Ticks at river

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  1. punter16

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    Fished Mission Trails a few times over the last week. 2-5 bass per session BUT 2-5 ticks as well! I'd frequently have to knock ticks off of my pant legs when I'd brush up against sage or trees while bushwhacking. It must be the tick time of year? Fishers beware...
     
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    tape your pant legs so they don't crawl up a get you.
     
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    This comes from one that has contracted Lyme in San Diego County . Watch any bites for signs of rash or Bullseye looking red marks . Get to you health provider if you see this ,it also helps if you take the offending tick in a bottle when you go . They will send it to the county and your provider and you will get a full report + or - . It seems in our area the little tiny buggers, Western Black Legged Ticks , are the one that usually carry Lyme but I have read it is moving to other tick s as well . For the last few years I have been treating my outdoor clothing as in this link .diy-permethrin-treatment-how-to-treat-your-clothes-and-gear-with-permethrin , It works for all insects , mosquitoes act like they are on an electric grid when they land and ticks drop off pretty much immediately . In my case the rash showed before I was able to remove the tick and with blood work I showed the antibody for Lyme and was put on a regiment of antibiotics for a month . That was 5 - 6 years ago during the spring Turkey season . Tight lines ,WR
     
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    Thats weird I've bushwacked most of the sd river system and never had a tick. I got a bunch at san v many years ago. Maybe the homeless are bringing them in.
     
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    Back in the 80's fishing at San Vee a friend insisted I drop him off on the island so he could fish the bank during the spring while I anchored up on a point. The water at that time was way up so he had to pretty much beat the bush. When I returned to pick him up he was loaded with ticks on his clothes. Gave me the heebie-jeebies. He's lucky I didn't make him swim back.
     
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    thats no way to treat Rodney
     
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    Ticks = Mammals! Deer, Coyotes, Bob Cats, etc. Put a Deer in the back of my station Wagon once (yes, it was dead, mcfish !) I had ticks in that car for months.
     
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  8. Craig T

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    Paul you bought up deer so I've got another San Vee memory. Over the years I've seen deer swimming across to the island on two occasions. I've always wondered why and have thought maybe they felt safer from the mountain lions?
     
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    That's crazy
     
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    Not sure about Lions, but I saw a Bob Cat on that island a decade or two ago. Wondered if it swam there. The narrows was pretty narrow in those days.
     
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    I saw 4 on the island around the same time. I would think they swam there also, I have seen a deer swimming at San V also.
     
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    I've seen deer swim to the island several times, especially when the narrows were narrow, and the little islands existed!
    There's easier ways to attract ticks than running over a deer and stuffing it in your car!
     
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    I like to call it "tenderizing".
     
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    My son and I saw one last year swim to the island from Barona arm area. We kinda follow it to make sure no one hit it, took a good 30 minutes to make that swim, but she made it. I really do think they swim to avoid predators like lions and coyotes alike. I did wonder with the island being so small now where would she go from there? Boat traffic was pretty crazy and hitting a deer in a boat could be very dangerous at speed.
     
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    Don't know if boat insurance covers that!!! There use to be a small herd on the island in the 70s!
     
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    I saw a deer swimming out to the saddle at DVL years ago when the water level was up high. I thought it was big piece of wood when I noticed it bobbing up and down.
     
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    Yes, boat insurance would cover it as long as it is not a liability only policy.
     
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    Years ago..Driving through Mission Trails. Hopped out to check water conditions. Didn't even walk through any brush...just stood on a rock (under a tree) for a couple minutes. Back in the truck saw a tick on my shirt...hopped back out and picked off three more.
    Only had one ever attach itself to me.
    But they will hitchhike on you into your car and your house. Found one on my indoor cat...
    Now after creek fishing, I go right to the laundry...clothes in the washer a quick tick check, then a shower to reduce poison oak outcomes.
     
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    I only had one attach to me and it was in the last place you'd want it. Fort Leonard Wood was absolutely crawling with them, they fall out of the trees on you come up from the grass.
     
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    I was there winter of 72, Combat Engineer AIT
    I must have been lucky because it was winter and never had a problem.
     
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