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[–] 8240098 [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I believe you. Hell man long as my nephew doesn't hook my eye it's all good.

Also cats tend to think treble hooks are toys. I'll just leave that as it is.

I once caught a big frog on a roostertail but had to stuff his tongue back in his mouth after. If I could go back I would not do it again.

I didn't know what alligator gar were until I caught one. I was like, I knew this water wasn't very clean but damn lol.

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[–] philomath 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Nothing specific, but my grandparents lived on a lake in MN. We used to spend a month there each summer while my mom was off work (teacher). There were numerous fishing trips with my grandfather - digging for worms, taking the boat out, sunfish, bass, walleye. Then learning how to clean them.........lots of great memories.

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[–] 8240237 [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

A month with grandparents and a lake would be paradise.

I always liked seeing what they had eaten. Crawfish, fish, etc.

One thing I've never done but my father has seen if a guy will catch a small sunfish and a bass bites it and it turns sideways in the bass's mouth and you catch the bass :)

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[–] 8240028 [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Also growing up I always wanted to catch a channel catfish (usually bullheads). Finally got one, my dad grabbed my line and it broke. My dad dove into the muddy reservoir and wrestled the catfish on shore. Of course, after my first one we went on to catch over 10 lol.

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[–] HWY__395 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

About 10years ago I was creek fishing near South Lake Sabrina. I saw this loud lady in a white pantsuit fall into waist deep in the almost freezing creek.

It was really funny listening to her yell about how she hated fishing and wanted to go home.there is more to the story but I'm to tired to write about it.

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[–] 8240403 [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

As I read the first part I was thinking "no chick" lol.

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[–] DRSE 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Spent 4 years with a mate hunting for pink snapper following all the rules for catching them everyone tells you you need to do. We watched guys 50m from ys catch a couple of good size fish and we didn't get a bite for about 8 hours. You're meant to be out in the roughest conditions you or your boat can handle, have a big burley trail, a constant flow of burley cubes, paternoster rigs with decent sized sinkers, and fish near rocks or reefs. We were out trolling for spanish mackerel one day and a pink snapper took the lure. We have been back to the spot a few times since and don't have a burley trail, don't drop a flow of burley chunks, use snell rigs with little or no weights, and can't see anything really in the bottom with the sounder. We have caught some big fish (largest being 970mm and close to 10kg) and don't catch anything that you need to check for minimum legal size which is 500mm. Smallest fish we have caught there is about 700mm. Also caught our first spanish mackerel this year after about 3 or 4 of trying when they move down the coast with the warm water. I got the mackerel and it measured in at 1350mm and between 17 and 20kg. I like these stories because they show that fishing isn't always just dumb luck and you have put in the effort for the results.

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[–] 8240340 [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Sounds delicious I'd LOVE to catch a big fat snapper like that. Yep you got to put in the time I have started to read into fishing for big catfish and that's what they say, put the time in.

I'm doxing myself like crazy but I used to live in Guatemala and there was this guy who owned a huge tourist fishing business (mostly Dorados and sailfish) and my dad was invited. He couldn't go for work so had me go and I paid like $15 for gas lol. Anyways I was able to catch a really big black marlin when they were there for a week for some reason. The owner of the big fishing business had been fishing forever and was so pissed that he never had caught one. Hopefully he has caught one by now though.

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[–] Owlchemy 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Great story and brings me back to fishing on at My Grandfather's farm pond. When I was really young, we'd only catch sunnies or blue gills, whatever ... and catching a big one of thiose was few and far between. Then, of course there were always some huge catfish ... huge being maybe a foot long. Then as I got a bit older, we began to catch bass all the time. One of my uncle's had been passing a small fish hatchery nearby when they were cleaning out a pond. He brought home a bushel basket full of minnows and tossed them in our 'lake'. That was the start of our bass fishing, it turned out. And it was a ball.

We also had a pickerel in the water of the stream that fed the lake That was my great white whale. I always tried to fish for it ... and never succeeded. Oh well, it was a dream. I made up for it by catching snapping turtles.

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[–] 8240129 [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Damn I hope you had some good pliers.

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[–] Owlchemy 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

LOL - nope, I'd catch the little ones on the edge of the lake. We're talking young boy stuff, fifty plus years ago. We had some seriously huge snappers though in that lake (pond). As a teen I'd sit in the old willow tree with a 22 and take pot shots at 'em when they came up for air. Not sure if I ever got one, but hey, it was fun on a hot summer day.

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[–] Opieswife 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Out and about for the day. Decided to stop on the side of the road and drop a line. Walked around the inlet to the end of an old bridge and cast my line. Within 10 minutes caught a keeper striper. Husband and kids were cheering me on but the other fishermen who were around were not so happy and told me to throw it back.

Guess they were not so happy to have a young woman in high heels just popped in for 10 minutes and scored a keeper. No idea how long they were there but I didnt care, I got my fish.

Yes I really was fishing in high heels. You would be amazed what can be done in a cute pair of shoes. It was a spur of the moment decision and the reason we keep poles in the car all season. Had I planned to go fishing I would have been in shorts and sneakers but you never know when the mood or opportunity will strike.

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[–] 8251929 [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Hehe I would have applauded you that's so hilarious. Why did they want you to throw it back was it too big lol?

I once took a pretty female relative from California out on a very long pier up north for crab fishing. Everyone was dressed in very rough brownish fishing clothes and she was in tight bright white sweats. It was so hilarious I believe she got some crabs.

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[–] Opieswife 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Yes I think they were unhappy that I caught a keeper and they didn't. Oh well it was fun.

I love crabbing also but usually when I go out fishing or crabbing I am jeans or shorts but you never know when a good opportunity may come along and proper dress is not always available. I hope your relative had fun and you all enjoyed your crabs. :)

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[–] 8241866 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

The one where the hackers didn't get my password!

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