Trout stream and a otter.
4/30/11 @ 11:58 AM
Was fishing a slough off the river where a trout stream feeds into it, !8' away from me water starts to boil and a carp rolls up with a large otter attached to it. one heck of a sight to see. What I want to know does anyone know if the DNR would relocate otters if they are able to put a hurt on a trout stream.
7/20/11 @ 4:25 PM
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7/16/11 @ 9:21 AM
Trtr, well said, thank you. My brother has 2 and 4 year old boys that like to play on the pier and in the water at their place near P.I.. 100's from the shore I spotted 3 Otters going under a boat house in the winter. It puts a whole new outlook on their watching the boys on their property. I hope another attack will not occur anywhere and if this helps great. I wish I had a picture of the young boys injuries. I think that would be a pretty good warning image.
7/15/11 @ 9:57 PM
My father in law never mentioned otters without adding a profanity to otter. Now that I have a trout stream in my backyard, I understand. Otters wipe out trout in a section of stream. Beavers cut down trees until they are stopped.
What do I do about beavers and otters ? Trap them both. Otters require a tag. Beavers can be trapped or shot by landowners. Learn the regs. Obey the law. Actively manage your stream.
7/13/11 @ 9:55 AM
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7/5/11 @ 7:55 AM
The "Otter" topic has me thinking that I should post this. I have a friend who's son was attacked by an Otter in the Apostle Islands. He was in a wheelchair for 6 months and had 3 surgeries. This was about 5 years ago.. I called Scott Stewart and mentioned it to him hoping other people would hear this on his radio show and not have it happen to them. He said he had never heard of this report. If I had not talked to the boy I don't know if I would have believed it as well. Then a couple of years ago another person near Hayward I believe was also attacked. This I can not verify, just heard it on the news.
7/5/11 @ 12:16 AM
Otters are a natural predator of trout, but not as damaging to the streams as Beaver, who raise the water temps to levels trout cannot thrive in at all. I was on a stream last week, having very good success, and then for two hours caught only one trout. I noticed many otter slides in that area, and wondered if that was why the trout were so scarce. So I just moved on to a different area and caught more trout. I feel the otters have just as much of a right to eat trout as we do.
5/2/11 @ 8:12 AM
Otter can and will wipe out fish in any area they move into. They travel large areas and will locate and feed then move on. Local lake had a population I counted 5 1 day they would swim around come up with a fish kill it then let it go and kill another until they had enough it seemed for a meal fun to watch They need their fish too.