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  1. #1
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    Feb 2012
    Gainesville, TX
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    Trip to the creek :)

    Heading to the creek in a few minutes. Just double checking to make sure I've got everything. I'll post some pics when I get back but I've only got my cell phone cam so they might not be the best. Wish me luck LOL

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  3. #2
    us
    Jan 2012
    Chickasha,Oklahoma
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    Good Luck I will be headed out saturday.

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    Come out from under your bed today...... DO SOMETHING!

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    Wait'n for the pics.... TTC
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  5. #4
    us
    Feb 2012
    Gainesville, TX
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    Okay TTC, here are the photos LOL Took them with my phone so might not be the best.
    This is one part of the creek. Not as much water as I was expecting after the storms we got a couple days ago.

    Here are the layers on the side of the creek. Not sure where to dig here. Any advise?

    This is not a boulder, it's actually very heavy clay.


    No color found on this trip. But I did a little exploring and found about 7 of these on the property

    The hole is about the size of a quarter. Haven't caught any of these in a while so I may go back and pick up one or two.
    Ended up being a beautiful evening. Had a great time and can't wait to do it again

  6. #5
    Conservative Cherokee "WP" (Wolf Pack 4Ever)

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    Forhorsmn, Have you sampled where the rock and clay layers meet?

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    Great pics! Thanks. TTC
    At home the ground was covered with snow, and I was covered with sweat. My younger brother called me a killer and my daddy called me a vet. Still in Saigon. Charlie Daniels Band

  8. #7
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    Endeaver to perservere

    Mar 2008
    Aloha, Orygun
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    Nice place there.
    Yes, check the layers on the eroded bank.
    What are the holes and how can you take some home?
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  9. #8
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    Apr 2012
    Pauls Valley, OK
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    Crayfish, a tiny cousin to the lobster. At least i think, thats what makes holes by the ponds and creeks here in oklahoma, they are really good eating as well.

  10. #9
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    Endeaver to perservere

    Mar 2008
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    Oh, you mean crawdads.
    Used to tie an old chicken bone to a line and throw it into the creek.
    Wait a bit and slowly pull in a bunch.
    Yup - freshwater shrimp. Yum.
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  11. #10
    us
    Feb 2012
    Gainesville, TX
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    Quote Originally Posted by forhorsmn View Post

    No color found on this trip. But I did a little exploring and found about 7 of these on the property

    The hole is about the size of a quarter. Haven't caught any of these in a while so I may go back and pick up one or two.
    Actually these are tarantula burrows I've gotten 2 from this property in the past. Most of them will be about 2.5 to 3 inches. They could get up to 5in. when full grown.
    GrayCloud and greydigger: I'll be checking that layer the next time I go. Thanks for the advise

  12. #11
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    Jan 2011
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    Quote Originally Posted by forhorsmn View Post
    Actually these are tarantula burrows I've gotten 2 from this property in the past. Most of them will be about 2.5 to 3 inches. They could get up to 5in. when full grown.
    GrayCloud and greydigger: I'll be checking that layer the next time I go. Thanks for the advise
    Ha! I knew it was gonna be a tarantula hole. I used to catch them all the time when i was a kid an arizona. Best time to find them is right after a fresh rain. They come out and walk around. Or you can take a small stick or blade of grass and poke around a couple inches into the hole. They will come out and grab it to defend there hole or eat it (they think its a bug or something), then you can usually coax them out.


    As far as crawdads. Bacon is the best bait. My dad and a couple of his buddies, back when i was a kid, got drunk and took one of the bulldozers home from work and damed up the creek in the wash back behind where we lived. Built a pond that became loaded with crawdads. We just tied a piece of Bacon to the line of a fishing rod, cast it out for about a minute, then reel em in. Usually had 3-6 of em hanging on each cast.

  13. #12
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    Jan 2011
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    Now im old and lazy and just toss a trap in with some Bacon and let it sit for a while.

  14. #13
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    Mr.Vince

    Mar 2012
    Torrance California
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    sounds like the best deal...bait in a cage.. let it set...

  15. #14
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    Endeaver to perservere

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    How do you cook the tarantulas?

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  16. #15
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    Feb 2012
    Gainesville, TX
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    Quote Originally Posted by greydigger View Post
    How do you cook the tarantulas?

    Grey
    In no way do I condone nor agree with this...but in the interest of education
    How to Prepare and Cook a Jungle Tarantula? | eHow.com

  17. #16
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    Mar 2012
    Greenwood SC
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    Quote Originally Posted by oragonads View Post
    Now im old and lazy and just toss a trap in with some Bacon and let it sit for a while.
    That's exactly what I do too.

    Every year in late summer I put out 8 baskets in different creeks. What I use is the wire mesh "minnow baskets". The kind that have two funnel openings, one on each end. You can buy these at most any hardware store or store that sells fishing bait for less than $10 apiece. I cut the hole in the end of the funnel out some to make it a little bigger.

    I usually bait with meal cake or cat food that I put into a piece of panty hose and tie it off. I've never thought about using bacon but I will try that in one of my baskets this year and see how well it does.

    I'll wire the bait inside the baskets, then using a long piece of wire I tie one end to the basket and the other to a tree root along the creek bank. Around here if you don't anchor them a coon or snapping turtle will drag the basket off trying to get at the bait.

    After I tie one end of the wire to a root I then simply drop the basket into a deep pothole in the creek. I'll leave it for about 3 days before I check it again. Those 8 baskets usually catch enough crawfish (mud bugs) that along with dozen ears of corn-on-the-cob and some coleslaw makes for one good tasty meal for me, my wife and my 2 grandsons.
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  18. #17
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    Eureka Gold Panning

    Apr 2012
    Greensboro NC
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    Yea the layers are Prime hardpack I would have to dig it out some. But if there is anything in it it should also have showed up around it as well from the floods that break it down. Was there much magnitite in the area?
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  19. #18
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    Take a test pan or two from the bottom of each layer especially wherever you see a dark streak of hemitite or magnatite (black sand) Once you find a layer where the most color is then that's where you concentrate your efforts. Forget digging down into the clay, gold will be on top of it or under it next to the bedrock.

    Also always sample as close to bedrock as you can whenever possible.

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  20. #19
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    Feb 2012
    Gainesville, TX
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eureka View Post
    Yea the layers are Prime hardpack I would have to dig it out some. But if there is anything in it it should also have showed up around it as well from the floods that break it down. Was there much magnitite in the area?
    Still haven't seen very much. Most of the heavies are really light colored. A lot of heavy clay around though.

  21. #20
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    Feb 2012
    Gainesville, TX
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goodyguy View Post
    Take a test pan or two from the bottom of each layer especially wherever you see a dark streak of hemitite or magnatite (black sand) Once you find a layer where the most color is then that's where you concentrate your efforts. Forget digging down into the clay, gold will be on top of it or under it next to the bedrock.

    Also always sample as close to bedrock as you can whenever possible.

    GG~
    I'll be doing that here in the next few days. Thanks for all the advise everyone.

 

 

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