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water turkeys #13407555 01/17/20 03:57 PM
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does anyone know where those stupid water turkeys roost at. i live by lake worth and see them every day flying back and forth . seams like they would just roost blow the dam and save all that flying .

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good eatin' right there


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Originally Posted by Bentman63
good eatin' right there

Eat possum much?

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good eatin' right there

Eat possum much?


only the rabid ones


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Are the ones you are speaking of like the Black Hooked Beak water Turkey's down here on the coast?


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I see them on Hubbard a lot. They normally roost on calm water in large groups. I was fishing Lavon once near the dam and a group flew right over the boat. The first turd hit the cowling then the rear deck, next the dash, then 5' behind me and then 3' behind me. I was ready to bail. Nasty green turds that spread to about 3".


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I have a buddy who seeks out water turkey roosts for cat fishing purposes. There's a technique called "plopping" where he pitches chicken livers at the base of the trees they've roosted in all night. Since all they do is eat fish all day, they poop "fish" all night. The cat fish love lying at the base of the trees feasting on fish poop.


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Originally Posted by river oaks
does anyone know where those stupid water turkeys roost at. i live by lake worth and see them every day flying back and forth . seams like they would just roost blow the dam and save all that flying .

In the summer a large population roosts in the upper midwest Great Lakes region and unfortunately flies south in the winter to terrorize Texas fisheries.

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I called it "Splat" fishing. Used to do it in the winter on Lewisville. Large float with a piece of bacon or hotdog as bait. Lob the float so it makes a splat sound when it hits the water.




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Originally Posted by river oaks
does anyone know where those stupid water turkeys roost at. i live by lake worth and see them every day flying back and forth . seams like they would just roost blow the dam and save all that flying .


they basically take over the lake in the winter.


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Originally Posted by river oaks
seams like they would just roost blow the dam.
If they blow the dam, won't that cause a flood?


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Originally Posted by Bigbob_FTW
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does anyone know where those stupid water turkeys roost at. i live by lake worth and see them every day flying back and forth . seams like they would just roost blow the dam and save all that flying .


they basically take over the lake in the winter.


I live on lake worth and have hundred's of them out front of my place every day lately, but have no idea where they roost at.

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does anyone know where those stupid water turkeys roost at. i live by lake worth and see them every day flying back and forth . seams like they would just roost blow the dam and save all that flying .


they basically take over the lake in the winter.


I live on lake worth and have hundred's of them out front of my place every day lately, but have no idea where they roost at.



I always assumed I the reeds by the base.


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The ones with the Pointed Beak are called Anhingas. The hooked bill ones, as shown in the pic above are Cormorants.


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