I was scouting at my up North camp the past few days and found my first Otter toilet, I think.
Wooded area, small stream, shallow--maybe 6" deep on edges to about 18" deep in middle, 20' wide or so--fairly fast moving.
Small pond, maybe a couple of acres, very shallow, can see bottom, is an old beaver pond from years ago.
Between the pond and the stream is an earth levee [berm] that is about 50' wide at the bottom where it hits the stream and pond water. About 12' wide at the top, flat, old logging road, now growing in with vegetation. Top of berm is maybe 18' above the water level of both the stream and pond.
I noticed a faint trail in the leaves and evergreen needles coming from each waterway, up the bank and over the top of the berm. On the top, there are 3 separate places where the needles are scratched into little tufts, or piles, and there are piles of black, very runny, scat, with fish scales embedded in it. From reading, I think they [ or it ] is an Otter toilet.
How do I set for them? Can I narrow the entrances to the water with natural sticks and use a 330? Do I use a dive pole? Remember the water is very shallow. I could really use some advice!! Thanks.