Az. fish the Black River,small mouth heaven!
 

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They can get in a 2 acre small lake in MO and empty it of the fish in a couple of months. Awesome to look at but tough on the fish.
 

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They can get in a 2 acre small lake in MO and empty it of the fish in a couple of months. Awesome to look at but tough on the fish.
I can imagine. This pair was working over a riffle area in the creek. I'd say they could be devastating to the endangered river mussel species that live in those riffles.
 

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You got them things in your rivers say goodbye to your fish. They'll clan out a hole and onto the next one.
 

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I enjoy watching them every time I see them. The only exception is when hunting in the swamp when you see ripples coming, hear a little splashing, and heart begins to race thinking it's a deer.....only it turn out to be an otter.

This video does not do it justice. After a morning hunt in the Atchafalaya Basin I was driving out and saw a group of otters feeding on small shad trapped in a ditch. I was able to sneak close and watch them until they had their fill and went about the rest of their day.

https://www.facebook.com/716325330/videos/vb.716325330/10153371371945331/?type=3
 

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They have started to return in big numbers in the river I guide on, sad to say, great to see, but boy do they eat fish, and everything else including ducklings!
This is a poor video, on the right hand side you can see him hugging the Bankside, he also gives a little whistle back to me, he initially swam right in front of us under water.
https://www.facebook.com/TheDevonFlyfisher/videos/1090213644361072/
Cheers
Richard
 

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Awesome, thanks for the videos! I hope they leave a few fish for me, as the two I filmed are right smack dab in the middle of one of the best smallmouth bass creeks that I know of. There are some absolute "footballs" in that stretch of water....and they sure are fun to catch on the fly!
 

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Very cool! once in a lifetime deal here in AZ,unless you fish same river 3yrs in a row.
Plenty of fish still abound in the "Black" would like to harvest one but hey don't seem to be very cuddly.
 
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