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#12843257 - 07/26/18 05:55 PM otters on ray roberts
al seaver Offline
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I haven't posted in a LONG time but had to ask -- has anyone else seen the otters in RR? Watched an adult & 6 or 8 young one this morning. The adult caught four 2 to 3 lb channel cats in about 30 minutes & all assembled had a feast on them.

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#12843261 - 07/26/18 05:58 PM Re: otters on ray roberts [Re: al seaver]
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Originally Posted By: al seaver
I haven't posted in a LONG time but had to ask -- has anyone else seen the otters in RR? Watched an adult & 6 or 8 young one this morning. The adult caught four 2 to 3 lb channel cats in about 30 minutes & all assembled had a feast on them.


Sure they're not Nutria's?
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#12843273 - 07/26/18 06:07 PM Re: otters on ray roberts [Re: GIG'EM AGGIES]
al seaver Offline
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No, not nutrias - I got close to these guys & watched them for about 30 minutes. The adult was closer to the size of a small beaver than nutria - face looked more like a seal than a water rat. The young ones were, at times "cavorting" & playing in the water & on the shore. Besides - Could a nutria catch & feed on a 2 lb catfish? & adult caught 4 of them in a time span of 30 to 45 minutes max. The fish eating on the shoreline & in the rocks was easily seen.

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#12843291 - 07/26/18 06:18 PM Re: otters on ray roberts [Re: al seaver]
al seaver Offline
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Post Script : I pulled up a website - Texas Hill Country using search Otters in Texas. Article sez that Otters are moving into central Texas - reported as far north as Wichita Falls.

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#12843313 - 07/26/18 06:37 PM Re: otters on ray roberts [Re: al seaver]
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There were otters a lot of early mornings around Isle du Bois State Park in late 90s.
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#12843357 - 07/26/18 07:18 PM Re: otters on ray roberts [Re: al seaver]
bronco71 Offline
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Registered: 02/05/06
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Loc: Farmers Branch/Sulphur Bluff
Those bas***ds have shown up in the ponds north of Sulphur Springs, wiped out a neighbors catfish pond and put a big dent in mine! Saw one in my bass pond last deer season, he will not be a problem anymore....

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#12843358 - 07/26/18 07:18 PM Re: otters on ray roberts [Re: al seaver]
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Loc: McKinney, TX
I had come up on a large one last year back in Pilot Point cove. It was probably late summer or early fall. He was eating a big crappie. He wasn't too concerned with me. I got within 10' from him sitting on a lay down. I have seen others around the lake, but not frequently.

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#12843378 - 07/26/18 07:35 PM Re: otters on ray roberts [Re: al seaver]
Brutaldudeski Offline
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I spend 5 days a week at ray rob. There is definitely a small population of otters. Real otters, not beavers or nutria. Most of the time when they get hit by 377 or 455 someone calls it in.

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#12843569 - 07/26/18 10:13 PM Re: otters on ray roberts [Re: al seaver]
Jumpin J Offline
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Have seen them at Ray Bob and Fork, also, man they're fast.

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#12843684 - 07/27/18 05:07 AM Re: otters on ray roberts [Re: al seaver]
LakeTylerMan Offline
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Registered: 02/28/17
Posts: 73
Loc: Arp, Texas Lake Tyler
I've seen otters, nutria and beaver swimming at Lake Tyler. I believe you.

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#12843804 - 07/27/18 07:44 AM Re: otters on ray roberts [Re: al seaver]
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I have seen them myself and took some pics, man can those nasty suckers devour a fish!

http://texasfishingforum.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/11843857/1

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#12843819 - 07/27/18 07:58 AM Re: otters on ray roberts [Re: al seaver]
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I had an Uncle who brought in Nutria to clean out all the grass in his stock tanks and ponds on his ranches. He bought them from the state. They ate everything in sight.I believe that Nutria are just grass eaters but don't know for sure.. That's what they were originally brought in for.
They could do far more damage than the otters IMO.
Maybe someone can explain the difference.
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#12843865 - 07/27/18 08:40 AM Re: otters on ray roberts [Re: GIG'EM AGGIES]
Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life) Online   content
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Originally Posted By: GIG'EM AGGIES
Originally Posted By: al seaver
I haven't posted in a LONG time but had to ask -- has anyone else seen the otters in RR? Watched an adult & 6 or 8 young one this morning. The adult caught four 2 to 3 lb channel cats in about 30 minutes & all assembled had a feast on them.


Sure they're not Nutria's?

LOL considering Nutria's don't catch fish for food I doubt it

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#12843868 - 07/27/18 08:41 AM Re: otters on ray roberts [Re: al seaver]
Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life) Online   content
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Seen them in a bunch of the east texas lakes never in ray bob though they are pretty cool little creatures for sure!

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#12843874 - 07/27/18 08:45 AM Re: otters on ray roberts [Re: al seaver]
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Registered: 01/23/04
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Loc: Dallas, TX, USA
I saw one at Fork that was insanely big. Fairfield also has some very big ones.
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