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#1 rbrick

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Posted July 01 2007 - 12:51 PM


Went to my favorite fishing hole today.A flock of birds flew in they were about the size and color of a mockingbird.However these birds could hover like a hummingbird.They would fly down within inches of the water.They attracted some big bass and they made some really acrobatic attempts to catch these birds but I didn't see any of the bass catch them.

I threw everything in my tackle box to try and them but they were only interested in the birds.Has anyone else seen this happen?Would also like to know what kind of birds these were.

Also thinking about making a remote controlled bird bait. :)

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Posted July 01 2007 - 03:37 PM

My cousins in Ohio have a huge pond that we fish in every year... They have carp and bass, and a duckling was eaten by a carp, but I never saw it with a bass... :-/ 1 or 2 years ago, there was a pretty big bass on my line, it must have been about 14-17 pounds, and it's eye was almost as big as when you make a circle with your thumb and pointer finger together.... It got to the dock, then it broke my line.... 8-)
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Posted July 01 2007 - 08:47 PM

My cousins in Ohio have a huge pond that we fish in every year... They have carp and bass, and a duckling was eaten by a carp, but I never saw it with a bass... :-/ 1 or 2 years ago, there was a pretty big bass on my line, it must have been about 14-17 pounds, and it's eye was almost as big as when you make a circle with your thumb and pointer finger together.... It got to the dock, then it broke my line.... 8-)

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Posted July 02 2007 - 03:18 AM

Carp do not eat ducklings! Maybe a pike but a carp no way! ;)
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Posted July 02 2007 - 04:54 AM

My cousins in Ohio have a huge pond that we fish in every year... They have carp and bass, and a duckling was eaten by a carp, but I never saw it with a bass... :-/ 1 or 2 years ago, there was a pretty big bass on my line, it must have been about 14-17 pounds, and it's eye was almost as big as when you make a circle with your thumb and pointer finger together.... It got to the dock, then it broke my line.... 8-)


Hmmmm

Carp turned carnivore and 17lb bass in Ohio,...what's this world coming to?? :-?

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Posted July 02 2007 - 04:59 AM

What you observed more than likely was both bird and fish chowing down on bugs, not bass jumping out of the water for flying critters.
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Posted July 02 2007 - 05:16 AM

No idea of what type of bird that may have been.

In one of Lau's videos he has footage of a bass trying to eat a baby ducklig.  The duck got away.

Filming was in Florida so I know the bass down George's way get large enough to eat small birds if they wish.

George, let us know what they bird is and when you start producing the lure!!!! ;D
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Posted July 02 2007 - 07:26 AM

Bass are known to jump out of the water for dragonflies, maybe that's what you saw?
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Posted July 02 2007 - 08:17 AM

My cousins in Ohio have a huge pond that we fish in every year... They have carp and bass, and a duckling was eaten by a carp, but I never saw it with a bass... :-/ 1 or 2 years ago, there was a pretty big bass on my line, it must have been about 14-17 pounds, and it's eye was almost as big as when you make a circle with your thumb and pointer finger together.... It got to the dock, then it broke my line.... 8-)


Hmmmm

Carp turned carnivore and 17lb bass in Ohio,...what's this world coming to?? :-?

I didn't say exactly 17 lbs. I meant it felt like... Again, I only saw his head. But the carp really did get a duckling...
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Posted July 02 2007 - 08:53 AM

I saw some birds hovering over the water this weekend (IL). They looked like huge hummingbirds, but they obivously weren't. I'd like to know what they are though.

I grew up in OH. One aunt would give us ducklings at Easter and we would release them into my grandfather lake. Almost every duckling we put in the lake would get eaten by snapping turtles. Luckily, we liked eating turtles, so in the end it was a fair.

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Posted July 02 2007 - 10:33 AM

Ok a carp's mouth is to small to eat a duck.  Plus as LBH mentiond, carp are not carnivores.  Are you sure it was a carp?

That would be cool to witness somthing like that rbrick!!  :o If the bass were keying on the "birds"  (whatever they were) I can see how it would have been tough to catch them.  I bet the hoverlure system might have worked.

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Posted July 02 2007 - 10:52 AM

Never seen a fish eat a bird...

But I have seen birds swooping down and picking off schooling baitfish. (Just awesome 8-))
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Posted July 02 2007 - 12:01 PM

I saw a bass suck down a duckling one time...well I guess I cant verify that it was a bass but the only other thing in this pond is crappie and bluegill.  A hen was swimming with her 5 ducklings making all sorts of racket when I saw a huge explosion near the last duckling.  Needless to say there were only 4 ducklings after the blow up and they hurried to shore.  It was one of the neatest things I have seen.  However I agree that a carp would probably not eat a duck.
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Posted July 02 2007 - 12:03 PM

If a bass is willing to jump out of the water to eat a dragon fly I have no doubt in my mind one would try to jump out to ****** a bird.  I have had bass jump at least 6" out of the water to nab a yellow frog I had hanging form a branch.  I also used to have a 75gl tank that housed an Arrowana, a Largemouth, and a Peacock Bass.  I would hold shad by the tail about 4-6" above the water and all three of them would jump out of the water to grab the shad.  It don't think bass chase birds on a regular basis but I sure believe they would.
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Posted July 02 2007 - 01:00 PM

My cousins in Ohio have a huge pond that we fish in every year... They have carp and bass, and a duckling was eaten by a carp, but I never saw it with a bass... :-/ 1 or 2 years ago, there was a pretty big bass on my line, it must have been about 14-17 pounds, and it's eye was almost as big as when you make a circle with your thumb and pointer finger together.... It got to the dock, then it broke my line.... 8-)



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