Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Every spring I discover a dead deer or two in the water.  Yesterday after work I went fishing and everyone was out fishing at a local WMA and everyone said that nobody has caught anything all day.  I find a laydown with a deer carcass on it and catch 1 off the laydown and 2 others in the immediate vicinity.

 

My thoughts are this; surely the carcass attracts crawdads by the boatload and henceforth bass.  Is this a legitimate "pattern"?  :lol:

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

All kinds of creatures are surely taking advantage of all the nutrients being released into the water, and bass are taking advantage of those scavengers. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Much like rabbit's feet, the deer carcass is only lucky to you, not the deer.:P

  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When I was out scouting one of the lakes near here last month, found a dead cow floating against the shore.  It was at the state park, so I called and reported it.  I'm pretty sure that they don't leave anything that big to nature.... too much chance of really nasty germs getting into the water and possibly being contracted by kids playing along the shore.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Off topic but the local hillbillies hang hog carcases off bridges . The flies lay eggs , maggots fall in the water  creating an automatic fish feeder . In the bottom photo you can see the ripples in the water from the feeding fish .

2009-7-19%20016.jpg

2009-7-19%20018.jpg

  • Like 2
  • Haha 1
  • Confused 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Found while  canoeing down the Cuiver River Missouri  .

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

mmmm, bacon jerky.

  • Like 1
  • Sad 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 hours ago, scaleface said:

Found while  canoeing down the Cuiver River Missouri  .

That is just downright nasty (what the hillbillies do, that is)!!

Obviously it works great, but DANG!

 

This whole deer carcass thing reminds me of that scene in

Dances With Wolves where he finds the dead deer in the water

which is supposed to be his drinking/bathing/everything water.

 

 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's disgusting but it doesn't surprise me they do that kind of stuff. I recently spent 6 days in rural areas of South Carolina and saw plenty of disgusting things there I don't see in South Florida or other areas I visited up north.The fishing was good though and was able to catch a bunch of fish such as Bartrams bass, smallmouth bass, Bartram's bass×Alabama spotted bass hybrid,blue catfish, and other species of fish.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Clearly the deer was trying to swim across the water and a giant bass took it down. Think of the rod we are gonna need for the new topwater deer bait.

  • Like 4
  • Haha 9

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On ‎4‎/‎14‎/‎2018 at 6:53 AM, Montanaro said:

Every spring I discover a dead deer or two in the water.  Yesterday after work I went fishing and everyone was out fishing at a local WMA and everyone said that nobody has caught anything all day.  I find a laydown with a deer carcass on it and catch 1 off the laydown and 2 others in the immediate vicinity.

 

My thoughts are this; surely the carcass attracts crawdads by the boatload and henceforth bass.  Is this a legitimate "pattern"?  :lol:

Yes, it is a legitimate pattern.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
25 minutes ago, Dirtyeggroll said:

Clearly the deer was trying to swim across the water and a giant bass took it down. Think of the rod we are gonna need for the new topwater deer bait.

 

Great....  i can already imagine the good folks at Savage gear taking a scan of a dead deer to release the brand new for 2019 Savage Gear 3D Suicide Deer!

  • Like 1
  • Haha 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Gives a new perspective to buck tail.

Tom

  • Haha 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, Sam said:

Yes, it is a legitimate pattern.

 

So KVD tell us about your 2019 Classic winning pattern

 

"Well I was just run and gunning looking for floating deer carcasses and then bouncing a jig off of them, there werent too many in the lake but the ones I found would replinish every night"

  • Like 2
  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Montanaro said:

 

So KVD tell us about your 2019 Classic winning pattern

 

"Well I was just run and gunning looking for floating deer carcasses and then bouncing a jig off of them, there werent too many in the lake but the ones I found would replinish every night"

"And let me tell you, it was a little tricky to figure out.  If you made your casts upwind or towards the tail of the deer, nothing.  You had to be downwind and land the jig right next to the antlers.  The smell was tough, but my new KVD non-stink buffs made it bearable."

  • Like 1
  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 4/14/2018 at 3:19 PM, scaleface said:

Off topic but the local hillbillies hang hog carcases off bridges . The flies lay eggs , maggots fall in the water  creating an automatic fish feeder . In the bottom photo you can see the ripples in the water from the feeding fish .

2009-7-19%20016.jpg

2009-7-19%20018.jpg

I just threw up in my mouth a little right there.

  • Haha 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I can't wait to see the new Bass Fishing Regulation regarding "baiting".  I wonder if the carcass has to be real or if a deer decoy would work.

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The places I've fished, chumming for game fish has always been very much against the law.  Using anything like that deliberately to attract bass would not fly with the authorities.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On April 14, 2018 at 4:39 PM, scaleface said:

Found while  canoeing down the Cuiver River Missouri  .

That's country right there now

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 4/14/2018 at 4:19 PM, scaleface said:

Off topic but the local hillbillies hang hog carcases off bridges . The flies lay eggs , maggots fall in the water  creating an automatic fish feeder . In the bottom photo you can see the ripples in the water from the feeding fish .

2009-7-19%20016.jpg

2009-7-19%20018.jpg

This is how hillbillies get to redneck status

 

Although in Missouri, did you hear banjo music as you floated by?

  • Like 1
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
19 minutes ago, BassNJake said:

Although in Missouri, did you hear banjo music as you floated by?

No ,but someone on a four wheeler was playing a Folsom Prison Blues recording during part of the trip . Seriously , my sister in law kept yelling " Yehaw " . I was telling her to shut up , not to make fun of the locals . Its a good  way to get shot .

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, scaleface said:

 Its a good  way to get shot .

Or worse...

  • Like 2
  • Sad 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 hours ago, Bluebasser86 said:

Or worse...

You got a purty mouth

 

:blink:

  • Haha 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

lol, missed my opportunity for that one liner Montanaro.

 

I wouldn't be surprised to hear of local tournaments having scandalous baiting.  They seem to do everything else, why not that... 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • fishing

    fishing forum

    fishing rods

    fishing reels

    fishing

    bass fish

    fish for bass
    fish

×