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#11872973 - 10/09/16 10:09 PM comorants / water turkey
Firemedic Reed Offline

Registered: 07/14/13
Posts: 62
Loc: Corsicana, Texas
In everyone's opinion which lake in Texas has the biggest population of comorants/water turkey?
James Reed
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#11873024 - 10/09/16 10:43 PM Re: comorants / water turkey [Re: Firemedic Reed]
reel believer Offline

Registered: 05/27/16
Posts: 49
You know you can't eat them thangs James? There's a bunch over here but probably not the most. some of the guys do fish the trees under them though.

#11873049 - 10/09/16 11:41 PM Re: comorants / water turkey [Re: Firemedic Reed]
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Loc: Tawakoni/Mogote, CO.
Tawakoni sure has its share
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#11873123 - 10/10/16 06:43 AM Re: comorants / water turkey [Re: kodys'papa]
chrisc/striper express guide service Offline
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Registered: 03/12/07
Posts: 2583
Last couple years they have exploded IMO and this last year some stayed all year never left
Lake Texoma Striper Guide Chris Carey

#11873332 - 10/10/16 09:30 AM Re: comorants / water turkey [Re: Firemedic Reed]
Meadowlark Offline
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Registered: 11/04/04
Posts: 3110
Loc: East Texas
Livingston has to be in the top 5 of the rankings if not number 1.

The cormorants prefer shad and Livingston is loaded with shad every year.

Amazingly, the most damaging cormorants I've ever seen were down along the shoreline of the Bay of Campeche. The mangroves there are actually "bleached" white with cormorant excrement and many are dead. Looks like the very same bird we have here. Unbelievable.

#11873410 - 10/10/16 10:07 AM Re: comorants / water turkey [Re: reel believer]
brucevannguyen Offline
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Registered: 04/13/09
Posts: 984
Loc: Houston,TX
Originally Posted By: reel believer
You know you can't eat them thangs James? There's a bunch over here but probably not the most. some of the guys do fish the trees under them though.

It sure helll don't taste like a turkey but I've eaten them before. Back when me and my dad was riding out Hurricane Ellisa back in the 80. We were stuck on the Bolivar peninsula with no food. Commrant tasted really good to us back then. Don't know about now thou ? TPWD should make it legal to hunt these birds to keep their numbers down. I don't see why we can eat wild game bird and not these birds. You never know untill you tasted it. I think well seasoned cooked would taste like any other gamey birds.

Edited by brucevannguyen (10/10/16 03:23 PM)
Will work for fish!!

#11873893 - 10/10/16 03:02 PM Re: comorants / water turkey [Re: Firemedic Reed]
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Registered: 02/04/04
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Loc: Lake Tawakoni, Tx
They need standing timber and lots of bait. Find the lake with the most of those 2 things and u prob have a winner!!!!
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#11874009 - 10/10/16 04:09 PM Re: comorants / water turkey [Re: Firemedic Reed]
MightyMike Offline

Registered: 05/08/10
Posts: 172
Loc: Mansfield, TX
I vote livingston
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#11874116 - 10/10/16 05:16 PM Re: comorants / water turkey [Re: MightyMike]
TCK73 Online   content
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Registered: 03/26/15
Posts: 3659
Loc: Jack County
We get a ton of them at Arrowhead. I have never seen an animal constantly carp for hours on end like they can. If you are on a lake and find them sitting on white logs, you will catch plenty of catfish.

#11874288 - 10/10/16 07:33 PM Re: comorants / water turkey [Re: Firemedic Reed]
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Registered: 08/12/10
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Any bird that eats fish taste terrible, but I still think we should kill as many as possible.

They are the wild pigs of the air.
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