Minnow trap at the Old mill dam.

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  1. Oppie

    Oppie Active Member

    Last week when the weather was nice I decided my bass were hungry so I took my minnow trap down to a good spot below a old mill dam. I didn't get any minnows or sheds but got some pictures anyway.
    This is a hand laid stone dam from the 1800's, amazing it's still standing.
    Any guess's what the track is? I have a idea but I'm not expert tracker or anything. 1-P1020768.JPG 1-P1020770.JPG 1-P1020771.JPG 1-P1020772.JPG 1-P1020774.JPG 1-P1020775.JPG
     
  2. Masboy

    Masboy Active Member

    Beautiful place! yote?
     
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  3. Jack Pine

    Jack Pine Active Member

    I'm thinkin coyote or maybe someone's dog. What do you use to bait your minnow trap? Dogfood nuggets?|
     
  4. Oppie

    Oppie Active Member

    Used half a hot dog, after three days I caught one tadpole :eek:. Most of this stream above this old dam was bulldozed and all the trees dead removed few years ago for flood control so all the deeper pools are gone. I'm wondering if it might be a bobcat track?
    I saw lots of fresh deer tracks :)
     
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  5. Jack Pine

    Jack Pine Active Member

    It just might be a bobcat; normally you'd expect to see claw marks in canine tracks.
     
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  6. Oppie

    Oppie Active Member

    That was my thinking also.

    Here is a coyote track I found a couple yrs ago for comparison. The yote track was 20 yds in front of my blind...



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  7. Oppie

    Oppie Active Member

    The tracks were all along the stream bank right tight to the hemlock trees, something was hunting for squirrels. We have several red fox to but they stay higher on the hills looking for mice, chickens & ducks..... :eek:. I'm always looking for tracks when I'm out & about. I noticed where something scratched up some ground moss almost like a scrape??
    Old picture of a bobcat same area.

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  8. xcaliber

    xcaliber Active Member

    Here kitty kitty!
     
  9. xcaliber

    xcaliber Active Member

    Very nice pics Bruce!
     
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  10. Oppie

    Oppie Active Member

    Thanks Dan. The mill dam shows on a 1860's Beers atlas map so it's been around many years. I'll be plowing out the landowners driveway tomorrow, shes my second mom.
     

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