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Re: Massive Louisiana River Otter [Re: ABeardedTrapper] #7464889
01/18/22 04:35 PM
01/18/22 04:35 PM
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Idaho / Virginia
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Eric, did you happen to get a bodyweight on that otter? That's a very impressive catch and wild that it was your first one ever.


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Re: Massive Louisiana River Otter [Re: Tofan] #7464907
01/18/22 04:55 PM
01/18/22 04:55 PM
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Northern Maine
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Congrats


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Re: Massive Louisiana River Otter [Re: Tofan] #7464953
01/18/22 05:41 PM
01/18/22 05:41 PM
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Excellent tofan That's the Biggest otter you ever caught and you should be proud However if you skin and flesh it you won't be hungry at least for otter


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Re: Massive Louisiana River Otter [Re: Tofan] #7464992
01/18/22 06:11 PM
01/18/22 06:11 PM
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Louisiana
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Thanks man, yeah he is still in the freezer, one of these days. I did just get some of these 440 RGBs, and HOLY (This word is unacceptable on Trapperman). These things could crush a bear, although I will say the springs on them were easier to set than I thought, but I might just be used to setting the conibear springs at this point. Hopefully I can follow up with some more otter or beaver action, although these (This word is unacceptable on Trapperman) beaver are either smart because i'm dumb, or beaver are just naturally smart, IDK probably the first one!

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Re: Massive Louisiana River Otter [Re: Tofan] #7465107
01/18/22 07:59 PM
01/18/22 07:59 PM
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Swords Creek, VA
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Ryan, I didnít weigh him but he was very heavy. I carried him almost a mile back to the truck and by that point he felt like 500 pounds. Just guessing he was probably in the upper 30ís. Funny story I shared the pic with a friend of mine who showed it to his dad, his dad said it was a mink that there were no otters in our part of Virginia. Eric

Re: Massive Louisiana River Otter [Re: Tofan] #7465123
01/18/22 08:07 PM
01/18/22 08:07 PM
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Swords Creek, VA
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Tofan I hope you didnít think I was trying to put down your otter, because that was not my intention, I donít catch a lot of otters I just wanted to share mine on your post. No trying to hijack your thread. Eric

Re: Massive Louisiana River Otter [Re: ABeardedTrapper] #7465170
01/18/22 08:48 PM
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Louisiana
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Eric you are good brother! The more otter, the merrier man is how I see it. I loved seeing that huge guy, I mean who doesn't like a nice swoll up otter, haha. I hope one day to catch one of that size, Thats a great point about carrying back to the truck, I have been pondering a bit on how some of you guys carry the catches back if you are walking a line. I have my plan for water, but I do have a line on land that is quite a distance from the truck once you get to the end. Thanks man, name is Matt too btw.

Re: Massive Louisiana River Otter [Re: Tofan] #7465192
01/18/22 09:14 PM
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Swords Creek, VA
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Thanks Matt. I purchased a cheap sled this year to deal with my small water line because I have to walk all of it . Itís been really nice pulling the sled with traps and critters instead of packing them out one at a time. Eric [Linked Image]

Re: Massive Louisiana River Otter [Re: ABeardedTrapper] #7466091
01/19/22 05:27 PM
01/19/22 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted by ABeardedTrapper
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Massive otter. Eric

I saw a roadkill otter about this size back when I was studying in Valdosta. Dude was massive!

Re: Massive Louisiana River Otter [Re: Tofan] #7466623
01/20/22 01:13 AM
01/20/22 01:13 AM
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Virginia
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Otters run big in Virginia for some reason. I have caught some big ones, or so I thought. An old hand of a trapper showed me one he caught. I had to check it to make sure it wasn't a sea otter! He said it weighed 35#. He never lied to me before or since, so I believed him.
I did break his heart one day though. I caught a 75# beaver weighed on official scales at the Bait Barn. His best was 73#.
He called me a bad name. Several actually, in uncommon combinations, as he was retired Navy. I miss that ole coot.

Re: Massive Louisiana River Otter [Re: Tofan] #7468385
01/21/22 07:33 PM
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tofan really nice catch ,they are something when you walk up and see it in your trap. I have taken a couple over 30 lbs with my largest tipping the scale at 35. [Linked Image]
Here is two from this season 27 lbs and 30 .
I have eaten a couple of my first to say I gave it a go. Cut the backstraps off and fried with salt and pepper. Wasn't much flavour and kinda stringy . IF I was hungry I wouldn't hesitate to eat another one.
Again congrats on the catch .


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Re: Massive Louisiana River Otter [Re: zoozoo400] #7469112
01/22/22 02:32 PM
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South Ga - Almost Florida
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Originally Posted by zoozoo400

I saw a roadkill otter about this size back when I was studying in Valdosta. Dude was massive!


I picked that otter up and skint him. Wonder why no one else stopped and got him. Lol!

I live 20 miles from Valdosta. Lots of otter around here ...and some bigguns too.


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Re: Massive Louisiana River Otter [Re: Tofan] #7469181
01/22/22 04:34 PM
01/22/22 04:34 PM
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Pottsboro TX Grayson county
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Every time I dump nuisance catch otters in the field, they are there for weeks. Beaver and coons are gone immediately. Apparently otter tastes bad even to buzzards.

Re: Massive Louisiana River Otter [Re: Tofan] #7473390
01/26/22 12:20 AM
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Central Ohio
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Ask Steve Hardy down in De Ridder, La. He'll give you a good idea.

Re: Massive Louisiana River Otter [Re: Tofan] #7473400
01/26/22 12:34 AM
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Louisiana
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Crazy, thats where I live! I'll have to give him a ring this week.

Re: Massive Louisiana River Otter [Re: Tofan] #7473413
01/26/22 01:10 AM
01/26/22 01:10 AM
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Central Ohio
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Originally Posted by Tofan
Crazy, thats where I live! I'll have to give him a ring this week.



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