Tracks

Temp on Andros Island: 85 degrees, water temp. 75, winds light ENE.

Yesterday my neighbor and I found wolf tracks in the snow less than two hundred yards from the house. We also found big scat that was obviously from the same animal as it was full of deer hair. The other night Amos, my Great Pyrenees dog was going crazy and looking in the exact same area we found the tracks. His dad was killed by wolves near Bull Mountain where I got him as a pup. Wolf season is closed but if one or more comes close to the house and is a threat to Amos, it just opened up again as far as I’m concerned.
Patricia posted some photos of the tracks with a tape measure across in the comments of the last entry. There are also some very interesting tracks across the ice in the settling pond at the dam. We still haven’t figured those out.

How about those conditions on Andros Island—near perfect. I finally got all my ducks in a row and looks like I will be there around Christmas. One of the first things we are planning is another trip to Williams Island on the remote west side. I hooked a nice tarpon there last year but there were much bigger ones in the area. Actually they will be a bit much for my 9wt but if it shatters it so be it. That’s why you should always have a unconditional warranteed rod.

7 Comments:

  1. Al,
    That second set of tracks looks like muskrat. The picture isn’t directly over them, but from afar, thats what they look like. And that is a biiiig wolf. Keep Amos close to you. Wolves will draw dogs out and then go at em’. I’ve lost one too.

    Marc.

  2. I second the fact that those are BIG wolf tracks. Usually the males will scout the perimeter and hopefully that one is not reporting back to the pack…..
    The mystery track is probably a muskrat based on the swishing of the tail on the way out….it was probably carrying something back from the river…Hopefully all the kittens are gone by now (to good homes)

  3. Al, Could you tell me how to get in touch with the guides you mentioned please? Any recommendations for a place to stay for a few days when you fish the Joulters? Thank you Jim

  4. That dog has been around in ur area for a while Al,he is a big son of a bitch,if ya get the chance take care of the problem and I’ll buy you a drink before you head South!!!It would be much appreciated,thanks.I hope your feeling better.

  5. You can get in touch with Hermon here:

    http://www.hermonsandrosbonefishing.com/home.html

    Not sure about Tommy Keys

  6. Hi there
    I just stumpeld over your fine blog. Exciting reading!
    I can se we were in Fresh Creek at the same time last year; we were the only couple staying at the Lighthouse. Well we be back. We are leaving for Mangrove Cay tomorrow morning, from Denmark, long trip. So we are in Fresh Creek from the From 6 Jan. till 17 Jan. and then back to the cold.
    Last year we fished a lot with little Tommy, this time we have rented a boat from Hank.

    So if your there at the same time we would like to bay your at cold Kalik so we can hear more about the Tarpon trips, and we can tell you about the fishing down in Mangrove Cay

    You can se the pictures from last year here:
    http://picasaweb.google.com/AnneOgMortenB/

    Merry Christmas
    And hope to meet you in the Creek
    Anne and Morten
    From Denmark

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