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Lately while ive been out fishing (i fish mainly small ponds under 200 acres) i have heard more trees crash than in my life time. It seems lately every outing i hear a tree fall. Just seems super odd that all of a sudden im hearing this. I have spend many many hours in the outdoors in my life and have not heard this many trees fall. The past week i have done my first bit of night fishing, and along with a tree crashing, i have heard some sort of animal wading around in the shoreline about 100 feet away. A little unnerving for first time night fishing on a pond with absolutely no lights. The first night i went out it seemed that every little sound spooked me. 

What weird noises have you guys heard out on the water (both day and night)? 

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I was night-fishing one time a couple years ago on a small pond and heard what sounded to be several coyotes yipping and barking directly on the other side. Too dark to see them, but they were definitely there. 

First time I ever heard a beaver smack his tail in the water it scared me half to death. I thought a Tyrannosaurus rex had just jumped in the lake. 

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Wait until a bat ticks your braid....lol.

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5 minutes ago, J Francho said:

Wait until a bat ticks your braid....lol.

Those bat taps really feel good .

 

I dont get spooked easily . Coyotes , owls , crashing in the weeds , that is all music too my ears .

. I was fishing on a rockbar one night and heard footsteps , crunching on the rocks . I had a lantern on and couldnt see more than a few feet past that . So I had to go investigate and didnt find anything . It wasnt unnerving  , but it was perplexing .

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Moose move around at night and bears are out and about.

Bats hitting your line is part of night fishing.

Tom

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Stand by friend ~

Wait until you unknowing slip into an area where one or two beaver may be hanging out.

You'll mostly likely know when you do.  There will be a sudden & without warning Aquatic Explosion right next to your boat.

They will smash that big tail on the waters surface.  It's So Very Loud and Sudden that it always scares the Bejesus out of me. (I don't actually know what that means, but it's fun to say) :)

No matter how many times it happens ~ I still hate it !

A-Jay

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Had a single whitetail swim by at night several years ago. 

I could hear it coming, I had zero clue it was a deer. That Doe was getting on with the dog paddle let me tell ya! 

Night fishing is always special..

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"A little unnerving for first time night fishing on a pond with absolutely no lights."

Really? Who does this? Absolutely no lights and you went fishing at night no less for the first time! :lol-045:

1 hour ago, GORDO said:

Its a darn Sasquatch! 

:lol:

1 hour ago, J Francho said:

Wait until a bat ticks your braid....lol.

A few trips ago we got in a place that it was so bad. We eventually left the area you couldn't fish they were hitting us in the head and buzzing us so bad. 

I don't know what made them so irritated that night. We have been back and not had any issues. 

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1 hour ago, A-Jay said:

Stand by friend ~

Wait until you unknowing slip into an area where one or two beaver may be hanging out.

You'll mostly likely know when you do.  There will be a sudden & without warning Aquatic Explosion right next to your boat.

They will smash that big tail on the waters surface.  It's So Very Loud and Sudden that it always scares the Bejesus out of me. (I don't actually know what that means, but it's fun to say) :)

No matter how many times it happens ~ I still hate it !

A-Jay

I almost fell out of my boat last month when a beaver did this to me LOL couldnt have been more than 10 yards away and I never even saw it!

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Yep. Beaver aren't shy, do a great job of tree removal, and seem to really like scaring anglers.  

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Am I the only one who thinks 200 acres is a lake lol?. To me a pond would be under 20 acres. I'm sure there is guidelines but what do I know. The biggest "pond" I get to fish is 4 acres. Followed by a 3 acre and a 1 1/2 acre. I've caught the biggest bass out of the 3 acre. 

Then there is a 3000+ acre "pond" right by my house. Which I don't frequent much because of all the pleasure boaters and the natural "choppiness" of the lake. But it is one of the very few lakes in ohio where they stock musky annually.  But unfortunately for me I haven't been dealt the life of leisure. And I've brought another life into this world, which makes fishing time cut into like a fourth. 

Wouldn't change it for the world though. I'm cool as long as I touch a bass's mouth at least once a week. 

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"Buck Snort"    Canoeing along the shore line at night and this deer snored so loud! Scared the hell out of me.

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Several years ago I was on a fly-in trip in Northern Manitoba. While we were a few miles from the cabin, it got extremely windy. It was so rough on the water, we had to pull the 14 foot boat up on the shore to try and wait till the wind died down and we could get back to the cabin safely. The island we took shelter on was damaged by a forest fire a few years before. The pine trees that were still standing were just tall, dead, sticks. The wind that drove us off the water, was knocking down trees all around us. We didn't know if it was safer facing the 5 foot waves that might sink our boat, or risk having a dead tree fall on us. Luckily, the wind died before anything fell on us and we got back to camp in one piece. I remember all too well what falling trees sound like.

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I like when beavers slap their tails. :D

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There must be a squatch in them hills!!!!!!!!!!!!!:shocked:

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some dude making a weird noise while i was cat fishing i grunted back as a joke then he stole my rods

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Last week I was out fishing,  standing on the front deck, all of a sudden a freaking muskrat popped up right next to my boat and continued to scratch all around the outside trying to get in.  Scared the heck out of me. Told the woman later that night, she asked what would have I done if he got in. Truth is, I very well might have jumped out of my boat! 

Couple years back,  I decided to catfish all night by myself on shore.  I kept my lights off so my eyes could adjust to the night.  Night goes on,  and sometime around 1 a.m I must have fallen asleep.  Because what I awoke to was a blue herring landing literally 5 feet from me.  Awake now, I jumped up freaked out,  which freaked it out.  If any of you have been around these birds you know the awful screech they make.  Well this big ol bird took off in a storm literally feet above my head, yelling its lungs out.  I was wide awake the rest of the night...

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18 minutes ago, FordsnFishin said:

Last week I was out fishing,  standing on the front deck, all of a sudden a freaking muskrat popped up right next to my boat and continued to scratch all around the outside trying to get in.  Scared the heck out of me. Told the woman later that night, she asked what would have I done if he got in. Truth is, I very well might have jumped out of my boat! 

Couple years back,  I decided to catfish all night by myself on shore.  I kept my lights off so my eyes could adjust to the night.  Night goes on,  and sometime around 1 a.m I must have fallen asleep.  Because what I awoke to was a blue herring landing literally 5 feet from me.  Awake now, I jumped up freaked out,  which freaked it out.  If any of you have been around these birds you know the awful screech they make.  Well this big ol bird took off in a storm literally feet above my head, yelling its lungs out.  I was wide awake the rest of the night...

I was catfishing in a boat one night  , sitting in the rear seat and a blue Herron came out of nowhere and landed in the front ..I'll admit , that scared me . Then I just watched it for a minute  before he took off .

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Our boat broke down way up a wild river one evening and we paddled all the way back to the ramp against the current.It took us 4 hours.

On the way dozens of barred owls began hooting.lve heard them a lot but never like this.You couldn't tell when one started or when it ended.

 

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23 minutes ago, N Florida Mike said:

Our boat broke down way up a wild river one evening and we paddled all the way back to the ramp against the current.It took us 4 hours.

On the way dozens of barred owls began hooting.lve heard them a lot but never like this.You couldn't tell when one started or when it ended.

 

You have alligators!

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Drought will always lead to a big uptick in deadfall.  Trees are going down everywhere.  Seriously, if you have been in a drought stricken are and have a borderline tree in your yard either up your homeowners coverage and start picking out shingles or take it down now before the first ice storm lol

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Spring turkey hunters, and then fall and winter deer and duck hunters get me when they're close by when they start blasting. 

Only one I caught explain was about a baseball sized rock getting launched at my boat out of a very thick stand of trees a couple months back. It would take some work for a person to get to the area it came from, and I was quite a ways off the shoreline, but apparently someone didn't like me fishing where I was. I couldn't see anything and didn't want to get any closer for obvious reasons. 

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Good Lord created night time for 2 things. Fishin wasn't one of them

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