Heaviest thing I ever caught...
Posted September 05 2006 - 08:16 PM
Good catch. Duh.
"I have laid aside business, and gone a'fishing."
"I have fished through fishless days that I remember happily without regret."
"If all politicians fished instead of spoke publicly, we would be at peace with the world."
Posted September 05 2006 - 08:25 PM
On another note you may need a helmet! ;D J/K
It has to start somewhere. It has to start sometime.
What better place than here! What better time than now!
Posted September 05 2006 - 09:52 PM
Posted September 06 2006 - 06:39 AM
Posted September 12 2006 - 07:24 AM
I was bank fishing a pond next to a road. I caught a 12" bass that slipped out of my hand and put the Rapala's front hook right through my left little finger. Still attached, the bass flopped and jerked and
flipped around yanking on that hook and I was hurting like mad and laughing my head off. People on the road up above me were laughing and pointing. I couldn't find a way to get a hold on the fish. Finally, with the wounded hand, I got the jaw and removed the hook from the bass, though this required more tugging on the hook in my finger. Bass back in the water. Me back on my bicycle. Me pedaling home with the lure dangling from my finger. I fish with barbs pressed down, but I still had to cut the hook off and pull it out the other way. Then off I go to County Health for a nice tetanus shot.
But look at the great funny story I got out of it.
Heard once about a fisherman on a beach pier in Florida got a 4-ounce jig up his nose when he was standing heedlessly behind a wild and stupid cobia angler. I always wear my glasses with their wonderful safety lenses. They saved my eye in a chain saw massacre, but that's another yarn....
Poor Richard says, They don't bite like they used to and they never did.
Posted September 12 2006 - 07:49 AM
Posted September 12 2006 - 12:00 PM
Fish-wise my largest so far are an 81# blue cat on chicken liver, a 60# flathead cat on a bream, and a paddlefish off the Arkansas River maybe 50# taken by snagging below Lock & Dam #3. I had it in the boat with several large cats snagged there, but when I pulled into the ramp several locals cautioned me they were off limits there since I snagged it, so I released it without weighing. It turned out they were wrong. They can only be caught by snagging.
Posted September 12 2006 - 10:23 PM
We were at a church picnic so me and my dad were fishing. I was about 7 years old and I was using a Zebco rod/reel combo. I wasn't getting any bites with my bobber set about 8" deep, and when my dad informed me that it was too shallow,..... to be a smarty pants I set it about 5' deep, which was probably about how tall I was.
I cast it, and it looked fine but i felt the hook graze my leg, so I looked down expecting to see a nice cut, but instead I found the whole hook! The hook had snapped at the eye and the bard went about 1/2" into my leg and back up out. After a quick ER visit, the hook was gone and I had a funny story to tell the guys at school on Monday.
Posted September 12 2006 - 10:50 PM
Like a lot of you, I've hooked myself countless times, in the hands and a couple of times my hat. The heaviest fish I've caught was a 15 pound channel cat. Heaviest bass, a little shy of 5 pounds.
The most fun fight I've ever had from a fish was a small (dinner-plate sized) stingray back in '98.
Posted September 13 2006 - 04:19 AM
Posted September 13 2006 - 05:29 AM
Rule one: If you hook the guide you walk from wherever we are.
Rule two: the lure is to be within 5 inches of the tip of the rod for any cast. Of course for accuracy your lure needs to be there, but also it needs to be there for the safety of your fishing buddies.
Rule three: at no time is anyone to fishing in the cockpit area of the boat. The is definitely the most dangerous area of the boat.
Over the last ten years only one client has been hooked by other than himself. You guessed it, the party hooked had stepped down into the cockpit area without announcing his movement, and he was hooked by his brother who had the lure dangling 2-3 feet from the tip of his rod for the cast. The lure was a chug bug and it securely embedded itself into the hapless lip of the hookee. Needless to say, this was cause for a trip to the hospital. Upon return to the lake, the hooker did in fact hook into a 10+ pound bass which added insult to injury for the hookee.
Be careful out there! Hooks are dangerous!
Posted September 13 2006 - 08:34 AM
Posted September 13 2006 - 11:43 AM