Wednesday September 22, 2021 Troy Oregon
Locating Wildcat Creek
Last night I looked up Wildcat creek on the map and copied down it’s coordinates so I could enter them on my GPS to find that creek so we could catch some crawdads for bait. That is what we are planning to do today, go find that creek and catch some crawdads.
Looking for Wildcat Creek
The GPS said, stop here. This is where Wildcat Creek comes into another creek. I was here yesterday but didn’t’ recognize it as it had all changed since I was last here. There used to be a six foot culvert here but now there is a bridge and rails.
Checking things out it appears something plugged up the culvert in a big storm and washed it all out bringing in all the big rocks and washing out the gravel bed.
Checking for crawdads
Before this was all gravel so there was no place for the crawdads to hide and they were easy to catch by hand but now with the rocks they have cracks to hide in so it was much harder to catch them by hand but I gave it a try and put out some meat pieces in the rocks to attract them.
What we caught
I have traps
Marty and I were sitting there talking when he said something about this place needing traps. I said I have some in my van I carry around so I went to get them and we worked on sitting them up using canned fish for bait.
We decided to put the traps out overnight and come back to check them first thing tomorrow as it looked like there might be lots of crawdads here.
Headed for camp