How About A Little Fun , Night Fishing And Being Scared
Posted June 27 2012 - 11:50 PM
I love summer time night fishing . Many times I use to launch at sunset and fish until 1:00 am or later.
Unless I could get a fishing partner on those nights , I fished alone.
I think the most startled I have ever been is one really hot summer night I was fishing alone in a 17 foot canoe.
No wind and no moon on a local 100 acre lake . This is a state owned property so there are no lights or houses on the shore line.
Pitch black and the fish were biting good. I was fishing the shoreline and when I heard some sticks breaking , I thought maybe a dog or coyote was walking through the woods.
I didn't think too much of it and continued to fish. Then all of a sudden I heard the biggest splash next to my canoe. It sounded like a large animal
just jumped in the water next to me. I jumped out of my skin .
I could see an outline or shadow that looked enormous right in front of my canoe.
I was almost to scared to turn my head lamp on but I did
Know what it was ?
Alright ... lets hear some stories.
Posted June 28 2012 - 12:07 AM
Posted June 28 2012 - 12:10 AM
I actually have one from tonight! I hit the lake right at sunset and could only fish for about an hour or so. It got dark, but I could still make out objects on the surface. I saw what looked like a beaver swimming across the pond coming towards me. Now I don't know about yall, but I've heard stories of people getting their fingers, toes, nipples, and etc ripped off by beavers. I crawled up high in my boat and watched the beaver swim past. All of the sudden, a huge explosion of water engulfed the beaver and from below came a massive largemouth with his mouth wide open ready to suck in its prey. The beaver disappeared and I never saw it again. I was completely dumfounded and gazed at the spot where the attempted murder took place with an open mouth and wide eyes....kind of like a bass. After a few moments, I let out a huge laugh and decided to call it a night before that same bass tried to take me and my boat out next.
Posted June 28 2012 - 12:24 AM
The fish didn't know what it was trying to tangle with.
I see a lot of beavers at night. The tail slap they do on top of the water will make you jump at night.
Posted June 28 2012 - 12:25 AM
it was most likely a beaver i just got in from my uncles lake theres a huge beaver dam on the east side of the shore and i was fishing off the dock i saw it come from the woodline jump in the water then ever couple of minuntes it sounded like someone was droping a cinder block from the top of a tree
That's the tail slap on the water.
Posted June 28 2012 - 01:06 AM
I do not see a beaver as a Formidable opponent, I'm sure they can pack a punch though
Posted June 28 2012 - 07:55 AM
I'd bet there is a good chance that might have been a beaver.
I'm fishing from a canoe and at least 1/2 my trips in the summer are at night - the beaver tail slap gets me every time, especially if you don't already know there's one in the area.
There are a few places I like to probe at night that are good spots but many times Old Buck-Tooth is standing guard. He'll let me know under no uncertain terms that he would prefer that I fish else where.
I hate that !
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Posted June 28 2012 - 08:49 AM
Posted June 28 2012 - 09:08 AM
About 200 feet in front of us, was a huge alligator crusing along. The moment the spot light hit that alligator, it did some kind of top water death roll that let out a splash so loud, you'd think a car fell from the sky and landed in the water!!!!!!
I didn't know people could fly, but my buddy proved it is quite possible!!
Posted June 28 2012 - 09:11 AM
Not a night time experience, but while shore fishing last year I was standing still and fishing. I hooked a bass and my drag was too light, so I thumbed the spool and looked down to turn the drag wheel a bit and saw a large copperhead sunbathing immediately under me and between my legs. I couldn't really move and didn't want to land the fish very badly because I'd have to move. The fish ended up getting off and I just stood there for about 15 minutes when he finally slithered off. The snake was about 2 and a half feet long. It was a fairly nervous 15 minutes on my end! To top it off that was the only good fish I'd hooked all evening.
oh man, i wouldve been terrified to no end. i really really really hate snakes of any kind. i wouldnt have reeled the fish in either. all i could picture is bringing in this flapping fish and the snake going for it and biting me instead...
Posted June 28 2012 - 11:11 AM
Posted June 28 2012 - 11:39 AM
I fish out of my kayak a couple days a week in shallow lakes(jersey dosent really have deep lakes) around the jersey shore/central nj area. This one time i was out midday sometime last month. I was driftng into an area i was casting to when all of a sudden my kayak spooked something under th water. All i saw were two light pink flippers that were easily almost 2 feet long each flash under my kayak and flee away. Now ive seen just about everything in the water in my area along with sewer plate sized turtles. But, this was difintely weird and honestly scared me for a couple mins because things in jersey dont typically get that large or pink in freshwater. Also, its not like i was in a large lake boat but rather a 8'3 kayak. BOOGA BOOGA BOOGA!
Posted June 28 2012 - 11:46 AM
He just sat there cracking shells and eating away. Probably sat there for 15 minutes just staring at me. Finally had to throw him out with the paddle.
Posted June 28 2012 - 11:53 AM
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