Snapper turtle soup

Snapper turtle soup

PostBy: AA130FIREMAN On: Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:44 pm

Anyone ever try to catch or make the soup ? I tried catching one years ago with no luck, the bait was gone every day and no turtle, one day the wire line with my hooks was gone that I had tied to the tree so I said the heck with this. I used old screen door wire overtop the bait, livers,roghten smelling fish and a large deep sea hook, and the buggers would still take the bait. Just hoping the turtle would take the whole thing into it's mouth, not nibble it off.
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Re: Snapper turtle soup

PostBy: AA130FIREMAN On: Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:55 pm

I may try this method once all my teeth fall out and loose my marbles, I would be afraid of loosing my tally wacker, need a good athletic cup :lol: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gn8EQ0azXpQ
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Re: Snapper turtle soup

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:13 pm

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Re: Snapper turtle soup

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:34 pm

AA130FIREMAN wrote:Anyone ever try to catch or make the soup ? I tried catching one years ago with no luck, the bait was gone every day and no turtle, one day the wire line with my hooks was gone that I had tied to the tree so I said the heck with this. I used old screen door wire overtop the bait, livers,roghten smelling fish and a large deep sea hook, and the buggers would still take the bait. Just hoping the turtle would take the whole thing into it's mouth, not nibble it off.

I accidentally caught one when I was about eight years old. He was a monster, his shell was over 2' in diameter. The thing charged up the bank at the three of us kids and it opened its mouth and hissed at us. His mouth had about 10 hooks stuck in it and we ran all the way home! I'll pass on the soup. :)
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Re: Snapper turtle soup

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:31 pm

Lucky for me, they find me ..... No hunting needed. toothy

This one barged down our fence around our garden .. then couldn't remember where he got in. Sort of like me at the bar on Friday night .... :| :D
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Re: Snapper turtle soup

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:33 pm

And me too my young friend. :shots: :cheers: :clap: toothy
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Re: Snapper turtle soup

PostBy: Freddy On: Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:46 am

It's not so scarey going into the swamp to catch snappers. You see, they will never bite you while they are under water. They have no enemies while submerged so they figure why bite? That being said, that turtle man video.... they must have the lazy snappers down South. If you pick up a snapper in Maine you'd best be prepared for a fight. They will thrash the hell out of you and constantly snap at the air until you drop them. They only ones I've ever caught were the ones I accidentally came across while they were crossing a road or out in the woods. I do not know how they are trapped.
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Re: Snapper turtle soup

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Jun 21, 2011 5:09 am

Grab 'em by the tail & they'll never get to you. ;) That's how I got this guy out of my garden ... but not before he mowed down a row of cucumber plants ... :x
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Re: Snapper turtle soup

PostBy: samhill On: Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:42 am

I`ve seen some trapped here, it seems that if you stake down an old tire in the shallows, put some rank chicken pieces inside the turtle will go in for the meat & if the right size get stuck in the tire. Don`t imagine that it`s in any way legal but I`ve seen a few trapped. But like Freddy in my area if you keep an eye out they cross the road quite often, & you are in for a fight. I`ve seen a few that could probably chew right through a tire & rip it off a car to boot.
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Re: Snapper turtle soup

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:01 am

.22 to the head?

Just sayin'. Though I've never had turtle soup before. I have had rabbit and squirrel stew and found it to be quite delicious.

I tried to save a few snappers attempting to cross the street. Scary animals. They move quite a bit faster than I remember being told growing up as a kid.
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Re: Snapper turtle soup

PostBy: chubs On: Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:38 am

samhill wrote:I`ve seen some trapped here, it seems that if you stake down an old tire in the shallows, put some rank chicken pieces inside the turtle will go in for the meat & if the right size get stuck in the tire. Don`t imagine that it`s in any way legal but I`ve seen a few trapped. But like Freddy in my area if you keep an eye out they cross the road quite often, & you are in for a fight. I`ve seen a few that could probably chew right through a tire & rip it off a car to boot.


Use to trap them out of farm ponds. Take a couple of empty milk jugs with heavy line, bait with grizzly meat and throw in pond. Check every day and when jugd move you have one, just hook it and pull it in and let the battle begin. :lol:
Would put them in a water tank with clean water for a few days to clean them out before cutting their heads off and hanging them up to bleed out.
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Re: Snapper turtle soup

PostBy: mooseman100 On: Thu Jul 14, 2011 4:19 pm

No desire to eat any turtle soup, but I am game on keeping them out of ponds. I do shoot them while they are basking in the sun. The best way I have found to trap them with a #1 leg hold trap.
Take a piece of 2x12 say 15" long or so. Attach the trap to the board some what tight, it does not have to be real secure. Wire a junk of meat on the pan. Float trap upside down in water and secure chain to a tree, stake, whatever. Traps are onl spring loaded on ones side, that side will remain flat on hte board. The other side will hang straight down. When the turtle comes up to get the meat it will trip teh pan and the trap will close and break it's neck. It works great. The only thing I have go wrong is if the turtle comes in under the one side of trap that is hanging straight down, it will still spring the trap, but he will be under the leg holds.
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Re: Snapper turtle soup

PostBy: tsb On: Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:20 pm

That thing is a hard shelled Hoot Grouse. Cut his head off and
bake it like a turkey. If you can, shove a small onion up its' butt first.
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Re: Snapper turtle soup

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Fri Jul 15, 2011 7:50 pm

Careful how you go about it. :)

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Re: Snapper turtle soup

PostBy: AA130FIREMAN On: Sun Nov 20, 2011 10:09 am

The crazy turtle man is going to be on the boob tube (tv) tonight at 10 on APL, animal planet.
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